Massif de la Vanoise 3'855 m

The Vanoise massif is a mountain range situated in the Graian Alps in the western part of the European Alps.

Its higest peak is Grande Casse at 3'855 m. Col d'Iseran Tsanteleina massif stamp

France 1937, Col d'Iseran and the Tsanteleina group in the background.

The Col d'Iseran is with an elevation of 2'770 metres the highest mountain pass in the Alps. On its north are situated the ski resorts of Tignes and Val-d'Isère. The Tsanteleina mountain group markes the French-Italian border.


France 1992 Massif de la Vanoise Mont Peurri mountain stamp

Madagascar 1992, "Olympic Wintergames Albertville"
Mount Pourri at 3'779 metres is the second highest mountain of the Massif de la Vanoise.


France 1992 Massif de la Vanoise Le Grand Arc mountain stamp Albertville

Guinea 1992, "Olympic Wintergames Albertville"
The stamp of the souvenisheet is showing the city of Albertville and it might be the view towards Le Grand Arc at 2'484 m.


France 1992 Aiguille de Peclet mountain stamp Albertville

Congo 1992, "Olympic Wintergames Albertville"
The souvenirsheet is showing the Aiguille de Peclet (3'561 m) and the ski-resort Val Thorens in the foreground.


France 1996 Massif de la Vanoise Mountain stamp

France 1996 Parc de la Vanoise
The Grande Casse 3'885 m (south-west-face).



France 2012, Mont du Vallon.
The stamp (self adhesive) was issued in the series "Collector Timbré - Rhône-Alpes comme j'aime 2012".

The Mont du Vallon (2'952 m) is situated in the Tarentaise Valley of the Massif de la Vanoise. The Mont du Vallon is the highest skiing area of Méribel. Méribel-Mottaret is at an altitude of 1'750m and is part of the Trois Vallées skiing area.