At the heart of the Maurienne valley (Savoie), the common Avrieux is nestled at the foot of a rocky crowned on the east by the barrier forts Esseillon and notched on the north by the Cascade St. Benedict.
At the gates of the Parc National de la Vanoise, the village enjoys an exceptional climate of Mediterranean mountain promoting fauna and flora unique in the region. These characteristics have also earned the nickname Avrieux small Nice.
Behind the village look nonchalant Avrieux surprise visitor more surprised to discover a small mountain town combines individuality, tradition and modernity.
Religious Heritage: The Church of St. Thomas Becket. With a guided tour, discover this exceptional religious heritage jewel of baroque art. Behind a rather austere exterior lurk unsuspected treasures: carved gilt and polychrome paintings, moldings ... Known as the most beautiful church of Maurienne, the church Avrieux symbolizes the baroque splendor of the Savoy.
Fortified Heritage: fears Maria Theresa, door fortified barrier Esseillon. Let us guide you and get to know the art of fortification in the mountains and the daily life of Piedmontese soldiers of the 19th century ... The Heritage Interpretation Centre Fortified open all year and offers in addition to a visit commented on permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, conferences, educational workshops rooms ...
Visit the Public Information Center EDF: discover the history and operation of hydroelectric dams.
Art Glass (glassblower)
Sculpture Workshop (glass paste)
Via ferrata this breathtaking journey over the gorges of Arc combines seven independent sections. The total loop counts 3760 meters, making it the largest of France via ferrata. Free access.
Parcobranche Devil: This course welcomes all ages, combining the thrill and discovery site Esseillon. The Tyrolean angels you will cross the gorges of Arc more than 150 meters high ...
Site climbing. Beneath the ledge overcome by the strong Marie-Christine, this limestone cliff in variety of ways will delight all audiences (lanes 4 to 8a). Free access.
Trails Esseillon. These routes marked and punctuated by reading tables invite you to explore the site Esseillon strong natural habitats through the remarkable fate of the village Avrieux.
The Little Happiness: This family hike, very nice, goes the whole valley of the Haute Maurienne La Norma in Bonneval-sur-Arc and allows access to the barrier Esseillon at Devil's Bridge and more specifically fortified partimoine de la Redoute Marie Therese. The journey time is 2:30 (A / R) to 100 m elevation.
The Cascadelle: very nice trail along the stream Nant, beautiful passages under waterfalls. The most beautiful views on the fence Esseillon. Start on the path Petit Bonheur. The journey time is 2:30 (loop) to 400 m elevation.
Fort Marie-Christine: View the series of forts Esseillon, surrounding peaks of the border line with Italy, the valley of the Arc and the legendary peaks of the Vanoise. The starting point is located in Aussois and travel time and 45 minutes. Ideal for families.