There is definitely no shortage of self catering accommodation in Les Arcs and these days the apartments do vary a lot in style. Depending on where you have booked accommodation for your ski holiday, you may find that you can choose to stay in a lovely, modern and luxurious apartment in a large wood/stone complex, or alternatively you'll just have the option of a pretty unattractive yet very functional and cheap 1960's development. Our guide to the area will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different villages that make up Les Arcs and used in conjunction with this apartment specific guide, should help you find exactly the right style of apartment in the most suitable location.
Les Arcs 2000 - high quality apartments
The highest of Les Arcs villages, Arc 2000 also sits at the higher end of apartment accommodation in terms of quality. Many of the apartments here have been recently renovated and provide the perfect base for skiers looking for accommodation with swift and easy access to the highest skiing in the area. The two residences - Les Arolles and Les Cimes des Arcs - both offer top quality self catering accommodation with the additional option of having croissants and baguettes delivered to your door every morning!
Les Arcs 1950 - family friendly modern apartments
The North American resort developer Intrawest built this pedestrianised ski village in a traditional American style with a perfect Christmas toy village feel. The apartments here are generally top quality and facilities in the town are excellent, making Arc 1950 a superb choice for a self-catering holiday. Families in particular will really enjoy the village as they put on regular, child friendly entertainment and there are a number of spacious apartments that are ideal for larger groups. Pierre & Vacances Le Village residence offers four star premium apartment accommodation in Arc 1950 with an outdoor pool, free wifi, and individual ski lockers.
Les Arcs 1800 - best apartments for apres ski!
Les Arcs 1800 is the liveliest of the Les Arcs villages - perfect if you want to ski hard and play hard. It is popular with younger groups and there are lots of mid and low budget apartment options here but if you're looking for self catering accommodation at the higher end of the scale then Pierre & Vacances Premium 'Les Alpages de Chantel' is probably ideal.
Les Arcs 1600 - uninspiring apartment blocks
The original Les Arcs resort is Arc 1600 which was built in the 1960's and as a result is home to numerous outdated apartments in rather uninspiring apartment blocks. If design and a traditional feel are not a priority then Arc 1600 may provide a good accommodation option, particularly if you're looking for a cheap self catering apartment. The village also has the additional benefit of being really close to the Apocalypse terrain park so can be a good choice for young groups of riders.
Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Peisey Nancroix
Somewhat quieter than the other resorts, these three villages offer a more traditional style of accommodation which is generally pretty good value. Apartments are normally tour operator run and are popular with families or those looking for a more low key ski holiday with great access to the huge Paradiski ski area.