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Les Arcs 1600

The village at the top of the funicular in Les Arcs

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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.

Apartments in Les Arcs 1600

There are a number of apartments available in 1600 ranging from the smart, contemporary designs to the more traditional Alpine style, catering for most group sizes. 

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Hotels in Les Arcs 1600

There are a small number of hotels to stay at in 1600 including fully inclusive, mid budget, traditional or more contemporary style furnishings and fittings. 

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Things to Do in Les Arcs 1600

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, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, golfing etc. You will not be bored!

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Sights & Attractions in Les Arcs 1600

The Mont Blanc is visible from all of the Les Arcs villages. However, there is a more spectacular sight at the top of the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point of the resort. To access this breathtaking view you can take either the navette shuttle to 2000 and walk to the Varet bubble or take the Cachette chairlift and ski to the Transarc bubble. You then take the Transarc bubble to 2000 and ski to the Varet bubble and then take the Aiguille Rouge gondola (approx 1 hour journey time in total depending on your level). From here you will see a 360° view of the Alps, it is truly spectacular.

Restaurants in Les Arcs 1600

There are two restaurants that are note-worthy in 1600: the Chalet de l'Arcelle and Le Sanglier qui fume. Both have warm wood interiors and excellent menus. The Sanglier qui fume is situated on the pistes and has an excellent sunny terrace.

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Nightlife in Les Arcs 1600

Arc 1600 is a lot smaller than the other resorts and this is reflected in the nightlife. The best place to go is the Abreuvoir for pool tables and live music.

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