French former commune, Mâcot-la-Plagne in Savoy became La Plagne-Tarentaise in 2016 by merging with Bellentre, La Côte-d'Aime and Valezan. This town of about 1890 inhabitants in the heart of the Tarentaise, and ranges from 600-2700 meters.
Mâcot-la-Plagne is best known to host six of the ten component ski resorts La Plagne: Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Plagne Villages, Bellecote, Belle Plagne and Plagne Soleil.
With its mountain scenery, sports and recreation, or a warm atmosphere, it attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. Love the environment, they also appreciate the large number of hotel infrastructure and entertainment.
Lovers of sweet treats will also appreciate the important fruit crop of the town. Indeed, Mâcot-la-Plagne hosts within it a large number of apple, pear and other walnut trees that make it famous.
Valezan is a small mountain village in the Tarentaise Valley in Savoie, quiet and cozy, authentic, traditional architecture, whose main activity is agriculture.
Facing south to 1200 m above sea level with a magnificent view: as a huge balcony that would of Col Petit St Bernard to that of the Madeleine. You will spend peaceful and relaxing vacation while being very close to the ski resorts in the Tarentaise and all the activities they offer, winter and summer.
On the way GR5 and Baroque routes Valezan is an excellent starting point for walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or ski touring. A hiking trail is groomed winter. Its southern exposure makes it a place to stay very nice and very accessible.
Mâcot-la-Plagne is primarily a ski resort built in the famous ski resort, La Plagne. The town hosts within it several resorts that offer skiing, bobsleigh, snowboard, or snowshoe paths hikes. Family, the town's resorts attract families and friends for sporting and entertaining stays.
The chief town Pierrolaz:
- Visit the old Fruitière transformed into a small museum (mountain cheese manufacturing-related objects and mountain life of the past) and exhibition and local crafts.
- Opening in summer July / August, Monday and Wednesday from 15h to 18h, Friday from 15h to 19h. Visit by appointment the rest of the year.
- Contact: +33 4 79 55 69 25.
- Visit the School of Yesteryear, school interior restored.
- Open Tuesday to Saturday from 15h to 18h.
- Contact: +33 4 79 55 69 25.
- Paths of the Baroque: Baroque Church of Valezan Savoie dedicated to St. Francis de Sales. Attached until 1714 to the priory of Bellentre, Valezan is established as a parish at that time and adopts a church dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales. The building was built between 1727 and 1730 in the upper part of the village and offers a remarkable view of the valley and glaciers of Mount Pourri and Bellecote. The interior furnishings, a large unit, perfectly reflects the fervor of the village population at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
- See: a very typical architecture of the houses of a windward side with remarkable structures.
- The "flower meadows" of a Natura 2000 area are also one of the strengths of Valezan: floral and faunal wealth is protected there.
In winter, Mâcot-la-Plagne market is held every Saturday. In summer it takes place on Tuesday from 7am to 19h.
In April, the beach Just fabulous R'aide. Organised in support for research against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the event offers participants a high raid in color. An evening with entertainment and music is also provided.
The Sublicimes offer in April to script some peaks of the ski area with lots of free activities.
All summer market every Friday from 17h to 19h on the town hall square.
Possible church visits in the summer on Wednesday afternoon.
10 min Aime, 15 minutes from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, you'll receive all the summer and winter recreation organized in Tarentaise (rafting, climbing, canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming pool, plan water canoe and kayak, etc.) or you can also find family or sporty hiking routes.
The town is also a step of the way of the balcony Adrets Tarentaise going to Hautecour Vulmix.