The villages offer the charm, soul and congenial atmosphere of traditional Savoyard hamlets. The ideal choice for family holiday in the heart of Paradiski.
Champagny en Vanoise
The mountain village and tourist resort with the "sparkling" name that cultivates its differences. Champagny Resort (alt 1250 m) - The heart of the village and the resort where the shops and principal facilities are gathered. The Champagny le Haut Valley (alt 1450 m) – A superb preserved valley, listed as one of the "natural sites and monuments of France" for the beauty of the landscapes and the preserved architecture of its villages. It is also the gateway to the Vanoise National Park (the oldest national park in France created in 1963) and one of the finest places for cross-country skiing and Nordic activities in the area.
AT 1250 M. You will appreciate the breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc massif as well as the authentic character of this old village. A ski-in-ski-out resort, located at the heart of Paradiski, it offers a dream ski area in a delightful setting. The family resort par excellence. AT 1450 M. You can renew your acquaintance with the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a resort where wood and stone reign supreme. Facing Mont-Blanc, this ski-in-ski-out village resort is a paradise for all age groups. Close to the Vanoise Express, you can get away from it all in the Paradiski ski area while enjoying the resort's family atmosphere.
At the end of the 1960s, when the decline in agricultural and industrial activity was sparing no-one, the population of the small village of Montchavin was rapidly decreasing (only 20 or so people still lived there). In search of an idea to boost his village, the Mayor, Auguste Mudry, undertook a visionary project and turned towards a dynamic and promising niche: winter and summer tourism.
Michel Bezançon and Guy Champ were asked to undertake the renovation of the village. New buildings went up on the outskirts of the centre (on the edge of the slopes ...), the village centre itself was renovated and new shops and restaurants were added. The buildings were built in traditional Savoyard architectural style (chalets made of stone or wood) and did not go higher than 5 floors, creating all the charm of this family-friendly village.
Ten years later the site of Les Coches was developed in its turn. 40 years on, Montchavin-la Plagne is one of the principal resort villages of the La Plagne area and, since 2003, it houses one of the stations of the famous Vanoise Express that offers access to the fabulous Paradiski area.