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Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France: Ski, Activities & Heritage

The Daft Punk Mode

Maybe because of the goggles. It is the first time I wear a mask on my helmet! I am more glasses than mask, well I thought … I arrived yesterday for the press conference of the Skiing Into Spring event. And this morning, I join Gary my ESF ski instructor to discover a bit of the ski area of Peisey-Vallandry.

Then we swing by Les Arcs, at the Arc 1800. In one of my previous posts, I reviewed you the Lodge at Mille8 (Arc 1800). I don’t tire of the superb panorama with serrated mountains, nor skiing on the tracks lined with fir trees!  


Baroque Walk


The Gorgeous Notre Dame de Vernette Chapel

In the afternoon, my walk in snowshoes is canceled due to lack of snow. so I go along with a group of walkers. In the program, visit and heritage of the astonishing Notre Dame de Vernette chapel. A jewel of the Savoy baroque art, nestled at 1816 meters above the village of Peisey-Nancroix.

I highly recommend the guided tour organized by the Fondation Facim. Exciting!



Contemplative Mood

Beautiful scenery reminiscent of Japanese prints. A moment for me in communion with nature. This bench lost in the middle of nowhere brings more magic! But we have to go back to cars because the weather is becoming threatening.

Who said there was no snow?

Epic Back Home

Last day… already! It’s been snowing non stop since last night. What a surprise when I discovered the landscape from my room terrace (photo-montage above)! Finally everything is white and a few hours later, I leave the Clud Med village under heavy snowfall.

Who said there was no snow? LOL!

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Skiing Into Spring, France MontagnesClub Med Peisey-VallandryTourism Office of Peisey-Vallandry


Many thanks to France Montagnes and the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry for this beautiful invitation! As always are my opinions. 

Club Med Peisey-Vallandry: Ski, Outdoors et Culture

Ski en mode Daft Punk

A cause du masque : c’est la première fois que je porte un masque sur mon casque! D’abitude je suis plus lunettes que masque, enfin je croyais… Arrivée hier pour la conférence de presse du Printemps du ski, je rejoins Gary ce matin, mon moniteur de ski ESF pour découvrir un peu du domaine skiable de Peisey-Vallandry.

Nous ferons un crochet par les Arcs, à l’Arc 1800, où dans un de mes précédents posts, je vous avais présenté le Lodge au Mille8. Je ne me lasse pas du superbe panorama aux massifs dentelés, ni de skier sur les pistes bordées des sapins!


Promenade baroque


La superbe chapelle Notre Dame de Vernette

L’après-midi, ma promenade en raquettes est annulée par manque de neige. Je rejoins un groupe de marcheurs. Au programe, visite et patrimoine de l’étonnante chapelle Notre Dame de Vernette : un petit bijou d’art baroque savoyard, isolé à 1816 mètres d’altitude au-dessus du village de Peisey-Nancroix.

Je vous recommande la visite guidée, organisée par la Fondation Facim. Passionnante!



Humeur contemplative

Des paysages magnifiques qui rappellent des estampes : un moment pour moi de communion avec la nature. Ce banc perdu au milieu de nulle part, magique! Nous rentrons car la météo devient menaçante.

Qui a dit qu’il n’y avait pas de neige?

Retour épique

Dernier jour : depuis hier soir, il neige non stop! Quelle surprise en découvrant le paysage depuis la terrasse de ma chambre (photo-montage ci-dessus)! Enfin tout et blanc et quelques heures plus tard, je pars sous de forte chutes de neige.

Qui a dit qu’il n’y avait pas de neige? LOL!

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Le Printemps du Ski, France MontagnesClub Med Peisey-Vallandry, Office de tourisme de Peisey-Vallandry


Merci à France Montagnes et au Club Med Peisey-Vallandry pour cette très agréable invitation. Comme toujours ce sont mes opinions.

French Alps, Les Arcs: Ski, Lounge & Fooding

The Village Igloo Les Arcs

When I Arrived 

at the hotel Taj-I Mah the day before, I tasted the dark siver macaroons of the Michelin Starred Chef Eric Samson (first photo of the article). This morning, I head with Lo, my gorgeous “snow BFF”, to the Village Igloo Les Arcs. 

Ten minutes walk from the hotel with an amazing blue sky! What a pleasure to walk on the footpaths of the freshly groomed empty ski slopes! I really enjoy the beginning of the ski season! No crowd, so calm!

Fairy Ice Cavern


Upon Entering,

I was just expecting the traditional ice bar plus few tables. What a surprise to discover an ice cavern of 150 m² too! You follow more or less narrow corridors adorned with sculptures inspired by Nordic legends.

We had the chance to meet the team of sculptors at work. You can extend the magic by spending one night in one of the two rooms (no sanitary facilities on site). You feel out of time …


Between Two Skiing Sessions

Lunch at l’Atelier d’Eric

During this relaxing weekend, I took my two lunch with beautiful views of the slopes at l’Atelier d’Eric (located in the hotel Taj-I Mah): each time, excellent! If you follow me on this blog, you know how much I enjoy the inventive simple light cuisine of the Chef Eric Samson. In your plate, you can recognize each flavor.

Photos below: left, first day, first lunch with tuna and Japanese mushrooms. To the right, second day: tuna and Walnut St. Jacques with a tian of vegetables. And for the two lunchs, the same Valrhona chocolate and pear dessert, I love it! 

And if you don’t know where dining, I recommend you the Diamond Noir, the gourmet restaurant of the Taj-I Mah, under the leadership of Chef Eric Samson.

The Apres-Ski at The Arc 1800

Tea time at The Lodge

We drive to the Arc 1800. Picture above: the classified buildings of the famous architect Charlotte Perriand. Then we take the cable car to Mille8, where the Lodge, a restaurant-café with modern decoration and Scandinavian influences, is located.

Here, no partying vibe like in la Folie Douce, but I immediately liked this place for the space, interior design, atmosphere and view. Thank you Lo! You feel as good inside as on the terrace. It was hard for us to leave, lol!

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Taj-I-Mah, Les Arcs


Many thanks to the Taj-I Mah and the Tourist Office of Les Arcs for this beautiful invitation! As always are my opinions.