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Val d'Isere centre

The beautiful village centre with lots to do

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Val d'Isere centre is an array of lovely shops, restaurants, chalets, hotels and apartments. With beautiful views of the surrounding mountains this bustling village centre is nestled into the valley. Classic chalet-style hotels and buildings constructed with stone and wood give the centre of Val d'Isere a traditional and warm feel.

The centre of Val d'Isere is where the heart of the resort lies and with the beautiful high street, lovely buildings and magnificent surrounding mountains it is easy to see why it remains a popular destination for many. 


History & Culture in Val d'Isere - Centre

In the centre of Val d'Isere, there is some culture and history to be seen. Unlike the hamlets which have developed and grown with the popularity of the resort and are relatively modern, the centre and the old town has been around for many years. Noticeably the church is one of the oldest buildings in the Val d'Isere centre, named after Saint Bernard of Menthon the patron saint of mountain dwellers, it was built in 1664. The village church was one of the few churches that wasn't destroyed by the French revolutionaries and still stands today in the heart of the Val d'Isere ‘old town’ as a testament to years gone-by, regarded by many as a symbol of the strength and soul of the village. For a little bit of culture in the centre of Val d'Isere you can head to the Jane Griffiths art gallery where you can browse her artwork and even collect and purchase a piece of her work. 

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Events in Val d'Isere - Centre

Val d'Isere plays host to a number of winter and summer events, notably the Frostgun freestyle skiing competition and occasionally the Tour de France.

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Things to Do in Val d'Isere - Centre

In the winter, the centre of Val d'Isere is a buzzing and vibrant place to be. Boutique, designer and sports shops line the high street, restaurants and bars welcome guests from the cold outside and intricate ice sculptures can often be seen dotted around the pavements. With the regular bus services to and from the Rond Point giving access to both the Solaise and Bellevarde ski area, to La Daille and to Le Fornet you can hop on the bus and be at a ski area within minutes. 

The summer welcomes beautiful sunshine, green trees and plenty to do. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the summertime with lift access from Val d'Isere to Tignes you can explore the various trails and routes the mountain has to offer. There are also several walking and hiking routes that you can do giving you the freedom to explore the mountains and their breathtaking scenery. Plenty of summer activities can be enjoyed that are perfect for families and groups; you can even jump in the car and in just a short drive over to Tignes indulge in a spot of summer skiing on the Glacier. The centre of Val d'Isere is much quieter in the summer but it still has a lot to offer. The sports centre is open all year round so there is access to the swimming pool and gym, as well as some of the sports shops and restaurants on the high street opening their doors.  

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Dining in Val d'Isere - Centre

With an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from in the centre of Val d'Isere there will be something to suit everyone's taste buds. Local French restaurants can be found dotted around the high street along with sushi restaurants, Italian restaurants and the more traditional Savoyard restaurants. 

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Nightlife in Val d'Isere - Centre

There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!

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Chalets in Val d'Isere - Centre

Val d'Isere has a wide variety of chalets to choose from, available in winter and summer, and catering for every need and want.

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Apartments in Val d'Isere - Centre

There are hundreds of apartments and chalet-style apartments to choose from in Val d'Isere, catering for every size of group and demands for facilities, catering and entertainment.

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Hotels in Val d'Isere - Centre

Val d'Isere centre has a number of excellent luxury hotels right in the heart of this buzzing resort. Ranging from hotels that have a traditional and warm feel to the more modern hotels with an opulent design and luxurious interior. There are plenty of hotels in the Val d'Isere centre that also have a spa where you can relax and indulge after a hard day in the mountains. 

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