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In Coeur de Tarentaise, travel back in time and discover our rich, centuries-old heritage. Historical yet modern, our towns and hamlets are enriched by an exceptional legacyand promise a full and colourful range of things to discover!
To unveil it all, step inside a museum or baroque church, or follow winding, age-old cobbled streets to discover genuine works of art!
From the smallest hamlet to the highest mountain resort, enjoy surprise after surprise on your visit or guided tour.
Would you like to learn more about the region? Step back in time and look around a cobbler’s or cooper’s workshop. Soak up the atmosphere of a classroom from yesteryear, old-fashioned games, traditional costumes, rural life… Did you know that there used to be a Royal Saltworks in Moûtiers? That’s why one whole section is dedicated to salt production!
Cheese, honey, bread… each one has its own dedicated space!
Discover the world of Beaufort, our Prince ofGruyeresat the Moûtierscooperative dairy. If you’re fascinated by bees, you need to go to Melifera, where our little black bee, a local protected species, will teach you all the secrets of gathering pollen and swarming… If the world of bread is more your thing, head over to the Burdin mill!
Black bee and Nature space in Les Menuires.
Find here all the information about museums and dedicated spaces.
Hydroelectricity, art, meet local producers in the mountain pastures, Beaufort cheesemaking… the choice is yours!Discover more
Exploring on your own or on a guided tour, discover the town, the historic centre and the many curiosities along its criss-crossing cobbled streets. Your visit is guaranteed to be made all the richer and more captivating as you discover the town’s historical gems: the old bridge is one of the town’s emblematic sites, close to SaintPierre Cathedral, the former archbishop’s palace, the ‘barrioz’ formerly used by washerwomen for laundry… Did you know that almost all of the roads and squares have their own stories, often connected to the work done there at the time, or to objects, local characters and quirks, and sometimes the people who lived there?Have you heard of the Coq Rouge passage? It too has its own little story to tell…
Booklet available from the cultural centre and the Tourist Office for a self-guided visit (3€)
Guided tour with the Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guides (for groups).
Guided tours take place in the summer.
How do you fancy immersing yourself in the life of yesteryearon a walk?
11 stops so you can discover the traditional habitat and points of interest connected to the everyday lives and traditions of villagers in the last century: laundry, dairy, communal oven, school, ND de la Vie sanctuary, a hot spot for pilgrims and a baroque masterpiece.
A historical route to complete under your own steam which is also fun for children. They can scan QR codes and discover typical scenes from life in the olden days, highlighting important human values.
Discover the exceptional heritage of the city, once the capital of the Tarentaise: historical center, museums, old bridge, Saint-Pierre cathedral, exhibition galleries, dairy cooperative, street-art trail, the pretty pedestrian street and its shops...Discover more
"Culture is the memory of a perfume in an empty bottle".