Village and tourist centre with 1 000 beds and over 154 year round inhabitants. Medium altitude village (1300 m) which survives through agriculture and winter and summer tourism.
In winter lovers of forest skiing will enjoy the cross-country area « Zone Nordique du Grand Coin » and its 40 Km of marked trails where you will find typical hamlets such as Les Mottes, Les Rieux and the col du Chaussy.
If you want to experience an even wilder side of the mountains in winter try the snowshoe trails: towards the lac du Loup, the Ste Marguerite plateau , and the higher slopes up to Saint François Longchamp.
Cross-country ski centres – Foyers de ski de fond : ski hire, snowshoe hire, carpark, toilets – Montaimont : 04 79 59 47 93 – Col du Chaussy 04 79 64 41 40 – www.grandcoin.fr
Summer means walks in the pastures or mountain biking for the fitter amongst you, but you can also find out more about the cultural heritage of the villages, with the bread ovens, oratories and chapels.
Apartments and gîtes de France to let : for more information see accommodation page
Chapel – La Chapelle de Notre Dame de Beaurevers, is one of the most important mariage sanctuaries in Savoie in a setting that overlooks the La Chambre basin with views over the Glandon valley. This really must not be missed. It was rebuilt in 1768 in the form of a cross with byzantine platform allure and its interior is in baroque style and is a true wonder: tours possible every Friday during July and August: details from the Tourist Office.
There are a number of rural chapels in the villages. The church in chef lieu was modified in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Architectural particularity: houses with columns. This method of construction has been imposed by the nature of the land which is full of schist stone that is not very stable in some areas. The roof is held up by 6 to 8 wooden posts called columns.