These are our top 3 things to see and do during your stay at Chalet Nantailly:
This lake is located in the now submerged hamlet of Roselend. The chapel St Marie Madeleine stood at the shore of the lake before the dam was built. The Roselend dam is a stunning area for fishing and hiking. It is the 4th highest dam in France. The Route des Grandes Alpes crosses this magnificent alpine pasture site to reach the Tarentaise. Thsi road is closed for safety reasons during the winter season.
Access: From 15/05 to 15/10, every day. Access to Roselend is possible until the Roselend road is closed for winter following the first fall of snow. To snowshoe in winter, contact the Beaufort-Sur-Doron tourist office. More information here.
Flora and Natural Environment Trail
Come and discover the secrets of peatlands by walking along our wooden path in search of carnivorous plants and other mysterious species…
At an altitude of 1700 m, the Saisies peat bog is the largest of all the Alps. This relic from the last ice age has recently been classified as a nature reserve. It shelters rare and protected species, including carnivorous plants…. This easily accessible and pleasant trail opens the doors to this fragile and unique ecosystem. Free route or guided tours on registration.
Interactive application for Smartphones that can be downloaded free of charge on the « empreinte des grandes Alpes » app.
Access: From 15/06 to 13/10. Free access every day, guided tours possible on reservation. More information here.
Beaufortain dairy cooperative
The exhibition reveals all the secrets of Beaufort cheese and its territory through a multi-sensory approach (smell boxes, models, sound rackets, films…).
The circuit begins in the basement and ends with the mouthfeel of the Beaufort. All of the demanding criteria and manufacturing steps are laid bare. The visit is free and open to all. However the guided visit which includes a tour of the workshops and cellars, the film « Au pays du Beaufort » as well as the cheese tasting require payment..
Access: From 01/01 to 31/12, every day from 8am to 6pm. Closed from 12pm to 2pm. Extended hours according to seasonal demand.
Possibility to see the creation of Beaufort cheese every day, from 9am to 12pm (except Sundays from November to early December). More information here (in french).
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