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Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere[1] is a city in Savoie in France.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airports are Geneva (3hrs), Lyon (2.5hrs), Grenoble (2.5hrs) and Chambery (1.5hrs). In the winter months there are direct bus services operating from these airports to resort (do make sure that you check the timetables before booking flights) but in the summer it is more complicated and can involve train journeys with multiple changes.

By train

The nearest train station are in Bourg-St-Maurice. It's the most convinence transportation to go to Val d'Isere. From Bourg-St-Maurice you have public bus to Val d'Isere.

Get around

Once you're here - there is a great free bus service operating around the resort until 8PM after which it is every half hour.

To discover the Region

Take the train from Bourg St Maurice to Albertville (60min) and discover the Olympic City, or continue your road to Mercury or Annecy.

See

Do

In the Winter - ski, ski, ski! Skiers and boarders alike flock to this wintersports resort for the amazing on and off piste terrain.

Buy

Loads of great shops full of ski and board clothing & hardwear - think Quiksilver, DC, Peak Performance, Nike ACG among others! If you're renting kit the only place to go is Snowberry.

Eat

Loads of different restaurants - most feature the local specialities of fondue, raclette and braserade.

  • The Lodge (cheap and cheerful).
  • Taverne d'Alsace (yummy Alsatian).
  • Casa Scara (yummy Italian).

Drink

As one of the apres ski capitals of the Alps - Val has plenty of establishments to keep you occupied!

  • Pacific Bar
  • Victor's
  • Blue Note

Sleep

Accommodation ranges from fully catered luxury chalets to hotels to self catering apartments - so there is something suitable for most budgets.

  • Le Chardon Mountain Lodges. For the ultimate luxury.
  • Pierre & Vacances residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde, +33 1 58 21 55 84, [2]. The Pierre & Vacances Balcons de Bellevarde residence a Val di'Isere is a fully refurbished, south facing residence that enjoys magnificent panormaic views of the resort and the slopes. The residence has ski in/ski out facilities, a heatroom ski room and lockers. The apartments are comfortable and welcoming and all have duvets as standard.
  • "Pierre & Vacances residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde - Val d'Isere" +33 1 58 21 55 84, The Pierre & Vacances Balcons de Bellevarde residence a Val di'Isere is a fully refurbished, south facing residence that enjoys magnificent panormaic views of the resort and the slopes. The residence has ski in/ski out facilities, a heatroom ski room and lockers. The apartments are comfortable and welcoming and all have duvets as standard.

Contact

Probably the best place to start researching Val d'Isere is the Tourist Office - check out www.valdisere.com for more information.

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