Courbaton – Les Arcs * Paradiski
Chalet L’Aiguille Grive in Courbaton (1570m)
Literally ‘Thrush Peak’ – the name of the mountain dominating the southern part of the Les Arcs ski area, altitude 2760m.
The village gave its name to the ski area that preceded Les Arcs – Courbaton 1750. There were several lifts and pistes, starting at Les Granges and reaching the top of the Deux Tetes mountain, now the summit of the Mont Blanc chairlift. But Courbaton’s history goes back even further, having been developed from a farming hamlet in the 1950s to provide accommodation for workers building the huge Tignes-Malgovert hydroelectric scheme. When this was completed it became a winter and summer holiday resort for employees of EDF (Electricité de France) before passing into private hands about 10 years ago. Since then the main buildings have been carefully converted into high-quality chalets and apartments.
Les Granges – Les Arcs * Paradiski
Chalet La Grange d’Alice in Les Granges (1340m)
Literally ‘Alice’s Barn’ – named after the last person living here before the chalet’s conversion in 2004.
The chalet was originally a Savoyard farming building, where people and animals lived during the summer months when cattle grazed on the vast flower-filled meadows. Fully renovated in 2004, la Grange is now an all time favourite with returning guests each year. You can ski right to the door of the chalet via the easy blue run ‘Bois De Saule’ or the bit faster Cachette-Funicular red run from Arc 1600. And we are located about 150m from the Les Arcs Express Funicular (quick access to the centre of Arc 1600 or Bourg Saint Maurice) and a (free) Millerette beginners ski area.
Around the chalet there is plenty for nature walks and safe, car-free space for tobogganing and snowman building.
Le Villaret – Peisey&Vallandry * Paradiski
Le Chazelet and Le Petit Chazelet in Le Villaret (1300m)
The hamlet of Villaret at 1300m, in the continuation of Peisey village and one of the most quiet and sunniest sites of the valley.
The old hamlet with very old houses full of charm are for the greater part renewed tastefully and situated around the chapel. A group of newly built, high quality chalets is situated on the outskirts of the old town. Our local village, Peisey, just a short stroll away, is a traditional French village rich in history, with much of its wealth coming from the silver and lead mines and mining school at Nancroix.
Within a 10 minute car ride from the chalet you will find the valley of Rosuel. Located in an amazing natural setting, it is a plateau dominated by numerous summits over 3000 meters : Bellecôte, Aiguille du St Esprit, Mont Pourri. Gate of the Vanoise national Park and starting point for numerous mountain hikes.
Moulin – Peisey&Vallandry * Paradiski
Chalet Algonquin in the village of Moulin (1300m)
The village of Moulin is the oldest in the valley. Since the Middle Ages monks were stationed here to clear the fields.
The old access road to the valley led straight there. The village has always had a certain importance because it is here that the mills were installed, hence the name. The village later experienced a resurgence of interest in the operation of the anthracite mines below. At that time there was a grocery store, some bistros, the sawmills and a farrer. Below the chapel the old beautiful houses have been preserved. The vegetable gardens of Moulin are remarkable: they enjoy good soil, freshness and passionate gardeners! In summer the GR5, long-distance hiking trail, crosses the village. In winter, the shuttle bus that serves the village stops at the top of the chapel right behind the chalet.