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Resort guide to Peisey Nancroix - France

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.

Airports

Chambery
2hr 15mins
Lyon
3 hours
Geneva
3 hours

Resort stats

425km

1,550m - 3,225m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Super quiet.

Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Nightlife

Super quiet.

Les Arcs (P. Nancroix) Resort Map

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  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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