Where to Stay at La Plagne

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Aime 2000 village, La Plagne ski resort, France
Aime 2000 village, La Plagne ski resort, France
Belle Plagne village, La Plagne ski resort
Belle Plagne village, La Plagne ski resort
Plagne Bellecote village, La Plagne ski resort
Plagne Bellecote village, La Plagne ski resort
Ski-in ski-out is the rule, not the exception, at La Plagne ski resort villages
Ski-in ski-out is the rule, not the exception, at La Plagne ski resort villages
Belle Plagne is our favoured La Plagne upper mountain village location
Belle Plagne is our favoured La Plagne upper mountain village location
Each La Plagne village has numerous bars & restaurants integrated within it
Each La Plagne village has numerous bars & restaurants integrated within it
Plagne Centre village is the hub of the ski resort
Plagne Centre village is the hub of the ski resort
Plagne Centre has the most diverse facilities, services & activities at La Plagne ski resort
Plagne Centre has the most diverse facilities, services & activities at La Plagne ski resort
Wonderfully integrated gondola station at Belle Plagne village
Wonderfully integrated gondola station at Belle Plagne village
Champagny-en-Vanoise village is completely different to other La Plagne overnight location
Champagny-en-Vanoise village is completely different to other La Plagne overnight location

Where to Stay at La Plagne

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La Plagne Accommodation Info

The ski resort of La Plagne is an amalgam of villages spread between 2 valleys & seemingly randomly across the north side of mountain. Choosing where to stay has no simple answer! Despite some misgivings, there are some fantastic places to stay at La Plagne. In the north, the valley town of Aime (not to be confused with the high alpine village of Aime 2000!) is the main entry point to the ski resort by rail & road. Aime is not lift connected to the ski area & has surprisingly few accommodation options, so it is generally best to head up onto the mountainside to find your overnight lodgings. From the south access is via Moûtiers to Champagny-en-Vanoise, providing a completely different perspective of the ski resort.

Linked to the lifts, Montchavin is one of the few original villages remaining, with most others either conceived in the late 1960s, 70s & early 80s, or severely tainted by those developments! Like La Plagne's neighbour, Les Arcs, some of the industrial scale accommodation precincts will polarise the opinions of those beholding it, but it has produced loads of ski-in ski-out lodgings available to the masses. Note that the mountain has mainly self-contained apartments for rent & relatively few hotels. Many of the apartments are rented out on the basis of a 7-night minimum, but there are exceptions. See the La Plagne Villages Map.

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Insider Tip - Best Place to Stay in La Plagne

From a purist freeride skier & snowboarder perspective, Chalet du Friolin is the best place to stay in La Plagne. Between the summit of Bellecote & the lower villages of Montchavin-Les Coches, the Chalet du Fridolin sits in relative splendid isolation. With the Bauches chairlift out the front of the chalet, access to the slopes is excellent. The chalet is also at the bottom of all the best quality off-piste freeride terrain in the resort. For a totally different experience of La Plagne compared to those stuck in the nearby high-rise apartment villages, this is the place to stay. Availability is (rightfully) scarce, so book early ...... or last minute!

Chalet du Friolin, La Plagne Hotels Chalet du Friolin  $$ to $$$$
Chalet du Friolin is in the ultimate ski-in ski-out position for powder hounds in La Plagne. With the Bauches chairlift just next to the chalet, it is at the end of the resort’s best freeride zones off the Bellecote. Unparalleled location, food & hospitality ....

Upper Mountain Villages

Above 1,800m elevation on the road from Aime are a nest of seven alpine villages, each with varying shades of visually challenging architecture! All have ski-in ski-out accommodations and a beautifully integrated lift & piste system that means wherever one stays, you are almost guaranteed to be able to click into skis directly from your door in the morning. First of the villages is Plagne 1800. Above that, the largest village is at Plagne Centre & from there to the left Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Bellecote, & Belle Plagne. To the right as one drives up the hill is the striking Plagne Aime 2000 (which is ironically at 2,100m altitude!). Choosing one will depend on your taste & the size of your wallet. Generally, the higher one is on the mountain the higher the price tag, but fair to say there is a huge amount of variation.

Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre is the largest of the La Plagne upper mountain villages. At 1,970m altitude, Plagne Centre is appropriately named for its location in the centre of five resort villages & as a major central meeting point for all manner of lifts & trails. Despite its ‘urban’ architecture, Plagne Centre is a clever design, impressively linking the road, villages, car parks, buildings, ski lifts & trails. The most important lift is the gondola up to the 2,505m Grande Rochette, from where one can journey to all parts of the ski area. As with most of the resort, hotels are few and far between, with most accommodations being apartments. The Araucaria Hotel & Spa is a standout for ski-in ski-out & quality rooms plus facilities. For the rest, a broad swathe of private & managed apartments are also available for holiday rental, choose wisely!

