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From December 2018 to December 2019, Les Arcs will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program of events and key moments in both the winter and summer seasons.
Pioneering sports resort, creative lab for architects and designers, place for emotions and memories, let’s celebrate 5 decennies that changed history of Winter sports and leisure.
The story of Les Arcs started in 1968 when three exceptionally creative personalities came together: Robert Blanc, Roger Godino, and Charlotte Perriand.
A young and ambitious entrepreneur from Chambery, Roger Godino loved skiing. Fate brought him into contact with Robert Blanc, a mountain guide who was already prominent in the sports world, surprisingly open and imaginative.
Together, they started the crazy project to build a winter sports resort from scratch on the mountain pastures where Robert Blanc had grown up.
It was a modern and innovative time and Les Arcs needed a bold, creative inspiration for its “new town” in the mountains, a truly original creation. The intervention of Charlotte Perriand, a designer inspired by Le Corbusier’s Mouvement Moderne and already internationally renowned, would be decisive.
Her work, particularly what she accomplished in Les Arcs, has become a reference for professionals in the leisure homes business worldwide.
|1964||Fusion of the communes of Hauteville Gondon and Bourg Saint Maurice that allowed the resort to be built|
|1968||Opening of the first hotel in Arc 1600: Les Trois Arcs|
|1973||Completion of Arc 1600 with 4000 beds|
|1974||Opening of Arc 1800|
|1975||Inauguration of the Hôtel du Golf in Arc 1800, the largest hotel in the Alps at the time|
|1979||Opening of Arc 2000 and its Club Med|
|1996||Completion of the construction of Arc 1800 with the village of Charmettoger|
|2003||Creation of Arc 1950 by Canadian company Intrawest|
|2003||Creation of the Paradiski area (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallandry – La Plagne)|
|2018||Opening of Club Med’s Les Arcs Panorama, the largest Club Med in the Alps|
Find more about our History and famous people here.
Robert Blanc nait en 1933 au cœur des alpages d’Hauteville-Gondon. Berger dans sa jeunesse, il devient ensuite moniteur et guide de haute montagne.
C’est en 1961, à la suite de sa rencontre avec Roger Godino, qu’émerge l’idée de créer une station de ski sur les hauteurs de Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Le duo se lance alors dans ce projet novateur avec l’aide des quatre frères de la famille Blanc pour l’aménagement de la future station de sports d’hiver des Arcs.
© Clément Taillefer