31 Aug. 2020
Tour de France in Moûtiers 16-17 september 2020
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.
- the historic centre and its criss-crossing cobbled streets.
- the street art trail, with around fifty frescoes to discover!
- the old bridge, one of the city's most emblematic sites,
- Saint-Pierre cathedral, museums, exhibition gallery
- the dairy cooperative
- the market (Tuesday and Friday mornings)
- "the barrioz", once used by washerwomen to wash their clothes
Did you know that each of the streets and squares has its own story? Do you know the "Passage du Coq Rouge"? It too has its own story to tell.
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.