La Plagne, is an area in the French Alps which is divided into small villages, such as Belle Plagne, Plagne Aim 2000, and Plagne Bellecote. Some areas are at higher altitudes than others. Most of the towns are at an altitude of 1,800-2,000 meters. La Plagne is a popular ski resort and is famous for the Olympic Bobsleigh track.
The Alps in La Plagne are also a popular summer destination. We visited a couple of years ago. When we visited, the main attraction was the Ice Caves with ice sculptures located on a glacier in Plagne Bellecote. It had the most breathtaking views from the cable car up. We needed to switch cars since one could not go up the full height. The station where we changed cable cars afforded the most magnificent views including views of Mont Blanc (Only 2 ½ hour drive from La Plagne). Unfortunately the ice cave has since closed and I don’t think there is access to the glacier anymore.
Once we got to La Plagne all local buses and cable cars (used to get from one place to another) were free.
We went on many hikes with beautiful views when we were there. France is not the easiest country to get clear information in English (My husband speaks French and that helped us when we were there) that is why I put off posting about La Plagne for feeling I didn’t have clear information to offer.
Since we’ve visited, there are lots more activities in addition to the hikes available in the area including whitewater activities, ropes course, paragliding, horseback riding, paintball and more.
Posted: July 10, 2018
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Information Center Phone Number:
04 79 09 02 01
Transportation to La Plagne:
The La Plagne train station is located in Aime Plagne