Discover our mountain heritage

Traditional Fontcouverte - La Toussuire costume. Geometric style photo taken inside church of Fontcouverte. This is the church's main fresco


A brief history of our town, and some suggestions to find out more about this topic

Photo style géométrique à l'intérieur de l'église de Fontcouverte. Il s'agit de la fresque principal de l'église

Churches and chapels

Religious heritage is very much present and alive in La Toussuire. Many chapels and churches dot the hamlets. Some are exemplars of Baroque art.

Photo of Fontcouverte covered fountain. A grid with a stone wall, below which appears a fountain

Fountain and cromlech

Fontcouverte, name of the municipality where La Toussuire is located, gets its name from the “Covered Fountain” located below the road that leads out of town. Did you notice the cromlech on the slope above ?

Photo d'une vielle bâtisse de l'époque dans un style très montagnard. La photo est prise en journée d'été et à l'horizontal.

Mountain architecture

Have you heard of the “legged houses”, or seen a bread oven ? Do you know why our houses all have balconies ? La Toussuire boasts unexpected treasures that are there to be discovered by the curious. Are you curious to find out more ?

La Toussuire en été vue depuis le Grand Truc. La station au premier plan puis celle du Corbier puis le Mont Charvin et enfin les Aiguilles d'Arves à l'horizon. Découvrir la station en été dans la lumière du matin.


Who said that landscapes were not part of local heritage ? They have been shaped by millennia and transformed by people’s actions and activities. This is the best kind of heritage, since it draws people to visit our area.

Close-up of Croziflette ! A dish of Croziflette with Savoy diot sausage and country-style prosciutto, accompanied by a side salad.


You’ve heard of tartiflette, raclette, and fondue, which all more or less form part of Savoy’s heritage, But have you heard of our local culinary heritage ? Matouille, diots-crozets, Soppa Grassa are some of the dishes that you will soon become familiar with.