Rock heritage in Val Cenis
Signs of the past... still very much present!
The earliest expressions of rock art throughout the Alps are to be found on rocks. In Val Cenis, numerous slabs were carved in the alpine pastures thousands of years ago. The mysterious Pierre aux pieds on the heights of Val Cenis-Lanslevillard, cup stones scattered everywhere, including the great "Pierre des Saints".
The meaning of these engravings has been lost, but this astonishing (and fragile!) heritage remains. To find out more about the archaeological heritage of Val Cenis and Haute Maurienne Vanoise, visit the Musée d'Archéologie in Val Cenis-Sollières or the sites in the neighbouring commune of Aussois, including the Parc des Lozes and the new Espace des Gravures Rupestres at Fort Victor-Emmanuel.
- Free of charge(2)