An emblematic silhouette in Maurienne.
The Aiguilles d'Arves dominate the Arvan valley. The prettiest trilogy of the Alps according to the british Coolidge who was the first to officially ascent it in 1878.


The highest of needles peaks in 3514 meters, it is the Southern Needle. Others are named the Central Needle (3513m) and the Northern Needle also called The Head of Cat (3 358 m and 3 364 m).

Accessible out the snowy period. Informations about the access and weather forecast : contact the tourist office.

In winter, the site of Le Chalmieu is inevitable to practice the snowshoeing in our Mountains of Arvan-Villards.

Period of opening

From 01/01 to 31/12.

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


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Practical information

73530 Saint-Jean-d'Arves

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