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Avoriaz

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Located 1 800m above sea level in the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz was the brainchild of 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, which was singled out for its contribution to 20C heritage ("Grande Réalisation du patrimoine du 20e siècle"), 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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