Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Les Arcs celebrate this national holiday with as much enthusiasm as the rest of the country. Various activities are held across the city on the 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Traditionally the fireworks display normally starts off between 10-11pm. Dates & details.
Arcadienne Mountain Bike Race
This downhill bike race is open to everyone, both adults and children, and is also a qualifier for the Rhones Alps downhill mountain bike cup. Dates & details.
The streets of Bourg Saint Maurice is the loaction of this charming traditional fe4stival celebrating the pretty mountain flower. Locals dress in traditional clothing and there are market stalls, parades, concerts and street entertainments. Dates & details.
Les Arcs Classical Music Festival
Works of major composers of classical and chamber music are performed over the last two weeks of July. All the concerts are free to attend and are held throughout the villages of Les Arcs and in Bourg Saint Maurice. Workshops for young musicians also form part of the festival. Dates & details.
Dubbed “La Course des Géants” (The Race of Giants). The course starts in Aime and climbs up to the summit of the Bellecote glacier before returning back down via the Col de l’Arpette, Plagne Bellecote and Montchavin. New in 2013, the 6000D goes through the Olympic bobsleigh track on the way up (km10). Due to it's sucess there are also a number of shorter courses including the Trail des 2 Lacs; a 22km run from Plagne Bellecote up to the Roche de Mio and back that passes the lakes of Les Blanchets and Le Carroley. Dates & details.
Sponsored by the Commencal mountain bike company, this weekend is your chance to test their bikes and ride with their professional competition riders. The bike park at Les Arcs Peisey-Vallandry is the location for these test rides, there will also be concerts and BBQ's and plenty of mountain bike related activities. Dates & details.