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What to do in July and August in Val d'Isère ?

When the mountains shed their beautiful white winter coat, they leave a completely different atmosphere between lakes, greenery and summits… a corner of paradise for sportsmen who wish to walk in the mountains but also for all those who wish to get some fresh air and be far from the noise of the big cities and its stress.

Vibrate all summer long

Summer in Val d’Isere is punctuated by many events and offers a multitude of activities. Here is a list of them:

  • Did you know that 50% of the commune of Val d’Isère is part of the Vanoise National Park? During your walks or bike rides, you will be able to come across incredible fauna and flora such as bearded vultures, eagles, ibexes, chamois or marmots!”
  • Take advantage of the lac de l’Ouillette accessible directly by the Solaise gondola lift to offer you an out of the ordinary panorama. At your choice, you can either fish for trout or relax on one of the deckchairs of the restaurant.
  • Cross the many hiking trails that this territory offers, in total more than fifteen marked routes are proposed to you, enough to find the one that will best suit you according to the time and the difficulty you want.
  • If you are more soccer, trampoline, mini-golf or swimming pool and massage, turn to the side of sports parks of the center, Manchet and Daille, as well as the Aquasportive Center.

Highlights of the summer

The High Trail Vanoise From 07 to 09/07/23

From July 7 to 9, 2023 get ready for Europe’s Highest Trail!!

Challenge yourself and cross the most beautiful panoramas of Haute Tarentaise and Maurienne by participating in one of the 7 races of this unique trail in France organized in Val d’Isere. You like sporting challenges and want to walk or run for a good cause? The Odyssea trail and walk is for you! As for the most daring and those who wish to go beyond their limits, head for the High Trail Vanoise of 72km with its 4,820 meters of difference in altitude! A beautiful human and friendly sporting event that gathers every year all mountain lovers for a weekend.

Environment Day 18/07/23

You are sensitive to environmental projects and like to participate in various actions to protect our beautiful planet?

See you on July 18, 2023 for a day dedicated to cleaning our mountains. Each year, more than 700kilos of waste are collected on the Solaise massif, the Daille and Fornet sectors, the Iseran pass and the Manchet valley with the help of over 180 volunteers. And if this year you join this beautiful cause? At noon a concert meal is offered to you, the opportunity to exchange, relax and become aware thanks to the exhibitors and various workshops set up.

The Old Valley Festival 29 and 30/07/23

Head to the village of Val d’Isère the weekend of July 29 and 30, 2023 to celebrate the traditional Old Val Festival! Children’s fair, fireworks, garage sale, Savoyard meal, parade of floats… the whole village meets to share a friendly and festive moment. Every year, the Pics à Bouic association allows the inhabitants of Val d’Isère to express their true sense of community and organizes this unique festival that transports us back in time.

Fête du Vieux Val à Val d'Isère - Best of 2017
Fête du Vieux Val à Val d'Isère - Best of 2017
Fête du vieux Val - Best of 2017

The Savoyard Fair 05 and 06/08/23

On August 5 and 6, 2023 for its 18th edition, find this great fair typically regional and spend a most convivial moment in a warm and festive atmosphere. On the program, discover more than 100 exhibitors and craftsmen from the four corners of Savoie and Piedmont who will present their know-how and their passions. The Avaline Fair is also numerous animations for children, concerts of all kinds, Savoyard folklore and antique dealers. During these two days, the village of Val d’Isère is transformed and transports you out of time. In the past in Savoie, fairs were fundamental to allow the exchange of products between Italians and Tarentais. The Avaline Fair revives this tradition and invites you to discover the very renowned products of our close neighbors.

We take the opportunity to fill up on good local products, we allow ourselves a little break at the wine stand for a tasting and we let ourselves be surprised by all the stories of the sculptors who share their passion with us. From jewelry, to books, to essential oils, to decoration and accessories, go from stall to stall and fall for this beautiful handmade porcelain vase!

The Fornet party 16/08/23

The Fornet Festival delights young and old every year and offers entertainment for families in a beautiful setting, the hamlet of Fornet. This unique festival honors the traditional evening gatherings that were held in the past between neighbors during the long winter evenings. More than 80 years later, this tradition continues and has been transformed into a beautiful moment of exchange and sharing between the inhabitants and the visitors. We then take the opportunity to listen to Juliette Bonnevie, born here in Fornet, who still tells us the stories of yesteryear.

See you on August 16, 2023 from 3pm in this small hamlet in the direction of the Iseran pass to celebrate with its inhabitants, wooden games of yesteryear, face painting workshop, shows and children’s entertainment, concerts and Savoyard aperitif await you!

Val d'Isère embarks you in its art of living

❄️ Winter season: December 2nd, 2023 to May 5th, 2024 ☀️Summer season: June 29th to September 1st, 2024
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