The nugget resort-village

Twinned with Les Baux de Provence, a pearl in a jewel case, a village at the end of the world, a postcard.
Nestled at an altitude of 1,800 m at the foot of the Col de l'Iseran, the highest road pass in the Alps at 2,770 m, which can be crossed from June to October, Bonneval sur Arc was elected 6th favorite village of the French in 2015.


Welcome to the generous Alps

Bonneval sur Arc is a veritable nugget, a haven of peace and serenity at the foot of the Col de l'Iseran (Europe's highest road pass), on the borders of the Vanoise and Grand Paradis national parks in the Northern Alps. It's here, more than anywhere else, that you'll discover the atmosphere of high mountains, grandiose landscapes and wild, unspoilt nature.
A true testament to preserved mountain living, and classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", Bonneval sur Arc welcomes you to its magnificent stone chalets, covered with "lauzes" (stone slabs), where tradition lives on.

Here, in an open-air cinema setting, you can let go, recharge your batteries and take part in the simple local life of the authentic mountain, orchestrated by its inhabitants, with their characters and their stories.

Located between 1 800 m and 3 000 m of altitude, with secret and spectacular spots, an exceptional snow quality from December to April, it is a resort with freeride possibilities.

A change of scenery guaranteed

- Snow walls along the Col de l'Iseran road sometimes exceeding 6 m in height

- A unique habitat of stone and slate

- A 100% pedestrian village with nameless streets and flower-filled balconies

- Preserved traditions: this part of the valley is definitely worth a visit!

- Surrounding peaks topping 3500 m. A shared border with Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park.

- Starting out from one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", come and discover the hamlet of l'Ecot, a small village of stone houses and lauze roofs in a completely unspoilt environment.

Summer view of the village of Bonneval sur Arc

L'Ecot, a treasure of preserved mountain authenticity

The hamlet of l'EcotThe hamlet of l'Ecot, which was used as a set for the film Belle et Sébastien, is a place not to be missed to discover the typical and traditional habitat of high altitude: squat stone houses with roofs covered with slate, small windows and doors.

L'Ecot is also the starting point for hikes to the Evettes or Carro, and for mountaineering trips (Albaron, Ciamarella, Pointe Marie, Levanna). Dare to go down the Ecot canyon, without any major difficulty, in an exceptional setting.