From our hotel in the town centre

Discover Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne


Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is located in the heart of the Maurienne Valley, the southernmost of the great valleys that cross through Savoy. The gateway to the Domaine des Sybelles, the global capital of for mountain cyclists, it is the meeting place for sportsmen and nature lovers at all times of the year. Out hotel in the town centre is ideal for discovering the main attractions of the town on foot or for easy access to the main ski resorts.

This pretty little town with its colourful buildings was first and foremost a spiritual destination. In the Middle Ages, a cathedral was built by Gontran, Duke of Burgundy and grandson of Clovis, to house the relics of Saint John the Baptist brought back from Alexandria by Saint Thècle: the three fingers of the hand that baptised Christ. The relics made the town the capital of the valley. Hence its name, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, and its coat of arms: a hand raised in blessing. The event is celebrated at the ‘Feast of Bread’ every first Thursday in August.

While staying at the hotel, you will be able to discover the rich heritage of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Just a stone’s throw away, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, with its steeple, an old keep, its cloister, a beautiful example of Gothic art, and its crypt that runs under the choir of the cathedral. But the real star here is Opinel. The mythical Savoy knife, born in the Gévoudaz workshop in Albiez, has its own museum in Saint-Jean. Instructive and free-of-charge, it tells the success story of this family firm founded in 1890 by Joseph Opinel, a skilled blacksmith and tool maker.

Another museum to visit in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is the Costumes, Arts and Popular Traditions Museum. Located in the prestigious surroundings of the old Bishop’s Palace, it houses an exceptional collection of costumes of Maurienne.

Ski trips, hiking trips...

Discover the Maurienne Valley

Ski Maurienne
Sporting activities

At the foot of the great mythical passes of the Tour de France, the mountain is, there for you all year round. Close to the summer and winter resorts: 1,600 kilometres of varied pistes allowing for all winter sports and 2,000 kilometres of trails for hiking.

Ski Maurienne
Maurienne Valley

The Maurienne Valley in Savoy, the longest Alpine Valley, stretches 120 kilometres between Italy and the High Alps. It is the home, between mythical passes and the Parc National de La Vanoise, to fabulous areas where it is possible to visit the mountains at your own pace all year round. 


Hotel & Restaurant

in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Restaurant Saint Jean de Maurienne
At the foot of the mythical passes of the Tour de France, the mountains are to be enjoyed all year round. Ski resorts are just a few kilometres away.
The bedrooms offer rest and comfort in the town centre of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Renovations done in January 2018 for even more comfort.