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Best Indoor Activities in Les Arcs

Discover the top Les Arcs indoor activities


Whatever you choose to do on your holiday, you are sure to find a huge range of indoor activities across the Les Arcs area. From relaxing activities to sports, there is something for everyone, every ability and every age in Les Arcs. Check out the selection of things to do below for some holiday inspiration!


There is a badminton court in Les Arcs sports centre.

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Catch the latest films and releases in Les Arcs on your winter or summer holiday. Some cinemas open their doors early on a bad weather day, otherwise you'll find most screenings in the evenings. Look out for VOST for English speaking films. 

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Fitness & swimming in Les Arcs

There is a gym in Bourg St Maurice with a wide range of fitness classes, and another one in the Aquatic Centre in Arc 1800. A number of hotels also have their own facilities to keep you trim while you're on holiday.

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Indoor activities in Les Arcs

There are a couple of places to go bowling in Les Arcs - in 1800 and 2000. It's a good thing to do if the weather turns bad or if you've got non-skiers or a larger group to entertain. 

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Museums & Galleries

There is a museum dedicated to minerals in Bourg St Maurice where you can learn about the ancient profession of "cristallier". The Maison de la Pomme in the small village of Chal-Hauteville-Gondon shows the importance of the humble apple in the local economy. You can also visit the coffee roasting workshop "L'Or Vert" in Bourg St Maurice, or a dairy specialised in Gruyère cheese in the Colombières area.

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Many people would not automatically think of Les Arcs as a place to shop. However the town boasts some great stores. As you would expect from an outdoor sports Mecca, there are plenty sports stores where you can get your hands on some of the top mountaineering, ski and snowboard brands but there are also some fashionable clothing stores, and plenty of shops selling traditional mountin goods.

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Spas & massages in Les Arcs

If it is calm and relaxation you are after then head to a luxury day spa or book in for massage therapies and beauty treatments. A day spa is also the perfect activity when the weather turns. You can keep warm and revive aching muscles in saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis or take a refreshing dip in a swimming pool. 

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There are 3 squash courts in the centre of Arc 1800, in the Villards area.

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If you'd like to take a dip indoors, you'll be able to find somewhere to go for a swim in Les Arcs. Most hotels, lots of chalets and apartments have their own swimming facilities, however there are also municipal swimming baths that you can visit, which often come free with your lift pass purchase. In summer and winter you should be able to find somewhere to take a dip, so don't forget your towel and your swimming costume or shorts. 

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