Comfortable, stylish apartments offering extensive wellness facilities
- Self Catering
- Ski-to-door apartments in the centre of Sainte-Foy
- Ô Pure® Spa with relaxation area, sauna, hammam and two whirlpools
- Doorstep skiing
- Wi-fi Available
There are not many better alpine settings to be in than L'Etoile des Cimes - a pine apartment in Sainte-Foy, looking up towards the imposing Thuria glacier. Better still the apartments are as good on the inside as they are on the outside, built with renewable materials, and with natural insulation to maintain their beauty for years to come. Each apartment is built in a contemporary and stylish fashion to help make your stay as comfortable as possible with all the mod cons.
- at the foot of the slopes
- in the resort centre
- 5 minutes' walk to the nearest restaurant
RoomsAll apartments have an open-plan kitchen with ceramic hobs, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, hairdryer, flatscreen TV, WiFi, CD/DVD player and balcony or sun terrace.
Type C apartment - 28-35m² - sleeps 1-4: Pair of twins or double, double sofa bed, private bathroom with bath or shower and separate WC.
Type E apartment - 41-48m² - sleeps 1-6 (max 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years, or max 3 adults and 3 children up to 12 years): Double or twin bedroom, living area with double sofa bed, cabin room with bunk beds, private bathroom with bath or shower and separate WC.
Type E1 apartment - 49-55m² - sleeps 1-6: Two double or twin bedrooms, living area with double sofa bed, private bathroom with bath or shower and separate WC.
Bed linen, beds made on arrival (except sofa beds), towels, cleaning kit (must be requested from reception), end-of-stay cleaning (except kitchen) and local taxes are included.
- indoor heated pool (closed on Saturday)
- Ô Pure® Spa with hammam, sauna and two Jacuzzis® (first visit free)
- Aqua-relaxing area for teens aged 14+ accompanied by a parent (Wed from 5.45-6pm for up to 45 minutes)
- free 5-half-day kids' clubs for children aged 4-10 years (Mon-Fri 9am-12pm or 2-5pm, must book in advance)
- weekly kids' party (7.30-10pm, must book in advance)
- free Ados Club for teens aged 11-17 (during French school holidays only)
- Ados Zone (available all season during reception opening hours)
- luggage room
- ski room
- action cameras, board games, DVD, books, hairdryer, snowshoes, and fondue and raclette sets are available to borrow
- extra charge for bakery delivery service
- free WiFi
- ski lockers
- 106 apartments
- Check-in is from 5pm (early check-in available at a supplement). End-of-stay cleaning included as standard, except for kitchen and dishes.
Offered on a self catered basis, guests will be able to collect provisions from the nearby supermarkets or enjoy sampling the regional and internationally inspired cuisine in one of the many local restaurants.
About Les Arcs
Les Arcs skiing
The opening of the 200-person, glass bottomed Vanoise Express cable car between Les Arcs and La Plagne took both resorts from mid-table to championship contenders in one fell-swoop. Les Arcs is majority North-facing, which is hugely beneficial to retaining good snow coverage all season. There's a wide variety of pistes which will suit everyone. Beginners love the gentle runs around Arc 2000 and also the tree-lined playground of Peisey-Vallandry, perfect when the weather closes in. Intermediates are spoilt for choice, with a huge percentage of blue and red runs in and out of all villages. Experts have some serious altitude at the top of the Aiguille Rouge (3200m) and the run down to Villaroger at 1200m represents the Alps' biggest vertical drop in a single descent. If that hasn't kept you entertained for a week then just nip over to La Plagne and give the 220km of pistes on that side a try!
Les Arcs ski resort
Les Arcs is split into 4 villages (not including Peisey-Vallandry), each a fully fledged resort. If you're in a chalet then you'll be most likely to stay in Arc 2000. Contrary to perceived wisdom regurgitated from outdated '90s guidebooks, Arc 2000 is now a destination in its own right and with the addition of Arc 1950 in the early 2000s, has now become the village of choice with a wide selection of bars, restaurants, hotels, chalets and self catered apartments available in both, with a handy all-night gondola linking the two.
Arc 1600 was the first of the purpose built villages in Les Arcs but has remained small, with just enough amenities to ensure you don't go without any essentials, but avoid it if you're looking for wild nightlife or any kind of variety. The funicular from Bourg St Maurice stops here though, which can be an interesting diversion on market day or if you need an alternative to skiing a whiteout.
Arc 1800 is the village traditionally listed as the main nightlife centre of Les Arcs. This is true to an extent, but increasingly Arc 1800 attracts a mainly French, self catered crowd. Very few catered chalets and a few quality hotel choices here. If you want to surround yourself with like-minded chalet guests then you're far better off heading to Arc 2000. The recent arrival of the Folie Douce apres ski bar in Arc 1800 has brought a big turnaround in the atmosphere!
Overall, Les Arcs is a well laid out collection of smaller resorts, with a world class ski area attached. For variety of skiing and guaranteed snow, there are few better destinations. Every budget is catered for here, Les Arcs remains one of the Alps premier ski destinations...