VAUJANY - THE RESORT

Vaujany is a rather secret and unique alpine village with state-of-the-art facilities. Located at the centre of the Oisans at 1250 metres, Vaujany faces the Massif des Grandes Rousses, has its own beautifully-maintained pistes and is linked to the huge ski area of Alpe d'Huez. 

The village

Originally a village centred around agriculture and the breeding of cows and goats, Vaujany has retained its charming authentic roots whilst adapting to a modern resort. Supported by the government “mountain law”, the resort was created within the old village in 1989, avoiding the need for any compromise between tourism and respect for its identity. With a wealth of history and old buildings, new developments have been carefully considered and built in a traditional alpine style. In summer the locals grow vegetables and you will often find chickens roaming safely in quiet corners.

Vaujany is a compact resort easily accessible by foot and car with lots of free parking. For pedestrians the resort is brilliantly linked by a series of escalators and lifts taking you from top to bottom of the village in minutes.

The Tourist Office (located in Place de la Fare) publish a weekly bulletin for events, activities and festivities throughout the year.

Facilities

With a 25m pool, slide and waterfall, plus paddling pool for young children, there's something here for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information contact the Espace Loisirs on +33 (0) 4 76 79 83 83

Vaujany boasts an international indoor ice rink where the French teams come together to play and practise. Take the children for a skate and watch one of the exciting ice hockey matches.

For more information contact the Espace Loisirs on +33 (0) 4 76 79 83 83

The 4 lane bowling alley, next to the leisure centre, is open daily from mid-afternoon until late (times vary). We recommend booking. 

To book call +33 (0) 4 76 11 11 92

The nursery and children’s club is purpose built and has an excellent reputation. It is open daily and welcomes children from 6 months to 11 years and, in the winter, combines with ESF to offer skiing in the morning and childcare in the afternoon for little ones. Find out more...

With a steam room and sauna, and various treatments on offer the leisure centre has all you need to unwind.

The gym in Vaujany's leisure centre is equipped with weights and cardio equipment for a full work out!

Restaurants 

There are a number of good restaurants in the village ranging from excellent pizzas to French cuisine. We recommend booking especially in high season. Several establishments offer take-away meals, including the supermarket where you buy roti chickens.

  • Table de la Fare: French cuisine just a stone's throw away from the lift station
  • La Remise: An award-winning establishment offering wood fired pizzas
  • Stief’s Steakhouse Café where you can enjoy burgers and a wide range of Belgian beers on offer
  • Le Stou: Located above the ice skating rink, this lovely restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and has stunning views out to La Fare waterfall and La Fare black run

Museums

The village and surrounding area has 3 museums and a free-access library. 

  • The Maison de la Faune where you can learn about the wildlife of the area through interactive displays.
  • The Espace Patrimoine, 100 years of history of Vaujany with English or French commentary of inhabitants telling their story through photographs.
  • The Musee Hydrolec, the history of hydroelectrisity through the ages and the story of the building of the Grand’Maison dam.

The Library has books, DVDs and board games for free loan.

Shops

Alongside the ski hire shops, many of which also cater for summer cycling and walking, there is a small supermarket, bakery, delicatessen and newsagents.

"Amazing sports centre: we swam and skated (free with ski passes) and went to watch an ice hockey match one evening (saw posters, free entry) - very exciting"

The lift system

Vaujany has benefitted from a lot of investment in recent years. With hardly any queues, a fast 160 person cable car (télépherique), only a few minutes walk from our chalets, whisks you up to 2800m and links to the extensive 250km ski area of Alpe d'Huez, Grand Domaine in less than 10 minutes. The cable car is also open for the whole of July and August.

Beginners and little ones in particular will benefit from a large scale project, undertaken in the summer of 2018, to replace the old Montfrais bubble with a new one. This means faster access to Vaujany's ski area (a great place to find your legs on beautiful, quiet and tree-lined runs) and the ESF ski school.

The final of Vaujany's 3 resort lifts is a newly replaced bubble (summer 2017) which whisks you up from the bottom of the La Fare black run to the main lift station.

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