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Avoriaz

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Avoriaz
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Located 1,800m/5,905ft above sea level in the Portes du Soleil skiing domain, Avoriaz was the brainchild of Jacques Labro and Jean Vuarnet, who decided to build a ski resort here in 1966. Cars are not allowed, and sleds are the main means of transport in this village. The resort with modern architecture, singled out for its contribution to 20C heritage in 2003, is developing numerous activities to attract visitors in both winter and summer.

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France: Avoriaz, 50 years on and still in the vanguard!

Inaugurated in 1966, this futuristic resort still remains a model of town planning and conviviality. Its aficionados, skiers, tourists seeking peace and quiet or nostalgic for the seventies, nurse an unfailing loyalty to it...
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