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Historic site and monument

Villa Jeanne d'Arc

Description

Villa Jeanne d’Arc, built between 1908-1914, is the first example of La Giettaz’s legacy as a resort. Initially a hotel on the Route des Grandes Alpes, then a rest home and finally a preventatorium, it traces the evolution of tourism in the village.

At the beginning of the 20th century, at the initiative of the village priest, local residents from La Giettaz built a hotel on the Route des Aravis that boasted every modern comfort, in anticipation of the village’s development as a resort that would attract a growing number of tourists at this location, crossed by the Route des Grandes Alpes. After the war, the establishment was given a new role, that of rest home and then a preventorium. Until 2001, when the Villa closed, it welcomed thousands of guests who contributed to the village’s tourism boom. Recently, the building has found a new vocation, accommodating groups.

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        The Maison du Tourisme is set to summer time and changes its timetables on its 3 tourist information points.

        Tourist information - Office of the Olympic Hall

        From Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 6.30pm

        Sundays and holidays from 2pm to 6pm

         

        Tourist Information - Office of downtown Albertville (opposite the town hall)

        From Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h30

         

        Tourist Information - Office of Ugine

        Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

        Sunday from 9am to 1pm

        Closed on public holidays