Brusson

Brusson

The delightful landscape and the particularly mild climate created by its sunny position make Brusson an ideal destination for holidaymakers all year round.

In winter, the area is a cross-country skier’s dream, with over 30 km of slopes of all difficulty levels in a splendid natural landscape, and 15 km of trails at altitude, at Estoul, where you will also find the lifts serving the downhill runs of the Palasinaz ski area.

In summer, visitors return here to enjoy the friendly village atmosphere and to set out on the numerous walks and hikes the area offers. There is something to suit everyone here, from the leisurely trips through the woodland around the village to the more challenging routes that will take more expert hikers up to the highest mountain peaks, or the numerous lakes, such as those of Palasinaz or Frudière, to mention just a couple. Brusson also offers parks for children, as well as the chance to enjoy horse-riding, climbing, fishing and tennis... or indeed just to sit back, relax and enjoy doing as little as possible! The village also has plenty to offer visitors interested in culture and history, and here you can see the Castle of Graines, built around the 10th century and sold in the 13th to the Challant family. In Fontaine visitors can admire a number of interesting constructions, among them the house of the Challant family, where the nobles resided in peace time, the stronghold, used as a prison, and the house-convent of San Francesco. Also not to be missed, on the road that runs to Col de Joux, is the fountain from which Napoleon is said to have drunk in 1800, risking arrest by the Austrians. Had he in fact been arrested, European history would undoubtedly have taken a different twist.

Among the most important events held in Estoul is the traditional Bataille de Reines heat, valid for the regional tournament, and the feast of the water, which takes place in the month of August on the Lake of Brusson.