• + +
  • |
  • Today : by appointment only

Bonneval sur Arc

If you only knew… how easy it is to go to the ends of the earth! For the authentic mountain experience, try the village of stone walls and slate roofs. It’s not surprising that Bonneval-sur-Arc is France’s 6th favourite village! A real treasure, a haven of peace and serenity in the heart of Savoie, on the edge of the national park of Vanoise and Gran Paradiso in the Northern Alps.

A village-resort gem

At the bottom of the Iseran pass (elevation 2,764 metres), the village resort of Bonneval-sur-Arc attracts cyclists looking for high mountain passes and hikers in search of a revitalising break.

Classified as one of the “most beautiful villages in France”, Bonneval sur Arc is an array of traditional stone chalets with stone-slate roofs.

Between the Vanoise National Park, the glaciers (Evettes, Grand Méan, Sources de l’Arc, etc.) and the Ecot hamlet, Bonneval sur Arc is quite simply the “gem of village resorts” of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

The hamlet of Ecot is a must! You simply cannot stay a week in Bonneval sur Arc without visiting it.

Change of scenery!

  • Walls of snow along the Iseran pass road, sometimes exceeding heights of 6 metres
  • An unusual habitat of stone and slate
  • An entirely pedestrian village of streets without names and balconies in bloom
  • Preserved traditions: this valley-end site is definitely worth a visit!
  • Peaks in excess of 3500 metres, and a shared border with Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park.
  • From one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, follow a rural trail to discover the hamlet of Ecot, a small village of stone houses and stone-slate roofs in a completely preserved environment.

Iseran Pass

The highest mountain road pass in Europe is worth a visit! Which biker or cyclist hasn’t dreamt of climbing to the top for a souvenir photo!

Belle & Sebastian country

Walk in the footsteps of “Belle & Sébastian” and discover the emblematic places where many of the films’ scenes were shot.


Discover Bleu de Bonneval, a blue cheese with a very pronounced alpine flavour and a marbled texture that will transport you to the gateway of the Vanoise Natural Park.