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The city of Albertville was founded in 1836, after the decision of King Charles Albert to combine the 2 market towns of l'Hôpital and Conflans under the name of Albertville. The town hotel, richly decorated neo-classical style, was built by architect Eugène Dénarié and completed in 1871 after 8 years of building works. Between 1865 and 1876 followed the construction of the sub-prefecture (the first in France), the Palace of Justice (currently the home of the Olympics), the church of St John the Baptist (neo-Gothic) and the train station, (the railway arrived in 1879). The girls 'schools, on rue Pargoud, dates back to 1854 and is now lycée Jean Moulin, while the boys' school opened in 1890. Large hotels were opened in this city, including the Hotel Geny, located on rue de la République, which would later become Hôtel Royal following the arrival of Charles Felix for the laying of the first stone of the Isère and Arly embankment. In 1889 a theatre was opened at rue Gambetta; the façade of this building depicts a pelican feeding her children (symbols of devotion and altruism), a hive (symbol of work) and grenades. The current Courthouse was built in 1985. The architecture of the city saw almost no transformation until 1986 when Albertville was selected to host the XVIth Winter Olympic Games.

The neighbourhood where the town hall was located would come to be completely demolished, being replaced by a large square opening to the medieval city of Conflans. It is the 'Place de l'Europe', designed by architect Jean-Jacques Morisseau who used materials such as concrete and glass. An Italian theatre and a media library enclose the area. The Dome Theatre, topped with a copper dome sits above a steeple with 650 seats in a semicircular shape with two gallery levels. The Media Library Dome has an area of ​​2000 m², with a documentary base of more than 40,000 documents. Around this group of buildings, a trompe l'oeil style décor adorns the backs of the houses.

In Savoie, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, the Télémark holiday village is ideal for "put your feet up and relax" family holidays. You will appreciate the authentic charm of the village of Pralognan la Vanoise and the comforts of home, an inviting club hotel where the welcome and friendliness of the team will leave you unforgettable memories of your mountain holiday.