Col de la Madeleine - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Col de la Madeleine
Col de la Madeleine is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France. Madeleine is one of only two roads that crosses the Vanoise Alps. Until the 18th century, it was known as Col de la Colombe. Itconnects La Chambre in Maurienne with La Léchère in Tarentaise. The pass is closed from November to the beginning of June. It has been described as "beautiful, but heartbreaking".
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Les 3 Vallées
12.92km from Col de la Madeleine
Les Trois Vallées is a ski region in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie département of France, to the south of the town of Moûtiers, partly in the Vanoise National Park. Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world which is connected solely by ski lifts and slopes. As implied by its name, the area originally consisted of three valleys: Saint-Bon, Allues, and Belleville. The skiing area has since been extended into a 'fourth' valley, the Maurienne valley.
15.51km from Col de la Madeleine
Meribel is a large resort by Alps standards but the best way to explore Meribel centre is by walking. Meribel offers some of the best Alpine Skiing in the Alps and other resorts such as Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens can be accessed via the extensive lift network. Méribel was home to events of the 1992 Winter Olympics.
17.66km from Col de la Madeleine
Les Menuires is a ski resort in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens. Owned and operated by Compagnie des Alpes, it is in the Savoie département of France. The resort has 48 restaurants, 39 ski lifts, and 62 trails. The resort has advanced ski slopes and beginner slopes. The resort also hosted the men's slalom alpine skiing event at the 1992 Winter Olympics. The resort has not only skiing facilities, but also offers a range of other activi
20.34km from Col de la Madeleine
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.
Petit Mont Blanc
25.74km from Col de la Madeleine
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
Col de la Croix de Fer
26.69km from Col de la Madeleine
Col de la Croix de Fer is a high mountain pass in the French Alps linking Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The pass has featured in the Tour de France nineteen times since it was first passed in the 1947 tour when the race was led over the summit by Fermo Camellini. One of the beautiful locations in the area and also a nice picnic spot too.
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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.