Aussois, Maurienne Valley
Village Height 1500m
Mountaineering, Climbing, Via Ferrata, Paragliding. Rafting, Canyoning. Solo or guided walks, Walking with pack donkeys, Themed walks for wildlife, flora, lakes glaciers, local history…
Driving distance from Calais to Aussois 583 miles or 8hrs30
Aussois is open from middle of June to end of August. Exact dates to be confirmed in 2012.
Aussois has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please click here to view more information on the Famille Plus label
The town's day nursery "L'Ile aux Croés" welcomes children from 3 months to 6 years old, depending on availability (priority to the Aussois's inhabitants).
Opening hours :
In summer: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 to 17h.
For days and half days max, meals must be provided by parents.
The crèche is located next to the church, behind the Post-News item.
½ day mini (from 08.45 to 12.15 or 13.30 to 17.00) - €14.70
½ day max (from 08.45 to 14.15 or from 11.30 – 17.00) - €19.20
Mini day (from 08.45 to 12.15 and from 13.30 – 17.00) - €25.60
Day max (from 08.45 – 17.00)
Information: 00 33 4 79 20 22 93
New 2010: Mountain club for children
Club des Avenuriers
Lots of activities for children 6-8yrs, 9-11yrs and 12-15yrs. For the week or a day from Monday – Friday.
Learning knots, making seagrass, restoration or creation of trails, elementary guidance, first aid, conservation, construction of huts, painting on stone or wood …Hiking, climbing, via ferrata, Ruisseling, MTB ...
Each club is limited to 8 children maximum.
Supervision is provided by mountain professionals. Remember to book, places are limited!
The club "Sensations", open to all:
Monday: The Walking Gourmet: In an unexpected, rustic buffet will surprise you in the alps ... A beautiful garden party at the card or with your family!
Wednesday: Evening Belle Etoile What could be more fun than to gather in the mountains to search our lucky stars and discover more!
The Night Buddies: Around a table with a specialty Savoy, in a warm, find us to share your feelings and sensations.
37 route de Barrages - Résidence des Flocons d'Argent
tél & fax : 04 79 20 30 84
- Bureau des Guides – 00 33 479 20 32 48 www.guides-montagne.com (Mountaineering, climbing, via ferrata, walking, canyoning)
- Maxence Fernandez, St Jean de Maurienne, 0033 479 83 23 94
www.savoie-maurienne.com/via-ferrata/english/index.html (Via ferrata)
- Antipodes 00 33 4 79 05 90 02: www.antipodeszeb.com (Paragliding)
- Husky Adventure, Christophe Caron 00 33 479 20 41 24
- Sport 2000 0033 4 7920 31 11 (mountain Bike hire, sports equipment)
Cheval Vanoise 00 33 4 79 20 53 13 (horse & pony riding, walks with pack donkeys)
Half way between rock-climbing and walking, via ferrata enable beginners to live the sensations that had until now been reserved for experienced mountaineers. Easy to practise with a competent guide. For security reasons, experienced practitioners climbing alone need adequate via ferrata equipment.
The Via Ferrata du Diable combines 7 independent sections. It is the longest in France, requiring between 6 and 8 hours. The directions of the roads must be followed.
"LES ANGELOTS" via ferrata for children, a world first. 5 short sections with different technical levels and heights. Not very difficult. For children over 5.
From €24 per person.
"LES DIABLOTINS" via ferrata for adult beginners and experienced children. Lengh: 450m. Rather difficult. Children over 9. From €33 per person.
"LE CHEMIN DE LA VIERGE" Lengh: 1000m. Rather diffucult +. From €43 per person.
"LA TRAVERSEE DES ANGES" First section: lengh 200m, Rather difficult - Second section: lengh 150m, Difficult. From €36 per person.
"LA MONTEE AU CIEL" via ferrata for adults, lengh 450m – Difficult. From €37 per person.
"LA DESCENTE AUX ENFERS" and "LA MONTEE AU PURGATOIRE" via ferrata for adults, cable length 450m + 350m (path) - Difficult +. From €39.50 per person.
"LES ROIS MAGES" length 300m with a footbridge (89m), the longest of the Europa and 2 footbridges of 20 and 25m - Very Difficult. From €39 per person.
For the pleasure of climbing in great surroundings!
Numerous cliffs available within a radius of ten kilometres around Aussois.
More than 280 ways of climbing accessible by foot: Rocher du Croué, falaises Marie-Christine and Caveau, École Buissonnière.
More than 300 ways of climbing accessible at 10 minutes by car: Falaises des côtes blanches, la Roche qui Pisse, Victor-Emmanuel, Rochers de Villarodin, des Amoureux, du Châtel.
Ways of several lengh: Monolithe de Sardières, falaises des gorges de l’Arc.
