Holidays in Les Arcs are perfect for...
-A brilliant range of pistes, lots at high altitude
-Winding down in a local spa complete with sauna and pool
-A lively evening scene in the many restaurants, bars and pubs
Les Arcs is a collection of four resorts, each named (not entirely accurately) for their altitude: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. In the beautiful Vanoise National Park in the Savoie region of south-east France, Les Arcs sits within in the larger Paradiski ski area, one of the biggest and best in the world. That means wonderfully varied skiing over a wide area and great access to the slopes in an excellent lift system, including the world's fastest cable car. Paradiski is well named; this is stunning mountain scenery and world-class skiing.
Although conceived in the 1960s, the architecture of Les Arcs is pleasing, and continual development of the resorts has been high quality, mixing excellent facilities with good value prices. While having Mont Blanc on the doorstep is an added bonus!
Les Arcs has always been an innovative place, so you can expect the best facilities here, including very modern shopping malls. Arc 1950 is the newest resort, close to Arc 2000, in a bowl-shaped valley. Arc 1600, the oldest, and Arc 1800, the biggest, are on steeper slopes and have more tree cover to their slopes. Older mountain villages are also accessible from the Les Arcs.