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Grotte de Glace Ice Caves, Les Arcs

Explore the ice caves & wonderful carved ice sculptures


Situated at the top of the Transarc gondola in Arc 2000, the “Grotte de Glace” is quite an extraordinary place to visit. Dozens of sculptors from all over Europe spend a week here at the start of each season, carving wonderfully exotic figures out of the snow and ice.

The theme of the caves changes each year but has included the Terracotta Army, Attila the Hun and Chinese dragons, all expertly fashioned by hand. Although still cold inside, the caves tend to hold a fairly constant temperature and can provide welcome relief from the wind and snow outside.

For more information on opening dates and times please visit their website.