La Norma, the practical side
Relaxed atmosphere, leisure time, La Norma is a cosy resort that seduces all sports-lovers, where people are able to lounge, to participate in all sorts of entertainment in the street; where children run around and play to their heart's content while their parents relax and enjoy.
La Norma has a magnificent view of the Vanoise Massif and the high valley of the Arc river and breathes in the open air.
All the wooden buildings surround the fields, so there is no need to take your car.
There is a big playground, a fishing pond and a water leisure base.
The strong side of La Norma :
La Norma is one of the closest ski resorts from a motorway exit = easy acces. Free covered parking lot at the entrance of the resort.
La Norma is a small pedestrian, carless resort with wooded buildings and a central shopping area. La Norma is situated at 1350 m on a tree-covered plateau. Nearby the Vanoise National Park (at 30 mn by car)
. Water leisure base: a nice little lake with a sledge, wooden and grass area
. Children are our priority :
La Norma welcomes them from 18 months until 17 years old.
Summer unfolds within a friendly, warm atmosphere and offers entertainment and activities for the whole family. Certain beautiful spots within the surrounding areas deserve to be visited : conserved natural sites, local heritage, breathtaking views, the Iseran, Mont Cenis and Galibier Mountain passes, the Vanoise National Park, the Esseillon, Sapey and St Gobin fortress, the Baroque churches, the St Benoît waterfall, the Devil's Bridge situated at 112 meters above the Arc river, typical alpine villages dotted along the mountainside...
If you are a hiking fanatic or simply a leisurely walker you'll find several, marked footpaths beginning in the resort. Walks are also organised along the periphery of the Vanoise National Park. Many rides in strollers are possible in the resort and on some hiking trails (fishing pond, departure of the path "le chemin du petit bonheur"...).
To ensure that you get the most out of your stay in the mountains, we have a never ending list of activities to entertain you, such as hiking, rock climbing, via ferrata, zip-lining, canyoning, rafting, mountain biking . Sports tournaments, films and slide shows on the surrounding area and mountains, morning warm-up exercises, displays, evening around the fireplace, cinema... There's something for every one!
Summer activities and outdoor leissure in La Norma, your summer holidays in de mountains
Outdoor and leisure at La Norma
The pass cosy
Enjoy the cultural richness of the different mountain activities and pleasures... This pass gives you access to:
- free acces to the aquatic leisure base,
- cable car (mountain bike and pedestrian)
- tennis court (1 hour per week)
- 2 ice skating entrance per week (without ice skates)
- 1 bowling entrance per week (without shoes)
- free acces to the cable car of Valfréjus: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am. to 12:30 pm and
from 1:30 pm to 4 pm
- free acces to the chairlift of d'Aussois: from Sunday to Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am and
from 2 pm to 5 pm
- 10€ for the entrance at the acro parc of Termignon (tree climbing)
- 50 % on the entrance for the ludoparc
- 2 € discount on horseriding and 1 € discount on the poney's
- single price of 10€ for 2 hours inition climbing
- 10% discount for the entrance of the parc du diable (tree climbing)
- 5€ instead of 8€ for the yodel in Valfréjus
- mini golf Aussois 18 holes 3€ instead of 4€
- visite the brewery des Sources de la Vanoise in le Bourget fo visite de la Brasserie des Sources de la Vanoise au Bourget 2€ instead of 3€.
- acces to the swimmingpool of Modane 2€ instead of 3.20€
- children with a adult who has a pass cosy will have a free entrance in the Alu museum of Saint Michel de Maurienne
- visit of the Museobar in Modane 3€ instead of 4.50€ adult and 2€ instead of 3€ for junior (7 to 18 years)
- acces to the museum Félicien in Argentine 3.20€ instead of 4.30€ for an adult. Free for -18 years
- dicount on the visit of the fort La Redoute Marie Thérèse in Avrieux: single price of 1.50€ instead of 3.50€ adult and 2.50€ child
- visit l'Arche d'Oé in Aussois: 1.10€ instead of 2.80€ for a child and 2.90€ instead of 3.90€ for an adult
You can buy this pass at the Tourist Office Maison de la Norma or online with a discount of 5% at least 3 days before your arrival.
Benefit also of reduction with diferent partners in the Maurienne valley.
Free for children born in 2009 and after
Open from Monday to Friday: 9.30 am -12.30 am and 2 pm to 4.30 pm
Higher and higher in the cable cars… the easiest way up the mountain in order to come down by foot or mountain bike…or simply enjoy the outstanding view of the massifs or eat in an altitude restaurant.
