Val d’Isere in the French Alps

14 June 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© André Payan-Passeron/cc-by-sa-3.0

© André Payan-Passeron/cc-by-sa-3.0

Val d’Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department in southeastern France. It lies 5 km (3 mi) from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. During the 1992 Winter Olympics, the Face de Bellevarde was the site of the men’s downhill race. Other alpine skiing events held during those games included men’s giant slalom and alpine combined. Val d’Isère regularly hosts World Cup alpine events, usually for the men in early December, and hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009. It is located in the Rhône-Alpes region with good transport links in and out of Lyon, Geneva and Chambéry.   read more…

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