Peisey-Vallandry and the Vanoise National Park: a life-size collaboration!

Peisey-Vallandry, a resolutely "natural" destination, is one of the four gateways to the Vanoise National Park. The Vanoise National Park is the oldest French national park. It was created in 1963 with the aim of preserving the endemic animal species of the Alps, notably the ibex. In 2015, the commune of Peisey-Nancroix became one of only two communes to adhere to the park's charter. By joining, the destination expresses its support and its willingness to participate in the territory's project with a real ambition for sustainable development. With 85% of its mountain area in a natural state, Peisey-Vallandry is a territory concerned with the preservation of its local biodiversity and does everything possible to raise visitors' awareness of the local fauna and flora.
    A Museum of Mountain Animals, designed and built in collaboration with the Vanoise National Park, was inaugurated in 2021 at the top of the new Vallandry. This museographic space, with free access, aims to help visitors discover the mountain fauna and flora, while raising awareness of their protection. More than thirty species are represented, including a legendary one...
      Educational meetings with wardens from the Vanoise National Park are also held in the open air at the Peisey-Vallandry Nordic site in the Rosuel valley. Holidaymakers and locals can enjoy these fun activities during the February and March holidays. The appointment is given on Wednesday 9, 16 and 23 February, Wednesday 2 March 2022 and Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 April to attend the animation "Wildlife observation points" from 1 to 4 pm at the natural site of Rosuel. This is an opportunity to talk to Park experts and to learn more about the mountain ecosystem.
        Finally, it is possible, throughout the year, to discover and learn more about local species in winter thanks to several entertaining videos featuring the Park's wardens. Expert explanations that will also make you want to observe the fauna of the Rosuel valley on your own.

        Discover the videos :  

        1.      Presentation of the different observation sites in the Rosuel valley. Click here.

        2.      Observation of ungulates and deer. Click here.

        3.      Birds of prey observation. Click here.

        4.      Tips for observing local wildlife without disturbing them. Click here.

        And to find out more about the Vanoise National Park, please visit their website by clicking here.
        Editors: Romain Delasselle and Sahra Ronc

        Photo credits: Juliette Rebour (1), Céline Rutten (2) and Elliot Gieu (3)