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Albiez-Montrond

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Albiez-Montrond - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie
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Albiez-Montrond is an authentic mountain village, located 1 hour from Chambéry, above Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Formerly split into two municipalities, Albiez le Vieux and Montrond met in 1972 to form the commune called Albiez-Montrond.

The ski resort which developed since the 1950s on the territory of the municipality of Albiez le Vieux, is marketed under the name "Albiez" and comprises three communes, Albiez le Jeune located in the north, Albiez le Vieux Center and Montrond in the south.

In the heart of the mountains, the place and its villages are a haven of tranquility to recharge and enjoy the fantastic scenery. At the same time very close to the mountain, this vast moraine plateau 12 km long and 3 km wide, notched by torrents, offers a pleasant feeling of freedom and a panoramic view on all the surrounding massifs.

Composed of several villages, the municipality extends from Gevoudaz to 753 m altitude to Mollard at 1616 m and Chalmieu at 1580 m altitude, the latter counted up to 240 inhabitants in 1875.

Literally clinging to the alpine pastures, we sometimes wonder what motivated the men of the Neolithic age to settle here in the mountains (many traces of ancient occupation from the Iron Age - around 500 BC - Including collapsed tombs containing bronze pins, bracelets, fibulae and amber grains).

Located in Maurienne, in the heart of the Savoie, the commune of Albiez-Montrond is dominated in the East by Mount Emy (2797 m) and the crest that leads to the superb Aiguilles d'Arves in the South-East at 3514 m.

Today, the population of Albiez-Montrond is close to 400 inhabitants, it has been growing since 1972. Tourism and milk production for the Beaufort PDO production at the dairy cooperative of the valley of the Arves, rewarded Many times in the agricultural competition of Paris, are the two main economic activities of the commune.

If you wish, you will be able to attend alpine milking in the summer, thanks to the mobile milking facilities, milking is carried out as close to the pasture. Pulled by a tractor, it allows to install the equipment necessary to the milking in the meadows of altitude and to move it progressively as the animals rise. The milk was then lowered into 4x4s and then transported every morning to the cooperative of St Sorlin.

The schools of the villages of La Villette and Chalmieu closed in the 70s and 80s, they have become rural lodgings, including that of La Villette is open all the year and proposes a quality restoration with local products. The children of school age go to primary school at the new school of Albiez, it welcomes fifty children.

The climate is characterized by an excellent sunshine, 1973 h / year, a long snowfall (almost 6 months), low rainfall, 960 mm / year, and finally an exceptional brightness. The sky of the plateau of Albiez-Montrond is often called Mediterranean.

In the past, these advantages have made it the corn-country of the whole Arvan country (named after the torrent that originates at the foot of the St Sorlin glacier before throwing itself into the Arc) and the wheat gilds its ears Up to an altitude of 1,600 meters.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAlbiez-Montrond
Postcode73300
Tourism label
Latitude45.2176950 (N 45° 13’ 4”)
Longitude6.3512950 (E 6° 21’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 738m to 3320m
Surface area48.58 km²
Population389 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (91 km, 1h12)
Insee code73013
IntercommunalityCC de l'Arvan
DepartmentSavoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Albiez-le-Jeune3.8 km (6 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Arves12.5 km (20 min)
Villargondran14.2 km (25 min)
Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves15.6 km (25 min)
Saint-Pancrace16.3 km (28 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne16.6 km (27 min)
Montricher-Albanne18.5 km (33 min)
Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire18.8 km (31 min)
La Toussuire19 km (32 min)
Hermillon21 km (32 min)
Jarrier22 km (36 min)
Villarembert22 km (36 min)
Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis23 km (34 min)
Pontamafrey-Montpascal23 km (35 min)
Le Châtel23 km (38 min)

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For more information: info@albiez.fr or +33 4 79 59 30 48.

Photos

Chief town of Albiez-Montrond
Chief town of Albiez-Montrond
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Water level of the Col du Mollard
Water level of the Col du Mollard
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The village and the Aiguilles d'Arves
The village and the Aiguilles d'Arves
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The water level of the Col du Mollard
The water level of the Col du Mollard
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Bas of the village of Albiez
Bas of the village of Albiez
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On the slopes of Albiez
On the slopes of Albiez
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View of the Mollard (top of the village)
View of the Mollard (top of the village)
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The Aiguilles d'Arves in Albiez
The Aiguilles d'Arves in Albiez
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Tracks of Albiez
Tracks of Albiez
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The Monk of Champlan in Albiez
The Monk of Champlan in Albiez
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In summer in Albiez
In summer in Albiez
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Water level of the Col du Mollard
Water level of the Col du Mollard
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The slopes of Albiez
The slopes of Albiez
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The Savoyarde promenade of Discovery in Albiez
The Savoyarde promenade of Discovery in Albiez
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The bottom of the village, Albiez
The bottom of the village, Albiez
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Weather

Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C
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Monday 23 october
Min. 3°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided mountain hike
Sports sensations9 € Albiez-Montrond
Teatime in the pastures and night in a bivouac
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Albiez-Montrond
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (7.2 km)
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations130 € Les Deux Alpes (26 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in the Isère Alps
Sports sensations75 € to 170 € Saint-Hilaire (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Col de la Croix-de-Fer east
Cycling itineraryAthletic4h45Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (6.3 km)
Poingt Ravier Eco-Forest Trail
HikeEasy2h30Valloire (8.2 km)
Valloirette Fitness Trail
HikeEasy2h00Valloire (8.4 km)
Col du Galibier from Valloire
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h40Valloire (8.4 km)
Walking to "Prés Plans" chapel
HikeEasy1h35Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (10 km)

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