Araucaria Hotel & Spa, Plagne Centre - La Plagne Hotels Araucaria Hotel & Spa  $$$$ to $$$$$
Araucaria Hotel & Spa is one of the best in La Plagne ski resort. Well located in Plagne Centre village, it has gorgeous, fresh rooms & suites, sensational facilities, exceptional services & food. The hotel is ski-in ski-out & all resort facilities are within a short stroll ......

Belle Plagne

The best of the La Plagne mountain villages (in our view!) is Belle Plagne. Its prime alpine location at 2,050m elevation at the end of the road from Plagne Centre, low rise chalet-style design, perfect ski-in ski-out convenience & lifts integrated directly into the village put it well ahead of the others. Belle Plagne is also the best placed village to quickly access the resort’s best freeride terrain via the Roche du Mio gondola. Consisting mainly of apartments, there is one sensational hotel, Hôtel Carlina, at the bottom of the village and numerous aparthotel for anyone seeking self-contained lodgings.

Hotel Carlina, Belle Plagne - La Plagne Hotels Hôtel Carlina  $$$$
Hôtel Carlina offers the best ski-in ski-out hotel lodgings in Belle Plagne village. Every room & suite has a balcony with mountain views, plus the services, facilities (including pool & spa) & food are fabulous ......
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Quartz Apartments, Belle Plagne - La Plagne Hotels Le Quartz Apartments  $$$
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Quartz Apartments are perfectly located in a ski-in ski-out position in Belle Plagne village just metres from the gondola. The simple, but comfortable, studio, 1 or 2-bedrooms apartments are fully self-contained ....
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Les Neriedes Apartments, Belle Plagne - La Plagne Hotels Les Nereides Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Les Néréides Apartments are wonderfully located ski-in ski-out 4-star lodgings at the top of Belle Plagne village, close the gondola. Fully self-contained 1 or 2-bedrooms apartments are available ....
Le Chalet du Vallon, Belle Plagne - La Plagne Apartments Le Chalet du Vallon Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Le Chalet du Vallon has modern apartments close to the lifts & slopes in Belle Plagne village. Comfortable, 3 or 5-bedroom apartments are fully self-contained & perfect for large groups or families skiing La Plagne ....

See the full availability on our Belle Plagne Ski Accommodation page.

Aime 2000

For many visitors to ski resorts, staying in the highest village is something of a ’badge of honour’. Mostly it is a ’badge of how deep one’s pockets are’, but it also usually comes with luxury digs & supreme access to the best lifts & slopes. La Plagne's highest village is Aime 2000 (at 2,100m elevation) and is dominated by the massive & imposing Michel Bezançon designed "liner" building, filled to the brim with private apartments (many of which are for private holiday rental). Away from the main building, the ‘village’ is sparse to say the least; a Club Med, the Les Hauts Bois apartment building & below that, the hotel. Big plans to ‘fill the space’ between them all appeared in 2017, but appear to have gone unfulfilled, leaving four lonely looking buildings, full of typically smallish French Alps apartments, overlooking the entire resort. Whilst here is stellar piste skiing from the door of many of the lodgings in Aime 2000, access to the best parts of La Plagne first requires a journey across to Plagne Centre, which kind of defeats the purpose of staying here! But each to their own.

Hotel Club mmv Plagne 2000 - Aime 2000, La Plagne Hotels Hotel Club mmv Plagne 2000  $$$$
Hôtel Club mmv Plagne 2000 is situated at the bottom of Aime 2000 village, with fabulous ski-in ski-out access to the lifts & slopes. The modern hotel rooms are simple but comfortable. The hotel has extensive facilitates & a great bar restaurant .....

The Les Hauts Bois building has a variety of apartments styles within it. Several different providers manage the apartments, or alternatively, there are loads of privately manged ones for rent as well.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Hauts Bois, Aime 2000, La Plagne Apartments Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Hauts Bois  $$$$
Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Hauts Bois offers quality 2 to 4-bedroom apartments in the ski-in ski-out Aime 2000 village, La Plagne. The fully self-contained apartments are spacious & include access to the superb onsite spa & pool facilities .....
Skissim Premium - Résidence Les Hauts Bois, Aime 2000, La Plagne Apartments Skissim Premium - Résidence Les Hauts Bois  $$$ to $$$$
Skissim Premium - Résidence Les Hauts Bois has more affordable studio, 1 & 2-bedroom apartments in a ski-in ski-out position at Aime 2000 village, La Plagne. The fully self-contained apartments include access to onsite spa & pool facilities .....

See the full availability on our Plagne Aime 2000 Ski Accommodation page.

Plagne Bellecote

Visually, Plagne Bellecote is a ski resort village horror show incarnate. OK, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but honestly, talk about bringing the inner-city to the mountains! Whenever one feels the need to ridicule the French for their over-development of the Alps, look no further than Plagne Bellecote as your primary exhibit.

