City of contrasts
Gateway to many major French ski resorts, Moûtiers has also a dairy co-op where the Beaufort cheese is produced.
Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, Valmorel and Val Thorens are all well-known resorts for powder snow lovers. To get there, you must first reach Moûtiers, situated in the heart of the Tarentaise Valley.
With its narrow streets centred around the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, this small town was initially built around a monastery founded around the year 1000. Incidentally, it once bore a name that could be the perfect mashup between Game of Thrones and Disney: Darantasia, which means “living waters” in Celtic. Its current name, Moûtiers, could very well be derived from the word “monastery”.
The city hosts two historic museums and a dairy co-op where the Beaufort cheese is made, a type of Gruyère with a concave grinding wheel. This peculiar form once allowed it to be fitted to the back of mules during their descent from the alpine pastures.
Shall we take you there?
Rue Greyffié de Bellecombe
+33 (0)8 92 35 35 35
I lost something on a Thalys train, how can I find it?
On +33 8 90 64 06 50 (between 07:00-22:00) at least 48h before departure or via the form.