La Plagne Accommodation
Together the 11 villages of La Plagne have a complete range of accommodation options: hotels, self-catering apartments, chalets (catered and self-catered) and all-inclusive Club Med complexes. You can also choose whether to stay in high-altitude purpose-built resorts or the more traditional, prettier, lower villages like Montalbert, Montchavin and Champagny en Vanoise.
Hotels and Self-Catering Apartments in the High-Altitude La Plagne Resorts
Belle Plagne is well named. It was purpose-built at high altitude (2050m) in an attractive chalet-like style and all the accommodation is either on the piste or close to it. There are three hotels in Belle Plagne, (the 4-star Carlina , the 3-star Les Balcons and the 3 srar Vacances Bleues Belle Plagne Hotel ) and plenty of self-catering apartments too, some rather upmarket such as the P&V managed Les Néréides. There are also good chalet options too – see the Chalet section below.
Plagne Bellecote is just down the road/piste/ski lift from Belle Plagne. It’s not as pretty as its sister resort and you have to walk up to the shared ski lifts rather than ski down to them but it’s significantly cheaper, has livelier apres-ski and is full of good value, simple apartments. If you want something more upmarket than the average, try the Skissim Select – Résidence Saint Jacques.
Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages are so close to one another that they are often regarded as one village. Both were built in an attractive chalet-style. Plagne Soleil is smaller, newer and slightly more upmarket. There is a 3-star hotel in Plagne Soleil, Le Vancouver with an indoor swimming pool. The nearby self-catering apartments in the Sun Valley Residence are classified as ApartHotels because they also have access to an indoor pool and other facilities. CGH Les Granges du Soleil are 4 star apartments/ApartHotels in a large low-rise, chalet building complete with indoor swimming pool sauna, hammam and gym, and with a restaurant in the building. Over in Plagne Villages, Lagrange Prestige Aspen has apartments/ApartHotels, with access to a swimming pool and spa. The ski-in, ski-out Madame Vacances les Chalets des Alpages are technically self-catered chalets not apartments, but will suit mid to large sized parties.
Plagne Centre is not attractive to look at, but it’s still the centre of the resort and has the best nightlife. There are lots of good value small apartments in its large, block like buildings and a few larger and more upmarket ones like the Résidence Odalys Le Pelvoux. There are also two hotels – the 4-star Araucaria Hotel & Spa, which has an indoor pool and spa, and consistently gets high customer ratings; and the 3-star Belambra Clubs Hôtel La Plagne -Le Terra Nova-Half Board.
Plagne Aime 2000 at 2100m is the highest of the La Plagne villages. It is not pretty and is rather dominated by the two Club Med complexes offering fully inclusive holidays (more details below) but there are also plenty of good value apartments here and and one hotel, the Ho 36 which has good value family rooms.
Plagne 1800 has traces of the old mining village it once was, but is now dominated by chalets – see the chalet section below. Some of the ‘chalets’ however are large enough to accommodate a 4 star hotel (Hotel Le Cocoon) or even a smart apartment complex with an indoor pool and sauna (Les Chalets Edelweiss).
Hotels and Self-Catering Apartments in Plagne Montalbert
On the map Montalbert looks rather isolated but thanks to its high speed eponymous gondola it takes about 30 minutes to reach the centre of La Plagne in the mornings, and at the end of the day, there are lots of good blue and red runs winding through the trees on which you can return. At 1350m, Montalbert is not particularly high, but its local treelined slopes are north-facing and hold their snow well (with a bit of help from snow canons). The village is laid out in a U-shape with the pistes, nursery slopes and lifts in the middle so practically all the accommodation is within a few yards of a piste or lift, and the resort still has a nice relaxed village-like atmosphere. (Once the lifts close, kids rush out to the slopes and use them for tobogganing, whilst parents look on from their apartment balconies or from one of the bars at the foot of the slopes). There are two 3 star hotels in Montalbert: Le Dou De La Ramaz has ski to the door access and a sauna; the more expensive Hotel Club MMV Les Sittelles is 50m from the piste and has a swimming pool and spa. There is also a basic, but well-located, budget hotel (no stars), Hotel L’Aigle Rouge which is within 100m of the piste and lift. There are plenty of apartments, some in slope-side residences like Chalets de Montalbert and Les Granges, and a few complete chalets that can be booked online using the link below.
Hotels and Self-Catering Apartments in Montchavin and Les Coches
Montchavin and Les Coches might be on the edge of La Plagne (and it takes a while to get from them to the main bowl above Plagne Centre or to the top of Bellecote) but they are right in the middle of Paradiski because the Vanoise Express link to Les Arcs is on their doorstep. They also have good local treelined north-facing ski slopes. There are plenty of apartments, although many of them, especially in Montchavin, are in smaller traditional buildings. Maeva Particuliers Résidence Le Hameau du Sauget is a more modern complex in Les Coches with ski to the door access. There is also the Hotel Restaurant Bellecote in Montchavin and the ApartHotel Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Marelle et Le Rami in Les Coches.
Hotels and Self-Catering Apartments in Champagny en Vanoise
There are two 3 star hotels: Hotel Ancolie and Les Glières (both between 2 to 4 minutes walk to the lifts). CGH Résidences & Spas Les Alpages is an ApartHotel: it’s apartments share a swimming pool, sauna, hammam, gym and a concierge service. Club Alpina also has Apartments/ApartHotels. You can also rent Chalets or apartments, ranging from large luxury flats in newly built complexes to simple low cost studios.
Chalets in La Plagne / Chalet holidays in La Plagne
Alpine Answers has over 40 chalets on their books across La Plagne. Most of them are catered and some of them include packages with flights to and from UK airports (ask for a discount if you are coming from another country or want to arrange your own travel).
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You can also book self-catered chalets in La Plagne direct. Most are in Plagne 1800 but there are some in the other villages such as the ski-in, ski-out Madame Vacances les Chalets des Alpages in Plagne Soleil. Search these and other self-catered chalets in La Plagne >>>
Inghams also has chalets in La Plagne – see separate section below.
All-inclusive Club Med Holidays in La Plagne
Club Med has two complexes in La Plagne, one situated just above Plagne Aime 2000 (‘Club Med La Plagne 2100’) and one just below it (‘Club Med Aime La Plagne’). The higher one is smarter (it has a spa) and slightly more expensive but both provide families with genuinely all inclusive holidays, where the standard package come with or without flight (you choose) but include ski passes, ski lessons, kids clubs and food and drink on a full-board ‘open bar’ basis as well as accommodation, wi-fi, and access to all the facilities in the complex. See latest offers and book online >>>
UK Tour Operators covering La Plagne
Inghams provides chalet, hotel and self-catering apartment holidays in La Plagne, with flights from UK airports and airport transfers. Search their La Plagne holidays here >>>
Accommodation across Paradiski
There’s a lot of accommodation in La Plagne, but there’s even more in the whole of Paradiski which includes Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry as well as La Plagne. So if you don’t know which side of the Vanoise Express you want to stay in, use the accommodation finder below.