Bourg St Maurice (Tarentaise)

Bourg St Maurice (Tarentaise)

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Bourg St Maurice (Tarentaise)

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Bourg St Maurice (Tarentaise) - Reviews

Bourg St Maurice (Tarentaise) - Reviews

Portal to a world of ski possibilities.

Powderhounds Europe
04/10/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Visitor Type
    Mixed Group
  • Visitor Age
    36-50

Portal to a world of ski possibilities.

Powderhounds Europe
04/10/2018
We visited the upper Tarentaise valley in France in mid January 2018. had absolutely zero expectations of Bourg St Maurice but were blown away by the possibilities it provides. 

How many places at the end of a railway line in the mountains have train links direct to cities like London & Paris. Have bus links direct to ski resorts like Tignes & Val d'Isere. Have a funicular that runs directly into a ski resort like Les Arcs. Not many, or even any!

With all this possibility comes the reality of a town that has, despite all the development in the mountains around it, retained its pretty town centre & traditions like shutting down for lunch (ok - that's a pro or con depending on your perspective). Point is, it is still an authentic French town, full of authentic French people living authentic French lives amongst some of the largest fanciful ski resorts in the world. Commendable or belligerent - you be the judge. 

Whilst accommodation in the town is limited, utilising Bourg St Maurice as a base to ski the upper Tarentaise valley makes sense. Failing that, if you have a car head up to the resort village at Sainte Foy and use it as a base.

Aahh the possibilities. Turn it into reality before your knees & your will to travel give way.