Vanoise


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Vanoise

 

a mountain massif in the Alps of Savoie, France; situated between the valleys of the Arc River on the south and the Isère on the north. Altitude, up to 3,861 m (Pointe de la Grande Casse). Vanoise is composed of crystalline Paleozoic rock, mesozoic schist, and limestone. It is characterized by alpine relief and has small glaciers, coniferous mountain forests, and meadows. In 1963 a national park was formed in Vanoise.

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On the opposite side of Les Arcs is La Plagne, linked by the Vanoise Express cable car.
Less than 5 km from the border of Italy, and on the border of the Vanoise National Park, Val d'Isere is for the most part now a traditional-looking alpine village, nestled between the famously steep sides of the Isere Valley.
Must sees for free Explore Vanoise National Park, a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna, created in 1963.
Shoot to thrill Bessans, in France's Haute Maurienne Vanoise (www.haute-maurienne-vanoise.com), has a purpose-built biathlon stadium.
We also had a go on the Vanoise Express, the biggest cable car in Europe.
Elsewhere in the Vanoise National Park, Ray meets local park ranger Alex, who takes him up to see some ibex (a type of wild goat), which are busy jousting and hopping down sheer cliff faces.
Elsewhere in the Vanoise National Park, Ray meets park ranger Alex, who takes him up to see some ibex (a type of wild goat) which are busy hopping up and down sheer cliff faces.
Wild France with Ray Mears The bushcraft expert, left, is at the Vanoise National Park in the high Alps where he meets Audrey and helps move her goats to summer pastures.
In France, two members of a skiing tour died in an avalanche Sunday on Dent Parrachee in the Vanoise massif range.
It is a year-round resort located at an altitude of 1,600 metres and has taken off in recent years following the opening of the Vanoise Express, the world's longest single span double-decker cable car linking the village with Les Arcs and La Plagne to create the Paradiski area.
Les massifs les plus exposes sont ceux des Bauges, du Mont-Blanc, du Beaufortin, de la Vanoise, de la Maurienne, de la Haute Tarentaise, de la Chartreuse et de la Belledonne, selon Meteo France.