Information & Facts
Parasailing and tobogganing can be arranged for holidaymakers in
Courchevel and for whiteout days there is a cinema, bowling, ice
skating and a swimming pool. Some of the smarter hotels offer spa
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Courchevel 1850 is very expensive, although it's still possible
to find 2 and 3-star hotels. As a rule, it is cheaper the lower you
go. During school holidays some slopes can get very crowded.
All the villages offer their own nightlife to holidaymakers,
although most visitors make the trip to Courchevel 1850 for the
liveliest clubs and bars.
Courchevel 1850 has the best and most expensive restaurants in
the holiday resort. Chabichou and Le Bateau Ivre offer some of the
best food in the Alps, however all resorts have a good choice of
reasonably priced, good quality restaurants.
Courchevel 1850 offers the best shopping, ranging from ski shops
to expensive designer boutiques. The lower resorts all have ski
shops and mini-supermarkets as well as a fine selection of bakeries
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).