Haut Val d’Arly and its eight mountain villages is a perfect resort for family or active holidays in summer as well as winter, or also in spring or autumn for more intimate holidays.


Take advantage of the many opportunities for discovery and activities that our beautiful valley provides, and its excellent location in the heart of Savoie, and explore our wonderful region, just a stone’s throw from Switzerland and Italy.

Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle is a small mountain village located 1000m above sea level, in the heart of Haut Val d’Arly. Perched on a sunny spot of the Aravis mountain range, you can enjoy an exceptional panorama of Mont Blanc.

Ideally located between the Aravis Beaufortain mountain ranges, Saint-Nicolas-la-Chapelle boasts an incredible 4500 hectare natural environment with forests, pastures and mountains ranging from 751m to 2277m above sea level.

You will find yourself in a valley where the villages are full of life all year round thanks to dynamic agropastoral activity related to the Protected Designation of Origin of Reblochon and Beaufort, as well as tourism that is respectful of the environment and human interaction. Val d’Arly offers a wide selection of spring and summer hikes in unspoilt landscapes (spruce forests, old cottages, mountain pastures and imposing peaks…). With their wealth of experience, our team of mountain guides will help you organise your perfect stay.

An adventure
in the heart
of Savoie


The village of St Nicolas la Chapelle, sandwiched between Annecy and Chamonix and not far from Megève, Beaufort and Albertville, gives you the opportunity to travel around and discover multiple tourist destinations.


Nearby (1 to 5km away): Alpine skiing (Espace Diamant and Portes du Mont Blanc), Nordic skiing, Paragliding school, Adventure trail/adventure park, Hot-air balloons, Dog sledding, Cabins amongst the trees in front of Mont Blanc.
In Megève (8 km): Sports Hall with Olympic swimming pool, sauna, skating rink – Guide Office (mountaineering – glacier hiking – Mont-Blanc – Via Ferrata – Canyoning – Climbing) Summer toboggan – Bowling – Casino – Market – Altiport (tourist flights over the Mt Blanc range) – Cinema – Media library.
In Saint Gervais les Bains (23km away): The highest town in Europe (Mont Blanc) Water and spa town, the Mont Blanc Tramway: the highest train in France for a trip right in front of Mont Blanc!

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