The Summer Season
Sainte Foy's official summer season runs from the beginning of July to the end of August. During this time, the shops and bars are open and a number of activities are arranged by the tourist office.
However, there is still plenty to enjoy in June and September. These are the months that are abundant with flowers, they are quiet, and there's a wonderfully calm and uncrowded environment and atmosphere.
Local Summer Events:
For a full list of weekly activities throughout the summer, see the Sainte Foy Tourist Office website.
Don't forget we offer transfers; useful if you don't want the hassle of driving locally (or further afield).
You can book a transfer through our concierge office in resort, or if prior to your holiday, through our sales office.
In Resort Concierge
tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 30 55
Scott Mountain Bikes
We love these bikes, so much so that we've bought a few so that our clients can now share the experience. Just visit our concierge office once in resort to book your Scott mountain bike.
Planning an Event or Occasion?
Our sales staff and Concierge service are available to help you plan your special event.
Perhaps you have an idea in mind for a special itinerary or occasion. Depending on the scale of the event, let our sales staff know before you travel or visit our Concierge office once you are in resort.
Summer in Sainte Foy in the French Alps
Come and experience Sainte Foy in the summer months when the mountain becomes a place of sunshine and serenity for all to enjoy, whether you’re a lone traveller looking for a relaxing break to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, or a family out to share everything the Tarentaise has to offer.
Local Restaurants, Bars & Amenities
In summer, there are usually about 3 or 4 restaurants open offering local Savoyard fayre:
L'Apres in the very centre of resort on the main deck are open in the afternoons and evenings, and is a great spot to eat in as well as enjoy a drink or two in a relaxed setting. Closed for lunch on Wednesdays & Sundays
La Maison à Colonnes: Evening meals by reservation and open some days for lunch.
Chez Leon: which is located at the top of the first chairlift. This makes for a lovely morning or afternoon walk, finishing up with a tasty lunch in a lovely restaurant, where you can take in the Tarentaise Valley views from a new angle. You do need to make a reservation.
Yeti Boots is great for lunchtime snacks and evening drinks and is open from July onwards.
Les Marquises is open for drinks and a lunchtime BBQ. They also take reservations for evening meals.
There's also a small local supermarket right in the centre of resort which sells a great selection of groceries, including fresh bread, fruit, vegetables, cheeses and meats..
Walks, Hikes, Road Cycling & Mountain Bike Trails
Take in the traditional alpine villages and breath-taking views in this calm and uncrowded setting known as the jewel of the Rhone-Alps. Located a short distance from the Vanoise National Park, Sainte Foy is well-known for its endless walking and biking trails. If it’s a gentle wander through the pine trees with its abundant wildlife and flowers, or a more challenging hike you’re looking for, the Sainte Foy area will provide it.
Activities in Sainte Foy (click here to see activities further afield)
For excursions to the nearby mountain passes (or 'cols') or to explore the surrounding area, Sainte Foy is centrally located in a valley famous for year-round activities. Choose from a round of golf at Tignes, rafting or canyoning in Bourg Saint Maurice, paragliding from Les Arcs to the valley, to a day trip to Italy or Annecy. There really is a mountain of choice at your fingertips
A holy grail area for keen road cyclists which includes well travelled routes around Sainte Foy and the Tarentaise,
The Triple Crown of famous Tour de France Cols
Not only are these 3 summits world renowned, they are all completely different whilst being challenging and rewarding. If you are a keen road biker, the triple crown is a must:
Le Col de l’Iseran - keep going once you hit Val d'Isere and complete the last 14km of spectacular riding to the col itself.
Col du Petit St Bernard set off from the resort, or From Sainte Foy main Town. For a more relaxed climbing ratio, you can also depart from Bourg St Maurice.
Cormet de Roselend - an absolutely stunning 20km cycle up through an enclosed valley from Bourg St Maurice. The views over the other side are breathtaking of the Roselend lake and the impressive dam.
If you are not quite up for such high altitude challenges there are plenty of smaller, lower and very pretty routes to enjoy in the area, including relatively flat cycle paths alongside the river which the whole family can enjoy.
Uncrowded well marked trails and varied terrain. The chairlift is open this summer to take you up to the top of the first lift. This year there will be a couple of mountain bike courses in July and August - organised by the Restaurant Marquise. To find out more speak to our Concierge office.
Scott Mountain Bike Hire
We have teamed up with Scott Bikes and will have a selection of their superb Mountain bikes, including their pioneering Scale bike with the revolutionary new 27.5" wheel size. Ask at our Concierge for more details once in resort, but meanwhile - check out the specs for the Scott Scale 27.5" or the more traditional Scott Scale 29".
Over 70km of footpaths. There are some breathtaking walks in the area for all levels including family walks, full or half day excursions, and even hikes of several days staying in mountain huts or refuges. A must include destination is the award winning and picturesque hamlet of Le Monal which is just 5km from the resort.
Sainte Foy has its own equestrian centre where one can enjoy pony trekking starting from the resort.
Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Parcours/zip wire(tree climbing course), minigolf, table tennis
There's also a Bouncy castle, badminton and table tennis on the deck.