Valloire is a commune with 1249 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Savoie in the Rhone -Alpes and belongs to the Communauté de communes community association Maurienne Galibier on. The name Valloire (not necessarily the valley of gold, but the precious metal ) is probably due to Vallée d'Or ago and has its origins in the 11th century.
Valloire is located near the French-Italian border, between the Col du Galibier and the Col du Telegraph. The municipality covers an altitude of 2,800 m, from the banks of the river Arc at 700 m altitude up to the three peaks of the 3,514 m high Arves.
The community forms, together with the neighboring Valmeinier the winter resort " Galibier Thabor " with 83 ski runs of 150 km in length, which are connected by 35 ski lifts.