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10 good reasons for coming to Bourg Saint Maurice | les Arcs
Exclusives

To try a multitude of activities

To get your fill of thrills

To reconnect with nature

To share great moments

To recharge your batteries

To tee off with a view of Mont Blanc

To cool off

To enjoy a plethora of events

To discover a remarkable architectural site

To benefit from great offers for your summer holiday

Film My Day
Sports
KEY WINTER EVENTS 2018/2019
Events / News

Winter Film Festival - 08-11 November 2018

The Coeur d’Or Cinema, Bourg Saint Maurice

Programme of snow riding sport films and pre-premiers featuring: skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freeride, adventure, freestyle 

Les Arcs  Film Festival - 15-22 december 201

The Les Arcs Film Festival is taking place for the 9th year and this year it is the Poland.

SKI’N’FONDUE 14-16 December 2018

The season gets off to a flying start with some great short stay offers and fondue, THE mountain speciality, to tempt you at every corner!

ARC 1950 FREERIDE WEEK- 28 January - 3 February 2019

The only FWQ 4* category stage of the Free Ride World Qualifier to be held in France, an event that brings together the world’s very best riders. The best young freeride skiers compete in the FWQ 2* and FWQ 3* competitions.

BIG UP AND DOWN 25 January-3 February 2019

The cross-country ski event sponsored by the champions Enak Gavaggio and Killian Jornet.

 SAFETY DAY-27 February 2019

A day devoted to safety when holidaymakers can meet the local safety professionals

STAR TRAIL-22 March 2019

11 km trail running race on snow (700 m. elevation gain)

COURSE DU COEUR - 31 March 2019

The arrival of the Paris to Les Arcs running race to promote organ donation.

LES ARCS SPRING SKIING - 30 March - 27 April 2018

Les Arcs celebrates one of the best moments of the ski season with special offers, entertainment, sports events and concerts…

NEW ABOUT CULTURAL HERITAGE
Culture/Heritage, News

The "ARCHI-SKI" tour: accompanied by a ski instructor and a conference guide, a ski Tour to illustrate how the local architectureis intregrated into the mountain.

The "ZOOM ON ARCHITECTURE" tour: taking your camera or smartphone, you can set off with a conference guide and a photographer to discover les Arcs'most photogenic viewpoints.

Others choices of guided tours....

Architectural

Arc 1600, An architectural signature


A modern, functional resort, integrated into the mountain landscape and adapted to the slope. The work of a team of designers which gathered around Charlotte Perriand, the architects Gaston Regairaz, Guy Rey-Millet, Bernard Taillefer, Robert Robutato and Pierre Faucheux amongst others.

Arc 1800, A Balcony Resort

Between Mont Blanc and the Bellecôte chain, on the edge of the golf course, an architecture wrapped up in the slope... Another view of 20th Century architecture.

A Medieval strip cartoon

Situated on a plateau 3 km from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the little village of Vulmix is huddled around its Saint-Grat chapel where its 15th Century frescoes, like a strip cartoon, tell the legend of its patron saint who went to Palestine to look for John the Baptist’s head.

Upper Cooperative dairy

Les Colombières business park.
To learn about the making of the «prince of Gruyères », make a date to go 
to the Upper Tarentaise Cooperative Dairy.

Lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 11h30 
Tél. : 04 79 07 08 28
fromagebeaufort.com

Les producteurs, tous sociétaires de la coopérative laitière, entretiennent les alpages dans le respect de l’environnement pour un développement durable autour d’un savoir-faire, fruit d’un long travail. Ils veillent à la préservation des races de vache Abondance et Tarine. Le lait collecté cru et entier, confère au fromage de Beaufort, toute la richesse des arômes de la flore de la haute montagne.

CIRCUITS TOURISTIQUES

Aoste (Italie)

Découverte d’une ville au passé riche : ruines romaines, architecture médiévale et marché italien.

