For detailed information on all of our guided tours head to the highlights and entertainment page

Maison de la Vanoise (Vanoise national Park Visitor Center)

Outings and information
Our hostess-tour guides will provide you with information on the flora, fauna, and the actions underway to reserve the local landscape and the natural and cultural heritage.

Permanent exhibits
The Maison de la Vanoise (Vanoise National Park visitor center) has permanent exhibits on the “Salt Road”, historical and remarkable itinerary, and the local fauna that you may encounter in the park.

All summer long, park rangers will introduce you to Vanoise National Park’s natural treasures.
Meet at a mountain hut or on a trail; movie nights include a discussion at the Maison de la Vanoise. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere where the rangers will be thrilled to answer all of your questions. Afternoon sessions specifically reserved for learning about nature through games and objects and led by a Vanoise National Park ranger.
Most of these gatherings are free and fully accessible.
Maison de la Vanoise has received the “Tourisme et Handicap” label.
The schedule is available at the Maison de la Vanoise.

Summer 2019 rates
Week-ends of the 8-9/06 and 15-16/06
From June 21, 2019 to September 11, 2019: every day 9:00-12:00 and 15:00-19:00
Exceptional closure : 4/08
Week-end of the 14-15/09

Contact: 169 avenue de Chasseforêt | 73710 Pralognan la Vanoise |
+33 (0)4 79 08 71 49

Hydraulica Tunnel

At the base of one of the largest intake pipes for capturing glacier runoff, the Hydraulica Gallery/Tunnel will reveal the secrets of hydroelectricity. In the 19th century, long before ski resorts appeared, its metallurgical and chemical applications allowed the valley to develop through industry.

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

Reduced: student, unemployed, Glacialis/Hydraulica combined ticket - Child: 7 to 16 years old - Family: 2 adults + 2 kids

New ! The Little Water Explorers Tour

Fridays from 15:00 to 17:00. A tour adapted for kids including games and workshops.

Yassine’s secret

Enjoy, as a family or group, an outdoor tour to discover. Starting in the village of Villard du Planay, a backpack filled with objects will help you solve several riddles and discover the treasure of a young factory worker named Yassine; he has a friend named Louis.

Rental kit for "Yassine's secret"
starting at 13.00 €

New ! Scavenger hunt !

Facing the fien of Ballandaz canyon, Voltine strikes back ! Help her and you'll be rewarded.

Rental kit for "Scavenger Hunt"
15.00 €

BOOKING & INFORMATION : 04 79 22 19 68

From running water to electric current

Venture deep into an EDF power plant and experience the great adventure that is hydroelectricity. In partnership with EDF and the FACIM Foundation.

2-hour outing from 12 years old
8.00 €
Thursdays in July and Tuesdays and Thursdays in August (except the 15th) at 17:00
Reservation: Tourism Office | 290 avenue de Chasseforêt | 73710 Pralognan la Vanoise | +33 (0)4 79 08 79 08

Summer 2019 rates
Open all week except Sundays 1/7 and 2/9/2018
From 10/06 to 7/07 and from 1/09 to 15/09: 14:00-18:00
And from 8/07 to 31/08: 14:00-18:30
Adress: Le Villard | 73350 Planay

Espace Glacialis

Champagny-le-Haut’s officially-protected beautiful hanging alpine valley, located at the gateway to Vanoise National Park, was sculpted by glaciers thousands of years ago. Today, still surrounded by these gigantic rivers of ice, this exceptional natural site is home to an interpretive center dedicated to glaciers that includes a fun and interactive exhibit: movies, models, photos, hands-on displays…

Temporary exhibition : Dream about a starry night
Exhibition from the Association Française d’Astronomie.

Kids Workshop Explor'Acteur Nature :
Wednesdays from the 10/07 to the 28/08 from 15:00 to 17:00. Min age 6,  7€/child.

Des glaciers et des hommes :
Thursdays 11t & 25/07 eand 8 & 22/08, from 14:00 to 17:00. Visit of Glacialis and the valley. 

L’écho des Glaciers :
Thursdays 18/07, 01, 15 et 29/08 from 10:00 to 11:30.
Visit of Glacialis. Reservation needed.

Self-guided visit:

Self-guided visit
2,00 €
3,00 €
1,50 €
L'écho des glaciers3,00 €
4,00 €
2,00 €
Des glaciers et des hommes-8,00 €
4,00 €

Reduced: student, unemployed, Glacialis/Hydraulica combined ticket
Child: 6 to 13 years old
Groups: for groups (10 person min.) ask for more information

Summer 2019 rates
15/06 to 5/07 From Wednesday to Saturday 13:30-17:30
& from Saturday to Wednesday 10:30-12:30 and 14h-18h
6/07 to 1/09 From Wednesday to Monday 15:00-19:00
2/09 to 22/09 From Wednesday to Friday 13:30-17:30
& from Saturday to Sunday 10:30-12:30 14:00-18:00

Address: Le bois | Champagny-le-haut | 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise (France)
Phone: +33 (0)4 79 01 40 28
Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 79 55 06 55
Information on Facebook and

Between heritage and landscapes

Tours around the village organized by "A grande échelle" association. The tour follows the sunniest aspects of our destination and offers you the chance to visit a wide variety of local relics and ruins. The guide knows the ins and outs of Pralognan, and created the tour after several long, in-depth discussions with the village elders.

Details in the Petit Journal and on City Hall website (in French).

Per person7,00 €

Summer 2019 rates & information

Register at the Tourist Office

Exploring alpine pastures

Hikes – Learning about alpine pastures
In partnership with the Pralognan Guide Service and local farmers.
Enjoy walks through high alpine pastures to meet with local farmers and taste their farmhouse products.

Morning in the pasture (7:00-11:00)*

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 24, August 7 and 21.
250m vertical gain, 2hrs 45min roundtrip.

Monsieur Sylvain’s goats (13:45-17:30)*

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!
Wednesday, from July 10 to August 14.
200m vertical gain, 2hrs 30min roundtrip.

Escapade gourmande
The guide service and FACIM Foundation tour guides offer you the chance to meet with local farmers and taste their farmhouse products.

Alpine cheese cellar (17:30-19:30)*
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!

Child (5 to 15 yrs)
8.00 €
17.00 €
Escapade4.00 €
10.00 €

*Clothes and shoes for hiking recommanded.

Summer 2019 rates

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

The aerial tram

Head behind the scenes and explore the inner workings of the aerial tram. Register at the Tourism Office.

Registration required
Free access

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