Some 88 houses had to be evacuated after rock, rubble and soil plummeted down a mountain in Culoz, close to the Swiss border.
Volunteers from the Red Cross were drafted in to make up beds for those who could not return to their homes following the mudslide.
Dramatic photos show roads destroyed with huge holes, cracks and boulders strewn across the tarmac.
Pictures taken from the idyllic village show the mountainous backdrop, with the landslide’s trail of destruction clearly visible.
Some 88 houses had to be evacuated
Elsewhere in France a skier had a brush with death after posting a video capturing a bone chilling avalanche appearing beneath him.
Guillaume Anton, from Strasbourg, eastern France, is lucky to be alive after his picturesque skiing trip took a turn for the worst.
Using a selfie stick the intrepid skier captured the moment snow and ice rained down on him as he hurtled down the mountain after being caught up in the avalanche.
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Taken at the Les Ronds sector of La Plagne, Mr Anton can be seen off-piste but astonishingly managed to keep hold of his camera as the ground begins to crack beneath him.
The experienced skier was unharmed, he later posted about his lucky escape on Facebook.
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Elsewhere in France a skier had a brush with death after escaping an avalanche
I am well aware of my luck
He said: “The mountain is a magical place that can take us very far. However, it remains a very dangerous playing field.”
“This evening I lit a candle.
Dramatic photos show roads destroyed with huge holes, cracks and boulders strewn across the tarmac
“I am well aware of my luck. Be careful.”
The incredible footage came as one person died and two others were missing after another avalanche elsewhere in the French Alps.
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The fatality occurred in the region of Valfrejus, killing a Dutch national.
So far seven people have died in avalanches in France this season, including four snowboarders last month.
Volunteers from the Red Cross were drafted in to make up beds
Dozens of aftershocks rippled through the area for hours after the quake – which was felt as far away as Italy – after it around 9pm local times.
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