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Orcières Village

Overview

  • Le village d'Orcières en hiver

Situated at 1400m, Orcières village is the capital of the borough of Orcières and has numerous facilities available all year round. Once called "Oursieres", bears were numerous in the territory of the commune and still today, the bear is ubiquitous in the decoration and the names of institutions.

 

The village is built around the impressive church of Saint-Laurent, which dates back to the XIVth century and was entirely renovated in 1997. Have a look at the mural sculptures depicting the baptism of Christ which were donated by Mme De Pierrefeu. Next to the church you can also see the unusual village fountain in the shape of a bear's head.

 

In winter it is a great base for people who want to explore the mountains without hurtling down the ski pistes. Away from the hustle bustle of resort with quiet lanes and rural charm, the village is an invitation to explore. In the vicinity around the village there are a range of snow shoe walks, cross country skiing and numerous ski touring routes up to the surrounding summits...

 

There is a free bus service every day between the Base de Loisirs, Orcieres Village and Orcieres 1850, giving easy access to the infrastructure of the resort 5 km up the road.