10 ascents (nameless)
Free for children born in 2009 and after and for the one which purchassed the pass cosy
Horse back riding
The La Norma "ranch" organizes guided outings by horse or pony and carriage hire.
New: carriage ride up to 3 children. The carriage is pulled by a pony (see prices below rental hitch)
Tariffs Horse riding 2013
Tariffs Poney's 2013
Family card (2 parents + 2 child)
Training on Tuesday and Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm
With the pass cosy on all horse riding possibilities
- 2 €
With the pass cosy on all the poney possibilities
- 1 €
carriage ride1 hourby on appointment
4 tennis courts (of which one synthetic) are located near the heart of the resort at the disposal of both beginners and those hoping to improve their game in order to play in the weekly friendly tennis tournament. Reservations are necessary at la Maison de La Norma. 1h included in the pass cosy
5 hours subscription
1 hour free per week with your pass cosy
New "Ludoparc La Norma"
The trampolines and air castles offer children the opportunity to jump, somersault and pirouette in complete safety and under supervision. (beside tennis court)
1/2 day (morning or afternoon)
with the cosy pass
216m² beside tennis court. Open every day from 3.30pm to 7pm and from 10.30am to noon from Monday to Friday. Groups price is possible.
Entrance + blades
10 entrances (nameless)
1 entrance free per week with your pass cosy
Open every day from 10am to 02am, 2 traks with game room at the Babbalous' pub, center village
1 adulte game
6.80 € + 1.70 € (shoes)
1 child game
5 €+ 1.70 € (shoes)
One game offered per week with your pass cosy
Cyclo-tourism and mountain bike
Cyclo-tourism in the Maurienne valley: La Norma is well located between 3 big alpine passes: le Mont-Cenis, l'Iseran and le Galibier. Take advantage of a nice scenery... La Maurienne the world's largest cycling area.
VTT : La Norma's mountain bike circuits belong to the Esseillon mountain bike national centre. Pedal at your own rate in the mountain bike spirit along the 200 km of marked paths and tracks of different levels.
You can also take the gondola with your bike, admire the breathtaking view and ride down (4 possibilities) from a height of 2000m. You can rent your bike in the resort's shop. Outings with qualified guides are organised during the week.
A map is also available at the tourist office.
Pratice park "les marmottons"
The weeks' theme this summer
** THE VILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT**
Concerts, astronomy evenings, legend ans tells, street bands, folkloric groups, table tennis tournament, soccer, Tennis, Badminton,Volley ball, bowls Game, Sumo, water polo… Baseball, Ultimated, Street-Hockey meeting, karaoke, dancing evenings …
Activities throughout the week:
Horseback riding, Trampolining, Bathing, Tennis…
Iinscriptions at La Maison de La Norma.
Each week, there is a different theme to please every one !
Cinéma «Le Grand Air»
Film in French and somtimes in V.O.
TIMO THE MASCOTTE
Imagine a giant toy walking free in the resort, hugging tourists and posing for photos...
He does'nt miss a chance to show the tip of his nose! If you are at La Norma, you're sure to catch a glimpse of him.
The weeks' theme (most access are free)
From 8th to 12th of July: Nature week
Normaoffersfor this weekdifferent natureactivitiesand animation:
.workshops for families...
The 13th of July: "Party on at La Norma "The Nation Day"
At 3 pm :karting, sumochallenges,traditional woodengamesin the streets ofLa Normain a musicaladmos atmosphere, picnicandpopular danceandfireworks at10 pm.
From 15th to 19th of July: Circus week
Under the leadership ofMr.LOYAL,you are invited throughoutthe week:
From 22nd to 26th of July: kites' week
game (glider, olienne,
space ship, spirale)
Make your own kyte
From 29th of July to 2nd of August: Cabaret week
Workshops, shows and cabaret evenings meal.
The Music Hall through the ages, beyond the fashion... Always aesthetic, often humorous, poetic and sometimes satirical. The artists offer a challenging and creative entertainment subtly mirror their times. The Music-Hall distract the sacred and serious fun or surprising. Let yourself get in the show "Nos problems"
From 5th to the 9th of August: Country week
Take your cowboys hats and Santiago boots! live at the far west rhythm with typical dances
mechanical bull entertainment ; Country Concerts ; Country dance Training course for children and adult ; Initiation with the lasso, whip ; Demonstration of the trade of shoeing marshal and Indian make-up initiation ; Indian Tales under tipis ; Search for animals tracks with Indians ; Western decoration ; equestrian show ; dance show ; giant Barbecue ; Western show
From 12th to 16th of August: medieval week
New! Firstweek ofmedieval in La Norma(differentactivities are proposed).
