Les Allues (French pronunciation: [le.z‿aly]; Savoyard Arpitan: Los Alués) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Southeastern France. In 2019, it had a population of 1,860. Les Allues is best known for containing the Méribel ski resort and its surrounding Méribel les Allues area; the southernmost part of the commune is covered by Vanoise National Park.

Les Allues
Los Alués (Arpitan)
Les Allues in winter
Les Allues in winter
Location of Les Allues
Les Allues is located in France
Les Allues
Les Allues
Les Allues is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Les Allues
Les Allues
Coordinates: 45°25′54″N 6°33′24″E / 45.4317°N 6.5567°E / 45.4317; 6.5567
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thierry Monin[1]
85.99 km2 (33.20 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
73015 /73550
Elevation680–3,564 m (2,231–11,693 ft)
(avg. 1,125 m or 3,691 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography Edit

The town of Les Allues, after which the commune is named and in which the town hall is located, is situated in the Allues Valley at 1,100 m (3,608 ft).[3] The town has a rich history and holds various events annually to celebrate different parts of this history.

At the historic centre of the town is the Place du Four (fireplace), a huge oven used to make bread for the locals on certain occasions. Around the Place du Four are various buildings dating from when the town was first built. These include Chalet Symphonie and La Vallée Blanche.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Mairie des Allues". www.google.com. Retrieved 2019-10-28.