En montagne : le Grand Châtelard (altitude 2800 m.), le Roc des Corneilles (altitude 2800 m.), l’Aiguille Doran (altitude 2900 m.), la face sud du Rateau d’Aussois (altitude 3132 m.)
For more details, on sale in library: Topo Maurienne, Falaises et grandes voies par Patrick Col.
€19.20 per 2 hours session with Bureau des Guides.
Aussois is the "recreation ground" for alpinism and high mountain treks. The summits are accessible to all levels : beginners who wanted to know the happiness of reaching the top or confirmed alpinists.
The classic ways
The Dent Parrachée 3697 m in altitude. One of the most beautiful summit of the Alps with a 360° view from the Mont-Viso to the Cervin via the Mont-Blanc.
The Pointe de Labby 3530 m. A nice mixed pic in the heart of the Vanoise glaciers.
Crossing of the Vanoise Dômes : this trek is a classic one which allow to cross the biggest glaciers of the Alps in dome shape (Labby , Mahure, Arpont, Génépy, Chasseforêt glacier)
Some superb glacial summits :
Dôme de Chasseforêt (3585 m.)
Albaron (3630 m.)
Grande Ciamarella (3676 m.)
Charbonnel (3752 m)
Grande Casse (3852 m.)
Accompanied walks via Bureau des Guides:
Day: 21€ /adult, 15€/child
1/2 day: 15€/adult, 12€/child
Dog sledge trips
Anouk trip: come on and have a walk with the dogs who carry little bags on their back and also your picnic.
Kennel visit: more than 40 dogs: Husky, Malamute, greenland...
At 7km from Aussois in Modane, the indoor and warmed swimming pool welcomes you. From €3 per adult and €2 per child.
On Aussois and Modane area, the Mountain Bike center of the Esseillon offers about 200 kms of well-kept and marked trails. This site is agreed Cycling French Federation (n°30). A map of the different trails is on sale at the Maison d’Aussois reception.
You can rent bikes at Everest Sport and Sport 2000:
Day: 16 € / adult 11 € / child
1 / 2 day: 11 € per adult and € 8 per child
The Gran Jeu chairlift is accessible in July and August for mountain bikers and pedestrians. Takes you to 2150m. €4.70 for return. Day pass €9.30.
Open from July 5 to August 27, 2010
Sunday to Friday 9:15 to 11:45 and from 14h to 17h.
During thunderstorms or storm risk, the chairlift will be closed without compliance schedules for security reasons.
€5.10 for one hour
10m, 20m, 30m
1 hour from €7.00
Less than 12yrs - €3.00
Maison des Sports
Antipodes Maison des Sports. Open everyday from 4pm-7pm.
Initiation of parapente - €70
Canyoning - €49
Via Ferrata – from €29 - €39.
New 2010: discover the Fort Victor Emmanuel. This walk will offer 2 courses accessible to all, including a course specially designed for
Families with strollers, seniors and Wheelchairs together. Equipped with a bundle containing a map of the route and some necessary utensils, visitors will walk in the footsteps of a Sardinian soldier stationed at the fort during
years 1841 and 1842, whose ghost it seems, still haunts the walls ...
Information: Tourist Office of Aussois
Largest forest trail in Maurienne Valley from 8yrs old. 13 courses.
5 cascades Tyrolean sensations and speed without effort or stress.
Level green to black.
New for 2010: 1 black circuit. Extraordinary, highest Tyrol adventure course. Devil's gorge 220 m long and 150 m high.
7 courses for children from 3 years. Open: 9h to 13h and 14h to 18h.
Adults from €19 for half day, children from €14 per half day.
All the above information is for information only. For up-to-date info please visit the resort tourist office website
Aussois Tourist Office
Tel +33 479 20 30 80
Bars, restaurants, disco, shops
A must try during your stay is the restaurant in the fantastic setting of XIXth century Fort ‘Marie-Christine’, with menus from only €14, it offers excellent value for money, and was praised by the famous Gault et Millau guide. Italians even make the journey just to eat there!
Fishing, horse riding, tennis, mini golf, archery…
By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Aussois 583 miles (approx 8hrs30)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, Chambéry. Follow the A43 Motorway to Modane. Aussois is 7km (10 minutes) from the motorway exit at Modane.
Modane (4hrs from Paris by TGV). From the station, Alpe Taxi Transport Aussois Mr Richard Torchala Tel +33 479 05 03 23 / +33 611 33 41 42 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Transavoie coaches.
Chambéry is 118km from Aussois (1 hour)
Turin is 125km from Aussois (1 ½ hours)
Grenoble (St Geoirs) is 185km from Aussois (1 ½ hours)
Geneva is 197km fro Aussois (2 hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupéry is 196km from Aussois (2 ½ hours)
Mini-supermarket, bank with cash point, laundry, bakery, fromagerie, butcher/delicatessen, hairdresser, regional specialties, several sports shops, doctor.