Les Arcs (P. Nancroix)
Old and quiet ski village with character and not inconsiderable charm
Peisey Nancroix resort guide - a general overview
The centre of Peisey Nancroix dates back 1,000 years and there is a fine old baroque church so this village/resort does have some charm to it. Situated just below the modern resorts of Plan Peisey and Vallandry it is linked by a bucket lift which gives reliable, if rather slow, access to the main ski area of Les Arcs, and also the connection to the La Plagne ski domain.
The village is pretty small with just some old buildings, a few shops and a couple of bars. There are a handful of English run catered chalets here too.
1,550m - 3,225m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 15mins
Pros and Cons
- Quiet traditional village with access to one of the world's biggest ski areas
- Great value accommodation - mainly in catered chalets
- Old baroque church and 1,000 year old centre for some old school charm
- Slow bucket lift linking Peisey to Plan Peisey means slow access to skiing
- No nightlife or apres ski scene to speak of
Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Resort Restaurants
There are no eateries in Peisey of any note. However, the Ancolie in the neighbouring village of Nancroix (not on the ski domain but a short bus ride from Peisey) should not be missed. Great views, wonderful atmosphere and fine local cuisine are the norm at this charming auberge.
Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Mountain Restaurants
Like most large puropse built resorts, there is plenty of choice, though the mountain resaurants in Les Arcs can be quite unremarkable but are fine for a quick spot of lunch on the go and most have great views over the valley from their terraces. If you are after something a bit more flavoursome and charming, then it is best to head towards the lower villages. On the Vallandry side, a short taxi ride will bring you to the Ancolie, a traditional auberge with fantastic food, you will need to book ahead as it is quite small, or towards Le Pre, try the Belliou La Fumee at Pre-St-Esprit, The Ferme or the Aiguille Rouge are all friendly with very good food.
Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Apres Ski
Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Nightlife