At the heart of the Maurienne valley (Savoie), the common Avrieux is nestled at the foot of a rocky crowned on the east by the barrier forts Esseillon and notched on the north by the Cascade St. Benedict.
At the gates of the Parc National de la Vanoise, the village enjoys an exceptional climate of Mediterranean mountain promoting fauna and flora unique in the region. These characteristics have also earned the nickname Avrieux small Nice.
Behind the village look nonchalant Avrieux surprise visitor more surprised to discover a small mountain town combines individuality, tradition and modernity.
Religious Heritage: The Church of St. Thomas Becket. Through a guided tour, discover this unique religious heritage, a jewel of Baroque art. Behind a rather austere exterior hides unsuspected treasures: gilded carved wood and polychrome paintings, moldings? Known as the most beautiful church of Maurienne, the church Avrieux illustrates perfectly the splendor of the Baroque Savoy.
Heritage fortified: The dread Marie-Therese, the barrier is fortified Esseillon. Let us guide you and get acquainted with the art of fortification in the mountains and the daily lives of soldiers of the 19th century Piedmontese? The Center for Heritage Interpretation Fortified welcomes you all year and offers more of a guided tour of the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, conferences, educational workshops ...
Glass Art (glass blower)
Nature Workshop and Wood (achievements workshop objects interior wood)
Via Ferrata: the vertiginous trail above the gorge of the Arc 7 combines independent sections. The loop has total 3760 meters, making the most via ferrata in France. Free access.
Adventure: This course delighted young and old by combining thrill and discovery site Esseillon. The Tyrolean angels you will cross the gorge of the Arc over 150 meters high?
Site climbing. Situated below the rocky overcome by the strong Marie-Christine, the limestone cliff variety of ways delight all audiences (lanes 4 to 8a). Free access.
Trails Esseillon. These routes are marked and punctuated with reading tables invite you to explore the site Esseillon, strong natural environments, from the remarkable fate of village Avrieux.
Le Petit Bonheur: This family hike very pleasant ski the whole valley of the Haute Maurienne La Norma in Bonneval-sur-Arc and allows access to the barrier Esseillon at Devil's Bridge and more precisely HERITAGE fortified Redoubt Marie Therese. The journey time is 2:30 (A / R) for 100 m in altitude.
The Cascadelle: very nice trail along the stream Nant, beautiful passages under waterfalls. The most beautiful views on the barrier Esseillon. Check on the Chemin du Petit Bonheur. The journey time is 2:30 (loop) for 400 m in altitude.
Fort Marie-Christine's View of the series of forts Esseillon, peaks surrounding chain border with Italy, the valley of the Arc and the mythical summits of the Vanoise. The starting point is located and in Aussois travel time and 45 minutes. Ideal for families.