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Arc 1950 is the first completely 5* village in the French Alps, making it a hugely popular choice for property investors and holiday makers alike from all over Europe and beyond. The village was completed in the summer of 2008 and we, at Erna Low Property, are delighted to present you with the opportunity to purchase a resale property in the village. Browse the Arc 1950 properties for sale.
“Arc 1950 Le Village” offers approximately 800 residential apartments, located in 8 chalet-style blocks in a car-free resort. Every single building is ski-in ski-out, which is one of the numerous charms of the village. As the properties were built between 2003 and 2008, the space in each accommodation is very generous and in-line with modern requirements. You will find a generous array of restaurants, from traditional French Savoyard cuisine to Italian and fine dining. There are also many ski shops, a late night bar, a pub, ski schools, a European Spa, a crèche, clothes shops and a supermarket, to name a few. Of course, the village is also home to our estate agency – “Les Arcs Immobilier” – which is located right below the famous clock at the centre of village.
Arc 1950 benefits from a local organisation which provides entertainment to the visitors of the village every day of the winter and summer season. It is fair to say that there is nowhere like Arc 1950 in the French Alps and you will always find something to do in this wonderful resort whatever the weather.
Not only is this a great investment opportunity to purchase a holiday home in surroundings of outstanding natural beauty in the face of Mont Blanc, but skiers can now enjoy the large linked Paradiski domain. With over 425km of pistes, two glaciers and two peaks that soar above 3,000m, Paradiski promises to satisfy skiers of all ages, tastes and levels. Whether you choose the marked runs, off-piste descents or glacier skiing, the snow-clad slopes offer something for everyone.
The high altitude of Les Arcs ski resort (with plenty of snow-sure runs over 2000 and 3000 m) means that you’re practically guaranteed quality powder throughout the season, which typically lasts from mid-December to the end of April. Here’s some more useful information:
The Marmottes lift and Varet Gondola connect the village to the huge Les Arcs ski area, and the skiing is suitable for all levels of aptitude. The roomy runs of nearby Arc 2000 are ideal for novice or nervous skiers who want to gradually gain experience and boost their confidence, while Arc 1800 and Villaroger are marvellous if you’re at an intermediate ability level and the challenging black runs and outstanding off-piste areas of Grand Col and Aiguille Rouge are also extremely close by.
The entire Paradiski area covers 425 km of pistes in total and, if you fancy some variation, you can hop on board the double-decker Vanoise Express cable car from Peisey Vallandry across the valley to La Plagne.
As you can see, Arc 1950 offers world-class ski conditions for all types of travel parties and all manner of abilities – plus, getting from your accommodation to the slopes is child’s play.
If you are skiing in the Arc 1950 area at lunchtime, be sure to stop off at Chalets de l’Arc for the finest piste-side lunch on this side of the valley. Without doubt the best place for an après-ski drink is the famous George’s Wine Bar, where you’ll find singing, dancing, good wine and great staff.
If you want to try something else besides skiing or snowboarding during your stay in Paradiski you won’t be disappointed by the many other activities the area offers. Thrill seekers will be able to have a go at paragliding, speed riding, ice racing, ice climbing and even heli-skiing. La Plagne also has the only bobsleigh track in France, and proposes 3 ways for you to enjoy it: bob raft, speed luge or bob racing. But that is not it, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledging are also on the menu. To relax after an intense day on the slopes, the cinema, the bowling alley, the pool or the spa will be the best places to relax. Also, make sure to go visit and enjoy the Mille8 playground if you happen to own a property in Les Arcs. For a complete change of scenery go to the “village igloo” and visit the ice cave before spending the night on an ice bed wrapped up in a warm sleeping bag.
The cycling route from Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs 1950 was the section of the 1996 Tour de France which famously ‘broke’ champion Miguel Indurain, and many flock to the area in the summer months to test their mettle.
Away from cycling, there is an excellent 18-hole golf course with a brand new clubhouse and restaurant, many tennis courts, an 800m2 aquatic centre in nearby Les Arcs 1800 and miles of fantastic hiking trails to enjoy. Pool, adventures parks, white water sports, lake activities, the list is endless…
There are plenty of snow making facilities covering the Les Arcs and the Paradiski ski area, which makes for guaranteed snowfall throughout the entire season.
The nearest airport to Les Arcs resort is Chambery (CMF) which is just a few hours drive away. Other airports including Grenoble (GNB), Geneva (GVA) and Lyon (LYS) are also close by.