Les Chapieux : « Une saison en alpage » À 1800 mètres d’altitude, dans un site remarquable, au pied de l’aiguille des

Glaciers, l’agriculture de montagne vit au rythme des saisons, des pâturages et des troupeaux. Dans un chalet d’alpage, venez découvrir la fabrication du Beaufort et du Sérac, visite qui se termine par une dégustation de différents fromages.

Le col du Petit Saint Bernard, Dominé par la statue de Saint Bernard de Menthon, le col recèle de nombreux trésors : l’hospice et ses diverses expositions, le jardin botanique de la Chanousia, le cromlech… autant de lieux à découvrir le temps d’une visite.

A VISITER

Exposition

« En piste pour l’alpage »
Tél : 04 79 07 12 57
lesarcs.com

Interactive et ludique, cette exposition sur le pastoralisme présente les réalités du métier de paysan berger aujourd’hui.

Juillet - août : ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 16h à 18h et le samedi de 9h à 12h (gratuit)

Musée des minéraux & de la faune

L’ancestrale activité des cristalliers : les fours, les cristaux... Un ensemble régional unique !

Tél. : 04 79 07 12 74

Juillet - août : ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 12h et de 15h à 19h (sauf le dimanche matin et le lundi matin)

• Atelier de torréfaction du café et musée

Tél. : 06 10 50 83 55
lorvert.net

Visite gratuite. Torréfaction le jeudi et le samedi à 10h. Musée ouvert tous les jours (sauf le dimanche matin) de 9h à 12h / 14h à 19h.

• Le Musée de la PommePromenade « confort » les vergers de la Ballastière

Vergers traditionnels porteurs d’un remarquable patrimoine historique, culturel, environnemental. À découvrir lors d’une promenade dans un grand espace surplombant l’Isère, accessible également aux personnes en situation de handicap et parents avec poussette.

• Chapelle de Vulmix

(gardiennage)
Visite libre

Ouverture du 20/07 au 25/08 le mercredi et jeudi de 15h à 18h.

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine les 17 et 18/09, ouverte de 15h à 18h.

• Parcours borain

Visite libre

Découverte des divers quartiers historiques de Bourg Saint Maurice.

NOUVEAUTE COTE HEBERGEMENT
News

Club Med les Arcs Panorama Arc 1600

Un joyau moderne immergé dans la forêt aux portes de la haute montagne, offrant des vues exceptionnelles sur la vallée de la Tarentaise.
- 1050 lits en 4 tridents , des espaces 5 tridents. 433 chambres.
- Un espace bien-être : Piscine intérieure et extérieure chauffée/ Club Med Spa by cinq mondes, espace Fitness et musculation, hammam bains à remous.
- 3 espaces gastronomiques, Le restaurant La Pierre Blanche, Le 1790 Gourmet Lounge et le bread&co.

Informations: presse@lesarcs.com

LES ARCS FÊTE SES 50 ANS!
Culture/Heritage, Exclusives, Events / News

De décembre 2018 à décembre 2019, la station des Arcs fêtera ses 50 ans avec un programme de festivités qui déroulera ses moments forts hiver comme été.
Tous les évènements des Arcs seront déclinés aux couleurs es 50 ans.
Plus infos: presse@lesarcs.com

NOUVEAUTE DOMAINE SKIABLE
News

Remplacement du télésiège de Comborcière à Arc 2000 par un télésiège débrayable.

Création d'une nouvelle piste rouge à Arc 1600

Aiguille Rouge. Depuis le point culminant des Arcs à 3226m d'altitude, "la Passerelle de l'Aiguille Rouge "se déploie sur une longueur de 35 mètres et bornée par un garde-corps verre au bout de chacun des surplombs.

Practical Information WINTER 18/19
Useful tips

OPENING DATES WINTER 2018/19


Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry
From december the 15th 2018 till april the 27th april 2019


Paradiski ski area
from december the 15th 2018 till april the 27th april 2019

WINTER FILM FESTIVAL 08-11 November 2018
Events / News

A film competition on the theme of skiing and adventure where you can meet the athletes and the directors and enjoy concerts and an exhibitors’ village.

