Summer activities

Discover the village and its surroundings

- 200km of mountain bike trails (from the self-catering apartment, map on sale in the tourist offices)

- Rock climbing at the well-known "Rocher des Amoureux" (5 minutes on foot).
 Le rocher des Amoureux (73500 La Norma) is a rock-climbing site for
sport lovers where people of all levels can climb.

Altitude: 1170 m
Number of relief ways
: 100
Height of rock: 15 - 50 m
Difficulty/note:
3a - 8a
Quality of rock:
Limestone
Aspect: All
Topo / cards: 3534 OT


- fishing (10-15 minutes on foot)

- hiking trails and more recently
- Via Ferrata and adventure park (a few minutes away by car)
-
Paragliding (the host of this self-catering apartment is an enthusiast and can fly a two-seater, please ask for more information on arrival)
Sourire
- Modane swimming pool 2.5 km away
- la “maison penchée” 4 km away (original and free of charge)
- La Norma’s water-sports centre 5km away.

Hiking

Allow yourself to be swept away by the beauty of your surroundings while hiking on the trails on the outskirts of the village:
-
The St Benoît waterfall, The Esseillon fortresses, The Devil’s Bridge, etc... All of which are accessible on foot from the self-catering apartment.

- The Chatalamia and its ibex
- Amodon, l'Orgère (The Vanoise National Park – natural reserve) where you can have a snack or enjoy a typical Savoyard meal at the Orgere
refuge or the 'Aiguille d'Oran refuge, come and see the marmots


- We recommend the Orgère nature trail:

Points of interest: itinerary marked by information tables
Estimated time to get there: 2h 00 and back: It’s in a circle.
Vertical drop: 127m
Difficulty: None, trail accessible to everyone!
The Orgère nature trail was developed close to the Orgère entrance to the park

Take the trail marked "pente douce" which can be found 100 metres from the Orgère entrance to the park. The trail winds down close to the Notre Dame Des Neiges chapel. Follow it for approximately 5 minutes towards the North, then turn South after the small bridge. At the intersection with the GR5, close to some beautifully restored chalets; you will find a sign indicating the beginning of the nature trail.

The trail climbs gently and is surrounded by an old forest of Larch and Pine. Some of these trees are hundreds of years old and a 400 year old Larch root can be seen at the edge of the trail. Along the length of the trail you will find nine boards with information on your surroundings, the geology of the valley, le pic noir, the names of flowers, how to identify different conifers, the red ant... The undergrowth is essentially composed of rhododendrons, "bear grapes" and bilberries. Without leaving the trail you can observe a large variety of flowers, gentians, anemones, renoncules...
If you are
an early-riser, quiet and patient you will spot birds, squirrels, chamois and at the end of the trail, in June, female ibex and their young, through binoculars at the Aiguille Doran.
The nature trail ends at table 10. At the next intersection, ignore the trail on your right which climbs to the Masse mountain pass (Col de la Masse) and take the trail on your left. It crosses the river at the bottom of the valley and joins the trail which leads to the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. We readily recommend you stop for a delicious snack at the Orgère
refuge after this hike.

- hallage de l'arc trail(the river not far from the self-catering cottage where fishing is possible)
-
Sardières monolith

Supermarkets, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are less than 10 minutes away by car and Italy is only 20 min away through the Fréjus tunnel.(Round trip:39€) or 45 minutes away by the Mont Cenis mountain pass (closed in winter). 

 

Culture and heritage

Le Bourget is close to numerous cultural Baroque art sites.
The village boasts a religious heritage, the St Pierre's church which is classified, the jewel of baroque art and a roman chapel at the hamlet of Amodon as well as other various chapels in the mountains.

You can see the forts de l'Esseillon from the self-catering apartment (guided visits are possible) at the Centre d'interprétation du patrimoine fortifié de la Redoute Marie-Thérèse.
The St Gobain fortress (on the road from Le Bourget 2 km, entrance fee)
The Muséobar museum in Modane
Aussois boasts other cultural treasures like the Lozes Archeological Park, the Marie Christine fortress, l'Arche d'Oe museum which traces the life of the villagers through the ages, as well as their chapels.

Discover also arts and crafts at Avrieux (2km away) at the Verrerie d'Art (glass-blower) and the pottery workshop.

 

Sporting activities (5km from La Norma):

·        Horse-riding

·        Tennis

·       

Au coeur du massif de La Vanoise, en Savoie, Alpes, France à une poignée de minutes de La Norma, Aussois et Val thorens (accès par télécabine d'Orelle), vous trouverez l'endroit idéal pour des vacances réussies, en plein soleil dans un gîte 3 épis calme, très confortablement aménagé pour 4 personnes + 1 autre gîte 4 personnes. Ambiance chalet à un prix très attractif. Gîte à Villarodin/Bourget en Haute-Maurienne à la montagne.