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Les Arcs opening dates : July 6th -  August 31st

FFCT - Approved Bike Park

11 lifts

South-east exposure, maximum sunshine

Summer Area from 800 m to 3 226 m in altitude

A 2 - course golf, 18 holes and 9 holes

A huge and varied choice accommodation

Funicular linking Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs in 7 min

A balcony resort exceptional panoramic views

Two destinations : Bourg Saint Maurice and Les Arcs, 5 atmospheres

6 Tourist Offices quality tourism label

20th Century Heritage remarkable architecture

Events / News, News, Useful tips

Le grand nettoyage 

June 22nd

Big Clean Up Day in Les Arcs 

Enduro 2

July 6th, 7th and 8th 

Alpine endure race, raced blind in teams of two.

Finale de la coupe de France nationale de Slalom 

July 6th and 7th 

Slalom race on the internationally renowned Bourg Saint Maurice wild water basin 

Vertical K2 Villaroger - Les Arcs

July 7th 

Vertical Trail, the only French stage of the European K2 Cup 

Fêtes de l’Edelweiss

July 14th 

75th edition of this international folk festival, parade, exhibitions, Market of Traditions, songs and dances of the world

Académie Festival de Musique des Arcs

July 17th to August 2nd

Classical concerts performed by internationally renowned musicians. Free access

Trail inter-villages de haute-Tarentaise

July 20th and 21st 

3 trails on a week-end :  The  KV des Forts, Les Balcons de haute-Tarentaise and the Grimpette à Grandville

L'étape du Tour de France 

July 21st 

Stage Alberville - Val Thorens. For those who would like to train in real conditions before cycling competitors pass 

Passage du Tour de France 

 July 27th 

Cycling competitors of the Tour de France will pass in Bourg Saint Maurice on the stage Albertville - Val Thorens 

4e Salon des artistes 

July 27th and 28th 

Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Graphic and Numerical Art : an exhibition to meet the local artists 

Concert des 50 ans 

July 31st

The Music Academy Festival will perform for the 50th anniversary of the Les Arcs 


August 3rd and 4th 

Moutain bike race open to adults, but also for children under 13 with a simplified track 

Fête du Golf des 50 ans des Arcs 

August 7th to 11th 

Activities and animations for beginners, street golf path, tournament with a Pro AM and a Shotgun start

Nocturne des Ruelles

August 9th 

Run as an American relay in teams of 2, this mountain bike race will take you through the sinuous streets and lanes of Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Conférence sur Charlotte Perriand 

August 13rd 

Conference on Charlotte Perriand's architectural work and her influence on the architecture of Les Arcs 

Salon de l’Agriculture de Montagne et concert du groupe Nadau 

August 18th and 19th 

Animations, games, workshops,exhibitiors, local products around moutain and agriculture. Concert of the Nadau Band on sunday 18th evening 

La Trace des Ducs de Savoie (TDS)

August 28th 

The challenge facing the runners in this essential stage is a trail race of about 145km, «Courmayeur-Chamonix» and 9100m of positive height differential !

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)

August 30th 

Night race passage, trail of the Tour of Mont-Blanc in less than two days

La Démontagnée

October 19th 

Descent of the herds of the pastures 

Winter Film Festival

November 8th to 11 th 

5th Edition of the winter ride film festival before winter

Sports, News, Amazing

A Pumptrack in Bourg Saint Maurice !

Bourg Saint Maurice already had a 650m² skate park, it now also offers a 2000m² zone : The Pumptrack. This zone is composed of a 200 linear meters track that is both for expert riders and medium ones.  A 50 linear meters loop is dedicated to the youngest and the beginners. The Pumptrack is opened to moutain bikes, BMX, skate-boards, long-boards, kick-scooters and even training bikes. 

Mountain Kart in Les Arcs, fun and thrills guaranteed !

Les Arcs offers 2 Mountain Kart paths for really extreme sensations. Non motorised, equipped with hydraulic brakes and low pressure tires, this ecological kart is a must of this summer. The plus ? It is available even rainy conditions as riding the Mountain Kart in the mud is even more fun. Opened to thrill seekers aged 8 to 99 !

Events / News

Summer’s coming apace, little by little the snow is giving way to a fine carpet of greenery, flowers and …plastic, metal, paper and cigarette ends. 
That’s why we’re suggesting a big operation to pick up the rubbish to increase your awareness, to make you aware of your responsibilities and to make our mountains even more beautiful. 

