• Sport

26 - La Norma by The tuffs

Looking for a walk that'll take you from the town centre uphill to get a
bit of height? Here's a breath southern Europe at the gates of Modane!
A well-deserved reward awaits you when you get to your destination. A
break to cool off, a picnic, and even... a dip if you feel like!

Sport 26 - La Norma by The tuffs Modane


Departing from Modane (73500)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 310m
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

How wonderful it is to be able to walk so peacefully through the streets of
Modane to the Chemin du Petit Bonheur trail, cherished by the locals!
No, you're not dreaming, you really are on one of the oldest trails in Haute
Maurienne Vanoise. This trail is a real celebrity: it's even been assigned its
own status.
You take a few enjoyable breaks, as intriguing oratories of the Notre-Dame
du Charmaix pilgrimage plunge you into the past. How old is the Church of
Modane, built with gray stones from La Praz? Surviving through the ages, it's
seen its fair share of action! The bell tower proudly withstood the bombing
of 1943. Can you find a sign of this on one of the stones on its north face?
After delving deep into history, wander through pine forests and heather at
your leisure, soaking in the scents of resin and forest humus as you follow
the tumultuous Saint-Antoine torrent that'll accompany you all the way to La
Norma. What a luxury to be able to enjoy a refreshing nap in the wellness
bubble of the Avenières water basin; a real "petit bonheur" (little pleasure)!

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 310m
Altitude max : 1363m

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for € 10 at the Tourist Office)

Topoguides references

Blue route n°26

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Maison cantonale de Modane 73500 Modane
    Departing from : Modane (73500)
    Latitude : 45.193343 - Longitude : 6.657501

    Park in the parking lot in front of the Town Hall.

    More informations

    Information update on 17/10/2023 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise