Val Cenis comprises two traditional villages - Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard - which have been combined into one resort.
Overlooked by the high summits of the Dent Parrachée, the Grand Roc Noir, and the Pointe de Ronce, the village has retained its charm, tradition and genuine warm welcome. It is a quiet resort, but the many restaurants and bars, variety of shops and supermarkets, 2 cinemas should keep everyone happy.
The Centre des Glières (near les Balcons de Village residence) has an ice rink, swimming pool and whirlpool, with tennis, table tennis, archery, mini golf, kayak, horse and pony riding, also available.
Although Savoie is best known by cyclists for its prestigious high mountain passes and its long and acrobatic mountain bike descents, there are also quiet little roads in the valleys, middle mountain paths, undulating vineyards, lakeside scenery and especially breathtaking alpine panoramas, to be discovered by bike, by foot, or on horseback, with mountain guides to show the way - for beginners and experts alike.
In the heart of the scenic and unspoilt Haute Maurienne, bordering the stunning Parc National de la Vanoise, Val Cenis is only half an hour’s drive from Modane and the motorway exit.
Places of interest in Val Cenis
· Lanslevillard – The church and its high steeple camped on a promontory overlooking the village.
· Chapelle St Sebastien – Built in the 15th century by a local man. Plain from the outside, but inside decorated with remarkable murals and coffered ceiling.
· Col de la Met – Access by chairlift, has a magnificent view of the Italian Alpes, the Mont Cenis Dam and lake, and the Vanoise Massif
VIRTUAL TOURS MAURIENNE VALLEY
View here for the Col du Mont Cenis virtual tour (useful for cyclists and pedestrians)
View here for the Col de l'Iseran virtual tour (useful for cyclists and pedestrians)