Les Avants – Sonloup funicular railway

The shortest route to the pure air of the Pre-Alps

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Nestled beneath the Dent de Jaman and Rochers-de-Naye, the tiny village of Les Avants is a magical place for walking, particularly in May when great stretches of beautiful narcissi come into bloom.

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In winter, one of the region's most beautiful toboggan runs delights young and old alike.

The Les Avants – Sonloup funicular railway was built in 1910 and has recently been renovated. It is unusual in still having its original carriages and machinery, which themselves are well worth a look.