However, there are many that will, & do, LOVE this facility. Whilst full of smallish one-bedroom self-contained apartments, its central ski-in ski-out location & incredible affordability are hard to beat for anyone on a budget. Size & visual amenity aside, it has loads of ski lifts directly out front, is fully ski-in, plus includes all supermarkets, shops, restaurants & services one needs for a lovely stay. Some good quality après ski is nearby too. If you are looking for affordable lodgings in an awesome location at a huge French Alps ski resort, look no further!

Residence Pierre Vacances Bellecote, La Plagne Apartments Residence Pierre Vacances Bellecote  $$ to $$$
Facing the slopes & lifts at Plagne Bellecote village, these small self-contained apartments are centrally located in the La Plagne ski resort. Ski-in ski-out & with all shops & services nearby, they offer an affordable snow holiday package. Bookings are for a minimum 7 nights ....

See the full availability on our Plagne Bellecote Ski Accommodation page.

Plagne Villages

Plagne Villages is a worthy alpine location to rest one’s head at La Plagne. Situated at 2,050m altitude and above Plagne Centre village, it has some genuinely nice ski-in ski-out apartments & chalets that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also provide splendid facilities & access to the immediate beginner slopes & lifts.

Front de Neige, Plagne Villages, La Plagne Apartments Front de Neige Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Résidence Prestige Odalys Front de Neige has ski-in ski-out apartments in an ideal Plagne Villages location at 2050m altitude. Modern studio, 1 & 2-bedroom self-contained apartments are complemented by the onsite undercover parking, pool, bar & restaurant

Plagne Soleil

A short distance away from Plagne Villages, and at the same altitude of 2,050m, Plagne Soleil is a small group of apartments & chalets with similar slope & lift access to its larger neighbour. For advanced skiers & boarders or party-goers, both Plagne Villages & Plagne Soleil are in ’neither here nor there’ locations.

Residence Sun Valley, Plagne Soleil, La Plagne Apartments Sun Valley Residence Apartments  $$$$
Sun Valley Residence has larger than average 1 to 6-bedroom self-contained apartments in Plagne Soleil village that will fit most groups & families. Ski-in ski-out access is possible, and the property includes access to onsite hot tubs, sauna and a bar ....
Le Mont Soleil Apartments, Plagne Soleil, La Plagne Apartments Le Mont Soleil Apartments  $$ to $$$
Le Mont Soleil Apartments offers affordable studio & 1-bedroom self-contained apartments in Plagne Soleil village. Well located for ski-in ski-out access, the property is also close to the village's shops & restaurants ....

Plagne 1800

Whilst it might be the most poorly inter-connected of the upper mountain villages, Plagne 1800 does have some quality lodgings and affordable hotel rooms & apartments. A collection of chalets & private apartments for rent on the hillside may appeal to some. The superb Hotel Le Cocoon enjoys the most favourable location near the 1800 chairlift & piste trail.

Hotel Le Cocoon, Plagne 1800 - La Plagne Hotels Hotel Le Cocoon  $$$$
Hotel Le Cocoon offers wonderful ski-in ski-out hotel lodgings in Plagne 1800 village. Comfortable rooms & suites are enjoyed with a sensational outdoor hot tub, spa facilities & amazing gourmet dining in the restaurant ......
Les Arolles Apartments, Plagne 1800 - La Plagne Apartments Les Arolles Apartments  $$$
VVF Villages Les Arolles Apartments are in a ski-in ski-out position at Plagne 1800 village just metres from the lift & slopes. The affordable & comfortable studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4-bedroom apartments are fully self-contained .....
Hotel Les Rhododendrons, Plagne 1800 - La Plagne Hotels Hotel Les Rhododendrons  $$ to $$$
Situated in Plagne 1800 village, Hotel Les Rhododendrons provides affordable hotel lodgings close to the ski lifts & slopes. Simple rooms, a good breakfast, fun après ski & a pub-style restaurant are all with the hotel ......

Lower Mountain Villages

Champagny en Vanoise

On the southern side of the resort, the village of Champagny en Vanoise is in many ways is the best place to stay when skiing La Plagne. It holds the sunniest position in the resort and access to the ski area is via a gondola, craftily integrated into the upper village. At only 1,250m elevation, it may not be draped in deep snow, but Champagny overlooks the valley to Courchevel & is convenient to the Pralognan la Vanoise & 3 Vallees ski areas. Unlike the other ski villages at La Plagne, Champagny is best accessed from Moûtiers & Bozel, both of which can provide affordable off-mountain lodgings.

