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La Plagne-Tarentaise

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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Plagne-Tarentaise
Tourism labels
Latitude45.5532920 (N 45° 33’ 12”)
Longitude6.6740540 (E 6° 40’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 653m to 3011m
Surface area96.07 km²
Population3964 inhabitants
Density41 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (94 km, 1h13)
Insee code73150
IntercommunalityCC les Versants d'Aime

Nearest cities & towns

Aime-la-Plagne2.8 km (5 min)
Landry6.2 km (11 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)
La Plagne16.1 km (25 min)
Peisey-Vallandry17.1 km (27 min)
Moûtiers17.5 km (23 min)
Salins-Fontaine19.2 km (26 min)
Hautecour21 km (33 min)
Montvalezan21 km (31 min)

Things to see and do


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.

La Côte-d'Aime:

The chief town Pierrolaz:


Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


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.

La Côte-d'Aime:

All summer market every Friday from 17h to 19h on the town hall square.


Possible church visits in the summer on Wednesday afternoon.


Friday 28 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 12°C
Saturday 29 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 12°C
Sunday 30 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hike at the heart of Vanoise
Nature and the great outdoors19 € to 34 € Aime-la-Plagne (4 km)
The House of Fairy Tales
Entertainment5 € to 7 € Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (31 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)
Stay at a luxury holiday centre
Nature and the great outdoors422 € to 479 € Bessans (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking route : Plan Bois via the Sentier du Lac Noir
HikeIntermediate2h15La Plagne-Tarentaise
Winter walks : Plan Bois via Praz Salvard
Snowshoe hikeAthletic2h40La Plagne-Tarentaise
Hiking route : Les Coches via La Pierra
HikeAthletic3h20La Plagne-Tarentaise
Hiking route : The Lac des Pierres Blanches via l'Esselet
HikeIntermediate3h40La Plagne-Tarentaise
Hiking route : The Lac des Pierres Blanches starting from Plan Bois
HikeIntermediate2h50La Plagne-Tarentaise


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals