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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Avrieux
Insee code73026
AltitudeFrom 1094 to 3506 meters
Surface37.85 km²
Population449 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²


National labelVillarodin-Bourget at 2.2 km (4 min)
Chief townChambéry (at 108 km, 77 min)La Norma at 4.7 km (9 min)
DepartmentSavoieModane at 5.6 km (10 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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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.


  • Culture:
  • 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.
  • Crafts:
  • Art Glass (glassblower)
  • Sculpture Workshop (glass paste)
  • Sports:
  • 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.
  • Walks:
  • 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.
  • The Fort Victor-Emmanuel and Devil's Bridge.
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MonumentsChapel Notre-Dame-des-Neiges,   Chapel Saint-Benoit,   Church Saint-Thomas-Becket
Natural sitesPass of Pelouse,   Wood of the Nant


Each year:

  • From late December to March : visit the fort Mary Theresa and subterranean lantern, blacksmith demonstration and meal soldier.
  • July: the Bread Festival. The banal oven Avrieux welcomes you for a day dedicated to the manufacture and tasting traditional bread.
  • September: Heritage Days. Enjoy the Free Church of St. Thomas Becket and Redoute Marie- Thérèse visits !
  • October: Autumn Italian. Many events : concerts, fashion shows, screenings...


View of the village of AvrieuxView of the village of Avrieux
Altarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas BecketAltarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas Becket
Cascade Saint BenedictCascade Saint Benedict
Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )
Redoute Marie- ThérèseRedoute Marie- Thérèse



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Sunday 1 February
Min. -7°C - Max. -6°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -14°C - Max. -6°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -14°C - Max. -5°C


French cuisine restaurantL'Érablo  
Mountain inn - Erablo means 'stable' in local dialect. Located in the charming village of Sollières-Sardières the mountain inn welcomes you in the Erablo his lair greedy. Vaulted barn...
Located 8.8 km from Avrieux26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge du Sherpa  
Located in the heart of the Alps, over 2000 meters above sea level in the Trois Vallées ski area, Hotel Sherpa restaurant welcomes you in warm and friendly atmosphere of Savoyard chalets....
Located 14.1 km from Avrieux30 € per person 
Savoyard restaurantLa Joyeuse Fondue  
La Joyeuse Fondue Savoyard restaurant at the top of Val Thorens, welcomes you in a most elegant with its beautiful fireplace, chandeliers and candlesticks. The map shows the great classics...
Located 14.1 km from Avrieux31 € per person 

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Apartment with 2 bedroomsApartment with 2 bedrooms    
Bed and breakfast 'tailor' - Ideal for hikers, climbers. Lies at the foot of the Vanoise National Park, Forts of Esseillon. 15mn from Italy via the Fréjus tunnel. For ski enthusiasts,...
Located 2 km from AvrieuxFrom 45 € to 50 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsChambres à la montagne La Roche du Croue    
In the village station of aussois, near the National park of Vanoise, la roche du croue offers 5 rooms labeled Gites de France 3 ears.
Located 2.2 km from Avrieux74 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsLes Prés  
Duplex 3-5 persons, 41 m², new (2 years), separate entrance, ground floor garden (3 steps) - Ground floor: Living room convertible sofa bed 140x180. Kitchenette: fridge, dishwasher...
Located 2 km from AvrieuxFrom 230 € to 720 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsStation de Valfréjus (Alpes du nord)
Valfréjus Savoy apartment for 6 people in a chalet. 1st floor, private parking garage 5 minutes of the slopes and resort center. 70 m² apartment / 2 bedrooms : Bedroom1 with 1 bed 140...
Located 6.9 km from AvrieuxFrom 260 € to 890 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsMaison henry   NEW
Detached house 5 minutes from the 2nd floor apartment tracks very sunny.
Located 10.1 km from AvrieuxFrom 230 € to 580 € per week 

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53 places over 1 haLes Mélèzes  
Camping located in the door of La Vanoise National Park, in the heart of the village of Termignon, in a mountain that can satisfy all types of hikes in summer and winter. You will find...
Located 10.4 km from AvrieuxFrom 13.10 € to 15.10 € per day 

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Résidence Plein Soleil - Hotel in AvrieuxRésidence Plein Soleil     
Located in Avrieux, Résidence Plein Soleil offers apartments and studios in the heart of the Haute Maurienne ski resorts. Ski storage and a sauna can be found at Plein Soleil. Individually...
Located in AvrieuxRoom from 25 €
La Cascade - Hotel in AvrieuxLa Cascade    
Situated in Avrieux, 4 km from La Norma ski resort, this hotel offers a bar, a restaurant and a reading corner near the fireplace. Free WiFi is provided in all of the rooms. An LCD...
Located in AvrieuxRoom from 49 €
Hôtel du Soleil - Hotel in AvrieuxHôtel du Soleil     
Hôtel du Soleil is located in Aussois in the Maurienne Valley. The shuttle to the Aussois ski resort is 100 metres away. Guests can relax on the panoramic sun terrace which offers access...
Located 2.2 km from AvrieuxRoom from 84 €

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Hotel Le Hameau Du Kashmir
In Val Thorens Ski Resort, Hotel Le Hameau Du Kashmir features ski-to-door access, a sauna, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Massages and...
Hotel Le Hameau Du Kashmir
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