From 19th to 23rd of August: Gulli week
Gulli is the 1st free child TV chain of France. Come and chare games games with other children.
From 26th to 30st of August: astonomy week
La Norma in the stars. Various workshop are waitting for you : sundial, celeste watch, powder and water skyrocket… observation and introduction to the solar system. The astronomy history, the origine of the constellations, visit of our galaxy, life and death of a star... Do not miss the 3D planetarium.
- bowling 2 tracks open every day
- an ecological ice skating: the pleasure of sliding in summer. 216m². Open every day from 10 am to 12 am and from 3 pm to 8.30 pm
Mountain and adventure activities in La Norma , for your summer holidays in thet mountains
Mountain activities and adventure
Enjoy many walking trails at La Norma and its surroundings where you can enjoy the preserved fauna and flora (Map available for free at La Norma La Maison de La Norma). Discover the beauty of the Orgère valley (a door of the Vanoise National Park), accessible to all...
The La Norma mountain guide office suggests you for summer 2012:
- Explore the paths and conquer the wide open spaces of the "Parc National de la Vanoise". Come close to the magnificent flora and fauna in its natural environment. The guides from La Norma organise trips each week to the mountain peaks, as high as 3000 m to see mountain antelopes and marmots or to profit from numerous mountaineering itineraries of all levels.
1 day adult
1 day child
1/2 day adult
1/2 day child
Hiking with a guide
- At the heart of the Vanoise range, the mountains offer you numerous alpine paths of all levels. The classicals : la Dent Parrachée (3697m), the crossing range of the dômes de la Vanoise, la Grande Casse (3852 m).
Brèche du glacier de la Girose
Sommets d'initiation à l'alpinisme
Sommets d'alpnisme variés
La Maurienne Valley is a climber's paradise with all sorts of rocks to offer a maximum of variety. Ranging from the artificial wall to the biggest climbs, our guide offers a varied quality of climbing for adults or children (over 6).
from 9 years old, teenagers and adult (2h easy)
20 €/ pers
2 hours (improvement)
25 €/ pers
(look at water actvities)
This sport is a mixture of hiking and rock climbing. The "devil's via ferrata" (via ferrata du Diable) is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The circuit is made of 6 trails that can be done in 4 to 6 hours. There are even 2 trails catering to children...
Some tariffs 2013
Tour complet, la journée
See the valley from a different angle. Fly over the villages in a bi-place with a qualified professional who can also take handicaped people (handisport agreement).
A flight: aproximately 70 € / person.
Adventure Parks (réduction sur présentation de votre pass cosy)
- Parc aventure à Termignon. Set in a magnificient spruce forest of 4 hectares, 17 km from La Norma (Termignon). Suspended rope bridges, swinging Tarzan ropes, rope ladders ans many other activities. Thrills from tree to tree. Night opening on Thursday
- Tariffs accro parc Termignon 2013
- 1 entrance = 1 day
- 20 €
- 15 €
- With your pass cosy
- 10 €
- Parc du Diable, (the devil park) at the Esseillon forts(6km). You will be able to cross the highest zip-line bridge in Savoie (190 m long and 150 m high). 200 workshops
- New in 2011: the longest zip-line in the world (180m high and 640 m long), the paradise zip-line
- -10% on the acces with your pass cosy
Culture and Heritage
symposium sculpture path set of themes...
Discover La Norma's art and culture through the itinerary of huge sculptures. This path presents international artists' vision of the mountains through the artists works of the natural environment.
The art glassmaking of Avrieux :
Come to discover the fascinating know-how of the glass-blower through single, useful and decorative creations. The glass-blower accomodates you every day, except saturdays, from10am to noon and 2:030pm to 7pm in its workshop and its gallery. Late night opening each Thursday. Tel: 04 79 20 44 49
The Baroque churches
The 3 villages - Avrieux, Villarodin and Bourget - are the proud owners of numerous churches and chapels built by their inhabitants in days of old. These shrines are a tribute to their faith, but also a way in which to express their conception of beauty and art. Do not forget that you are in the land of Baroque art where polychrome, gilt, light and contrast play together to form fleeting, breath - taking images and eternal works of art. Come and visit these magical treasures!
The church of Avrieux
Every day, possibility of guided tours with the "Saint Thomas Beckett" Church of Avrieux. The visits are free for individual or groups.
