Flaine (Les Carroz)
Short transfer, traditional French ski resort. Links with the large, high altitude Flaine ski area
Les Carroz resort guide - a general overview
Les Carroz is a traditional family orientated resort with an attractive village square, pavement cafes and some interesting shops. The gondola and chair lift link directly to Flaine and the Grand Massif, but involve a steep 300 metre walk from the village centre. Apartments make up the majority of available beds but there is also a good selection of hotels to chose from. The resort is perfect for those wishing to self-drive and experience the atmosphere of a genuine French Village.
1,140m - 2,480m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
Pros and Cons
- Great for families
- Alpine charm in traditional French village
- Access to the Grand Massif ski area
- Good skiing in the trees on bad weather days
- Short transfer from Geneva Airport
- Apres ski is somewhat limited
Flaine (Les Carroz) Resort Restaurants
Whether you are after a quick bite to eat before hitting the slopes or somewhere for a cosy dinner if you are not eating in your ski chalet, Les Carroz has a number of different restaurants to choose from offering either local French cuisine or Italian staples. Should you be after a restaurant that offers a selection of food for every palette, La Chouia is a friendly and atmospheric restaurant located in a traditional Savoyard farm house at the base of the Molliets chairlift. It serves long-standing local favourites but is also an Italian specialist with a take-out pizza service available. Two other eateries worth mentioning are the Aux Petits Oignons which is a family business with a relaxed bistro feel and Les Servages which is the finest restaurant in town and the proud recipient of a Michelin star.
Flaine (Les Carroz) Mountain Restaurants
Once you have made it onto the slopes from your ski chalet, Les Carroz has a number popular restaurants dotted around the piste that a worth a visit. One of the closest to Les Carroz village is L'Alpage de l'Airon, which is located by the Kedeuze gondola and serves traditional cuisine with spectacular views of the Arve Valley and on towards Mont-Blanc. For those who are not too price conscience and after a restaurant which offers an extensive range of culinary delights, try L'Igloo located at the top of the Morillon chair or Les Servages d'Armelle at the foot of Les Carroz slopes. Another restaurant not to be overlooked is Les Molliets, also at the foot of Les Carroz slopes.
Flaine (Les Carroz) Apres Ski
This quaint and traditional village is not a wild apres ski destination, although it has a number of charming and authentic bars in the resort centre which are worth an early evening visit before heading back to ski chalet. Les Carroz hot spot, The Marlow, on the main place d'Ambience gets the latest sunshine and serves huge cocktails - just the ideal place to finish after a day on the slopes!
Flaine (Les Carroz) Nightlife
If you are looking to continue the party beyond your ski chalet, Les Carroz has several well patronised clubs which are open into the early morning hours. Around 9pm, the crowds start to filter into La Pointe Noire where they have several pool tables as well as the occasional live band. After midnight head to Carpe Diem for cocktails and karaoke before rocking up at Club 74 which is a typically French night club with lasers, cages and - rather bizarrely - a fish tank. What is not to love about this place?!