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Les Arcs Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments in Les Arcs to rent


Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your ski trip or summer holiday to Les Arcs, especially for small groups of friends or family.

Very popular among visitors, apartments in Les Arcs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from small and functional studios to large flats with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, apartments tend to be cheaper than catered chalets, so they are a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

We’ve written a complete guide on apartment rentals in Les Arcs to help you make the most of your ski trip. Read on for the best insider's tips.

3 things to look out for when booking an apartment in Les Arcs

A double bedroom in one of the apartments

It couldn't be easier to book an apartment in Les Arcs. All you have to do is fill in the box at the top of this page or visit our Holiday Rentals page, featuring a great selection of apartments and chalets handpicked by us from a list of accommodation providers. To start your booking process, set your requirements – at least your arrival date and number of people – and we’ll show you which properties are available.

There are a few things you may want to consider beforehand to make sure you find the perfect ski apartment:

1. When should you book your apartment?
We recommend you book your apartment as soon as possible. Holiday rentals usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Our top tip is that you book your accommodation before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and apartment start/end dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

As for the best time to stay in an apartment, they're usually open for bookings during the winter and summer high seasons – from December to April and from June to September. However, some accommodation companies may offer interseason holiday rentals for large parties – specify your desired dates in the Special Requirements box while booking and our team will get back to you with alternative options.

2. How long should you book your apartment for?
Ski apartments in Les Arcs are generally rented on a weekly basis, usually from Saturday to Saturday. However, these dates can occasionally be flexible and some companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Lately, thanks to the increased offer in flights, especially cheap ones, shorter and longer ski breaks are becoming more and more popular so some accommodation companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Therefore, even if you can only find seven-day offers on our Holiday Rentals page, we may be able to accommodate shorter and longer bookings – state your desired dates in the Special Requirements box and we’ll get back to you with alternative options.

On the other hand, summer apartment bookings in Les Arcs are generally more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you may be able to come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. Again, state your requirements in the Special Requirements box while booking.

3. How big is your group?
Apartments to rent in Les Arcs range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday – you can filter our holiday rentals by capacity at the top of the page.

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Catering options & apartment add-ons in Les Arcs

The kitchen in one of the apartments

Apartments in Les Arcs are generally rented out on a self-catered basis, so they're usually cheaper than catered chalet ski trips. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.

Apartment catering options in Les Arcs
Catering options are often the first on the list of add-ons and they range from private chefs who can cook all or some of your meals to welcome packs with everything you need for your first breakfast in the mountains and grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are also plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Les Arcs, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Recently, a few takeaway services have established themselves here offering budget-friendly, hassle-free catering options for your ski holiday.

Apartment add-ons in Les Arcs
Accommodation companies offer dozens of other add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passesski lessonstransfersactivities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.

Prices for apartment rentals in Les Arcs

A living room in one of the apartments

Les Arcs apartment prices vary depending on the size of the apartment, its facilities and services, its location within the resort, your desired dates, the size of your party, the length of your stay and many other factors. In general, you can benefit from discounts when booking early while there may also be deals to be had outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

How much do Les Arcs apartments cost?
Apartment prices in Les Arcs range from around the €400 mark for a 2-4 person studio in the non-peak weeks to as much as about €10,000 for the large luxury apartments in peak weeks.

Luxury apartments in Les Arcs

The swimming pool in the residence

Luxury is in the eye of the beholder. What someone may find opulent, someone else may deem simple. However, Les Arcs does have a selection of apartments on the higher end of the spectrum.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Les Arcs?
The highest of Les Arcs villages, Arc 2000, also sits at the higher-end of apartment accommodation in terms of quality. Many of the apartments here have been recently renovated and provide the perfect base for skiers looking for a place with swift and easy access to some of the best skiing in the area. The two main apartment residences located in Arc 2000, Les Arolles and Les Cimes des Arcs, both offer top quality self-catering accommodation with the additional option of having croissants and baguettes delivered to your door every morning.

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Group apartments in Les Arcs

A twin bedroom in one of the apartments

If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Les Arcs is a great place to host it. With great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Les Arcs has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Where can you find big apartments for groups in Les Arcs?
Arc 1800 is the liveliest of the Les Arcs villages. Popular with younger crowds, it's perfect for groups of friends who want to ski hard and play hard. Arc 1800 offers lots of mid- and low-budget apartments, as well as a few self-catering accommodation options at the higher end of the scale. Arc 1950 also has a number of spacious apartments that are ideal for larger groups.

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Family apartments in Les Arcs

The exterior of the residence

Les Arcs is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Les Arcs?
The North American resort developer Intrawest built the pedestrianised ski village of Arc 1950 in a traditional American style with a perfect Christmas-toy village feel. The apartments here are generally top quality while facilities in the town are excellent, making Arc 1950 a superb choice for a self-catering holiday. Families, in particular, will really enjoy the village as they put on regular, child-friendly entertainment. Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Peisey Nancroix are somewhat quieter than the other resorts, making them ideal for a family trip. These villages offer a more traditional style of accommodation, which is generally pretty good value. Apartments are normally tour-operator run and are popular with families or those looking for a more low-key ski holiday with great access to the huge Paradiski ski area

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Budget apartments in Les Arcs

The kitchen in one of the apartments

Well-known for being a more affordable ski destination, there are some great bargains to be had in Les Arcs.

How can you save money on your Les Arcs accommodation?
The original Les Arcs resort is Arc 1600 which was built in the 1960s. Its main architect, Charlotte Perriand, was inspired by the likes of Le Corbusier in devising a cutting-edge architectural project, opting for apartment blocks instead of chalets and aiming to perfectly blend them with their surroundings. Renovation projects have been in place to bring the interiors to the 21st century, although a few retain the original 1960's decor, while others are now a bit outdated. If a traditional feel is not a priority, then Arc 1600 may provide a good accommodation option, particularly if you're looking for a cheap self-catering apartment. The 1600 village also has the additional benefit of being really close to the Apocalypse terrain park, so it can be a good choice for young groups of riders.

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Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Les Arcs

The exterior of the hotel

Much of Les Arcs was designed to make effective use of the mountain, inviting instant skiing during the winter while maintaining the ecological balance of nature over man-made developments. Therefore, there are ski-in/ski-out apartments in each and every village of Les Arcs.

Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Les Arcs?
Arc 2000 is perhaps one of the most popular destinations among those who want ski-to-the-door accommodation as it features great access to the pistes and, sitting at high altitude, guarantees good snow and easy access to the Aiguille Rouge lift.

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