Flaine, a unique resort to discover in Haute-Savoie
Over the years, it has managed to reinvent itself and become a destination of choice for sports and nature lovers in both summer and winter. In this article, we'll explain why Flaine is such a unique resort and why you should choose it for your next holiday!
Flaine, 50 years of art and history
Created in the 1960s, Flaine was the brainchild of Marcel Breuer, the famous American architect, and Éric Boissonnas, who came up with the concept for the resort. Their vision was to create a modern, innovative ski resort in harmony with the surrounding landscape. To achieve this, they designed a unique architecture, with buildings in raw concrete and steel that blend perfectly into the mountain landscape. As a result of this unique architecture, Flaine has been classified as a 20th century heritage site and is recognised as a benchmark for contemporary architecture. Over the years, Flaine has managed to retain its unique architectural charm, while modernising to offer its visitors high-quality facilities.
Unique architecture and an open-air work of art
Flaine is not only a ski resort distinguished by its unique architecture, it is also a veritable open-air museum. Right from the start, Flaine's creator, Éric Boissonnas, invited renowned contemporary artists to create original works of art for the resort. As a result, Flaine is dotted with modern sculptures, frescoes and monumental paintings, creating a true symbiosis between art and architecture. Visitors can discover works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Victor Vasarely and many other contemporary artists.
Flaine in summer
Well known for its ski resort, Flaine is also a popular summer destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. During the summer, Flaine offers a multitude of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and much more. There are many hiking trails in Flaine, allowing visitors to discover incredible scenery with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. In addition, Flaine is known for its large outdoor play areas for children, making it an ideal destination for families. Whether you're looking for thrills or relaxation in the heart of nature, Flaine offers an unforgettable summer experience!
Flaine in winter
A world-renowned ski resort, Flaine offers a varied and extensive ski area for all levels of skier. With easy access to the slopes from the resort centre, skiers can make the most of the powder and pistes. The resort is also known for its exceptional snow cover, which means that the ski season can be extended into April. But it also offers non-skiing activities such as tobogganing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and much more. For non-skiers, Flaine offers snowshoe walks, an ice circuit and cultural visits.
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