5 reasons to stay in Val d'Isère this summer
Covered in snow for a good part of the year, Val d'Isère, a village perched at an altitude of 1,850 meters, offers a completely different landscape in summer. While hiking enthusiasts will love walking in the Vanoise National Park, exploring the wide open spaces and admiring unique flora and fauna, those who are missing winter will be happy to ski on the Pissaillas Glacier with the sun shining.
Staying in Val d'Isère in July and August is excellent. You have a lot of activities and events to keep you busy. Between ancestral festivals and sports, our Chalet Time team gives you 5 reasons to set off to the mountains for your summer holiday...
1 - DIVE INTO THE HEART OF REGIONAL ANCESTRAL TRADITION
In French working culture, the months of July and August are filled with work on the farm and village festivals. Each summer, Val d'Isère revives its traditions and takes you back in time.
• The Fête du Fornet takes place in the second half of July. It is the most traditional of all with its music concert, games and colorful aperitifs.
• The last weekend of July, it's the Vieux Val festival that brings the village to life with its parade of floats, popular ball games, and a market.
2 – ADRENALINE PACKED ACTIVITIES
Thirsty for adrenaline? Meet in the lounge area of the Aquasportif Center to drive an F1 at nearly 300 km / h. A gem of aeronautical technology, this piloting simulator will delight thrill seekers.
Have you always dreamed of becoming an acrobat? Take advantage of your summer stay in Val d'Isère and soar through the trees with fantastic views. Supervised by a qualified instructor, the Acroval treetop adventure gives you wings without making you take any risks.
3 - TRAVEL OFF THE BEATEN TRAILS BY ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR MOTORCYCLE
Every summer since 2015, Val d'Isère has organized an exhibition around electric, hybrid and biofuel vehicles. This event is a unique opportunity to try out the latest innovations in a beautiful setting.
The Col de l'Iseran is one of the most breathtaking and famous mountain passes in Europe. In May, the resort gets to work clearing the snow from the pass to unveil a windy road up and over the mountain. This pass is incredible on a motorbike, the twists and turns are sure to get your heart racing and after an exciting trip you will have crossed the border into Italy!
4 - DISCOVER AN AUTHENTIC AND BAROQUE HERITAGE
The Facim foundation, a local organization, offers several cultural discoveries to visitors of the resort.
You will be provided with a guide who will take you on a walk around the village, telling you all about the local heritage. If you love history then this is for you. The old churches and buildings are sure to be captivating. When you have worked up an apetite the guide will let you try some local regional snacks.
5 – ENJOY A RELAXING DRINK IN THE SUN
In the evening, Val d'Isère is a fantastic place to relax after a day of activities with a drink in hand. The Tourist Office organizes outdoor concerts. Pop folk, rock, French song, blues, jazz are just some of the types of music to be heard in resort. In July and August, most bars and restaurants remain open in Val d'Isère, allowing you to relax and eat out enjoying some of the local cuisine.
If Val D’Isère sounds like the perfect place to spend your summer then let our team find you the best accommodation? Chalet Time will help you organize your stay by offering you apartments for rent in the most beautiful apartments and chalets in the resort.
You will easily find the ideas suggested in our article at:
Val d'Isère Tourist Office
Phone: +33 (0) 4 79 06 06 60
Vanoise National park