Please contact the Mayor: +33 4 79 20 33 16
The Chapels of our village
The chapels were protecting lands, people and harvests against the misdeeds of illness, climate, even the mountain dangers. Built at various times, in often particular circumstances having marked the history of the country, these vaults were generally attended at the time of various processions, most of the time in the honor of their guards. To find out more, visit directly the site of Avrieux : www.avrieux.com
Web site of the F.A.C.I.M. : www.fondation-facim.fr
Sightseeing tours of Turino
Leaving by bus from La Norma via the Frejus Tunnel, the tour guide will show you around the cathedral (St Suaire)and the Consolata baroque sanctuary. You can shop down-town or visit museums. The bus will return via Suza and the Mont-Cenis mountain pass.
Stop at Suza and visit of the Auguste, Arch, wandering time. On Thursdays all day long. Inscription at Maison de La Norma.
35 € ad & 23 € child under 12 years.
Railway Tunnel Monument
This monument was built during the first railway constructions in the Alps (1857-1871). The tunnel is set off by a steam locomotive dating from the beginning of the century ans has a pemanent exhibition depicting the development ans consequences of the 1st alpine tunnel.
This museum recalls the life of Modane at the beginning of the 20th century with the mechanical sound of the piano.
Opened all year long
Schedules from December to June:
Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 12 am
Tuesday to Saturdays from 3 to 7 pm
Schedules from July to October
Afternoons: from Tuesday to Sunday 3 pm-7pm
Mornings: from Thursday to Saturday 10am-12am
Closed on Monday
Situation: at 5km of La Norma, opposite to the train station
Plus d'infos sur : www.museobar.com
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fort of St Gobain
St Gobain (only 6 km from La Norma - road Modane / le Bourget) represents a section of the Maginot Line and is, therefore, a historical underground monument from the 2nd world war.
The bent bunker
Which makes you lose all sense of direction and balance! Situated on the road to Valfréjus and the Fréjus Tunnel. No entrance fee.
The Saint André mills (9 km)
Discover the mills at Saint André with horizontal paddle wheels. One of these mills is on show in a museum in the hamlet of Pralognan. Traditional tools and objects can also be seen.
The Modane underground laboratory
The mystery of the univers. Scientifique exceptionnal site protected from cosmics rays, where research take place about the neutrino... It is located under 1700 metres of stones, and is accessible along the Fréjus chanel (which goes in Italy).
The "Espace Alu" museum , the aluminium Alpes epic !
The whole world aluminim adventure.
Free visit (1h30)
- July and august: every day except on Saturday from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 7 pm
TARIFFS : From 5,5 € to 3,5 € - 15,5 € pass' famille (2 adults + 2 children) - Free under 7 years www.espacealu.fr
The Esseillon Fortress
The Esseillon barrier
The fortified buildings of Esseillon (5km from La Norma) which collectively formed a barrier for the entire valley against the invading armies take you back in time to yesteryear. They tell the story of how continued attacks pushed the Sard people of the XIX century to build these impressive forts to protect themselves. 5 forts with the royal family names(Marie-Christine, Marie Thérèse, Charles-Albert, Charles-Félix et Victor-Emmanuel) were built between 1818 and 1834. Open for visits every day except Saturday. Donations accepted.
The Victor Emmanuel Fort
The 1rst « Savoyard discovery promenade»
On the Esseillon barrier, the Victor-Emmanuel fort is the main component of this new walk, open to every one, allying the discovery of a cultural heritage and game.
The scenario of this Savoyard discovery Promenade is the following :
During the Sardinian period of the years 1841-1842, an artillery man was in post in the fort of the Daybreak (Victor-Emmanuel). To spend time that seemed too long for him, he took notes in a pad. At the end of his two years garrison at the Esseillon Fort, he had to leave for another affectation...but the day of his departure he lost his pad ! He went back looking for it in the fort, but he never came back...
The legend says that he still wanders there and that sometimes, at the bottom of a corridor, we can perceive him...
A few years ago, during the fort renovation, a linen bundle* was discovered. Inside, the famous pad lost... Unfortunately pages are missing, in the linen bundle, there is also a knotted rope, a magnifying glass, a piece of mirror and a pencil.
A game course and a free course are proposed to visitors. The access is easy for strollers, seniors, accompanied wheelchairs.
To discover absolutely in family or with friends for an unforgettable adventure !
Parking in front of the fort on the old road CD 215.
