The Vanoise National Park, inaugurated in 1963, was the first National Park to be created in France and, as such, is symbolic of the movement to conserve and protect the mountain areas of the country. With its 600 kms of designated, marked trails, the Park provides a vast choice of walking and hiking routes.
Anyone taking the time to explore and observe will be rewarded by a huge range of flora and fauna (ibex, chamois, marmots, bearbed vultures, golden eagles, arctic hare, alpine columbines, blue thistles, edelweiss...)
Stunningly beautiful vistas are both commonplace and easy to reach!
The Park also has many mountain huts / refuges where visitors can obtain refreshment and / or accommodation.