This remote and radiant jewel is truly
worth discovering. The resort is home to legendary slopes and has nurtured
numerous champions. Val-d’Isère is a village before being a holiday resort and
retains a distinctive soul. More than anywhere else, this is a place where you
can get away from the stresses of daily life and lose yourself in high quality
skiing with guaranteed snow cover.
In winter you can start your stay by
enjoying a major event: the First Snow Critérium, a race that forms part of the
Alpine Ski World Cup and kicks off the skiing season. Watching this race is an
ideal way to finetune your own approach before whizzing down the famous Face de
Bellevarde yourself. This legendary black slope was designed by the Swiss
Olympic champion Bernhard Russi following a suggestion by Jean-Claude Killy.
Fans of big international sporting events
are also well served in summer, when a stage of the Tour de France passes
through Val d’Isère. You can emulate yellow jersey winners by riding along the
Route des Hautes-Alpes and climbing up the Col de l’Iseran, the highest paved
col in the whole Alpes.
Val d’Isère is vibrant all year round. It
is always a delight to wander through the old village and its hamlets and
admire chalets that showcase classic Haute Maurienne architecture. You would be
well advised to stop off for a gourmet meal in one of the Michelin-starred
restaurants or any of the pâtisseries beloved of natives of a region that has
been voted as the best in France for pastry treats. You can then round off a
perfect day in one of the snug bars or clubs.
To help you enjoy the soul and art of
living of Val d’Isère, we have selected exceptional properties and offer a
Concierge Service that can tailor a stay that fulfils your every wish.