Val Cenis Village

Val Cenis is made up of three rustic and pretty villages – Lanslevillard, Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis and Termignon – each of which is built around a medieval church and situated on the road from Modane to Bonneval-sur-Arc.

Termignon at 1,300m is the first of the trio you come to in the Haut Maurienne valley, while Lanslebourg, which is 5km further down the valley, is slightly higher at 1,460m and is Val Cenis's main ski station. Lanslevillard, the prettiest of the three, is 2.5km from Lanslebourg and at the same altitude. 

The Val Cenis Vanoise area was heavily involved in fighting during the Second World War as a consequence of which both Termignon and Lanslebourg have largely been rebuilt in the last 60-70 years. 

Lanslevillard, therefore, retains the most Alpine charm and is the cultural hub of the three villages. Lanslebourg has the best facilities, including a petrol station and the main tourist office. Families are better served in Termignon, as it is the quietest village in Val Cenis, and the cheapest. 

Skiers renting self-catering apartments are well served in Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard, each of which has a reasonable sized supermarket. They also both feature several bakers and artisan cheese shops. 

Val Cenis really only caters for those who want to concentrate on their skiing so late night revellers will need to look elsewhere. The villages are quiet and there is virtually no après ski at all apart from a few bars, and except for special occasions they close by 11pm.

Val Cenis Tourist Office
Tel: + 33 4 79 05 23 66