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Hydraulica Tunnel

In Villard du Planay, located at the foot of a giant pressure pipeline, which draws its water from the surrounding glaciers, Galerie Hydraulica reveals the secrets behind hydroelectricity and its use in metallurgy and chemistry. It allowed the valley to develop in the 19th century, well before the advent of modern skiing. A captivating visit punctuated with films, models, and slideshows, as well as fun and educational games for kids.

Self-guided tour
(during opening hours)
3.50 €
3.00 €
2.00 €
9.00 €
Guided tour: on Mondays & Wednesdays at 17:00
4.50 €
4.00 €
2.50 €
12.00 €

* Reduced: student, job seeker, Glacialis / Hydraulica coupling
** Child: 7 to 16 years old (free for children under 7)
*** Family: 2 adults + 2 children  

Guided by FACIM, enter the heart of an EDF power station and relive the great adventure of hydroelectricity. From August 4 to 27: every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. (except August 25)

Price: 8 € / person 
Registration before the day before at the Tourist Office: 04 79 08 79 08  

Little Expl'EAUrateurs: 
Adapted visit, illustrated by creative workshops and thematic games. At the Gallery, Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

New: Name of a Caillou! 
Professor Girardsol introduces the little ones to geology on an exceptional site ... Reading the landscape and its animals, followed by a creative workshop. Meet at La Rochette, Wednesdays July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: € 7 / child 

Secret of Yassine: an educational adventure in the heart of the village of Villard!
Treasure hunt: Faced with the devil of the Ballandaz Gorges, Voltine strikes back: help her, and you will have your share of the loot!

BOOKING & INFORMATION : 04 79 22 19 68

Summer 2020 rates
From June 8 to July 5 and from September 1 to 13:
Every day (except Saturday): 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
From July 6 to August 28:
Every day (except Saturday): 2 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Adress: Le Villard | 73350 Planay

Espace Glacialis

Glaciers, essential elements of our mountains, are unveiled at Espace Glacialis, an interpretation center located in the heart of the classified valley of Champagny le Haut. Come and discover everything you need to know about these giants, from their scientific aspect to their historical dimension through a fun and interactive exhibition (films, models, photos, objects to touch ...). Games are offered to families to discover the Espace Glacialis and tackle the challenges of global warming while having fun.

Self-guided tours: Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Guided tours: Thursday at 10 a.m., or on request.

Summer 2020 information
From June 15 to September 13, 2020:
Every day (except Saturday): 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Open for Heritage Days on Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m

Address: Le bois | Champagny-le-haut |
Phone: +33 (0)4 79 01 40 28
Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 79 55 06 55

Between heritage and landscapes


Guided tours around the village. The tour visits the sunniest aspects of our destination and offers you the chance to see a wide variety of local relics and ruins. Jean-Baptiste Voisin knows the ins and outs of Pralognan, and will show you a variety of local relics that illustrate how the landscapes have changed since the early 20th century, prior to the two world wars.

Every week: check the Le Petit Journal.

Per person7,00 €

Sign up at the Tourist Office.

A walk to discover the ways of life in Savoy during the changes of the 20th century, starting from vestiges observable in different sites accessible by car, within a radius of 40 kilometers.

Each week: theme and place to discover in the Petit Journal.

Per person10,00 €

Sign up at the Tourist Office.

Summer 2020 rates & information

Exploring alpine pastures

The Guides services and the FACIM foundation offer discovery hikes to meet alpagists, with tasting of farm products.

Morning in the pasture 
During the moment of the day when the mountains awaken, come taste a piece of life in an alpine pasture and meet with the farmers who work the land in the Vanoise Range! Planned for this early morning outing: observing the local fauna and beautiful landscapes, ancestral know-how and life in an alpine pasture today, and a delicious breakfast at a pastoral chalet.

Wednesdays July 22, August 05 and August 12 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3 hour walk back and forth, 200m drop.

Monsieur Sylvain’s goats

Audrey and Sylvain are anxiously waiting for you at their alpine pasture in Chapendu, among their herd of goats, to welcome you at milking time. Near the restored cheese cellar, enjoy a tasting of “Tomme de Chavière” cheese and other cheese-related delights!

Wednesdays July 22, August 05 and August 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2h30 walk back and forth, 200m drop.

Alpine cheese cellar
In the cheese cellar, discover a wide variety of local cheeses, and then in the village of Prioux, through the enthusiastic instruction of a local farmer, learn how to make delicious “alpine chalet” Beaufort cheese. Enjoy this appetizing stroll and a drink nearby in a lodge!

Mondays July 27, August 17 and August 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

(3-15 yo)
Morning in the pasture
22.00 €
11.00 €
Monsieur Sylvain’s goats
19.00 €
10.00 €
Alpine cheese cellar
11.00 €
5.00 €

Clothes and shoes for hiking recommanded.

Summer 2020 rates

Contact: Bureau des Guides | 69 rue du Grand Couloir | +33 (0)4 79 08 71 21

The aerial tram

Curious about Pralognan’s history will enjoy a guided tour and learning about how the aerial tram works, first opened in 1953, and about ski lift maintenance.

Every week: Check the Le Petit Journal.

Sign up through the Tourist Office (5 people minimum, 12 maximum).

Contact: Tourism Office | 290 avenue de Chasseforêt | +33 (0)4 79 08 79 08