Lac de la Sassière
Moving from the marmot to the impressive south face of the Aiguille de la Sassière, then to the ethereal flight of the bearded vulture to the graceful alpine bellflower, the whole valley will amaze both young and old alike… inspiring them to return!
Grande Sassière Nature Reserve
A glacial rock bar, who has a pickaxe?
Unique rich vegetation
The valley belongs to 3 owners: the municipality of Tignes, EDF and the Milloz family. Since 1987, this family has been farming its own lands and part of the communal lands. The dairy production which comes from 55 tarentaise and abondance cows in the summer grazing period, is transported to the cooperative of Bourg-Saint-Maurice for the manufacture of Beaufort. The Milloz family welcomes you on to its lands. Please stay on the paths and respect the fences.
The wings of the nature reserve
“Death and hatred”, you say?
"“Water, water everywhere!"""
The surrounding summits
From Saut car park, go back up the various platforms of the car park. Pass the barrier across the vehicle track and follow it to the Sassière dam. Two footbridges are installed from late June to mid-September, to allow pedestrians, pushchairs and accompanied wheelchairs to pass.
- Departure : Saut car park, Tignes
- Arrival : Saut car park, Tignes
- Towns crossed : TIGNES
Ÿou can take your dog, but only if kept on a leash. Make sure you take water with you for the day. Ÿou will end at 2,500 m in altitude. Even in summer, you will need to take a windbreaker, jumper and trousers, especially for children.
Vanoise Information Desk - Val d'Isère
Immeuble le Thovex Office de tourisme), 73150 Val-d'Isère
04 79 06 06 60
Access and parking
Coming from Bourg-Saint-Maurice on the RD 902, from the Chevril dam follow the direction for “Val d´Isère”. At the exit of the 1st tunnel, follow ""le Franchet"" to the left. Cross the hamlet of Villaret du Nial. After about 1.25 km, at the fork in the road leading to the hamlet of Franchet, take the road that continues to climb. Follow this road to its end where you’ll find a car park with 2 platforms."
Two disabled parking spaces available on the upper platform, two footbridges with access ramps (1 m wide) over the streams of Louie Sabota and Sassière. Activities are carried out specifically for the public in case of physical disability, as well as the loan of an adapted vehicle: http://www.vanoise-parcnational.fr/fr/accessibilite-et-handicaps/actions-du-parc.html?start=1"
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