symposium sculpture path set of themes...
Discover La Norma's art and culture through the itinerary of huge sculptures. This path presents international artists' vision of the mountains through the artists works of the natural environment.
The art glassmaking of Avrieux :
Come to discover the fascinating know-how of the glass-blower through single, useful and decorative creations. The glass-blower accomodates you every day, except saturdays, from10am to noon and 2:030pm to 7pm in its workshop and its gallery. Late night opening each Thursday. Tel: 04 79 20 44 49
The Baroque churches
The 3 villages - Avrieux, Villarodin and Bourget - are the proud owners of numerous churches and chapels built by their inhabitants in days of old. These shrines are a tribute to their faith, but also a way in which to express their conception of beauty and art. Do not forget that you are in the land of Baroque art where polychrome, gilt, light and contrast play together to form fleeting, breath - taking images and eternal works of art. Come and visit these magical treasures!
The church of Avrieux
Every day, possibility of guided tours with the "Saint Thomas Beckett" Church of Avrieux. The visits are free for individual or groups.
The Chapels of our village
The chapels were protecting lands, people and harvests against the misdeeds of illness, climate, even the mountain dangers. Built at various times, in often particular circumstances having marked the history of the country, these vaults were generally attended at the time of various processions, most of the time in the honor of their guards. To find out more, visit directly the site of Avrieux : www.avrieux.com
Web site of the F.A.C.I.M. : www.fondation-facim.fr
Sightseeing tours of Turino
Leaving by bus from La Norma via the Frejus Tunnel, the tour guide will show you around the cathedral (St Suaire)and the Consolata baroque sanctuary. You can shop down-town or visit museums. The bus will return via Suza and the Mont-Cenis mountain pass.
Railway Tunnel Monument
This monument was built during the first railway constructions in the Alps (1857-1871). The tunnel is set off by a steam locomotive dating from the beginning of the century ans has a pemanent exhibition depicting the development ans consequences of the 1st alpine tunnel.
This museum recalls the life of Modane at the beginning of the 20th century with the mechanical sound of the piano.
Opened all year long
Schedules from December to June:
Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 12 am
Tuesday to Saturdays from 3 to 7 pm
Schedules from July to October
Afternoons: from Tuesday to Sunday 3 pm-7pm
Mornings: from Thursday to Saturday 10am-12am
Closed on Monday
Situation: at 5km of La Norma, opposite to the train station
Plus d'infos sur : www.museobar.com
The Fort of St Gobain
St Gobain (only 6 km from La Norma - road Modane / le Bourget) represents a section of the Maginot Line and is, therefore, a historical underground monument from the 2nd world war.
The bent bunker
Which makes you lose all sense of direction and balance! Situated on the road to Valfréjus and the Fréjus Tunnel. No entrance fee.
The Saint André mills (9 km)
Discover the mills at Saint André with horizontal paddle wheels. One of these mills is on show in a museum in the hamlet of Pralognan. Traditional tools and objects can also be seen.
The Modane underground laboratory
The mystery of the univers. Scientifique exceptionnal site protected from cosmics rays, where research take place about the neutrino... It is located under 1700 metres of stones, and is accessible along the Fréjus chanel (which goes in Italy).
The "Espace Alu" museum , the aluminium Alpes epic !
The whole world aluminim adventure.
Free visit (1h30)