City of Finish line
SAINT FRANÇOIS LONGCHAMP
SAINT-FRANCOIS-LONGCHAMP (544 inhabitants), welcomes you in summer and winter for friendly holidays around the Col de la Madeleine.
Winter, The Grand Domaine allows you to ski to Valmorel. Ski between Maurienne and Tarentaise with the Mont-Blanc in the background to the North, Oisans and Belledonne to the South.
Summer, enjoy our mountains on foot or by mountain bike. Whilst on a walking trail enjoy the unique experience of finding yourself face to face with a marmot, and breathe in the soft perfume of our pastures, taste our produce and refresh yourself in the cristal waters of our torrents. Relax and enjoy our magic landscapes and admire our architectural heritage. Just enjoy our mountains together as a family or with friends!
Relaxing holidays, sports, food-tasting, discovery, choose from the list in Saint-François Longchamp who will be able to satisfy you every desire and will provide you with unforgettable memories. The mountains have so much to offer, so don’t delay…
2 holiday centres,
2 holiday villages,
8 tourism residences,
2 letting agents,
2 estate agents,
Numerous apartments to let privately (list from Office de Tourisme).
Chapel – Chapelle Notre-Dame de Beaurevers in Montaimont, church Saint-Théodule in Montgellafrey or the many chapels in the surrounding hamlets that serve as a reminder of the extent to which baroque art is a part of the local heritage. Visits and conferences are organised during the summer season.
THINGS TO SEE:
When you arrive in St-François Longchamp 1450m, you will be able to glimpse the Cheminées des Fées. Their formation is due to geological erosion. When it rains the large stone on top of the column protects the chimney part. The rainwater then erodes the base of the column and forms these incredible sculptures that Mother nature has given us. They are sometimes referred to as les « demoiselles coiffées ».
Four seasons sledge open everyday during summer and winter.
Alpine skiing – Le Grand Domaine – 165km slopes of all levels linked with Valmorel.
Cross-country skiing – Zone Nordique du Grand Coin – 40km of tracks above the village of Montaimont.
Ski schoool – Ecole de Ski Français – group lessons, private lessons, all disciplines, children aged from 3.
Not forgetting… snowshoe trails, nordic walking, dog-sledding, paragliding, well-being (massages and relaxation).
Walking, mountain biking, electric bike, pump track, 4×4 off-road, nordic walking, via ferrata, rock-climbing, open-air swimming pool, tennis, mini-golf, impact golf, archery, parcours aventure, canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed, paintball, paragliding, well-being (massage and relaxation), fishing, cycling…
Chairlifts open Tuesdays and Wednesdays for easy ascension and gentle descent… The Grand Domaine in green.
Not forgetting, balneotherapy, bowling alley, , cinema, museums (in the valley), weekly entertainments programme whatever the season…
Children are welcome in summer and in winter at the Maison des Enfants from 3 months old to 12 years old. 3 clubs (lutins 3 months– 3 yrs, Marmottons 4-6 yrs, Cabris 7-12 yrs) for activity packed holidays and new friendships.