Saint François Longchamp is a holiday resort nestled between the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, where a warm welcome greets you every day.
Here are 5 good reasons to explore this special destination:
1 – EASY ACCESS
At only 4 hours from Paris by TGV and 2 hours from Lyon and Geneva by car, Saint-François Longchamp is the nearest resort in the Maurienne valley. It is located 12km from St Avre-La Chambre train station and 90 km from Chambery Airport. The road to Saint François Longchamp is pleasant and ensures swift and comfortable access to the resort, for children and adults alike.Discover how to come
2 – BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND MAGNIFICIENT SITES
Be enthralled by the ambiance of this region with its beautiful scenery and surrounding mountain peaks. Explore little corners of paradise populated by marmots, chamois, and ibex and carpeted with flowers of vibrant colours. Discover lakes, streams or glaciers around the next bend of the trail. In short, a truly enchanting landscape.
From the resort or from the high hiking trails, there are stunning views over sites of exceptional natural beauty such as Mont Blanc, the Aiguilles d’Arves or the Etendard glacier. The mountains are equally beautiful in summer, with their green slopes and splendid panoramic views.
Moreover, the resort is located on the slopes of the “Col de la Madeleine”, one of the most renowned mountain passes, legendary for its difficulty in cycling races and frequented by the Tour de France.
3 – UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES AND A WELL-BEING DESTINATION
Summer in the mountains is not just hiking!
Saint François Longchamp is renowned for the number of activities that the resort offers, among which are mountain biking, electric biking and swimming in an outdoor pool, the choice is wide and varied.
The resort becomes a life-size playground and offering a lot of fun and entertaining activities. Try out « The Comet » 4-season toboggan or the Freestyle Airbag; visit the Balneotherapy Spa Centre ; try Segway riding, the Cimgo, paragliding …. the list goes on …there is something for everyone!
4 – THE GUARANTEE OF A SPECIAL FAMILY WELCOMING AND GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY
Summer and winter, Saint-François Longchamp offers accommodation and quality equipment at reasonable prices. To each their own: b&b, self-catering in a mountain lodge, fully equipped apartments, holiday flats, hotels …
Saint François Longchamp is labeled « Famille Plus », a label that guarantees services dedicated to families: reception, activities, day care for children, accommodation and infrastructures. There is also a weekly entertainment program with workshops, themed weeks and à la carte activities.
5 – LIFESTYLE
Located in the heart of the mountains, Saint François Longchamp has a part to play in many aspects of mountain life. In food production, for example, there are its mountain farms, the dairy cooperative and the Beaufort cheese AOC(controlled designation of origin). Discover the museums, with their reflections on ancestral practices. Participate in traditional village festivals which take place throughout summer or just wander along the Baroque walking trails.