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Resort guide to Les Carroz - France

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.

Resort stats

265km

1,140m - 2,480m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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?!

Flaine (Les Carroz) Resort Map

Key
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  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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