Aime-La-Plagne is a commune in the southeast of France in the department of Savoie. It was established on 1 January 2016. It combines the former communes of Aime, Granier, and Montgirod. Several of the local ski resorts are located here.
Aime-La-Plagne Club Med Resort
The Club Med Aime-La-Plagne Resort is a family-friendly resort set in 2,000 metres of altitude. This ski resort features ski-in/ski-out access and a contemporary interior. It is ideal for families with young children who want to enjoy the amenities of a spa and kids club.
The Club Med Aime-La-Plagne offers an all-inclusive vacation that includes all meals and beverages. The resort also offers complimentary ski passes and ski instruction. In addition to the Club Med spa, guests can enjoy the fitness center. The gym features cardiovascular machines and different types of weights. It also includes a steam room, sauna, and jacuzzi. This all-inclusive resort also has free WiFi throughout.
La Plagne skiing region
The La Plagne skiing region has more than 140 miles of slopes with 128 runs and 95 lifts. It also has 50 miles of night skiing trails. The season runs from December through April. Around 60% of the terrain is suitable for beginners, while the rest is for intermediates and advanced skiers. About 15 percent is for experts. The region is also known for its bobsleigh tracks, where you can ride mono bobs or taxi bobs with speeds of up to 110kph.
The area has good lift connections to the neighboring resort of Les Arcs. The Vanoise Express is a double-decker cable car that connects the two ski resorts. The pistes are well maintained throughout the season, and changes to the area’s terrain are also made regularly.
Trail of Benite Combe
Located in the village of Granier, the Trail of Benite Combe is a trail running race that offers panoramic views of the surrounding region. The trail runs through the alpages of Granier and culminates at the Pointe de Combe Benite, 2566m high. The trail will bring you to the hamlets of Pra Spa and Thiabord, and will allow you to get a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding area.
The Trail of Benite Combe is a GPS track. This trail is a part of the GR5 trail. It features several stretches of pristine snow and offers a scenic view of the Aime-La Plagne valley. Whether you are on a budget or just looking for a challenging mountain hike, the Trail of Benite Combe is a great option for beginners.
The Nursing Madonna is a polychrome sculpture of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. It’s located in the village of Aime and is one of the oldest religious pieces in Savoie. The piece is known for its simplicity and its focus on the physicality of the Blessed Mother.
The Madonna is often portrayed holding a baby. During the Middle Ages, it was a popular icon. It was a common image of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Many believe that nursing Madonnas are a symbol of the Virgin Mary’s maternal love for believers. In addition, art historians believe that Madonnas were meant to emphasize the connection between milk and blood.