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Moûtiers, located as its name suggests at the heart of the Tarentaise, is the entryway to the resorts of Les 3 Vallées, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel and Courchevel. Moûtiersis the ideal location for a walk in the Vanoise National Park or for taking a series of treatments in the thermal resorts of Brides-les-Bains and La Léchère.
Its geographic position makes it easy to explore Tarentaise’s natural, cultural, architectural and gastronomic heritage.
That being the case, Moûtiers is also more than just a station to change trains (though it welcomes no fewer than 360,000 travellers a year!). Just 3 minutes from the train station, take the time to explore the historic town centre with its museums, Saint-Pierre cathedral, pedestrianised area with restaurants and shops. It’s an unmissable place for a shopping trip, imagine… a gourmet break on a sunny terrace… relaxing on the banks of the Isère river,in a square or a park, there are so many to choose from, each one prettily maintained and planted with flowers.
The town is filled with real historical and heritage gems thanks to its status as the capital of the Tarentaise since the 11th century A.D. Moûtiers was also home to the former archbishop’s palace and somewhere archbishops who were also Tarentaise nobles exercised both their spiritual and earthly power.
Moûtiers also boasts an exceptional cultural heritage with the presence of a thousand-year-old cathedral, the former Archbishop’s palace, museums and art galleries, historical royal salt beds…
In 2018, the ‘EternellesCrapules’ Festival kickstarted the creation of the murals that decorate almost thirty of the town’s walls, real works of contemporary art that you can discover as you make your way along our Street Art trail.
A different way to explore Moûtiers is by taking part in our guided tours and choosing between a selection of themes on offer.
The town is an ideal base from which to get hooked on all kinds of activities: hiking, Nordic walking, Bungy Pump, fishing workshops, via ferrata, canoe-kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snowshoeing, Fat Biking… fill up on thrills and take advantage of our partner organisations. Save a bit of time for discovering our local flavours at the market stalls!
Moûtiers is the departure point for many fantastic hikes through the forest with beautiful scenic viewing points.
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Moûtiers is the departure point for a number of cycling itineraries to nearby mountain passes (Col de la Madeleine, Col de l’Iseran, Cormet de Roselend and the most recent addition: Col de la Lauze), no fewer than 12 cycling itineraries in total, ranging from moderately difficult to demanding climbs, a challenge for everyone!
You can also explore the nearby hamlets by e-mountain bike!
E-mountain bike itineraries snake through the valley, helping you to climb that bit higher and explore the Tarentaise.
Don’t miss the weekly market on Tuesday and Friday mornings to discover local flavours on stalls filled with cured and dried meats, terrines, cheese, mushrooms, honey…
One is a particular delight for the tastebuds, as all cheese-lovers are sure toagree: Beaufort, our “Prince of Gruyères.” At the market you’ll also find delicious goats’ cheese made by local farmers.
With almost 350 tourist beds, the town offers a range of quality accommodation in hotels and furnished accommodation.Discover more
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Easy to access and equipped with adapted services, Moûtiers is the ideal city for the organization of your meetings and seminars.