The rendez-vous is fixed for the 22 June at 8.00 am in front of the Belambra Hotel du Golf in Arc 1800. There will be a welcoming coffee and all participants will get a free lunch. The most athletic will be able to do some plogging, and all participants will leave with a Les Arcs Picture prize. 

Sports, Events / News

The Enduro 2 will take place from July 6th to 8th; it’s an Alpine endure race, raced blind in teams of two.

Starting and Ending as a pair and riding together throughout the whole of every stage, over the 3 days of competition the 300 riders (maximum 150 teams) will face the challenge of 100km of trails and 12000m of descendingduring 12 to 15 timed specials on all sorts of terrain.

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07 JULY 2019

The Vertical K2 is a trail race, the only stage in France of the European K2 Cup, a European challenge of double Vertical Kilometres !

The course is demanding but it will delight height differential junkies and those who adore mountain tops. For this 5th running, a choice of two courses will be offered again on the legendary Aiguille Rouge trail.

- K1 : 3.4km / 1000M + height differential
- K2: 7.6km / 2000M + height differential

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Along the lines of the Mud Days, the outdoor challenges to be experienced in groups, the Hero Game is les Arcs’ new gathering this summer !

To be shared as a family, everyone has to help each other to complete the various trials: ten obstacles laid out over a 1500 m course, such as obstacles to cross, nets to pass under, mud bath and other surprises. A proper test for those who like a challenge !

4 dates this summer :
- 11 July
- 25 July
- 08 August
- 22 August

Events / News, Culture/Heritage

14 JULY 2019

Once again this year, the streets of Bourg Saint Maurice will echo to the sound of various mountain folk groups to delight your ears and your eyes too thanks to the colours of the traditional costumes.

Shows, street entertainments, parade, craft fair and a demonstration of the old crafts to mark the 75th Edelweiss Festival will all take place in a festive atmosphere.

Events / News, Culture/Heritage

The 2019 edition of the les Arcs Classical Music Festival will be back from July 17th to August 2nd, 2019.

On offer over these 3 weeks : music lessons, meetings and concerts with well-known international musicians.

The main theme for this 46th Edition is Hungarian music through the centuries.


August 3rd and 4th sees THE les Arcs downhill mountainbike race: The Arcadienne

This downhill mountainbike championship which is also the 4th round of the Auvergne Rhone Alpes Downhill cup, sees the riders race down through the forest, over rocks and across steep open mountainsides…

Sports, Events / News

09 AUGUST 2019

Run as an American relay in teams of 2, this mountain bike race will take you through the sinuous streets and lanes of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, over an urban course sprinkled with surprises and fantasies !

The principle :
Done in twos, the maximum number of laps of a 1 km circuit in a given time; 30 minutes for juniors and 1 hour for adults.

Events / News

Every Wednesday between 3.00 and 7.00 p.m., you can come and meet producers and craftsmen at the market to learn about their savoir-faire, try their produce and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainments, concerts and other surprises which have been concocted for you!

Events / News, Culture/Heritage

August 18th and 20th 

Animations, games, workshops, exhibitors, local products around mountain agriculture

Events / News, Culture/Heritage

The Nadau band will perform in Bourg Saint Maurice the 18th at 21h.

Two hours of a bilingual show of occitan music  !

Sports, Events / News

Wednesday 28 August

The challenge facing the runners in this essential stage is a trail race of about 145km, «Courmayeur-Chamonix» and 9100m of positive height differential !

Sports, Events / News

The night of Friday 30 to Saturday 31 August

On 30 August 2019 in Chamonix, more than 2,300 athletes will set out on the 15th running of this legendary Ultra-Trail race over 170 km and 10,000m of positive height differential with the sole aim of completing the circuit of Mont Blanc in less than 2 days !

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....


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

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.


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.



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

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

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

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.


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

Culture/Heritage, Exclusives, Events / News

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. 

Contact us for more information : presse@lesarcs.com

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The YUGE PARADISKI app is back with new features dedicated to summertime. This summer, YUGE will guide you along the hiking trails and the mountain bike tracks.With the YUGE PARADISKI app you can access in real time weather forecasts as well as propositions of activities and events in line with what you can and what you want to do throughtout your stay in Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry or La Plagne.

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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

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.


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.


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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.



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.

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.

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.


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