Saint-Gervais, beauty in diversity

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc has everything to seduce you at any time of the year. This Upper Savoy resort, a must-see in winter, is a success when the weather returns. With 30,000 tourist destinations and 5,730 year-round residents, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains never loses its enthusiasm. And not a day goes by without a planned event. Because constantly relaxing on this wonderful panorama with the prestigious Mont Blanc in front of your eyes, telling yourself that this is enough, is not part of the local philosophy. The quality of the offer and the reception are a priority so that the impressions remain unforgettable.

“One of Saint-Gervais’ main assets is the diversity of its sporting, cultural and health events. We are a somewhat unusual direction, because the village, which lives all year round and offers its residents a lot, is a great diversification. We are able to satisfy different profiles of vacationers, whether very sporty, lovers of short walks, eager to learn about heritage. For example, we recently launched a baroque mountain bike, ”says Didier Joseph, director of the tourist office.

For every taste

In such a rich space, the desire to burn a few calories and fill a souvenir drawer is just around the corner. During the day, take advantage of the many hiking trails with the Beyoncé Pedestrian Bridge and the Mont Jolis as a must-see. Get on one of the Mont Blanc tram cars – next winter Marie will join Jeanne, Anna and Marguerite, but go to the Col de Vaux, Nid-d’Egl at an altitude of 2372 meters above sea level, available only in summer. Get on your mountain bike, but also on a road bike. “A few days ago, the ASO awarded us the label ‘Ville à Vélo du Tour de France’ with three bicycles’ for an area that has already received the Accueil vélo brand in 2017. “We offer many activities for mountain biking, but also road cycling, cycling. Some hotels also specialize in cyclists. »

That’s not all, because from climbing to paragliding through tennis and golf – really everyone will find something for themselves. At the end of the day or in case of whimsical weather – it can happen in the mountains – do not hesitate to walk to the pool and rink, where you can come across one of the gala meetings of locals. hockey team. Guaranteed atmosphere. Tested and approved!

Famous ambassadors

Saint-Gervais, the city of sports? Of course, yes, and even more so with the leading ambassadors. Only last Sunday, Elise Ponce became the French champion in mountain running. “In many disciplines, we are lucky to have very talented athletes, and it is important for us to support them. Indeed, it proves that we offer a good playground for sports, “said Didier Joseph.

It is no coincidence that prestigious events are held there throughout the summer. The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is scheduled for August. In early July, Saint-Nicolas-de-Veros – one of the villages of the commune – meets the famous ultra-trail Montagn’Hard. And in mid-July, from Le Faye to the Neid d’Aigl, is the equally famous Monte du Nid-d’Egl, the only French round of the World Cup in cross-country skiing. What a program! “Events that attract customers, many people come to Saint-Gervais specifically to visit. »

It’s not just a sport

As mentioned above, although sports practice occupies a large place in the desires of mountain vacationers, but not the only one. The cursor of wishes is also placed against well-being, and the Mont Blanc Spa will satisfy all desires and culture. Another long-awaited event of the summer season, the Théâtre dans les Alpages, in Bionnassay, weather permitting, at the Théâtre Montjoie in the center of Saint-Gervais, if not. After the huge success of the first issue in 2021, it returns in late July with an attractive program.

In Saint-Gervais, no one is left out.

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“Diversification rather than transition to a higher market”

Saint-Gervais – Hotel and Spa, located two steps from the center of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and TMB station, Sowell Mont-Blanc and Spa, which found a second youth and was able to correct their hesitations, Ferme de Cupelin modernized… Obviously that the supply of housing follows a good growth curve. Asked if he wanted to become a first-class resort, Didier Joseph, director of the tourist office, said: “No, this is more diversification than the transition to an elite market. Wish to welcome all customer profiles.

We welcome everyone, our vacation remains affordable, but recently there were no four-star establishments, and this was not enough, because some customers want more high-quality services, which is true. In one year, we moved from zero to three four-star establishments, supplementing the offer with five-star (L’Armancette) in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veros. »


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