Discovering the village historical heritage and behind the scenes of the resort
Summer guided tours
Every week, various cultural visits are available through the Tourist Office. Guided tours led by the FACIM organisation (Fondation Action Culturelle Internationale en Montagne) are organised throughout the summer to show visitors around Val d’Isère village and its 17th century buildings, the protected Le Fornet hamlet and the high-altitude flora and fauna on the Col de l’Iseran (2,770m).
For history buffs, the 7 Chapelles trail is broken down with a tour of one chapel per week. The Haute Tarentaise community of communes offers guided tours that retell the story of Val d’Isère’s development through the 20th century.
The Ferme de l’Adroit dairy farm is open to the public and offers comprehensive tours for families and cheese-lovers of all ages. In summer, the herd of thirty dairy cattle, primarily Brunes des Alpes cows, graze the pastures in and around Val d’Isère after spending the winter indoors. Children and their families are free to visit the animals all day long.
The Vanoise National Park introduces visitors to the local fauna and flora, with walks to mountain refuges and along the park’s network of footpaths.
Winter guided tours
Every week, various guided tours are available through the Tourist Office. The Fondation FACIM (Fondation Action Culturelle Internationale en Montagne) and the village’s cultural association take visitors on history tours of Val d’Isère, such as “Once upon a time in Val d’Isère”, a tour of Le Fornet, and an architectural tour of La Daille.
You can also step behind the scenes of the ski area on tours of the snow factory, to learn how artificial snow is made, and can learn about the local wild animals with the Vanoise National Park guides.