LES FONDUS DU SKI- du 14 au 16 décembre 2018
Events / News

une ouverture de saison en fanfare avec des bons plans courts séjours et la fondue, incontournable de la montagne déclinée à toutes les sauces!

LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL 15-22 December 2018
Events / News

Poland will be the country of honour for the 9th edition of Les Arcs’ key cultural event. A full programme of exclusive screenings with over 120 European films including some previews as well as many directors and actors on site to meet the public, evening events, concerts and entertainment on the slopes… A star-studded event!

SAFETY DAY 27 February 2019
Events / News

A day when the mountain professionals teach holidaymakers about ski safety.

This initiative was started by the Skishop group and its Skiset shops and will be attended by Team Les Arcs pro-rider Adrien Coirier, the event patron. The aim is to warn the public of the dangers in the mountains free of charge. Throughout the day, there will be activities to enable visitors to :

• Learn about the work of the ski patrols, who will be there to give lessons about the condition of the snow covering, avalanche risks ...

• Meet dog handlers and their companions, who will demonstrate their skills and avalanche victim search technique

• Try equipment from the various brands in the village

ARC 1950 FREERIDE WEEK 28 January - 03 February 2019
Events / News

On the occasion of the Freeride World

Qualifier competition, Arc 1950 The Village will be playing host to freeriders from all over the world who will be coming to try the best spots in les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry’ ski area.

Different levels of competition will be on the programme : 1 Junior FWQ 3* event, 2 FWQ 2* races, 1 FWQ 4* event (the only French 4* event amongst the 12 world events).

The week will be an opportunity to promote freeride skiing in all its forms.

On the programme: film showings, raising awareness of and introduction to mountain rescue, freeride courses for children and

adults ...

freerideworldqualifier.com

COURSE DU COEUR - 31 March 2019
Events / News

The 2019 event will set off for 4 days and 4 nights of a race like no other. This event is aimed at raising awareness amongst the general public of the success of organ transplants and the need for organ donation

LE PRINTEMPS DU SKI - du 30 mars au 27 avril 2018
Events / News

Rendez-vous insolites et festivités pour tous : , Ride’n Golf, beach party, waterslide, animations musicales, démonstrations de sports de glisse funs et innovants, tests de disciplines ludiques... et beaucoup d’autres activités outdoor inédites.

THE PIERRE BLANCHE 10 january 2019
Events / News

Starting in Arc 1600 at 7.00 p.m. This ski-mountaineering race is open and accessible to everyone. It offers a gross ascent of 430m and a gross descent of 450m over a course run at night.

STAR TRAIL 22 March 2019
Events / News

A white trail race consists of a foot race on a groomed piste of about 11 km, between Arc 1800 and Arc 1950 The Village, incorporating about 700m of positive height difference. Fresh snow, nocturnal challenge, prize giving and a buffet all herald a convivial time outdoors.

THE APP : YUGE PARADISKI
Events / News

Ultra-personalised and self-teaching, YUGE is a collection of all the connected services which facilitate and enrich the skiing experience from preparing the holiday to skiing down the Paradiski pistes. YUGE guides skiers without interrupting their riding.

The app is no longer limited to the ski area, but will now offer resort facilities that will for example enable skiers to get their bearings or locate themselves on the site (interactive resort maps, entertainments and events, shopping information etc.). It’s the right facility in the right place at the right moment.

From the moment YUGE is opened, the app offers a variety of contextualised and personalised recommendations.

Yuge enables you to :

• Get your bearings and geo-locate your friends on the interactive map of the ski area

• Find out the conditions by sector and how busy the lifts are

• Set yourself a challenge while having fun collecting badges on the app

• Look back at your route and see your performances

• Find photos and videos taken using the equipment on the piste

• Discover the complete guides to the resorts

This winter, YUGE will be offering new facilities for users wanting to facilitate and enrich their experience throughout their holiday.

