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Insee code73306
AltitudeFrom 694 to 3504 meters
Surface137.48 km²
Population1289 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLes Karellis at 10.7 km (28 min)
Chief townChambéry (at 104 km, 76 min)Valmeinier at 10.8 km (16 min)
DepartmentSavoieSaint-Martin-d'Arc at 17.1 km (28 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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At the foot of the famous col du Galibier, Valloire takes its name from "Golden Valley", which originally dates from the 11th century. The village of about 1,300 inhabitants spreads its multiple charms around 17 hamlets that compose it, stepped between 1400 m and 1800 m.

At Valloire, the mountain is magnificent and gentle ... 135 km of marked trails and 11 mountain bike trails for different levels, allow everyone to be reinvigorated. The common Valloire (1430 m) enjoys the many aspects of mountain landscapes, it begins and around 700 m on the banks of the Bow and rises to over 3500 m the Aiguilles d'Arves. Blue mountain lakes Cerces or Rochilles, majestic forest Telegraph, alpine valleys of Neuvachette and Valloirette, or towering peaks of the Grand Galibier, everyone can choose their own pace and decor ...

Valloire enjoys a dry and sunny summer climate excellent for your health. Resort village that has meet its various balances between a harmonious, life in the country for its permanent residents, and magnificent scenery and enchanting, Valloire offers quality holiday ...

Mountain: the slip ... In winter, 150 km of slopes for all levels can practice all forms of slips, some cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails and pedestrian await lovers of tranquility and harmony. With 400 snow cannons, skiing is guaranteed from December to late April. Valloire organizes an annual international competition of snow sculpting and ice. Sculptors from around the world meet in the snow and cold during three days and three nights, they give life to huge blocks of snow 4 mx 4 m ... The show is full!

Valloire, welcoming tradition ... A Valloire, the host is part of the village's history. The Col du Galibier, borrowed for ages, has shaped the minds of people who, however, have kept in hand the destiny of their country. In shops, on the slopes or at the turn of a conversation, Valloire always have stories to tell with sincere simplicity. Thus, a particular soul, true inner wealth, emanates from this place.

The Col du Galibier ... The Col du Galibier, made famous by the Tour de France since 1911, is the geographical boundary between the Southern Alps and the Northern Alps. At the foot of the legendary Col du Galibier, Valloire summer boasts a prestigious circle of mountains: the Aiguilles d'Arves so singular, with their majestic Cerces the ibex, the Thabor peaks and nearby national parks Ecrins and Vanoise.


  • Religious heritage: Baroque church of Our Lady of the Assumption of the 17th century, 17 of which 2 baroque chapels.
  • Military Heritage: Telegraph Box type Sere de Rivieres 19th century.
  • Architectural heritage: traditional habitats, pastures, sundials.
  • Nature Activities: hiking, visiting farms, donkey farm, carriage.
  • Cultural activities in winter and summer tours variety, cinema, library, media room, various summer internships ...
  • Winter Sports: Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing to do alone or accompanied, snow park, paragliding, speed-riding, ULM, ice rink, bowling center fitness?
  • Sports in summer: hiking for all levels in nature to be alone or accompanied and pedestrian routes with lifts, skating, mountain biking, downhill mountain biking trails, tennis, golf, archery, park adventure center fitness, climbing, via ferrata, mountainboard, bowling, donkey farm and equestrian center, fishing, paragliding?
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Valloire
Leisure centresSki Resort Valloire
MonumentsChurch of Valloire,   Fort of the Télégraphe
Natural sitesAiguille Peak Noire,   Headland of Pierre Fendue,   Headland of the Argentière,   Lake of the Cerces,   Pass of the Galibier,   Pass of the Rochilles,   Rock Olvéra,   Rock of the Grand Galibier


  • Events in winter:
  • End of December: Christmas market.
  • Early January: Short Film Festival.
  • Mid-January: international competitions on snow and ice sculptures.
  • Early April: Belgian weeks.
  • End of April: Week caricature.
  • End of April: weeks "the mountain children."
  • End of April: the JB Cup.
  • Events in summer:
  • Mid-June: Punta Bagna bike - Harley Davidson rally.
  • End of June: Bike Week.
  • Early July: hiking and cycling in the mid-Marmotte Marmotte.
  • Early July: Heritage Day Valloirin.
  • Mid-July: sculpture competition straw and hay.
  • The July 14 events around the National Day.
  • End of July: Valloire past, celebrates the land and tradition.
  • Early August: mountain bike race.
  • Early August: Peak Sounds - festival blues / rock.
  • Early August: festival Valloire Baroque - Baroque Music Festival.
  • The 14 and 15 August: entertainment for the traditional Feast.
  • End of August: Feast Trail du Galibier and beekeeping.
  • End of August: Fair 4x4.


