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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Avrieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.2149829 (N 45° 12’ 54”)
Longitude6.7205380 (E 6° 43’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 1094m to 3506m
Surface area37.85 km²
Population413 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (67 mi, 1h17)
Insee code73026
IntercommunalityCC Haute-Maurienne Vanoise

Nearest cities & towns

Villarodin-Bourget1.4 mi (4 min)
La Norma2.9 mi (9 min)
Modane3.5 mi (10 min)
Aussois3.8 mi (11 min)
Fourneaux4.8 mi (11 min)
Freney5.5 mi (14 min)
Saint-André6.6 mi (15 min)
Val-Cenis9.1 mi (18 min)
Valfréjus9.4 mi (24 min)
Orelle10.4 mi (22 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne14.2 mi (27 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Arc14.4 mi (28 min)
Val Cenis16.9 mi (33 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte18.2 mi (34 min)
Bessans20 mi (40 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Each year:


View of the village of Avrieux
View of the village of Avrieux
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Altarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas Becket
Altarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas Becket
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Cascade Saint Benedict
Cascade Saint Benedict
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Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )
Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )
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Redoute Marie- Thérèse
Redoute Marie- Thérèse
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Saturday 17 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 18 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 19 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided mountain hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Albiez-Montrond (18.5 mi)
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (22 mi)
Rafting down the Isère river
Sports sensations64 € Aime-la-Plagne (23 mi)
Riverboarding through the gorges of the Isère river
Sports sensations63 € Aime-la-Plagne (23 mi)
Tandem paragliding flight over the Pays des Ecrins
Sports sensations80 € to 90 € Vallouise-Pelvoux (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Trail of the Builders
HikeEasy2h50Aussois (1.2 mi)
Forest sculpture trail
HikeEasy2h30Aussois (1.4 mi)
Aussois> Lozes Archaeological Park
HikeEasy45 minAussois (1.4 mi)
Aussois> The Monolith
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h15Aussois (1.4 mi)
Circuit of the Repose
HikeEasy3h05Villarodin-Bourget (2.1 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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