Arc 1600 is one of the smaller villages in the resort and although it is built for function rather than beauty it still possesses a certain rustic charm. It is the lowest of the Les Arcs villages and the funiculaire stops here.
You can also access 1800/1950/2000 via the free bus from this village. Les Arcs is continuing to grow and all the villages are receiving many improvements each year. There is a small selection of shops and restaurants but with all the amenities that one could need. The village is completely pedestrianised.
The closest town to Les Arcs is Bourg Saint Maurice. This is easily accessed via the funiculaire that runs everyday during the Winter and Summer seasons. There is a friendly local community and a few large supermarkets. There is also a swimming pool, train station, cinema and various bars and restaurants. It's lively throughout the year and there are some lovely local festivals and a Saturday market. To get to the funiculaire you can take the free bus (navette) to Les Arcs 1600.