Les Contamines

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Les Contamines is a picturesque Savoyard village with plenty of traditional charm, most of its surrounding area being a National Park nature reserve. The village has two supermarkets, many shops, 13 restaurants, post office, numerous bars, two banks, a cash point and a tourist office. In summer the mountain guides offer a complete range of activities from guiding clients up the most demanding 4000m peaks to low level rambles to discover the local alpine flora. A leisure park offers horse riding, children's play park, archery, golf driving and a small boating lake. The area is wonderful for keen walkers and mountain bikers, with all standards of walking being catered for, all the lower level routes being well signposted. The local cable car operates in the summer for easy access to the mountain restaurants and for bikers to gain height quickly.