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For the 24-25 season, come to Les Sybelles from 14 December 2024 to 11 April 2025!


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Saint-Jean-d’Arves in summer

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Saint-Jean-d’Arves in summer

Your summer in Saint Jean d’Arves

Discover Saint Jean d’Arves

This summer

Discover Saint Jean d’Arves

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Saint Jean d’Arves is an ideal summer destination if you are looking for a mountain getaway, combining relaxation, discovery and outdoor adventures. Far from the hustle and bustle of big cities, this charming Savoyard village offers an exceptional natural setting, perfect for holidays with family or friends. Quickly discover the many activities available and make the most of your stay in Saint Jean d’Arves in summer.

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Saint Jean d’Arves in summer

Saint Jean d’Arves is a picturesque village located at an altitude of 1,500 meters, in the Arves valley. This authentic place is renowned for its traditional chalets, its breathtaking landscapes and its friendly atmosphere. In summer, green meadows and majestic peaks replace ski slopes, providing an idyllic setting for lovers of nature and tranquility.

The village has a rich cultural heritage, including its Saint-Jean-Baptiste church dating from the 17th century, which bears witness to local history and traditions. You can also discover the Museum of Life in the Past in Saint Sorlin d’Arves. Local products are also in the spotlight in Saint Jean d’Arves, with Savoyard specialties such as Beaufort, which you can taste in local markets and surrounding farms.

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What activities to do in Saint Jean d’Arves this summer?

Do you want to go to Saint Jean d’Arves this summer? Take advantage of our selection of activities!

Cultural visits to Saint Jean d’Arves

The Museum of Former Life, located in the old presbytery near the church of Saint Sorlin d'Arves, 2km from Saint Jean d'Arves, evokes the materials and life of yesteryear. Inaugurated in 1977 by residents of Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves and restored in 1985-1986, it presents a fascinating collection.

On the ground floor, you will discover a scene of peasant life with mannequins in traditional costumes in a period kitchen, surrounded by practical utensils such as a stove, a table, crockery and cutlery. These mannequins represent typical characters of the time, including a man dressed in 1900 fashion, a shepherd and a very young child. You will also see lace samples, ribbons, headpieces and colorful interior or party photos.

Upstairs, a collection of old tools used by the locals is exhibited, accompanied by numerous photos, drawings and information on agro-pastoral life from the 17th to the 20th century.

Walking with donkeys

For a unique and fun experience, opt for a ride with donkeys. This activity is perfect for families with children, offering a gentle and pleasant way to discover the surrounding landscapes. The donkeys, docile and friendly, will carry your backpacks, allowing you to fully enjoy your hike. Varied circuits are offered, ranging from a few hours to a whole day, through the picturesque trails of the Arves valley.


In the neighboring town of Saint Sorlin d'Arves, you can enjoy aqua'rando, an activity which consists of following a watercourse by walking, swimming and jumping in its natural pools. Supervised by experienced guides, this activity is accessible to all and allows you to discover the landscapes from a new angle. Aqua hiking offers a perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, ideal for hot summer days. You can explore crystal clear rivers, waterfalls and natural slides, while enjoying the benefits of mountain water.

Swim in the lakes of Saint Jean d’Arves in summer

In summer, the mountain lakes around Saint Jean d'Arves become popular places for swimming and relaxation. The Lac de Grand'Maison, located near Saint Colomban, offers clear and refreshing water, perfect for swimming in nature. The banks of the lake are ideal for picnicking, relaxing and admiring the spectacular panoramas of the Alps. The Col du Mollard lake is another popular destination, offering a unique swimming experience with breathtaking views of the Aiguilles d'Arves. These lakes are also perfect for activities like fishing or simply enjoying the serenity of the alpine landscapes.

Getting to Saint Jean d’Arves

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How to get to Saint Jean d’Arves?

Saint Jean d’Arves is easily accessible by car, train or plane. By car, take the A43 motorway to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, then follow the D926 towards Saint Jean d’Arves. For those who prefer the train, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne station is served by TGVs from Paris, Lyon and other major French cities. From the station, shuttles and buses take you to the village. Finally, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Geneva airports are the closest, with transfer services available to reach Saint Jean d’Arves.

Discover the beauty and tranquility of Saint Jean d’Arves this summer and enjoy an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Alps!