Les Arcs Accommodation
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 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
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.
3 star hotels include The Belambra Clubs Hôtel Arc 1600 – La Cachette which is within easy walking distance of the Arc 1600 lifts and has a sauna and fitness centre; 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.
And for a really different hotel experience, Hotel Igloo is a sort of igloo, albeit a rather comfortable one, in the middle of Arc 2000.
Self-Catered Apartments in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
There are hundreds of apartments. The smartest ones tend to be in Arc 1950, such as Résidence & Spa Les Sources de Marie which has a swimming pool and spa. The L’Oree des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry is similarly upmarket and well equipped. Résidence Prestige Odalys Edenarc is in Arc 1800 but is very similar in style to the ones at Arc 1950 because it was built by EdenArc.
But these are just the tip of the iceberg. You can use the accommodation finder below not only to search for apartments, but also to check latest availability, compare prices, see exact map locations and read previous guest ratings and reviews.
Chalets and chalet holidays in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
Alpine Answers has over 30 chalets on their books across Les Arcs. Most are catered and some include packages with flights and/or airport transfers (ask for a discount if you want to organise your own transport). Search their Chalets in Peisey-Vallandry here >>> and Search their Chalets in Arc 2000 here>>>
You can also book self-catered chalets in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry direct without flights or transfers. Search these chalets here.
All-inclusive Club Med Holidays in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry
Les Arcs has three all-inclusive Club Med complexes. The one at Arc 2000 (‘Arcs Extreme’) is for adults only – at 11pm the bar turns into a nightclub. The others at Arc 1600 (‘Les Arcs Panorama’) and Peisey-Vallandry are for families, with on-site kids clubs, play areas and swimming pools. Standard Club-Med packages come with or without flights (you choose) but include ski passes and ski lessons, as well as accommodation, all food and drink on a full-board ‘open bar’ basis, and full use of the facilities and clubs. See latest offers and book online>>>
Staying in and around Bourg-St-Maurice
“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 very day for other nearby resorts like Val d’Isere, Tignes and La Rosiere. Accomodation 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 below the high-altitude purpose-built resorts of Plan Peisey and Vallandry (“Peisey-Vallandry”). There are no pistes coming down to the old village but you can get up to the ski area from here via the basic bucket ski lift “Lonzagne”, although it can be a long walk from the village depending on where you stay. Chalet Honora for instance is a self-catered chalet within walking distance of this lift.
UK Tour operators covering Les Arcs and Peisey Vallandry
Inghams provides chalet, hotel and self-catering apartment holidays mostly in Arc 2000, Arc 1950 and Arc 1800. These come with flights from the UK and transfers. Search their Les Arcs holidays here >>>
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. You can read more about in the Ultimate Ski Guide to La Plagne. Or you can search for accommodation across all of Paradiski below.