At the gateway to the wonderful Vanoise National Park, Champagny is a traditional Alpine village set in outstanding natural surroundings.
Referred to as the 'great garden of France' in French literature, the Vanoise National Park was initially created to protect the Alpine ibex from extinction. With its numerous discovery trails there is no better way to discover the protected wildlife, flora and cultural heritage.
The village of Champagny has retained its long Alpine tradition but also offers first class leisure activities. Apart from all ubiquitous mountain activities, try out the leisure park, fun pool complex, a tree top adventure parc. The gondola lift in Champagny will take you up to 2000m where you can discover the fantastic panorama of the Vanoise glaciers. Cycle back down on dedicated mountain bike tracks or paraglide down on a tandem flight.
Places of interest in Champagny
· Baroque Church of St Sigismond: The church of St Sigismond of Champagny is a remarkable example of baroque art in Savoy. It was constructed for the 3rd time in 1683 on its gypseous promontory.
· Close to the refuge of Glière, the mountain shepherds who 'settle on the mountain' before the summer will gladly welcome you and allow you to discover their work: milking the cows, who graze the whole day in this magnificent scenery (plateau and drained glacial lake) and making butter and cheese (tome, beaufort) Possibility of buying produce.
· In Champagny, no 'place de la Gare' or 'rue de la Liberté', but an 'impasse du Cousin Victor, rebouteux' and also a 'rue de la Crue de 1935’: named after people or events and drawing inspiration from the past of Champagny.To discover the secrets of these streets and their names, the Tourist Office offers a 'Stroll through the streets' with a native of the village, each week of the season.
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