Origin of name: From Allius (Allius area) and then successively Allodi, Allio, come Allione, Aillion, rags, Aillons because of the many hamlets, finally Aillon-le-Jeune in 1863 when the parish has been replaced by 2 common after connecting of Savoy to France in 1860.
The station Aillons - Margeriaz, true mountain village is nestled in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Bauges.
Located near the city gates 4 of Savoy (25 km from Chambéry, 35 km from Aix-les-Bains and Annecy and 50 km from Albertville), the resort enjoys a privileged location that gives direct access from large cities. This is the station nearest Savoie Lyon and Paris!
Children and adults enjoy a varied range of activities: skiing as a sport or "cool", surfing or relaxing more "spectacular" in the snowpark, Scandinavian routes, snowshoeing, dog sled rides, contemplative pauses on the vertices , farm tours, cheese tasting and other local products?? or just lazing around!
The Aillons-Margeriaz is the station of all skiers. It allows through its two ski areas and resort-Margeriaz to enjoy the pleasures of snow and the mountain in all its facets.
A Margeriaz: Point Lower track: 1400 m - Highest point of tracks: 1900 m - Number of lifts: 11 - Ski slopes: 24 to 22 km - Ski cross-country skiing: 5 to 22 km.
A Aillon Station: Point Lower track: 1000 m - Highest point of tracks: 1600 m - Number of lifts: 9 - Ski slopes: 16 to 18 km - Route Nordic 3-15 km.
The proposed activities: hiking snowshoes, ski disabled descent cliff rappelling, hiking and dog sledding initiations, night skiing.
For children: snowman contest, children's carnival, crafts workshops, screening of cartoons.
For Teens: snowpark, fly jump, performances, film screenings.
The Aillons-Margeriaz offer all walks of your dreams: hiking on the trail of theme and Coolers Tannes or orchids in meadows or forests, sports and quiet, walking or biking. Your senses will enjoy the mountains of sight, streams.
The proposed activities: swimming, climbing, paragliding, open lifts, tennis, mini golf, canyoning, caving, hiking and themes, fishing.
Summer is also the village festivals like the Feast of Crest, Lez'Arts Scenes in the contest Loggers, the Fair and Vogue.
In winter and summer: A weekly program of animation "The Anim'Aillon is offered throughout the winter and summer, you can find on the website of the Office of Tourism Aillons -Margeriaz.
The Aillons-Margeriaz seduce you also by the discovery of his heritage, both historical and culinary:
Walk in the footsteps of Carthusians: At the end of the 12th century, the parish of Aillon increases with the installation of Carthusian monks in the valley of Lourdens. It remains today as relics: The Charterhouse since 1989 who knows a plan for safeguarding the heritage and is currently one of the houses thematic Heritage Regional Park Bauges. Come and visit the Chartreuse, a set of themed rooms that are dedicated to succeed in cultural heritage and rural life in the territory of the Wallows.
Chapel Correrie the steeple bulbous copper renovated around 1960, with a cross placed in the small graveyard is one of the most beautiful traces of the occupation of the Comba Lourdens by monks. The round pond at the Carthusian Correrie also represents a remarkable relic.
The hamlet of Penon was previously one of the Carthusian monks Grangerie??
The Fruit of the Val d'Aillon will appeal to lovers. Founded in 1889, it is one of the few community facilities village of Savoy, it centralizes most of the dairy farms of the town and turns milk into cheese as the Tome of Wallows (AOC). The museum "Secrets of Fruit" will delight young and old. Playful and intelligent she initiated the whole family to the secret alchemy that allows, from milk to produce cheese tasting.
At the station, visit a farm producing different farmhouse cheeses (cow, goat) as the Tom Bauges the St. Bruno or Vacherin: The cheese ringed bark maple and cherry wood is manufactured at the time the first frost. Its preparation requires expertise that is no longer controlled by a few producers aillon.
Chevrier producing various goat cheeses including the famous Chevrotin, AOC; opportunity to visit his farm in winter and summer pastures.
Ludik Nordik in January. Initiation of public activities in northern Margeriaz. Nordic skiing, biathlon, dog sledding, snowshoeing, children's activities ... Friendly atmosphere guaranteed.
Gliss'Gourmande: late January.
The White Fairy: running on snow in February.
The appointment of the winter Aillon Station:
Torchlight Children: Thursdays during the school holidays to 19h. Children in ski lessons (2nd star level) may participate in the descent with their monitors.
Torchlight and fireworks: Thursdays during the school holidays at 20h. Multi-gliding demonstration given by the instructors of the French ski school and personnel lifts, entertainment, fireworks and mulled wine available!
Market tradition and craftsmanship: Thursdays during school holidays. Sale of local products and local handicrafts.
Children's Carnival: Every Tuesday during February vacation. Costumes, makeup, music and celebration. Free!
Snowman contest: every Wednesday from Dec. 24 to April 1.
The appointment of the summer:
The National Day: July 13. From 18h: rustic meal followed by a dance pavilion and a fireworks display. A Aillon Station.
The festival peaks: in July. Mounted lifts to reach the top of Mount Pelat where you expect meals and entertainment. Downhill ski lift, mountain bike or on foot. A Aillon Station.
The lumberjack competition: early August. Test mat and ax. Entertainment, craft market, wooden sculptures. Challenge Alain Perignon. A Aillon Station.
The popularity Aillons: August 15. Animations, games, wooden traditional meal followed by a dance pavilion. A Aillon Station.
Lez'Art in Scenes: August. Festival of arts.
The fair Aillon-le-Jeune: in September. Many exhibitors and at noon, traditional stew cooked in pots. In the village of Aillon-le-Jeune.
In summer, free weekly entertainment during holidays Aillon Station:
The football tournament.
The film and cartoons.
The tournament bowls.
The manual activities.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Herbarium at the Walnut Clappe: Views from the exploitation of medicinal plants in July and August.
House Fauna-Flora to School: House theme park that reveals the relationship between man and nature.
Museum of Natural History in Gruffy: Discoveries entertaining and educational wildlife of the region through a collection of stuffed animals in their natural setting.
The water of Lescheraines: Base recreational tree climbing ... many activities await you.