• Recharge lift passes from the app

• Personalised profile with rankings amongst Yugers

• Search and view public profiles

• Interactive resort maps

• Interactive maps and timetables for shuttle buses and inter-resort transport

Personalised advice on activities from the first day and throughout your holiday

PHOTO LIBRARY
Useful tips

OUR PHOTO LIBRARY IS: photo.lesarcs.com

You can create a account directly on the website or
ask us for access codes:  Contact-us

ARCHITECTURE a 20th Century heritage site
Culture/Heritage

Les Arcs was created in 1968 to fulfil the demands of the mass tourism attracted by winter sports. The project also enabled young architects and innovative developers to develop an architectural concept in which the quest for functionality and profitability was adapted to suit the splendid natural surroundings.


Guided tours or how to explore the architecture of les Arcs
Proof that modernity can compromise with the mountains, nature and the town, the conglomerations of Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 were awarded the « 20th Century Heritage » label in 2006.  The les Arcs Tourist Office organises free guided tours to explore the architecture of les Arcs. Every week a guide offers visitors a guided walk round the various parts of the resort.


Modernity working on behalf of nature
Creating a ski resort out of nothing and constructing a setting that is functional and aesthetically pleasing and fulfil is the needs of this new growth in tourism is in itself an exciting project.
The developer, Roger Godino and the young team of architects who worked on les Arcs resolutely aligned their project with modernity. Contrary to the opinion of some detractors who saw in it a desire to « concrete over the mountains », under the benevolent authority of Charlotte Perriand, this intensely creative period was intended to work for the conservation of nature.
 
Charlotte Perriand: a creative woman
An architect and designer of genius, she worked on the building of the various sectors of les Arcs for nearly 20 years. She was the soul of the group of architects who were fascinated by her creative power.
Through keeping the group together and preventing them from
drifting it is surely thanks to her that the architectural line defined at the outset endured throughout the construction of all the sectors.
Her concept of functionality, the “right move“, practical shape, simple beauty without design and without added decoration, was to inspire a style of architecture conceived from the inside working outwards. By making these young architects start by putting themselves in the visitors’ shoes she overturned their professional reflexes and pushed
them to go beyond the usual boundaries between town planning,
architecture and fittings.
Her work in les Arcs is particularly recognisable for:
- The raised balconies allowing light to flood into the apartments and to provide a wider outlook on the view
- The work on the furnishings, every piece of which was conceived and designed by Charlotte Perriand
- The innovative technical solutions such as the resin bathrooms made in a single block to minimise time and costs. An unknown
process at the time!
- The integral kitchens opening onto the living area. Almost standard today, they were a real revolution 40 years ago!
- The work on the buildings’ gangways, given life by the solid colours of the wood and the lighting.

RENOVATION - REHABILITATION
Exclusives

Le programme de réhabilitation des appartements conduit par La Foncière d’ADS (Compagnie des Alpes) continue.

Le parti-pris de la rénovation
Le projet de rénovation concerne des bâtiments singuliers hérités de la production architecturale et urbaine du XXème siècle, pensés par les architectes et les concepteurs d’origine.

Les résidences des Arcs sont conçues dans le but d’accueillir des vacanciers, en famille ou en groupe, pendant les saisons d’hiver et d’été.
La « cellule » de l’appartement est fonctionnelle et propose une ouverture sur le paysage, omniprésent aux Arcs (bâtiments qui reprennent les courbes de la topographie, grandes ouvertures, présence de balcons quelle que soit l’exposition…).
Le parti-pris des rénovations s’est appuyé sur la volonté de retrouver l’esprit des Arcs, sans refaire à l’identique ; de mettre aux normes les appartements selon les préoccupations contemporaines des logements (réseaux, équipements).
L’objectif est d’offrir des logements de qualité, conformes à l’idée initiale de « modernité et design pour tous ».

A l’origine pensé pour les temps de repos et le moment du petit déjeuner, l’appartement est aujourd’hui beaucoup plus occupé, notamment le midi, lorsque les familles reviennent déjeuner, ou le soir lors des repas communs, qui se faisaient autrefois le plus souvent au restaurant.

