In the 'Golden Valley', at the bottom of the Galibier Pass, Valloire with its 17 hamlets and 16 chapels is a reasonably large traditional year-round village.
Built around a XVIIth century Baroque style church, Valloire has retained the charm and authenticity of days gone by with friendly welcoming residents. The pretty village lies between the mythical Télégraphe and Galibier passes which are crossed by the Tour de France. It is a mountain bike centre with 135 km of path leaving from Valloire and 11 mountain-bike itineraries.
In Valloire, you will benefit from mountain advantages: three rivers, the Aiguilles d'Arves summit, mountain lakes, forest, the impressive Grand Galibier summit...
At the foot of the famous Galibier Pass, Valloire is accessed via the motorway exit and TGV station at St Michel de Maurienne (17km and 4 hrs from Paris by train). The Col du Galibier in 1911 was made famous by Tour de France between Southern Alps and Northern Alps. In the summer Valloire being at the foot of the Col du Galibier boasts many beautiful mountains such as the Aiguilles d’Arves, the Cerces, the Thabor peaks and National Parks of Ecrins and the Vanoise nearby.