*Information at Maison de La Norma. Get your linen bundle for 5 €
The Vanoise National Park
The Vanoise National Park
The richness of the fauna and flora of the Vanoise National Park is undeniable. Large mammals to insects through birds and amphibians are hundreds of species you can observe with patience and respect towards animals. You will probably see marmots, ibex and moutain goat. Being on the territory of a national park is another reason to be a tourist environmentally conscious that he has the chance to approach. But remember: the nature deserves your respect elsewhere.
The Orgère valley
The valley of Orgère is located on the territory of Villarodin / Le Bourget, near the Vanoise National Park (VNP)
This site boasts one of the largest attendance of the Vanoise not only because of the easy access but also the exceptional environment. 30 minutes from La Norma, or 1:30 of walk from the hamlet of Amodon, the Orgère valley is closed to the north by the Aiguille Doran and Rake Aussois, near the "place where Barley grown "(hence the word "Orgère" in french orge).
Here, it is common to see mountain goats on the slopes of the Aiguille Doran, and marmots along the brook Povaret. You will walk (next season) between a huge carpet of flowers more exceptional as each other. Walks are really accessible for every one in family or with a guide. And for most sports, you will enjoy to cross various passes at your fingertips. Check with the Tourist Office of La Norma or in shelters.
Forest Orgère and discovery trail
Nor should we forget the beautiful forest of larch, spruce, pine Orgère (the only classified forest in the Maurienne valley) ... which includes trees over 700 years. This forest houses a remarkable fauna and flora that intends to enhance the trail. The Swiss stone pine, strong and has been chosen for the panels as "guide" for walkers and "storyteller" of the memory of the forest and the valley along the trail.
Requalification of the Orgère trail
In the spirit of the law of 11 February 2005 on "equal rights and opportunities of people with disabilities, access to this trail will be facilitated. In particular, tools and furniture suitable for people with hearing disabilities, visual or motor will be put in place. The aim is primarily to ensure the comfort and access for all exceptional heritage housed in the valley of Orgère.
Places of information discovery tools, entertainments, field trips: all ways to reveal the wonders of the Vanoise ... To learn more about the park:http://www.parcnational-vanoise.fr
Creche 18 months-4 years
Kindergarten "Les Lutins"....from 18 months to 4 years
the crèche proposes indoor and outdoor games, artistic activities and mini - walks during the week. Also they take advantage of the big play ground outside.
Open from 2012/07/09 to 2012/07/20 and from 2012/08/20 to 2012/08/31 on Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm, on Thursday (by request) and on Wednesday from 9 to 5 pm.
Open from 2012/07/23 to 2012/08/17 on Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm, on Thursday (by request) and on Wednesday from 9 to 5 pm.
Tel : 04 79 20 40 71
To be little at La Norma, is paradise !
La Norma is paradise for children! As the resort is a pedestrian-friendly area, your children have the freedom to move about as they please without restrictions. Access is forbidden to traffic of all kinds. A big playground area is at your disposal beside the kindergarten.
Many rides in strollers are possible in the resort and on some hiking trails (fishing pond, departure of the path "le chemin du petit bonheur"...).
1 day (wednesday)*
* lunch provided by parents
Kid's club Les Diablotins for children from 5 to 12 years on holidays in La Norma, family ski resort in the French Alps
The Kids club "les Diablotins"
Children are king at La Norma ...
" The Diablotins'" Club ": from 5 to 12 years old during french holidays
and from 4 to 12 years during the orther weeks,
from Monday to Friday 9am to noon (only during French school holidays) and from 1.30 pm to 5pm (during all season).
Tel: +33(0) 4 79 20 40 71
Wehave endless ideas up our sleeves to give the youngsters a good time. Whatever their age, they will meet new friends.
Places are limited. Compulsory booking with Maryse by e-mail or by phone: + 33(0)4 79 20 31 46 before filling up your form.
FICHE_INSCRIPTION_GB_Lutins_Diablotins.pdf necessary for your booking.
Prices for winter 2013/2014
Half day * (am or pm)
lunch break (1)
(from midday to 1.30pm) the meal is provided by the parents
5 half days
* 1/2 day = from 9am to 12am or from 1.30pm to 5pm, do not forget to tell us if it is morning or afternoon while you are booking.
(1): during french school hoolidays the lunch break is possible every day if booked in advance. During term time, lunch break is only on Tuesday and Thursday if booked in advance.
2 children or more= -10% on your 5 1/2 days
Being a child at La Norma , is paradise ! The centre of La Norma is a pedestrian area where children can run around and play to their heart's content while their parents relax.
A wide range of activities: manual, sporting, treasure hunts, sledge races…A chance for children to discover new games and make new friends.