Montchavin-la Plagne 1250-1450m Montchavin-la Plagne is located in the Tarentaise range, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. The resort, which adjoins La Plagne´s vast ski area, stands in an immense clearing, looking across to Mont Blanc. This winter, Montchavin les Coches are on the heart of Paradiski (La Plagne + Les Arcs) with the Vanoise-Express cable car between Peisey-Vallandry and Montchavin les Coches.The resort consists of two "ski-all-the-way" villages: - Montchavin is a traditional, old village with pretty wood chalets and narrow streets, - Les Coches is a recent development which nevertheless preserves all the charm of mountain architecture and an easy-going lifestyle. La Plagne boasts Europe´s largest ski area. Montchavin-la Plagne connects directly La Plagne´s ski area
"Famile Plus Montagne" label
« FAMILLE PLUS Montagne » is the first and unique national tourism label to approve the facilities and services available to families with children staying in French tourist destinations. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Tourism.
Large ski area
A resort accessing a large interlinked ski area with a common area pass.
Charming village resort
Discover the quiet charm of the mountain's natural heritage. These resorts are members of the Mountain Village charter and are traditional villages with no modern buildings. Located close to protected natural areas, they offer all types of mountain activities (walking, air and water sports, land based activities...).
Resort Les Coches
Last snowfall 12 Dec 2017
from 2017-12-16 to 2018-04-22
Opening hours of the ski lifts
of 08h50 at 17h10
Return to the resort by ski
no. Return to the resort is not guaranteed or does not exist
Genève-Cointrin : 140 km
Lyon-Saint Exupéry : 198 km
Chambéry-Aix les Bains : 100 km
Landry : 7 km
LYON : 198 km
GENEVE : 140 km
CHAMBERY : 100 km
Aime : 15 km
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With over 1,000 m² of space, the Espace Paradisio offers an amazing choice of leisure and wellness activities and relaxation areas. The interior space includes a 70 m² balneo pool, a wellness space with a hammam, sauna, jacuzzi and so on, and also a treatment area with massages and facials available. The outside space (open in summer) has a 280 m² play pool, a 20 m multi-lane slide and water games.
Chapel of Notre-Dame-des-Vernettes
The Notre-Dame-des-Vernettes Chapel is located at 1,816m above sea level. Set in the heart of the mountains, the site's ambiance instantly encourages contemplation.
A miraculous spring is situated near the chapel and a cure in 1702 gave rise to the chapel's construction. In fact, it took nearly 80 years to build and decorate the chapel. A pilgrimage is held annually on July 16. Discover this spiritual place and its beautiful natural surroundings.
Palais de la Mine
The Monts d'Argent mine, also known as the Palais de la Mine, was the headquarters of the French Mining School, before it is transferred to Paris. 70 engineers were trained here.
Discovered in 1644, the mine site was operated until 1866. The mine site features a museum trail, complete with explanatory panels.
Visitors can learn all about the history of mininglead-silver and its historical role in the Peisey-Nancroix valley.
St. Martin's Church
The Isère valley is dominated by St. Martin's church. Founded in 1691, the building comprises three naves and three bays. The originality of this Baroque church lies in its hexagonal bell tower,but also in its interior, miraculously preserved from destruction during the French Revolution.
Two altars were carved by Joseph-Marie Martel and are now classified as Historical Monuments. Different works of art are to be found in this church, the polychrome tabernacle of the gilded monstrance altar, a painting depicting the charity of Saint Martin, as well as the small cherubs and two painted panels.
The magnificent Ice Cave in Les Arcs is an artificial cave cut into more than 10 000m3 of artificial snow. This ephemeral phenomenon, which is open only in winter, takes a different theme each year. Discover this veritable work of art which sees a dozen sculptors from all over Europe come and create their own works of art each year. Stroll through these galleries which have been dug out and shaped by man, taking almost 100 days each year to prefect! Don't miss this rather special mountain wonder.
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