Valloire is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region in south-eastern France.
During winter, Valloire has two main skiing areas which can be accessed by lifts from the village. They are the Sétaz and the Crey du Quart. From the Crey du Quart you can ski across to Valmeinier which is included in the ski pass. The Crey du Quart also houses a large snowpark which is designed to offer something to people of all skill levels. In the Arva Parc on the Sétaz one can learn how to rescue avalanche victims. The French Foreign Legion has a mountain outpost at Valloire Les Verneys and teaches beginner legionnaires on the slopes. Jaime Salazar dedicated a chapter in his 2005 Foreign Legion memoir ‘Legion of the Lost’ to the severe mountain course in Valloire.
It is a traditional village known for its après-ski and restaurants. The resort includes two ski schools École du Ski Français, which is the largest ski school company in France and “Ecole du Ski Internationale”.
Valloire is known as an art resort. Since 1984, it has been organizing the International Competition of Ice Sculptures and Snow Sculptures around January 18th each year. The resort located at the foot of the mythical Col du Galibier is also an essential part of the Tour de France: stage town on 3 occasions (1972, 1975 and 2019) and arrival in 2011 at the top of the Col du Galibier;
Standing under the watchful eye of the Grand Galibier, enjoy the exceptional location of our hotel with its high level of comfort, perfect for discovering the wonders of the Savoie region. Founded in 1890, the hotel has played a role in the history of Valloire, a charming village resort that has kept its soul. In summer, relax and enjoy the fine weather by the swimming pool or enjoy some recovery time in the sauna.