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.
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?