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Bonneval-sur-Arc: photo description (Bonneval-sur-Arc)

In the summer Savoyard commune Bonneval-sur-Arc is a wonderful medieval village, and in winter - ski resort. It is the most distant station, located in the Maurienne valley. The village lies at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level, and not so long ago heavy snow cut it off from the outside world. But with the popularization of winter sports village ceased to be deaf "bear corner" and became lost in the mountains a heavenly place.

In Bonneval-sur-Arc, all the houses are built of stone, and local residents are even proud to emphasize the fact that buildings made of wood will not find here. Using only stone as the primary building material is understandable - just outside the village there are mountains, it is on the edge of the valley. The presence of several historic sites has allowed the commune to join the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". Among the local curiosities is a Church built in the XVII century, the center of cultural and social life of the village of Grand-Maison and cheese Museum.

Of the ski infrastructure, lifts installed in the second half of the last century, but, fortunately, the medieval charm of Bonneval-sur-arc is not spoil. The maximum height to which they raise skiers - more than 3000 meters above sea level. At this resort there are over two dozen tracks of different levels and there are opportunities for off-piste skiing. In the breaks between skiing and snowboarding to Hiking or for a change to walk on snowshoes, try ice climbing or to embark on cross-country skis. Most likely in Bonnivale fun après-ski is admiring the beauty of the mountains and enjoy the silence.

The ski season at this small resort lasts from mid-December until the end of April and is characterized by a thick snow cover.