This cosy apartment is situated in the town of Bourg St Maurice which is at the base of all the Upper Tarentaise resorts (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Tignes and Val d'Isere). Being just 200 metres from the funicular (7 minutes to Les Arcs), you couldn't have better access to the Paradiski area.
The interior of the flat is simple but warm and welcoming and has everything you need for a comfortable and affordable ski or mountain bike holiday. The living area is open plan and includes a kitchenette with a small oven, 2 ring hob, fridge and coffee machine. The seating area includes cable TV and there is a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the valley views. The bathroom has a full sized bath and a shower over the tub.
If you are visiting in the summer you'll have access to a communal outdoor swimming pool where you cool off after a hike or simply laze beside soaking up the mountain sun.
For further details, visit the website or contact the owner directly using the enquiry link on this page.
The studio can sleep up to 4 in 2 bunk beds in an alcove and a double/twin sofa bed in the living room.
There is underfloor heating in the apartment plus radiators. Skis and snowboards can be left on the balcony.
Who should go...
Perfect for those that want an affordable ski or mountain bike holiday with straight forward access to Les Arcs or within just 20 - 30 minutes of the resorts of La Plagne, Val d'Isere and Tignes.
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Les Arcs, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Bourg St Maurice, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Les Arcs, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Bourg St Maurice, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Les Arcs whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Bourg St Maurice, France
There is a large outdoor parking area as part of the residence.
Bourg St Maurice sits in the heart of the Tarentaise valley with easy access to Les Arcs via the funicular in the old town, which takes around 7 minutes. You're within driving distance to all the major resorts in the Paridiski area where you have access to 182 ski lifts and around 425km of pistes, 2 snow-parks, 5 boarder cross tracks and a half pipe - more than enough for you winter holiday!
Bourg is a little different from the usual ski resorts in that it's a functioning town year-round and is brimming with shops, restaurants, banks, a cinema and museum.
There are a few nursery options available for families staying in the area (visit the childcare page for more information).
There's also easy access to Bourg St Maurice by train as the Eurostar high speed connection from London St Pancras International pulls into town on a regular basis.
There are lots of restaurants in Bourg St Maurice. There are 2 that really stand out from the usual Savoyard menu though. For excellent, freshly made and locally sourced food at very competative prices head to Le Bistro D'Alpin. It's located on the main high street opposite the Mairie. The second restaurant that deserves recognition is L'Arssiban. It is a little out of the centre of Bourg and that gives it a calm and pleasing atmosphere. The menu is excellent and although it's not cheap you pay for what you get, which is top notch gourmet food. They also bake their own bread and have an excellent menu of the day. You'll find this little gem on the Avenue Antoine Borrel.
Also see: Restaurants in Bourg St Maurice, France
Being such a hub of Alpine activity and being close to around 8 different ski resorts, it is difficult to choose bewteen the hundreds of brilliant activities/places to see. We would definitely suggest that if you have never been white water rafting this is a cracking place to do it, the Isere is truly beautiful and the gorges are magnificent (however, we'd suggest you only do this in the Summer). We would also suggest having a trip up to the Italian border either by car and then you can visit the very pretty town of Aosta for some limoncello. Or the Fort de Platte is spectacular, it's located in Beaufortain and was built at the end of the 19th century in case of an invasion from Italy. You can reach it by heading towards Chapieux and then Echines-dessous.
Things to Do Nearby
In the winter there is a vast skiing/snowboarding area that links up with La Plagne to create the Paradiski area, one of the largest in the world. There is freeskiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, sledging, skidooing and ice caves! In the summer there are lots of activities as well; swimming; rafting; canoeing; hiking; mountain biking; cycling; horse riding; golfing; rock-climbing etc. You will not be bored!
Also see: Things To Do in Bourg St Maurice, France
The easiest way to get to the pistes from Bourg St Maurice is via the funiculaire. It runs everyday during the winter and summer months and is free with a lift pass.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les Arcs, France
Bourg St Maurice has quite a varied nightlife, although for a town of its size not a huge quantity of bars and clubs. There is Bazoom which is on the main road opposite the train station. They are also a restaurant and they have a little terrace out the front of the bar. They have reasonably priced drinks and live music. The Tonneau is another bar that is often frequented by locals and tourists alike. It is a convenient meeting point, next to the train station on the roundabout and has quick, friendly service. Another place that deserves a mention is La Cantina. It's more of a summer spot, located in the rafting area on the river with an enormous sunny garden and excellent food. La Cantina also has live music.
Also see: Bars in Bourg St Maurice, France
The arrival of the Eurostar train is a 10 min walk and so is the town centre. The nearest airports are between 100 and 190kms away: Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon, Geneva. A bus service is available to Lyon and Geneva and taxi transfer can be arranged.
Also see: Maps of Les Arcs, France
Location: Bourg St Maurice
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment | Studio Apartment
Run By: Owner Directly
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 4
Bookings For: Transfers
Cleaning: Cleaning on departure
Access: Lift / Elevator
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Fridge | Tea / Coffee Maker
Spa & Fitness: Pool (outdoor)
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: Rue de Pinon | Bourg St Maurice | 73700