Historic heart of Valmeinier, the village housed at an altitude of 1500m has retained its charm with period houses. Take pleasure in walking through the picturesque little streets, both under the rays of the sun and under the snowflakes.
A preserved heritage
Whether from the ski slopes or by road, take the time to come and discover the authenticity of the village of Valmeinier. Consisting mainly of terraced houses nested one inside the other, the streets can be narrow. Stroll between these typical houses built with stones from the valley and with very thick walls.
Push the walk to the Notre Dame de l'Assomption church to discover the significant part of the Christian religion in the history of Valmeinier. Located next to the town hall, you cannot miss it with its imposing bell tower. For the curious, learn more about the turbulent past of this church by clicking on the link below.
The charm of Valmeinier is due in particular to the desire of local elected officials to integrate the buildings as well as possible into the environment during the development of the tourist resort. Priority was given to low buildings with staggered roofs and the use of stone, wood and even lauzes as materials.
La Gwape micro-brewery
During your visit to Valmeinier Villages, one of the essentials is also to visit the micro-brewery The Gwape. Chloé and Adrien passionately craft beers brewed at an altitude of 1500 meters. A 100% artisanal production within the Gwape, which means in Savoyard patois “someone who likes to drink”.
The couple offers 4 variations of beers made with Valmeinier spring water: a blonde, a white, an amber and an Indian Pale Ale as well as a seasonal beer. Curious to know the manufacturing process? The micro-brewery organizes guided tours of the laboratory before rewarding the curious with a refreshing tasting!
Notice to climbing enthusiasts, come and face our outdoor climbing wall. With free access, novices can also try to overcome it with the support of our guides. From the age of 4, our guides will be able to share their experience and knowledge with you in order to enjoy every unforgettable moment in Valmeinier.
If you would like more information, do not hesitate to visit us at the tourist information office in 1500. Based in the heart of the village near the Proxi mini-market and the Le Brezain restaurant, you will inevitably come across it. Open in the winter and summer season, our stay advisers will be happy to answer your questions.