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Peisey - Vallandry

A cluster of small villages in the valley between La Plagne & Les Arcs

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Peisey - Vallandry

Peisey/Vallandry is an extremely pretty group of villages. Vallandry is located at the bottom of the slopes and the rest of Peisey is at the bottom of the Lonzagne lift (or the lobster/yoghurt pots). This is the place for chalets and there are a bucket load! Lots of locals live in this area and the atmosphere is sleepy and picturesque.

The closest town to Les Arcs is Bourg Saint Maurice. This is accessed via the funiculaire that runs everyday during the Winter and Summer seasons between Les Arcs 1600 and Bourg Saint Maurice. There is a friendly local community and a few large supermarkets. There is also a swimming pool, train station and cinema. There is a free bus service between Les Arcs and Peisey. There is also a bus service that goes all the way down to Landry.

Sights & Attractions in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

The Mont Blanc is visible from all of the Les Arcs villages. There are two very special places that you need to visit in Peisey but unfortunately one of them can only be reached during the summer months. Notre Dame de Vernettes is a beautiful chapel at the top of a hill that is magnificently painted inside. You can reach the chapel by skiing (you must have a good level) or either hiking up from Vallandry (it's signposted) or from Peisey Nancroix there is a road you can follow. You can also horseride up. The second place that you need to visit is Lac de La Plagne. This is quite a long hike to the lake at the end but the way there is is fairly gentle and goes through the Vanoise National Park. You start at the very end of Peisey Nancroix valley and follow the signs, even if you stay around this area you will see some beautiful sights.

Things to Do in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

In the winter there is a vast ski/snowboard area that links up with La Plagne to create the Paradiski area, one of the largest in the world. There is an excellent Ski Nordique centre in Peisey Nancroix which is good for beginners and professionals. In the Summer in the same area, there are some of the best mountain bike trails in Europe in this area. There are also great hiking routes and pony trails. There is a brilliant horse riding facility in Peisey Nancroix.

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Also see: Sports & Activities in Les Arcs, France

Dining in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

There are many excellent restaurants in Peisey/Vallandry. In Vallandry there are lots of brilliant restaurants to choose from so here are a few: Le Bergerie de Raphael, Le Vanoise hotel restaurant and Le Vache. The Bergerie is a decadent Savoie restaurant with fabulous service and delicious food it is situated on the side of the Morey piste just above the Vallandry chairlift. The Vanoise hotel restaurant is a lovely restaurant in the Vanoise hotel. You can find it in Plan Peisey on the side of the Paney piste, just above the Peisey chairlift. It has a wonderful menu including many savoyarde specialities. Le Vache is a cozy restaurant with English staff and a very varied menu. It's situated just next to the Parchey chairlift. If you're in Peisey there are two excellent restaurants: L'Ancolie and Le Fer à Cheval. L'Ancolie is a gorgeous family run restaurant that you have to book. Their food is all locally sourced and changes with whatever is in season. You can find it on the road to Peisey Nancroix after Moulin on the left handside in a very rustic looking family chalet. Le Fer à Cheval is a small family run restaurant that is next door to the stables in Peisey Nancroix. The food is simple but excellent with very generous portions and sterling service.

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Also see: Where to Eat in Les Arcs, France

Nightlife in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

The busiest village in Peisey/Vallandry is definitely Vallandry. The best bar to go to is the Bar Mont Blanc situated next to the piste directly underneath the Grizzly chairlift. They have very decent food, live music and comedy nights. Another bar in Vallandry with a slightly different vibe is Mojos bar located in the main village underneath the Peisey chairlift. If you are in any of the Peisey villages and don't fancy travelling up to Vallandry there is Greg's bar in Peisey village. They also do food.

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Also see: Nightlife in Les Arcs, France

Chalets in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

There are lots of chalets to choose from in this area from the more basic accommodation to ones offering hot tubs, gyms and catering for large groups. 

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Apartments in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

There are a couple of apartments to stay at in the area. 

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Hotels in Peisey-Vallandry / Nancroix

There is an ample choice of hotels or hostel style accommodation in this area from the more basic, to the all inclusive. 

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