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La Plagne, the mountain in XXL mode

Coming to La Plagne in France for a holiday is easy, but choosing a village or a high altitude site is much more complicated as the choice is vast, enriching and attractive. Find out which Plagne is right for you.

Ski resort in La Plagne

The most popular resort in the world

Ski lifts in the winter ski resort of La Plagne

Ski lifts in the winter resort of La Plagne

Evening sunset on the mountains in winter at La Plagne

Sunset on the mountains in winter at La Plagne

What we like about La Plagne

If this resort manages to attract more than 2.5 million visitors and skiers every year, it's not by chance! With one of the best ski areas and slopes globally, it also offers a myriad of possibilities and atmospheres for a successful stay in the mountains in all circumstances.

A calm and cosy atmosphere at Plagne 1800, young and lively at Plagne Bellecôte (1930 metres) and Plagne Centre (1970 metres), family-oriented at Plagne Villages, Belle-Plagne and Plagne Soleil (2050 metres), friendly and welcoming at Plagne Aime 2000 (2100 metres): The high altitude sites, whose visionary architecture was conceived by the same architect, Michel Bezançon, are all characterised by ski-in/ski-out access and by a singular setting, atmosphere, infrastructures and lifts which will appeal more to a well-defined type of clientele. 

Further down, the village sites of Champagny en Vanoise and Montchavin-la-Plagne, both at an altitude of 1250 metres, and Plagne-Montalbert at 1350 metres, offer a more authentic setting with old wooden and stone chalets and farmhouses. Present before the resort was built, these villages will appeal to fans of mountain holidays that are not just about skiing.

A unique non-skiing offer

Even if skiing attracts a considerable number of visitors to La Plagne thanks to Paradiski, its great ski area, the resort is also renowned for other winter and summer activities in which it excels.

Even more than skiing, it is bobsleigh that is in the DNA of La Plagne area. The inhabitants practised the discipline long before the site became a world-famous winter sports and ski resort. It was, therefore, only natural that the resort hosted the bobsleigh events at the Albertville Olympics in 1992, and it is no surprise that it still hosts the only bobsleigh and skeleton track in France. As such, the general public can enjoy an extraordinary experience in the snow during an initiation descent in a unique machine designed by and for La Plagne!

In summer, visitors are invited to swap their skis for electric mountain bikes and good shoes for the day to enjoy the resort, a natural trail station. About twenty permanent itineraries are spread out over the whole area with various difficulty levels so that the wayside leaves no one. The resort's sporting calendar highlights the 6000D Trail de Légende, which has been thrilling La Plagne at the end of July for over 30 years!

La Plagne welcomes you

La Plagne Tarentaise has a capacity of nearly 52,000 beds spread over more than 7,000 structures, including 643 classified furnished accommodation, a category which includes the flats and chalets offered for rent by Emerald Stay.

La Plagne is 60 years old!

La Plagne was born on 22 December 1961. To celebrate this symbolic anniversary, the resort has planned many events. So many festive occasions to look back at what has made La Plagne so successful over the past 60 years.

A unique and visionary architecture

The strong identity of La Plagne is due to a daring architect, Michel Bezançon, who has given it all his creativity. One of the buildings, the Paquebot de Plagne Aime 2000, was classified as 20th-century heritage in 2009 and as Outstanding Contemporary Architecture in 2016.

The famous resort with the red cap

Nicknamed so by the regulars, Plagne made this little accessory its effigy in 1966. The Havas agency created the famous logo when it was looking to make an impression during the television broadcast of the snow games organised by the resort.

Where to stay in the resort?

With so many visitors all year round, you are bound to find a wide range of accommodation in La Plagne. For an exceptional stay in the resort, we welcome you in cosy chalets and contemporary apartments with top of the range facilities.

Do you own an apartment or a chalet in La Plagne?

By working with us, and more specifically by entrusting us with the rental management of your property, you will be able to improve the occupancy rate and the profitability of your rental investment. We take care of all the operational aspects. As an owner of a furnished tourist property, you will have nothing more to do or think about, we control all the steps and pay you a net and definitive income. You'll love being an Emerald Stay owner!