We share with you below our top 3 must-see places to visit during your stay at Chalet Nantailly:
Located on the former hamlet of Roselend, whose chapel St Marie Madeleine was built on the shore of the lake before the dam was impounded. The Roselend dam is a very beautiful site for fishing and hiking. It is the 4th highest dam in France. The Route des Grandes Alpes crosses this magnificent alpine pasture site to reach the Tarentaise (outside the narrow snow-road period).
Opening: From 15/05 to 15/10, every day. Access to Roselend is possible until the Roselend road closes, when the snow arrives. To snowshoe in winter, contact the Beaufort-Sur-Doron tourist office. More information here.
Flora and Natural Environment Trail
Come and discover the secrets of peatlands by walking along our wooden path in search of carnivorous plants and other mysterious species…
At an altitude of 1700 m, the Saisies peat bog is the largest of all the Alps. This relic from the last ice ages has recently been classified as a nature reserve. It shelters rare and protected species, and carnivorous plants…. This small, easy and pleasant trail opens the doors to this fragile and unique ecosystem. Free route or guided tours on registration.
Interactive application for Smartphones that can be downloaded free of charge on the « empreinte des grandes Alpes » app.
Opening: From 15/06 to 13/10. Free route every day, guided tours possible on reservation. More information here.
Cooperative Beaufortain cheese dairy
The exhibition covers all the secrets of Beaufort and its territory through a sensory approach and original tools (smell boxes, models, sound rackets, films…).
The circuit begins in the basement and ends with the mouthfeel of the Beaufort, including the specifications and the manufacturing steps. The visit is free and open to all, but the workshops, the screening of the film « Au pays du Beaufort » and the tasting as well as the visit of the cellars – now guided – are not free.
Opening: From 01/01 to 31/12, every day from 8am to 6pm. Closed from 12pm to 2pm. Extended hours according to the seasons.
Possibility to see the manufacture of Beaufort every day, from 9am to 12pm (except Sundays from November to early December). More information here (in french).
Our recommandations around the chalet
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