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Mâcot-la-Plagne

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French commune old Mâcot-la-Plagne, 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 ski resorts up the 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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMâcot-la-Plagne
Postcode73210
Tourism labels
Latitude45.5532920 (N 45° 33’ 12”)
Longitude6.6740540 (E 6° 40’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 653m to 2708m
Surface area37.86 km²
Population1886 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (94 km, 1h13)
Insee code73150
IntercommunalityCC les Versants d'Aime
DepartmentSavoie
RegionAlps

Nearest cities & towns

Aime2.8 km (5 min)
Bellentre5.1 km (9 min)
La Côte-d'Aime6 km (14 min)
Landry6.2 km (11 min)
Valezan10.5 km (19 min)
Granier11.6 km (20 min)
Notre-Dame-du-Pré12.3 km (19 min)
Bourg-Saint-Maurice12.6 km (19 min)
Les Chapelles12.6 km (23 min)
Saint-Marcel12.7 km (17 min)
Peisey-Nancroix14.8 km (24 min)
Séez14.9 km (22 min)
Montgirod14.9 km (23 min)
La Plagne16.1 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

Mâcot-la-Plagne is primarily an integrated resort in the popular 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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

In winter, the 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.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hike at the heart of Vanoise
Nature and the great outdoors19 € to 34 € Aime (4 km)
Rafting down the Isère river
Sports sensations60 € Montgirod (6.4 km)
Riverboarding through the gorges of the Isère river
Sports sensations59 € Montgirod (6.4 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Caribbean islands
Sports sensations85 € to 165 € Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (35 km)
Rafting in Haute Maurienne - Vanoise
Sports sensations38 € to 210 € Val Cenis (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking route : Plan Bois via the Sentier du Lac Noir
HikeIntermediate2h15Bellentre (4 km)
Hiking route : Le Bief
HikeIntermediate1h50Bellentre (4 km)
Winter walks : Plan Bois via Praz Salvard
Snowshoe hikeAthletic2h40Bellentre (4.1 km)
Hiking route : Les Coches via La Pierra
HikeAthletic3h20Bellentre (4.6 km)
Hiking route : The Chemin de la Pierra
HikeEasy35 minBellentre (4.6 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels