The town of Aime la Plagne has a tradition of welcoming travellers. The first signs of human occupation date from the Middle Iron Age, between around 450 and 25 BC. It is about 20 kilometres from La Plagne’s altitude villages. A town of around 4500 inhabitants, Aime offers numerous shops, restaurants and services, where you can find all you need during your stay. It has a railway station served by TGV trains. There is a weekly market on Thursdays all year round in the town centre, with local artisans selling food, beer, honey and cheese, as well as one-off creations, decorative items, furniture and accessories…
Getting to La Plagne Vallée
Aime la Plagne, 7000 years of history
Aime has been inhabited since the Middle Iron Age. The city of the Ceutrones was situated on the French section of the road linking Milan to Vienna, that goes over the Petit Saint Bernard pass. In the 1st century BC, it was known as Axima, the capital of the Graian Alps. Many excavations bear witness to this glorious past. The builders of the year 1000 have left their mark in the town with Saint Martin’s Basilica, a jewel of early Roman art. In the Middle Ages, the town was administered by the Montmayeurs, a branch of the Briançon-Aigueblanche family, Viscounts of the Tarentaise. Find out more about them by visiting their chateau!
The villages in the heart of the valley
La Plagne Vallée area is made up of both villages in the heart of the valley bordering the Isère and villages perched on the slopes of the Versant du Soleil.
They dominate the Tarentaise valley, facing the Vanoise summit and the La Plagne ski area. All of them have a typical Savoyard architecture, the habitat grouped around their church, keeps an old cachet linked by narrow streets.
A mountain of traditions welcomes you on the sunny side, let yourself be guided by the magic of the discovery of old villages, vineyards and orchards, forests, mountain pastures, mountain lakes, climbing routes... These sites are waiting for you!
What to expect in winter at La Plagne Vallée & on the Versant du Soleil
Come and discover the Versant du Soleil in winter with these two Nordic and leisure areas.
Take advantage of the snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledging itineraries. On site, you will find food and drink after or before your walk.
Escape and contemplate the magnificent views in the heart of the mountain !
Hiking on the Versant du Soleil
Whether you are a novice, an amateur or an expert, the La Plagne valley offers you an exceptional playground for your hikes! Discover the wide open spaces, the emblematic peaks, the mountain lakes... for unforgettable memories and views!
Find the MTB-E routes of La Plagne Vallée
Discover the highlights of our village and its convenience shops.