La Plagne Ski Holidays
France

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La Plagne is Europe’s most visited resort attracting more and more holidaymakers every year. The purpose built resort was built under Charles De Gaulle’s leadership so that everyone in France could have an affordable place to ski hence why it is not the most attractive of places but the majority of accommodation is very affordable and offers easy ski access.

La Plagne is split into several villages – Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote, Plagne Village/Soleil, Montchavin/Les Coches, Montalbert, Champagny and Aime.

La Plagne itself boasts 225km of piste formed of 130 runs split into 18 black, 33 red, 69 blue and 10 green (over 50% blue runs)  and neighbours Les Arcs to form the Paradiski covering 425km piste in total. The resorts are linked by the Vanoise Express which is the only double cable car in Europe. Guests can buy a Paradiski lift pass which covers the whole area or alternatively the La Plagne local pass permits one day to Les Arcs.

La Plagne isn’t known for it’s crazy apres ski and nightlife however there are some great bars dotted around the resort:

Le Cosy Bar & Nightclub is a late night hot-spot in Plagne Bellecote. The bar is open 17:00 to 20:00 and the club from 22:00 to 06:00 and the bar serves snacks right through till the end of the night.

Le Saloon Bar is a Wild West themed nightclub in Belle Plagne with DJs every night. The bar is open from 4pm till 5am but generally doesn’t get busy till later on.  
Le Cheyenne Cafe is a warm and welcoming cafe in the heart of Belle Plagne. Choose from coffee, tea, beers, cocktails, spirits and wine in the classic Savoyard bar.

Le Tete Inn is a popular pub style bar in Belle Plagne.

Igloo Igloo Bar is an igloo-themed (hence the name!) bar in Plagne Centre. The bar offers a wide selection of drinks with complimentary nibbles and happy hours.

Luna Bar is a rustic style pub located in Plagne Centre and is good for a relaxing après ski drink, pre-dinner drink or party night with live music ad DJs.

Scotty’s Bar is located at the foot of the Stade Olympic run in Plagne Centre. They serve a great menu from 1130 till 2100 and have excellent daily happy hours and live music during the week.

Mouth Bar is located in Plagne Centre. The underground bar is open from 4pm till 2 am and has a chilled atmosphere in the afternoon with table football, darts and live sport before the party starts later on.

La Rhumerie is a small and cosy bar located in Aime La Plagne serving every flavour of rum. 

Monica’s Pub is located in Plagne Soleil and is a lively spot for après ski with happy hour and live music.

La Mine Bar is located in the heart of Plagne 1800 and is a popular bar for apres-ski and evenings.
If there is a non skier in the group or if certain members of the party don’t plan on skiing all day then they may want to have some activities to do off the piste.

La Plagne’s unique bobsleigh was built for the 1992 Olympic Games and is the only one in France. The run is located halfway between Plagne 1800 and La Roche.

The Super Tyro is ranked third in Trip Advisor’s ‘best things to do’ in La Plagne. The 600m zipline spans the ravine below Plagne Centre on a line from Plagne Aime 2000, some 100m higher. The route runs between two huts, roughly following the path of the Telemetro cable car. 

Paragliding is one of the fastest growing air sports in the world and La Plagne is a great place to give it a go.

La Plagne has a range of walking trails through the lower slopes in the resort. The majority of walks offer beautiful views of the area and are not normally seen from the main pistes. Trail maps are available from the Tourist Office.

There are three operators in La Plange for snowmobiling. Snow Panthers in Plagne Centre, ELPRO in Belle Plagne and Peb Evasion in Plagne Bellecote.
Snowmobiles offer the chance to explore La Plagne in a completely different way.

The pistebasher introduction is a great way to explore the mountains and learn the skills involved in piloting these huge tank-like machines.

La Plagne also has several shops, restaurants and bars to explore.

Bobsleigh

Macot-la-Plagne

Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 49 08 82 23

Helicopter tours

ABOVE LA PLAGNE CENTRE

La Plagne

+44 779 664 0841

Wellness spa

Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 55 62 93

La Plagne has a good range of good range of restaurants throughout the resort:

L’Absinthe is a popular fast food restaurant located in Aime 2000 and serves a range of local Savoyard specialties.

Le M is located in Aime 2000. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and has a Savoy and bistro menu with daily specials.

Hotel Carlina is located on the blue piste linking Belle Plagne and Plagne Bellecote.

Le Hors Piste is located on the piste in Belle Plagne. The restaurant boasts a large outdoor terrace and serves s menu of traditional dishes, local specialties and pizzas.

Chez Pat Le Sauget is a cosy mountain restaurant located in Les Coches. The family run restaurant has a set daily lunch menu with two options to choose from and is also open from breakfast and dinner.

Chalet des Verdons Sud is a mountain restaurant located in the middle of the piste on the south side of Champagny. The restaurant serves traditional French food and Savoyard specialties.

Le Forperet is a mountain restaurant located above Montalbert. The traditional farmhouse restaurant serves regional Savoyard cuisine such as cheese fondue, meat pierrade, tartiflette, salads, soups, omelettes and snacks.

Le Matafan is located in the centre of Belle Plagne and serves traditional Savoyard food.

Good for Couples

Hotel Carlina

Hôtel Carlina

Belle Plagne

La Plagne

+ 33 4 79 09 78 46

Good for Couples

La Refuge

Plagne Centre

Macot-la-Plagne Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 00 13

Good for Couples

Le Montana

Aime 2000

La Plagne

+ 33 4 79 09 78 46

Good for Family

Chalet des Colosses

Lieu-Dit Plagne Villages

Macot-la-Plagne Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 28 70

Good for Family

Le Grizzli

La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 07 62

Good for Friends

Au Coin du Feu

La Plagne Soleil

Macot-la-Plagne Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 24 54 70

Good for Friends

Bar La Mine

Plagne 1800

Macot-la-Plagne Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 24 89

Good for Friends

Monica's

Route de la Plagne

Macot-la-Plagne Aime

La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 21 21

La Plagne is fantastic for children. Families with kids in tow, who are keen to experience more than just skiing can choose from ice skating, climbing, and snow-shoeing, along with a host of other pursuits. A few mote highlights if you need a break from skiing include:

Swimming - La Plagne Centre has a lovely indoor swimming pool and there’s a heated outdoor pool in Plagne Bellecote too. The pretty base resort of Montchavin is home to a new leisure complex with spa facilities, a wellness suite and indoor swimming pool.

Ice skating - The Bellecote area of la Plagne is home to the resort’s ice skating rink, and it’s a popular choice for families taking a break from the snow.

Tobogganing - La Plagne offers a good number of safe tobogganing areas for children to enjoy. One of the best is located in Plagne Centre where the slope is a good gradient for safe tobogganing.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1970m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    10km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3250m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    144

  • TOTAL PISTE

    425km



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