A very pretty, charming and peaceful village where farming families have lived for generations. Vaujany takes great pride in it's efforts and success in conserving its traditional Alpine authenticity. There are traditional, almost unchanged small alpine mountain farms or crofts offering mountain cheeses, fresh butter, milk, honey, fruit conserves and a local génépi liquor made with Alpine flowers.
Vaujany is situated on a sunny slope and the village also benefits from a new sports centre with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness hall. There are 90km of marked trails for solo or guided walks to experience the wealth of mountain flora and fauna, plus tennis archery, and fishing. The Alpette cable car operates from July to September to ease your ascent. Check times and prices at the tourist office. For water activities, the Verney Dam is 5km away.
The children’s clubs in Vaujany are very active with professionally accompanied activities for youngsters including climbing, archery, tennis, and visits to the cattle herds with the shepherd.
Easily accessed from Grenoble (50 km) by main trunk road, Vaujany has a long history as a traditional Alpine village.
Places of interest in Vaujany
· Vaujany Hydro-Electric Museum: From history to modern times, see how water has been harnessed as a source of energy.
· The Alpine Wildlife and Minerals
Museum at Bourg d'Oisans
· Vaujany Fauna Museum
Vaujany is open from end of June to end of August. Exact dates to be confirmed in 2012.
Vaujany has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please click here to view more information on the Famille Plus label
Le “Club des Montgnards” – Childrens club
Tel: 00 33 476 80 72 37
Clubs with activities suitable for each age group:
Les Randonneurs 6-8yrs
Les Grimpeurs 9-12yrs
Les Alpinistes 13-16yrs
Weekly programme (pool, tennis, games)
5 days from Mon-Fri = €45
2nd week = €30
Tel: 00 33 4 76 80 77 53
6mnths-5yrs. Open from 9am to 5pm.
Morning + lunch (9.00-12.30)
Morning + lunch + nap (9.00-14.00)
6 consecutive days
BOOKING REQUIRED. Health record books needed.
Bars, restaurants, discos, shops, Espace Loisirs sports centre
By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Vaujany 566 miles (approx 8hrs)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, Grenoble.
Follow the RN91 towards Briançon and then Vallée d’Olle to Vaujany.
Vaujany is 50km from the motorway exit to Grenoble.
By Rail: Grenoble (3hrs from Paris by TGV). Peak Retreats can arrange your Taxi with Alp’Taxi Esposito please enquire for prices. Car hire can also be organised.
Grenoble (St Geoirs) 96km (1 hour)
Chambery Airport is 121km from Vaujany (1 ½ hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupéry 144 km (2 hours)
Geneva 205 km (2 ½ hours)
Free covered car park at ‘Galerie Marchande’, ‘Le Rochas’ and ‘Place Centre Village’.
Around the village
Courtesy train in the village to get around without the car.
Need an Airport Transfer? Prices from £89 per person based on 4 sharing a private return taxi from Grenoble Airport to Vaujany. Other airports include Lyon, Chambery and Geneva. Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email email@example.com