Val Thorens tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer season than many ski resorts in the Alps

Val Thorens is situated in the Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Val Thorens. For detailed visitor information see the Val Thorens travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Val Thorens in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Meribel at 15 km and Vanoise National Park at 20 km.

Val Thorens, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Ski resort at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular with summer mountain...

See Courchevel guide


Ski resort at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely popular and has...

See Meribel guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 20 km (direction east)

The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park ensure its year around popularity...

See Vanoise National Park guide


Ski resort at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the ski resort...

See Valmorel guide


at 31 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to explore the scenic Vallée...

See Nevache guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

The ski resort of Tignes is made up of several smaller, interconnected villges...

See Tignes guide
Les Arcs

Les Arcs

Ski resort at 35 km (direction north-east)

Centred around Bourg-Saint-Maurice and within the Paradiski ski region, the Les Arcs ski ae...

See Les Arcs guide
Val d\'Isere

Val d'Isere

Ski resort at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

Home to the Alpine Ski World Cup and part of the Espace Killy ski...

See Val d'Isere guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also...

See La Grave guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 36 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around Briancon and incorporating many resorts...

See Serre Chevalier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east)

At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of France', you can discover a...

See Bonneval-sur-Arc guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on the hill...

See Albertville guide


Ski resort at 45 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications, and also...

See Briancon guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic National Park in the...

See Ecrins National Park guide

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Markets in and near Val Thorens

  • Brides-les-Bains: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Aiguebelle: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Tignes: market Thursday all day & Sunday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Tignes: market Sunday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (35km)
  • Val d'Isere: market Monday all day (36km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice: market Saturday (38km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Val Thorens, France

What to do at Val Thorens? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Val Thorens.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (18km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Aiguilles d'Arves (27km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (30km)
  • Col de l'Iseran (38km)
  • La Meije (39km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Val Thorens is in the east of France at 60 kilometres from Chambery, the department capital (general information: Val Thorens is 509 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Val Thorens

Canton: Moûtiers

Arrondissement: Albertville

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: na

Distance to Val Thorens

from Chambery (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 509 km

from Calais: 719 km

from Nice: 186 km

from Bordeaux: 564 km

from Strasbourg: 376 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Val Thorens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Val Thorens