Information & Facts
Besides the fantastic skiing and snowboarding, other holiday
activities in La Plagne include ice skating, dog sled rides, an
Olympic bobsleigh piste, ice climbing, a night skiing slalom
stadium, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Hang gliding and
paragliding are also available. Some complexes offer outdoor heated
pools, fitness centres, ten-pin bowling and electronic golf.
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
The La Plagne resort is not the image of a traditional village,
with many high-rise buildings and purpose-built complexes. Waiting
times at lifts can be lengthy.
There are several nightclubs in the La Plagne resort, as well as
cafés and coffee houses that offer live music, karaoke and concerts
to enjoy on holiday.
There are more than 50 restaurants to choose from in the La
Plagne resort, most of them in Plagne Centre.
Each complex of the purpose-built sections of La Plagne has
holiday apartments, with stores and ski shops all interconnected by
tunnels and walkways. The underground passages are reminiscent of a
subway shopping mall and shoppers will find clothes and
accessories, bookshops, gifts, jewellery and handicrafts.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).