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Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Chief town of the district, a small town of about 3000 inhabitants, 711 meters above sea level, is composed of numerous hamlets located on the sunny side of the Arc. It has long been an important turning point at the intersection of roads leading to Italy (Frejus tunnel 18 km), Tarentaise and Briançon.

At the foot of the great Alpine passes, friendly stations near the gates of the Vanoise National Park, Saint-Michel is located in the heart of the Maurienne and a rich tourist area in all seasons. City stage, it becomes a place to stay for many vacationers through sports and cultural backgrounds and the attractiveness of traditional villages and hamlets.

Many activities are available: tennis, cinema, library, fishing in lakes and rivers, climbing, via ferrata, family outings to explore the villages, wildlife and flora.

Geographical information

Latitude45.2176750 (N 45° 13’ 4”)
Longitude6.4758699 (E 6° 28’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 698m to 3130m
Surface area36.31 km²
Population2712 inhabitants
Density74 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (54 mi, 54 min)
Insee code73261
IntercommunalityCC Maurienne Galibier

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Martin-d'Arc1310 yd (4 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte2.3 mi (11 min)
Orelle4 mi (9 min)
Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis5.3 mi (12 min)
Montricher-Albanne6.4 mi (14 min)
Valmeinier7.5 mi (22 min)
Villargondran8.3 mi (18 min)
Freney8.5 mi (16 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne8.8 mi (18 min)
Saint-André9.2 mi (18 min)
Fourneaux9.6 mi (18 min)
La Tour-en-Maurienne9.9 mi (18 min)
Modane10.9 mi (22 min)
Saint-Pancrace11.1 mi (23 min)

Things to see and do

Museum of aluminum instead of the church.

Visit the medieval village, the Round Tower and Tower Square.

General Ferrie's house.

Painters Dufour.

Church and baroque chapels restored.

Many walks from Saint-Michel, in a natural protected area, many species of butterflies, wetlands, archaeological trail, a very rich architectural heritage in the villages ...

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Market every Friday morning.

Frequently Asked plants in May.

Feast of St. Michael on September 29.


Espace Alu
Espace Alu
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St. Michael
St. Michael
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Saint-Michel and its hamlets
Saint-Michel and its hamlets
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Round Tower
Round Tower
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Medieval village
Medieval village
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Viewpoint Pas du Roc and Telegraph
Viewpoint Pas du Roc and Telegraph
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Frequently Asked plants
Frequently Asked plants
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Tuesday 27 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 32°C
Wednesday 28 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 31°C
Thursday 29 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

At the foot of the Col du Galibier, mythical summit of the Tour de France.

Col du Telegraph.

Opinel Museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided mountain hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Albiez-Montrond (6.6 mi)
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (10.5 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 (24 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Valloirette Fitness Trail
HikeEasy2h00Valloire (4.3 mi)
Poingt Ravier Eco-Forest Trail
HikeEasy2h30Valloire (4.3 mi)
Tougnète descent - Mountain bike ride
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate2h25Les Belleville (7.9 mi)
Circuit of the Repose
HikeEasy3h05Villarodin-Bourget (11.1 mi)
Trekking from Aussois Dams to Parrachée Dent Hut
HikeEasy2h30Aussois (12.3 mi)


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