The village of 1800 is probably the busiest of the Les Arcs' villages and the largest. This is where the majority of the locals are based. Although the buildings aren't as pretty as 1950, there is still a certain charm to be found in a village made entirely out of wood.
There are two main villages Le Charvet and Les Villards. There is a wide range of shops and restaurants in both villages and everything is walking distance. There is also the new appartment village called Edenarc with larger chalet style appartments. At present, there is a shuttle bus that takes you from Charvet to Edenarc but the resort is currently building a gondola which will take you directly to Edenarc and should be operational for winter 15/16. Out of all the Les Arcs villages 1800 has the best views of the valley, which means the best sunsets too.
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.