Hotel Ancolie, Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne Hotels Hotel Ancolie  $$$
Hotel Ancolie in the village of Champagny en Vanoise, is near the gondola to La Plagne ski resort & provides superb, affordable rooms, wonderful food & exceptional service. The hotel is ski-in from the valley trail when the road is covered in snow!
Club Alpina, Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne Apartments Club Alpina Apartments  $$$
At the top of the village & a few steps from the gondola station in Champagny en Vanoise, Club Alpina Apartments provide a great place to stay at La Plagne ski resort. Fully self-contained studio & up to 6-bedroom apartments are perfect for all groups, plus there is a pool, spa, bar & restaurant onsite .....
Hotel Les Glieres, Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne Hotels Hotel Les Glières  $$ to $$$
Hotel Les Glières is in the village of Champagny en Vanoise, a short stroll from the gondola to La Plagne ski resort. A traditional local hotel, it has fabulous rooms, food & hospitality plus a cosy bar & lounge with a fireplace ......

See the full availability on our Champagny-en-Vanoise Ski Accommodation page.

North-side Villages

The lower villages (1,250m to 1,450m) of Montalbert, Montchavin & Les Coches are all lift connected to La Plagne. Montchavin is one of the few original villages on the mountainside & like Montalbert, maintains a more traditional, low-rise, architectural style & atmosphere than the upper mountain villages, but modernisation has still touched them.

At 1,450m altitude, Les Conches is well placed to access a range of lifts & tree-lined slopes which are wonderful during winter storms. Four lifts will get you from the village to the Roche de Mio, from where one can play in the freeride zones of La Plagne. From Montchavin (at a lower elevation of 1250m), it will take you 5 lifts. Both have limited hotels, loads of apartments & a few genuinely nice chalets available for holiday rental.

Les Chalets de Wengen - Les Conches, La Plagne Apartments Les Chalets de Wengen Apartments  $$$ to $$$$
Les Chalets de Wengen offer large 1 & 2-bedroom apartments close to the lifts & slopes in Les Coches village at La Plagne ski resort. Each apartment has a superb kitchen/lounge/dining room. The building has a wonderful swimming pool for use by the guests ....
Le Chalet De Montchavin - Montchavin, La Plagne Apartments Le Chalet De Montchavin Apartments  $$$
Le Chalet De Montchavin Apartments offer studio,1 & 2-bedroom apartments in a ski-in position close to the lifts & slopes in Montchavin village at La Plagne ski resort. Each apartment is fully self-contained & the building has a fun lounge-bar ....

At the opposite end on the northern slopes, Montalbert village is all alone at 1350m elevation with nearly exclusive access to numerous sheltered piste trails. Getting to the main resort by lift (particularly is a freerider) area can be arduous from Montalbert, but it does provide a worthy lodging alternative to the busy mountain villages of La Plagne. Mainly consisting of apartments & chalets, there are a couple of reasonable ski-in ski-out hotels as well, including the family friendly Hôtel Club mmv Les Sittelles. A better hotel option for non-families(!), the Hôtel Restaurant L'Adray, is further down the road from Montalbert at the traditional village of Longefoy (at 1,170m altitude).

Hotel Les Sittelles - Longefoy, La Plagne Hotels Hotel Les Sittelles  $$$
Hotel Les Sittelles provides family friendly accommodations in La Plagne ski resort's Montalbert village. Ski-in ski-out, the hotel is close to the gondola base and has a range of rooms & services perfect for young families ......
Hotel Restaurant L’Adray - Longefoy, La Plagne Hotels Hotel Restaurant L’Adray  $$
Hotel Restaurant L'Adray resides in the traditional village of Longefoy, a short drive from the gondola at Montalbert in La Plagne ski resort. The hotel has a cosy communal lounge-bar; the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine made from local & seasonal produce; rooms & apartments feature chalet-style decor.....

Valley Villages

Landry

There are a wide variety of accommodation choices in the Isere River valley to the north of the resort, but one that stands out is Landry. Best suited to those with their own transport, Landry has a great location away from the main road & railway but perfectly placed to easily access La Plagne via Montchavin & Les Arcs via Peisey Vallandry.

Hotel L’alpin, Landry - La Plagne Hotels Hotel L’alpin  $$
Hotel L'Alpin in the village of Landry is close to both La Plagne & Les Arcs ski resorts. Offering superb, modern & comfortable rooms, great food, the hotel makes an affordable base for skiing the entire Tarentaise ........
Maison Caramel - Landry (La Plagne - Les Arcs) Guesthouse Maison Carmel Guesthouse  $$
Close to both La Plagne & Les Arcs ski resorts, Maison Caramel is in the village of Landry. With wonderful hosts, this superb guesthouse provides a range of affordable room styles & cottages to suit most skiers visiting the Tarentaise ......

Bozel

On the southern side of the resort near Champagny en Vanoise, the town of Bozel provides some fabulous options within easy reach of La Plagne & Courchevel.

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