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Vanoise National Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Vanoise National Park

First National Park created in France in 1963 to protect Alpine ibexes, the National Park of Vanoise celebrates its 50 years. It is situated between the valleys of Tarentaise and Maurienne. No less than 1800 ibexes, 4000 chamois, and 120 species of birds can be found here as well as an exceptional native flora.


Attractions Near Vanoise National Park

Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'Iseran13.43km from Vanoise National Park

Climbing the Col de L’Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country’s oldest national park. Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle and bike tourers. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764m (9,068ft) above sea level.

Petit Mont Blanc
Petit Mont Blanc14.36km from Vanoise National Park

Mont Blanc is the second-highest mountain in Europe after Mount Elbrus. It is the highest mountain in the Alps, rising 4,808 m above sea level. It is the eleventh-most prominent peak in the world. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route i

Mont-Cenis
Mont-Cenis14.82km from Vanoise National Park

Mont Cenis is a massif and passes in Savoie, which forms the limit between the Cottian and the Graian Alps. The Pass of the Mont-Cenis is a natural site near Val-Cenis. This place is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. One of the beautiful places for a picnic and also a nice trekking destination.

Mont Cenis Lake
Mont Cenis Lake17.73km from Vanoise National Park

Lake Mont Cenis, in the Savoie, on the plateau of the same name, was built on the road between Lyon and Turin, and on a site that for a long time was a point of passage between France and Italy. the lake was created in the 1960s following the construction of a hydroelectric dam. bathing is prohibited here but you can have a beautiful but demanding hike, which also includes its banks.

Courchevel Tourisme
Courchevel Tourisme18.03km from Vanoise National Park

Courchevel is a French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world. The resort center of Courchevel is at 1,747 meters high. Courchevel is the most western resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It consists of four satellite villages.

Les Arcs
Les Arcs20.4km from Vanoise National Park

Les Arcs is a ski resort located in Savoie, France, in the Tarentaise Valley town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Initially created by Robert Blanc and Roger Godino, it is a part of the huge Paradiski system which is under ownership by Compagnie des Alpes, a French-listed company owning several other ski resorts as well as theme parks.

Where is Vanoise National Park

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.

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