Val d`Isère - En Vogue but expensive!
Val d’Isère can be counted among the few French ski resorts which has maintained its mountain village charm. Don’t let the tourist block at the entrance of the village disappoint you! Despite some architectural eyesores the chalets made of wood and stone make downtown Val d’Isère a truly beautiful little nest amidst the high alpine surroundings. Also to be found downtown are some exquisite bars and restaurants. Just when the last lifts close for the day in the late afternoon the picturesque downtown area starts buzzing with people who are still very eager to have some fun! Thus fun-filled après ski parties last until the wee hours of the morning. But keep in mind that you need quite a bit of cash if you want to be part of the party crowd. Val d’Isère belongs to the noblest ski resorts in France and prices match the spending power of the guests. But in Val d’Isère guests are not only excellently catered to after lifts close, on the slopes 8 mountain restaurants make sure nobody goes hungry or thirsty! Unfortunately the prices for food and beverages are comparable to the noblest ski resorts in Switzerland (Zermatt, St Moritz). To sum it all up in a nutshell: Val d’Isère is one of the top French locations for Après Ski. Less well-off visitors however have few possibilities to really whoop it up after sundown.