Much of Les Arcs is branded as ugly and 2000 is no exception. However, it is an unfair label. Anything in comparison to the surrounding, breathtakingly beautiful, scenery would be branded not up to par in the looks department. There are 2 main areas in 2000 and they are equally pedestrian friendly and convenient.
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 restuarants. It's lively throughout the year and there are some lovely local festivals and a Saturday market. You can reach Bourg from 2000 by taking the free bus to 1600 and then taking the funiculaire to Bourg. It is free with your ski pass.