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Christmas in Peisey-Vallandry, the French Alps

Covered in snow at 1400 metres, Peisey-Vallandry is a traditional village in the French Alps that provides access to some of the region’s most stunning slopes.

Why not spend this Christmas in Peisey-Vallandry with these Christmas ideas from Whitebeam Chalets?

Guided snow-shoeing adventures are available and excellent fun for the whole family.

Try nordic skiing, a fun and healthy activity that will allow you to take full advantage of the breathtaking vistas over the festive period. The Nordic skiing centre is a short bus ride from either Chalet Bronziers or Chalet Cairn.

Wrap up warm and see the animals in the Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park, which is just up the road from Peisey-Vallandry, is a truly spectacular place to relax and enjoy a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes.

Check out the reindeer, take a winter sleigh ride or let the huskies take the lead with an exhilarating dog sledding experience.

You’ll never forget these unique Christmassy treats for the whole family.

Christmas in Peisey-Vallandry for the more adventurous

There is plenty of room for adventure in and around Peisey-Vallandry at Christmas time.

Mountain biking on the snow-covered peaks will test your endurance and precision, while taking part in a biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting) is the challenge of a lifetime, although we can’t guarantee you won’t return year after year to relive the experience!

Alternatively, give your adventurous loved ones the perfect Christmas present with a Peisey-Vallandry Mountain Fly adventure; a two-seater paragliding flight. View the most spectacular sites, including Mont Blanc, from the air!

Treat yourself and relax with a Christmas in Peisey-Vallandry

If you’re looking for something more relaxing, two fantastic companies in the village offer massage and beauty packages.

Best of all, they’ll come to you so you don’t even have to leave the chalet to enjoy a pamper session!

If you can’t treat yourself and your loved ones at Christmas, when can you?

  • Alpine Hands offers Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massage at the hands of fully trained masseuse Bryony.
  • Natur’elle offers a variety of beauty treatments, including manicure, pedicure and waxing courtesy of Candice, so you can really look your best for Christmas.

Christmas markets in and around Peisey-Vallandry

An enchanting Christmas market is held in Vallandry village square on December 22, allowing you to snap up traditional Savoyard gifts and Alpine paintings while sipping delicious mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Other Christmas markets can be found in the area, including a fantastic one in Bourg-Saint-Maurice from December 16-20.

Visit Santa in the Alps

On December 24, Peisey-Vallandry celebrates the arrival of Santa (Le Père Noël) in the main square.

Christmas is for eating and drinking

On the edge of Vanoise National Park, near the Nordic Ski Centre, the biathlon track and the winter sleigh rides, sit two cosy restaurants. After your winter experience visit Les Chabottes and Le Fer a Cheval for a hot chocolate with marshmallows, a mulled wine or a warm Savoie meal.

We also love l’Ancolie in the nearby village of Nancroix, which offers gourmet food and a cosy family experience. At an average of €40 for lunch and €50 for dinner, you’ll need to book in advance.

Other bars and restaurants in Peisey-Vallandry

La Vache is a small mountain restaurant and bar that provides great food, coffee and snacks. With its cosy atmosphere and live concerts (every Friday night at 10pm), it’s the perfect place to relax.

Located at the bottom of the Vallandry chairlift:

At the bottom of the Grizzly lift you will find:

Mont Blanc Bar & Restaurant, a great place to dance long into the night. This live music venue is where the seasonnaires hang out.

And, at the bottom of the Peisey lift:

Restaurant Brasserie Bar Le Solan for excellent lunch and dinner options with a spectacular terrace.

Relax in the Cinema, Plan Peiey

Why not take the whole family to the cinema in Plan Peisey?

With a selection of French and English films on offer there is something for everyone.

Paradiski at Christmas time

Visit the fabulous Grotte de Glace ice caves full of amazing ice sculptures, in Les Arcs, just a short ski away from Peisey and La Plagne.

You could go bowling, ice skating or watch an incredible torchlit descent in Les Arcs.

Ice climbing is available in various resorts, including Val Thorens, La Tania, Tignes and La Plagne, while the Mille8 centre in Les Arcs is unbeatable for swimming and the luge.

Stay with us at Whitebeam!

As if that’s not enough, you can stay in a luxurious, fully catered chalet this Christmas with the whole family.

You could even bring extended family or invite another family to join you as each of our chalets offers multiple bedrooms and relaxation spaces.

Get your Christmas booking in now to avoid disappointment!