Information & Facts
Les Arcs is a year-round holiday resort with a huge variety of
summer and winter activities, from climbing, hiking, horse riding
and golf in summer, to sleigh rides, paragliding and snow-shoeing
in winter. Bourg-Saint-Maurice is worth a visit and there are
several interesting excursions to villages in the area, an ice
grotto and several museums to explore.
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
Les Arcs has limited nightlife and après-ski so those looking
for a more hip and happening scene best head for another
The Les Arcs nightlife is fairly low-key, although all the
villages have bars and there are one or two nightclubs.
All the Les Arcs villages offer a variety of dining options to
enjoy on holiday, from local specialities to international cuisine.
Arc 1800 has the biggest variety, while Arc 1600 and Arc 2000 have
only a few restaurants to choose from.
Visitors on holiday in Les Arcs will find there are supermarkets
in all the villages and a variety of shops, although Arc 1800 has
the most choice. Arc 1950 also offers a wide range of shops, from
clothes and souvenirs to sport equipment and rental. Arc 2000 has
the least variety, and more serious shoppers should head to the
lower altitudes for better options.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).