  • "The Baroque Trails" to discover the jewels of baroque art in Maurienne.
  • "Stones of Savoy-strong" to discover the defensive fortifications erected in the Maurienne over time.
  • L'Espace Alu - Museum of the epic of aluminum in the Alps, in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne (17 km from Valloire) - entrance fee.
  • Opinel Museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (30km from Valloire) - free tour.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Night snowmobileSports sensations120 €Les Deux Alpes (27 km)

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Monday 26 January
Min. -17°C - Max. -6°C
Tuesday 27 January
Min. -8°C - Max. -2°C
Wednesday 28 January
Min. -9°C - Max. -1°C


Savoyard restaurantLa Grange  
La Grange restaurant, perched on the mountain in the heart of Val Thorens at the Pierre et Vacances welcomes you in a setting where the Savoyard stone and wood predominate. Menu, the...
Located 18.7 km from Valloire24 € 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 18.8 km from Valloire31 € per person 
Savoyard restaurantLa Cabane  
La Cabane Savoyard restaurant, located in Val Thorens, invites you to share a gourmet meal in a wooded setting and elegant, with its leather armchairs in the living room and fireplace...
Located 19.1 km from Valloire30 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLa maison jaune    
2 rooms for 1 to 4 persons, and possibility of sleeping 2 additional persons. House in 2 km of St Jean de Maurienne's center, situated on the hillside southwest and dominating the city....
Located 13.8 km from Valloire66 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsChalet du Levant  
La Toussuire
Welcome to 'Le Levant ' - Bed & Breakfast in the Savoie ski resort 'La Toussuire ' field ' Sybelles ' - Maurienne Valley. We welcome you all year round in our warm and cozy cottage....
Located 16.1 km from ValloireFrom 80 € to 130 € the double room 
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 22 km from ValloireFrom 45 € to 50 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsLocations St Rozaire à Valloire - Savoie  
Two rentals on the ground floor of a chalet in Valloire in the center of the ski resort in Savoie.
Located in Valloire510 € per week 
Apartment for 12 personsLe pin des aigles  
Rental of luxury in a typical mountain chalet on the site Animal of Bonnenuit, Valloire. Very spacious, 150 m ², ideal for rest with family or sporting holiday. Very important wildlife...
Located in ValloireFrom 750 € to 2390 € per week 
House for 11 personsGite du cerf liaison 3vallées. Vanoise
Cottage in old Savoyard farmhouse renovated located in a valley Orelle the Maurienne Savoie, in quiet and authentic hamlet. Property of 3000 m ² of land this house is composed of two...
Located 10.8 km from ValloireFrom 600 € to 1340 € per week 

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50 places over 2 haCamping de la meije    
La Grave
Near the village of La Grave, at the foot of a magnificent glacier, the 'Camping de la Meije' welcomes you for an active or easy stay. The spectacular view, the calmness, the trees...
Located 16.3 km from Valloire16 € per day 

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Lagrange Prestige Les Chalets du Galibier - Hotel in ValloireLagrange Prestige Les Chalets du Galibier     
The Lagrange Prestige Les Chalets du Galibier residence is located just 200 metres of the ski lifts. It offers a covered, heated swimming pool. The studios and apartments at Les Chalets...
Located in ValloireRoom from 77 €
Grand Hotel de Valloire et du Galibier - Hotel in ValloireGrand Hotel de Valloire et du Galibier     
This Logis de France is located in Valloire, at the foot of the ski slopes and next to the Brive cable car, between the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier. It offers free Wi-Fi,...
Located in ValloireRoom from 221 €
Hôtel de la Poste - Hotel in ValloireHôtel de la Poste     
Located in the village of Valloire, the Hotel de la Poste is near the Galibier mountain range. This former post office offers accommodation with en suite facilities and a TV. Some rooms...
Located in ValloireRoom from 70 €

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Hôtel New Solarium
Situated in the heart of the Courchevel 1850 ski resort, the New Solarium hotel offers direct access to the slopes and views of the valley. Guest rooms...
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...
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