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Car parking in Les Arcs

Discover and book Les Arcs car-parks


There are a number of car parks dotted throughout the resorts, and they quickly fill up. 

The only time you're guaranteed to get a parking space is in the quieter periods outside of the school holidays at February, Easter and the summer break.

Ideally leave your car at your accommodation and use public transport, but if this is not possible here are some tips.

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Free parking

There are a couple of places in Les Arcs where you can park your car for free, and depending on which resort you are staying in, you may get free parking for the duration of your holiday. 

Most of the free parking is outdoor car parks, so make sure you have access to a shovel as if there is a heavy snowfall you may have to dig your car out. The free outdoor parking can be found on resort maps by the blue P which will indicate if it is a paid car park or free. 

  • Les Arcs 1600: The only resort that has large outdoor car parks in the centre of its village and they're all free.
  • Les Arcs 1950: A pedestrianised resort so there is no free parking, no vehicles in resort and all parking is indoor paid parking which is part of the residences you stay in.
  • Arcs 1800 and Les Arcs 2000: Charges for all outdoor and indoor car parks.

Parking is restricted to car parks and designated parking areas so do not park your car on the street as it may get snowed in, or worse, towed. 

Whether you're in a covered car park or outdoors, the first two hours is free in Arc 2000, in Arc 1800 the first four hours of parking is free or down in Bourg St Maurice the first hour is free in the centre, but only the first half hour at the funicular.

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these might change.

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Indoor and covered parking

Indoor parking is available at each level of the Les Arcs resorts and in certain places, i.e. Arcs 1950, it's compulsory as the resort is traffic free. 

Reservations online are no longer available for covered car parks and you will need to pay on arrival. 

The indoor car parks in Les Arcs can be found on resort maps by the blue P and are located as follows:

  • Arcs 2000: Two covered - Lac des Combes and Mont Blanc. Season passes are available in both
  • Arcs 1950: One covered car park with 720 places. You will be allocated a space most conveniently located for your residence. Access to the residences is by lift
  • Arcs 1800:  Three covered car parks - Charmettoger, Charvet and Villards
  • Arcs 1600: One covered private car park at La Cascade Residence
  • Les Coches: Underground car park with 2.15m clearance, located below the tourist office
  • Bourg St Maurice: 200 covered parking places at Parking du Centre close to the station

These car parks will provide covered protection for your car and protection against some of the severe weather conditions that often occur throughout the winter season.

Parking in the summer is free throughout Les Arcs. 

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these might change.

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Outdoor parking

There is plenty of outdoor parking throughout the Les Arcs resorts, on almost all levels except Les Arcs 1950. Both Bourg St Maurice and Arc 1600 have free outdoor parking, but the remaining designated outdoor parking areas are all paying. Most of the outdoor car parks can be seen on the resort maps, marked by a blue square P.

  • Arcs 2000: Three paying outdoor parking areas. If you are prepared to leave your car 2km away at Pre St Espirit there is a free outdoor car park and a free shuttle bus will take you back into Arc 2000 or 1950. 
  • Arcs 1800: Three paying outdoor car parks. The first four hours of parking are free.  
  • Arcs 1600: Two free outdoor car parks, close to the tourist office and the Place des Trois Arcs.
  • Plan-Peisey and Vallandry: Both have numerous outdoor car parks but there isn't any communal covered parking in either resort. If you want to ensure that you can park your vehicle underground during your stay, enquire at the time of booking to see if your accommodation has private covered parking spaces.
  • Bourg St Maurice: Four outdoor car parks. Parking du Centre has 96 outdoor spaces, Parking de la Poste has 61 places, at the Funicular there are 500 places and at l'Arc en Ciel there are 250 places. You can also park for the week at the Funicular. 

The car parks are well maintained and as clear of snow as possible, however it is always advisable to have access to a shovel as after a heavy snowfall you may need to dig your car out!

Booking online is not possible for outdoor car parks. Parking is restricted to car parks and designated parking areas, so do not park your car on the street as it may get snowed in, or worse, towed.

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these might change.

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Disabled parking

There are lots of disabled access parking spaces in and around the villages of Les Arcs. They are predominantly found close to the ski lifts, the main public car parks and tourist information centres. All of the resort car parks will have allocated disabled spaces, have a look at the resort map to find out where the closest one to your accommodation is. 

Electric car parking

Where to charge your electric car

For those of you driving an electric car you'll find charging stations at the following locations:

  • Les Arcs 1800: Ground floor of the Charvet covered car park
  • Les Arcs 1950: Two TESLA stations and one for all types of electric vehicles
  • Les Arcs 2000: Parking Mont Blanc.
  • Bourg St Maurice: Central car park. 

Enquire with your accommodation provider at the time of booking as some hotels and chalets have charging points installed for guests to use.

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Motorhome parking

The Les Arcs resorts do not have parking for camper vans or motorhomes, however a bit further down the valley in Peisey Vallandry you will find parking for your motorhome.

There you will find Camping des Lanchettes where you can park and access Les Arcs via a free shuttle bus, so you can get to the ski area and Les Arcs villages in no time. 

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these might change.