OTI Val d'Arly
Ajouter aux favoris
Historic site and monument

Suspended houses – panoramic view

Description

Flumet’s suspended houses, with their foundations built into the actual rock, overlook the river Arly 40m below. The only example of its kind in Savoie, this architectural group of buildings is most unusual, with breathtaking, dizzying views.

It was in the 13th century that the Lords of Faucigny founded the village of Flumet.
In order to attract people to the area, they granted franchises (freedoms and privileges) to the burghers of Flumet, each of them being given an equal-sized parcel of land to build their house on.
Having created the village, they built walls around it.
On the Arly side of the village, the houses were built on the rocky spur overhanging the river by several tens of metres : it was therefore not necessary to fortify the enclosure at this point, as the geography of the place offered sufficient natural protection.
A gate marked the entrance to the village on this side and you can still see the opening today in the Rue du Mont-Blanc. It led to a path that runs down to the river Arly, enabling access to Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe.

Since the 13th century, despite the village fire in 1679 and various other tribulations over time, the appearance of the suspended houses has changed very little (see the cadastral plans dated 1730), except for the gradual loss of shingled roofs and the appearance of modern features (satellite dishes, big windows, plain bannisters) which has toned down the traditional charm of this style of architecture.
However, the suspended houses have retained their unique style with their tangle of balconies, galleries, homes, stairways, chimneys etc. Indeed, the stone foundations that you can see probably go back to the beginnings of the village. Not forgetting their dizzying aspect which just has to be seen and which can be viewed from different points in the village (Place du Château, Pont des Abymes, Lacets des Avenières).

Ouverture

Throughout the year : open daily.

Tarifs

Free of charge

Infos complémentaires
  • Services : Guided individual toursUnguided group toursGuided group toursUnguided individual tours
  • Équipements : Parking
  • Animaux acceptés : Non

This can interest you

Maison du Meunier
Edmond Burnet Fauchez
  • Animaux acceptés
Ajouter aux favoris

Mill in Tienne and Miller's house

As part of the fully restored mill, come and discover Flumet's life through the museum space: exhibition of photos, ...

Flumet
OTI Val d'Arly
    Ajouter aux favoris

    Château des Faucigny

    The Château des Faucigny, fortified in the 12th century, is now a ruin. However, the building was once of great ...

    Flumet
    OTI Val d'Arly
      Ajouter aux favoris

      Abymes bridge

      The Abymes bridge connects Flumet with Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe. Interesting not only for its architecture, the bridge ...

      Flumet
      Col des Aravis - Flumet
      Alpes Aventures
        Ajouter aux favoris

        Col des Aravis - Bogneuve - Chaucisse - Flumet

        Enjoy the wonders of the Val d'Arly as you ride one of our e-mountain bikes, an eco-friendly mode of transport that ...

        La Giettaz
        Chaucisse
        Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly
          Ajouter aux favoris

          Flumet - Chaucisse - Flumet FFC n°58

          Circular route above Saint Nicolas La Chapelle with superb views of Mont-Blanc.

          Flumet
          Rue du Mont-Blanc à Flumet
          Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly
          • Parking
          Ajouter aux favoris

          Circular route "Arly" FFC n° 59

          This short circular route will give you the opportunity to explore the area around Flumet.

          Flumet
          Mes favoris
          Télécharger la fiche des favoris

          Vous n‘avez pas encore ajouté de fiche à vos favoris.

          HEALTH PASS: THE MAISON DU TOURISME INFORMS YOU
          The sanitary pass is required in leisure and cultural places for anyone aged 12 and over.

          In this context, you will be asked to come to the entrance of the information office of the Maison du Tourisme, located at the Halle Olympique, 15 avenue Winnenden, with your up-to-date health pass, to access all our facilities.

          However, our Tourist Information Offices located in the city centre of Albertville and Ugine are not subject to this regulation.

          The opening hours of all our reception offices remain unchanged.

          Enjoy your stay in Albertville!