Towns & Resorts Near Montchavin - Les Coches
Our independent ski chalet business - Ski La Source - is based in Montchavin - Les Coches, two beautiful, historical villages that are part of the large ski area known as La Plagne.
La Plagne is part of Paradiski - a massive ski domain which comprises La Plagne, Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry.
The ski domain is in the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie Department of France, within the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes or just Rhône-Alpes.
Now that’s clear; we can show you around.
The towns and resorts mentioned are easy to get to if you are driving. Even in the winter, the mountain roads are well maintained. Though we’d suggest staying at home when there is snowfall - accidents can happen.
Visitors in the summer would be well based in Montchavin - Les Coches for an incredible tour of the Alps.
Ski La Source Review from Mike
We had a fantastic week skiing based in Les Coches - Our fourth ski holiday booked with Ski La Source and second stay at an apartment in this residence. Conveniently located next to the piste makes it possible to ski in/out and a short walk from the main square where there is a choice of several bars and restaurants. The apartment was clean well equipped and very comfortable for our group of four adults. Excellent communication with Kristian & Hannah throughout the booking process and during our stay. I would not hesitate to recommend Ski La Source for self catered apartments or catered chalets, you always feel well looked after - Thank you.
Towns Near Montchavin - Les Coches
The town of Aime (pronounced “Em”) is a commune located at the mountain's base at an altitude of 700 metres. It is sometimes known as Aime-la-Plagne but isn’t part of the higher ski resorts.
Aime is not to be confused with Plagne Aime 2000 (also known as Aime-La-Plagne 2000), one of La Plagne’s ski villages at 2,100 metres.
There is a train station at Aime, one of the last stops in the Tarentaise Valley (Landry then Bourg Saint Maurice are next).
Aime is a small community with a few bars, restaurants and shops within a 15-minute walk from the train station, although we wouldn’t suggest dragging ski gear around.
Along the main road are a Casino supermarket, a boulangerie, a Tabac and the historical Montmayeur castle.
Across the main road (the N90) is a complex where you’ll find a supermarket called E.Leclerc, the well-priced sports shop Decathlon and various other services.
From Montchavin, Aime is about a 20-minute drive.
Bourg Saint Maurice
Bourg-Saint-Maurice is the last train stop in the Tarentaise valley. Much like Aime, it is a small town with more bars and restaurants in a compact place around the bus and train station.
The supermarkets are at the end of Avenue du Stade, not within walking distance from the main public transport stops.
From Montchavin, it would take about 25 minutes to drive to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Give a little extra time in the winter. Les Arcs 1600 is connected to Bourg (as it is known) by a funicular.
Bourg-Saint-Maurice has a small historical centre and is one of the regions well-known for producing Beaufort cheese, so it has strong agricultural roots.
The town is about 10 km from the Italian border - in the summer, you can drive over the pass for a day trip in Italy.
1 hour 20 minutes
1 hour 40 minutes
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