Nestled in the Tarentaise Valley, Les Arcs is a purpose-built resort with four separate villages at varying altitudes. Since the development of the express gondola in 2003, Les Arc has been connected to La Plagne. Creating the Paradiski ski domain, providing skiers with 425km of pistes adding to its evolving popularity. More recently, Les Arcs has been making a name for itself as a party resort. Take a look at our pick of the best après ski and nightlife in Les Arcs.
L’Arpette is one of the most iconic venues in Les Arcs. Situated on the piste between Arc 1600 and 1800, this is the perfect place to stop on the descent back to the village and with a large terrace it’s hard to miss. Famous for its Wednesday night Savoyard après session. Guests can enjoy traditional raclette and fondue, amidst a fantastic party atmosphere.
With Les Arcs evolution into a party destination came the Folie Douce, bringing the legendary dancing on tables to the Paradiski domain. Accessible by foot via Gondola de Villard or by skiing, The Folie, as it’s affectionately named by its regulars, has three different restaurants on the mountain, catering to all tastes. Guests can expect to enjoy cabaret-style “madness” with acrobatics on display. The Folie Douce is one of our favourite après ski spots in Les Arcs.
Igloo Village is an exciting and unique location for a drink. Located at 2,000 meters, close to the Arcabulle chair lift. This family-friendly après bar is open to guests until 5 pm. Customers are encouraged to savour a drink in the Igloos hand-crafted ice bar. Upon reservation, there is also the opportunity for guests to have dinner in the Igloo or, if feeling adventurous, spend the night in the Igloos mini-hotel. Reservation in advance is essential!
A large sun-drenched terrace and deckchairs make Le Panoramic in Les Arcs the ultimate midday pit après ski stop. Enjoy live DJs and the best views in Les Arcs throughout happy hour. However, this is weather permitting as Le Panoramic is known for its whiteouts.
Conveniently located next to the main lifts in the Les Villards area Red Hot Saloon is the perfect place to enjoy some après ski action in Les Arcs. With Nintendo Wii competitions and happy hour running from 4pm until 10pm. Live music and DJs kick in after, expect dancing until the early hours and a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Situated in Place des Villards in Arc 1800. This themed cafe produces some of the best cocktails in Les Arcs. Open daily until 1am, this friendly bar offers cheap drinks, attracting a clientele of seasonnaires, tourists, and locals. In addition, this café is known for producing some of the best cocktails in Les Arcs be sure to try whilst visiting.
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