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At the heart of the alpine pastures

Meet the herds ...

As you walk through the Belleville Valley, around Hautecourand Notre-Dame-du-Pré, you’re sure to come acrossherds of our local Tarentaise or Abondance cattle, as well as Alpine goats.

Imagine the lush green landscapes, surrounded by mountains, the local flowers drenching the meadows in colour and fragrance… what could be nicer? Don’t forget your camera so you can take your beautiful memories homewith you!

Perhaps you’ll also meet a farmer and exchange a few words with him, or perhaps visit his Alpine chalet where he makes his delicious cheese (Tomme, Beaufort, Sérac, Goat’s Cheese…).

“Chez Pépé Nicolas” Alpine Pasture Chalet in LesMenuires

“Chez Pépé Nicolas” Alpine Pasture Chaletlocated between Les Menuires and Val Thorens, at the start of the Lac du Lou hike, offers you the chance to join in with milking the goats (from 3.30pm) and cows (around 4.30pm), as well as trying your hand at making Savoie Tomme cheese (around 4.30pm).

It’s the perfect place to get to know farm animals, ask questions and enjoy the warm, welcoming Alpine pasture atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chalet d'Alpage

“Chez Pépé Nicolas” Alpine pasture Chalet in Les Menuires

"Chez Pépé Nicolas" Alpine Pasture Chalet located between Les Menuires and Val Thorens, at the start of the Lac du Lou hike, offers you the chance to join in with milking the goats (from 3.30pm) and cows (around 4.30pm), as well as trying your hand at making Savoie Tomme cheese (around 4.30pm).

It’s the perfect place to get to know farm animals, ask questions and enjoy the warm, welcoming Alpine pasture atmosphere.

Chez Pépé Nicolas, ferme/Alpine farm
L'Alpage des Combes

"Les Combes" Alpine Pasture in Les Belleville

A secluded, unspoilt place you shouldn’t miss the chance to explore! A little gem nestled at the heart of the mountains, accessible on foot, by bicycle, or by car from Deux Nants or La Flachère: the hamlet of La Sauce.

Les Combes Alpine Pasture is a 25-minute walk from La Sauce, where herds of cows graze from mid-June to late September. They move on at the end of the season, so it sometimes takes slightly longer to go and see the milking.

This is where you’ll find the cheesemaker who produces and sells the most aromatic, exquisitely flavoured“Beaufort chalet d’alpage”, made using milk from herds of Tarentaise and Abondance cows.

 

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Chalet les Combes

GAEC "Les Tarines de L'Aliet"

Treat yourself to a gourmet break at Les Combes Alpine Pasture, where you can buy quality cheese on site !
TEL : 06 22 97 65 48

Other Alpine pastures in the Belleville Valleys also offer their own artisanal cheeses:

●     Chalet les Boyes, located in Les Menuires near the bottom of the summer toboggan run.

●     Villaranger hamlet goat farm – Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 97 67

●     Gittamelon Mountain Refuge in Les Encombres Valley, which also offers local tasting specialities and overnight stays in a mountain refuge. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 08 91 46

●     La Perdrix Alpine pasture, in Les Encombres Valley.

Chèvres

The Chalet de la Côte Alpine pasture in Notre Dame du Pré

Set off to meet Pierre-Vincent Vibert and his herd of Alpine goats at the heart of an authentic mountain environment facing the Vanoise, Beaufortain and MontBlanc mountain ranges!

You can also find him at the market every Tuesday and Friday morning in Moûtiers, where he sells his delicious goats’ cheeses.

Guided visits to the Alpine pasture in summer.

 

Fromages

La Faverge Alpine pasture in Hautecour

Chèvrerie du Pradier :  TEL : +33 (0)6 06 84 78 71

In Le Pradier, Beat will show you around and explain the workings of a goat farm. Quality certified organic local produce available to buy:

Goats’ cheese, Tomme, Sérac, goat/pork sausage.

In summer, you have to climb a bit higher, to La Faverge Alpine pasture (at an altitude of around 1,800m) to see the goats and herds of our beautiful brown-coatedTarantaise and Abondance cows, some of which look as though they’re wearing eyeshadow, others of which have a brown coat and white head. Don’t forget, they’re to thank for our famous Beaufort cheese!

Alpine pasture access, 2 options:

-       follow the forest road from Le Pradier. After a few hundred metres, take the trail before the forest entrance (signage: La Faverge) and pass throughLa Combe au Roi.

-       or follow the road that goes via LeCol du Pradier, La Suzerette, go through La Mottaz woods heading towards La Faverge at an altitude of 1,764m.

 

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