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Val Disere is a modern ski resort, one of the best ones in France. The system of sky slopes here is named Espace Killy in order to honor the Olympics champion Jean-Claude Killy.

Not far away from the resort zone are located two villages – Fornet and Daille. Both villages may be interesting to tourists. Daille is a modern town with tall buildings, life that doesn’t stop even at night and trading centers and restaurants. Several upscale hotels popular among wealthy guests of the resort are also located here. Fornet, on the contrary, is a secluded and silent settlement. The quality of service in Fornet is also premium despite a serious difference in rates comparing Daille. Both villages and the ski zone are connected through a chain of ski lifts, so there’s no difficulty in getting from one part of the resort to another. If you decide to buy a special pass for the time of your rest in Val Disere, you can use the lift for free.
Val d'Isère offers a decent selection of hotels for those who don't save on accommodation and prefer the most prestigious rooms. On one of the lively central streets of the resort, you can … Open
When it comes to describing the characteristics of ski routes, the difference in height estimates 1850-3500 meters. Sportsmen can take advantage of 9 modern stadiums, a route for speed descent, a route for snowboards, and a zone for beginners. In Val Disere either professionals or beginners, who try skiing for the first time, can find a route according to their skill level. Many tourists prefer to visit Val Disere with all family members. Small visitors will get entertained in 2 snow parks with numerous merry attractions, slides and skating-rinks.
Despite great conditions for skiing on the territory of the resort are opened over 40 restaurants, a brand new modern sports complex equipped with gym, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a fitness center and a sauna. Val Diser is not only an ideal resort for active rest, but also a place of conducting various skiing competitions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Some hotels of the resort are created specifically for romantic holidays, and an amazing atmosphere reigns in Hotel Tsanteleina. Wonderful rooms with a beautiful natural-wood finish and an … Open
Val D’Ieser is a small resort, which will be interesting for excursion lovers to take a walk. Interesting historical monuments can be seen here at every step. In the heart of the city, you can see a beautiful old church. It was built in the 17th century and is a vivid example of the Baroque style. For hundreds of years of the existence of this church, it was possible to preserve many original elements of decoration. Many religious artifacts are kept within the walls of the church, including a very beautiful ancient iconostasis.
In one of the most beautiful historic buildings is the History Museum. Its collection is relatively small, so a tour of the museum will not be tedious. It can be visited even with children. The main part of the museum is devoted to the history of the development of the resort. It presents an interesting collection of old photographs and historical documents, as well as samples of sports equipment that ski lovers enjoyed decades ago.
The city with the beautiful name of Val d'Isere attracts travelers with its proximity to the most important natural landmark of France - the Alps. Local people themselves can be compared to … Open
The ideal place for a family holiday would be a local farm, where guests are always welcome. The farm is especially popular among holidaymakers with children. It can be visited at any time of the year. Guests of the farm can get acquainted with very nice pets, as well as learn how to take care of them. During the warm season visitors are invited to see how vegetables and spices are grown on a farm.
Val disere The resort has a very interesting Crafts Center, a visit to which should also be included in the excursion program. It introduces visitors to the most interesting handicraft traditions of the region, and regularly hosts master classes, including educational events for children. Many travelers visit the craft center like a museum, to admire interesting handicrafts and to purchase unique handmade souvenirs.
Val d'Isere is a popular ski resort, which provides its visitors with various entertainments for every taste. Walks in snow-covered forests, rest in luxury restaurants and clubs, merry … Open
Lovers of sweet will find suitable attractions at the resort. They should definitely look into the Maison of Chevolleau. This is the name of the historic confectionery, which was opened in 1965. Since the opening day, it pleases the residents of the city and its guests with luxurious pastries, prepared according to author's recipes chocolate and traditional cookies with meringue. In this pastry shop, training courses are regularly held, which anyone can register for. Many resort guests visit this store to buy sets of sweets for loved ones.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Val d Isere
♥   Castle 'Introd Castle' Introd, 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arvier Castle' Arvier, 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Châtel-Argent' Villeneuve, 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarriod de la Tour Castle' Saint-Pierre, 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint-Pierre Castle' Saint-Pierre, 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Val d Isere
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 71.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 80.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 92 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Jura' , 129.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Val d Isere from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

La Grave Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The entertainment infrastructure of the resort is not so well developed. In La Grave, there are no nightclubs or restaurants open until the late night. The local conditions for the sports entertainment are simply excellent. La Grave will please the mountaineers and even the divers who can enjoy the ice diving on Lake Besson. The health resort is also interesting from a historical point of view. Some of its alleyways have retained the unchanging appearance for several years. … Read further

Savoy Residences in Turin

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Castello del Valentino resembles a fabulous castle, that’s why it is the most romantic. As the previous, the palace was built as a defence and at the end of the 19th century, it was under the threat of full destroy. The in-time reconstruction has saved this historical building and today the inner yard turned into an interesting botanic garden. The Palace of Venaria is an important part of the complex. It is surrounded by a splendid garden with old fountains and sculptures. … Read further
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