Information & Facts
Off the slopes there are a number of activities, including
carriage and sleigh rides, ice skating, sledding, parapenting, and
taking advantage of the resorts' fitness centres and indoor
swimming pools. Monêtier has a large thermal spa complex. In the
summer, popular activities in Serre-Chevalier include hiking,
canoeing, mountain biking, hang gliding, rock climbing and more.
The resort operates four chairlifts in the summer for walkers and
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
Despite its size, Serre-Chevalier has a relatively quiet
nightlife, so those looking for a wild party may be
Serre-Chevalier has a relaxed and low-key nightlife, with a
number of bars and one or two discos in Villeneuve and Chantemerle.
Like many ski resorts, there is a much livelier atmosphere in the
winter ski season.
There are roughly 100 restaurants to choose from in
Serre-Chevalier, ranging from fine dining to pizza and burgers.
Marotte is a tiny venue serving good-value classic French cuisine,
while the open-fire grills in Pied de la Gargouille are also
There isn't much in the way of shopping in Serre-Chevalier other
than the usual tourist shops and ski equipment stores. There are
supermarkets and basic amenities like a post office, bureau de
change and ATMs available.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).