La Maitrise d’Œuvre  
L’équipe des architectes est composé de Yann Damiani, Thibaut Candela et Carine Bonnot, architectes associés. Diplômés de l’école d’architecture de Grenoble, ils travaillent ensemble depuis 2007 et ont fondé l’agence SILO. Ils partagent la maîtrise d’oeuvre de projets divers tout en étant complémentaires :

- Yann Damiani développe les problématiques liées aux rénovations contemporaines, aux méthodologies de gestion de projet et de chantiers ;
- Thibaut Candela est spécialisé dans l’agencement intérieur, la scénographie, le design et le développement de techniques liés au travail artisanal
- Carine Bonnot s’intéresse à l’histoire architecturale et urbaine moderne, thématiques issues de son doctorat en urbanisme, et aux analyses et potentiels de ces éléments dans les projets de maîtrise d’oeuvre.

carine@siloarchitectes.fr
siloarchitectes.fr

LE CHALET DES CASCADES, THE NEW LUXURY CHALET
Events / News, News

At 2140 m, an old stone sheepfold on the slopes at Arc 2000 has been renovated and transformed into an exceptional place to stay. With a living area of over 400 m2 on two floors, the Halle des Cascades brings together all the assets of a luxury chalet: a wood-clad ski-room, a living area where the light pours in through the large picture windows and a sumptuous fireplace warms you in the evening, a sleeping area with seven spacious bedrooms, including two suites, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna, a mezzanine sitting room accessible via a glass footbridge, and a terrace with a firepit… From this terrace, the views of Mont Blanc are quite unobstructed and in the evening, the lights of the village below remind you of its unique setting at high altitude. Everything will be done to ensure that your stay is unforgettable and refreshingly different. The chalet staff will look after your comfort and a chef will prepare breakfast, homemade tea and refined evening meals. A ski guiding service will be offered.

www.flexiski.com

REFERENCE LES ARCS
Exclusives

Faced with the economic and tourist challenges of mountain resorts, the resort of les Arcs examined the development of its accommodation facilities. As a result, ADS (the Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry ski area) and Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice
Tourisme (ABT) set up «Référence Les Arcs» two years ago.


The aim of this is to re-classify the accommodation facilities in the resort and to encourage owners to renovate their interiors in a way that is consistent with the original architectural heritage and in response to the evolving needs of the clientele.


« SIGNATURE LES ARCS »: THE ENHANCEMENT OF QUALITY PROPERTY!
Following the classification (over 300 inspections made) and renovation incentive phases, in 2014 Reference Les Arcs initiated the enhancement of quality property phase or more precisely the award of les Arc’s own distinction called «Signature Les Arcs».
This distinction promotes stylish, inventive and functional interiors in order to cultivate, conserve and encourage les Arcs’ resolutely modern and differentiating architectural style.  
To judge the accommodation pre-selected by Reference Les Arcs and to award this Arcadian distinction, a jury of experts conscientiously surveyed 5 amazing apartments and 1 legendary «Chalet Pointu» completely renovated in order to assess each element according to an assessment chart based on 4 themes:
- Les Arcs’ design heritage
- The contemporary style
- The functionality and durability of the fittings and materials
- The feeling of well-being and the benefits of the design.
After the inspections, over 2 hours of dialogue and debate were needed to decide on the award of Siganture Les Arcs.
3 interiors were favoured!
The winning owners are now ambassadors for the renovation programme. 
This expert recognition led owners to emulate one another.
These properties are now genuine renovation benchmarks and serve as examples for professional renovators: craftsmen and businesses.


RENOVATION ADVICE
New: In order to offer owners better support in their desire to improve the comfort of their apartments, Reference Les Arcs is examining the idea of setting up a catalogue of examples of renovations with links to the contact details of the craftsman or business that carried out the work. These recommendations will be available on the internet from the end of 2014.
Meanwhile, Reference Les Arcs is continuing to organise forums: evening gatherings for participating craftsmen and businesses and owners to meet.


Contact
reference@lesarcs.com
reference.lesarcs.com

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