Accommodation in Les Arcs
Les Arcs has a reputation for being apartment-dominated, and there certainly are hundreds of apartments in the various villages, including some very smart ones in Arc 2000 and Arc 1950. But there are hotels too, and chalets (catered and self-catered), especially in Peisey Vallandry, and a choice of all-inclusive Club Med complexes. The cheapest accommodation is down the mountain in the valley town of Bourg St Maurice which is linked to the ski area by a funicular railway.
Hotels in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
Les Arcs Luxury Hotels
Luxury hotels include the 5-star Hotel Taj-I Mah, a ski-in/ski-out hotel in Arc 2000 near the Lanchettes lift, with 2 restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna; Hotel Club MMV Altitude (4-stars) also in Arc 2000 and also by the slopes with indoor pool and sauna; the 4-star Hotel Club les Mélèzes Arc 2000 which is in a very striking modern building with all mod cons including a sauna; and the Les Chalets de l’Aiguille Grive (4 stars) located virtually on the piste in Arc 1800.
Club Med in Les Arcs and Peisey Vallandry
There are three ski-in/ski-out Club Med complexes in Les Arcs: Club Med Extreme in Arc 2000 is adults-only, whilst Club Med Panorama in Arc 1600 and Club Med Peisey-Vallandry are family-oriented with swimming pools. All of them provide an all-inclusive luxury holiday for a reasonable price, given what’s included – not only gourmet food and an open bar, but ski passes, ski lessons, childcare (not in adults-only Arc 2000!) and activities like yoga sessions. Check latest offers and availability >>>
Mid-range and budget hotels
3-star hotels include La Vanoise in Plan Peisey very close to the Vanoise Express with a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and a nice terrace; The Belambra Clubs Arc 1800 – Hôtel Du Golf which is in the huge, and very well located Hotel du Golf building in the centre of Les Arcs 1800. It offers half board holidays with a choice of restaurants in the building. Hotel Le Foret in Vallandry is not graded with stars but is broadly similar to a 2-star hotel.
Apartments in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
There is a huge choice of apartments. At the top end, ‘flexi-catering‘ is probably a better description than ‘self-catering‘ because many of the residences have a reception service that will organise deliveries of fresh bread and croissants in the morning and there are plenty of nearby restaurants in the evening. The 5-star residence Chalet Altitude in Arc 2000 has an indoor pool, sauna, kids pool, and fitness room. Its apartments can accommodate groups of between 4 and 16 people, and all of them are very spacious with open log fires and well appointed kitchens. The Chalet des Neiges – La Source des Arcs is another excellent 5-star residence in Arc 2000, with indoor swimming pool and fitness room and is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the lifts and pistes. The 5-star Résidence & Spa Les Sources de Marie just down the mountain in super-smart Arc 1950, has a swimming pool and spa. Résidence Prestige Odalys Edenarc is in Arc 1800 but is very similar in size and style to the residences in Arc 1950 because it was built by EdenArc. L’Oree des Cimes in family-friendly Peisey-Vallandry is similarly luxurious and well equipped. One notch down from these in price and facilities is the Skissim Premium – Résidence Chalets Altitude & Ours 5* in Arc 2000 which consistently gets good customer ratings.
Booking an apartment through Erna Low
Long established UK tour operator Erna Low specialises in self-catering and self-drive ski holidays, and has unrivalled knowledge of the Paradiski area.
Chalets and chalet holidays in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
Specialist UK travel agency Alpine Answers has a good selection of chalet holidays in Les Arcs, Plan Peisey, Vallandry and down in the valley in Peisey Nancroix. Currently they are offering Ultimate-Ski readers a £20 discount per group booking so make sure you mention Ultimate-Ski on their enquiry form if you want to claim this.
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You can also book self-catered chalets in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry direct without flights or transfers. Search these chalets here.
Staying in Bourg-St-Maurice and Peisey-Nancroix
“Bourg” is a valley town, not a ski resort, but it’s only 7 minutes away from Arc 1600 via the funicular railway, and it’s a useful transport hub with buses leaving every day for other nearby resorts like Val d’Isere, Tignes and La Rosiere. Accommodation is cheaper here. Simple guesthouses/pensions for skiers include Base Camp Lodge and the Bed End Breakfast du Centre. There are also inexpensive hotels like the 2-star Arolla which is within walking distance of the funicular. There are countless simple self catering apartments to rent but there is also affordable luxury if you want it. The apartments in Coeur d’Or are within walking distance of the funicular railway and have an inhouse swimming pool and sauna.
The old village of Peisey, sometimes called Peisey-Nancroix, is about 6km from Bourg St Maurice and lies below the high-altitude purpose-built resorts of Plan Peisey and Vallandry. There are no pistes coming down to the old village but it has a basic bucket ski lift called “Lonzagne” which connects it to Plan Peisey: the top station is located next to the Vanoise Express. UK travel agent Alpine Answers has a small selection of chalet holidays in Peisey Nancroix. But you can also book self-catered chalets and apartments direct. Chalet Honora is a self-catered chalet within walking distance of this lift, as is the one bedroom apartment La Lonzagne.
Accommodation in the rest of Paradiski
There is a lot of accommodation in Les Arcs but it’s still less than half of what is available across the whole of Paradiski. On the other side of the Vanoise Express is La Plagne which has 11 different villages.