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La Plagne Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments to rent in La Plagne

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Renting an apartment is often the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to La Plagne, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.

There are literally hundreds of apartments in La Plagne that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties 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, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday. 

Things to look out for when booking an apartment in La Plagne


When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.

Book early
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

How long you want to stay
Most apartments in La Plagne are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in La Plagne are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. 

Size matters
Apartments to rent in La Plagne 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.

Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in La Plagne, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.

You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in La Plagne!

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Alpages No.1 Chalet, La Plagne Soleil lounge

Catering options & apartment add-ons in La Plagne


Apartments in La Plagne are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. 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.

Catering
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in La Plagne, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)

What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous 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.

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Prices for apartment rentals in La Plagne


Apartment rental rates depend on many things:

  • facilities and services
  • location within the resort
  • desired dates
  • size of your party
  • length of your stay

In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

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Luxury apartments in La Plagne


Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in La Plagne without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.

Where can you find luxury apartments in La Plagne?
There are luxury apartments dotted all around La Plagne ski area, with options in every one of its satellite villages. Look out for the most recently constructed residences, as these usually incorporate the latest facilities and services.

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Les Hauts Bois Residence Premium, Aime La Plagne pool

Group apartments in La Plagne


If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, La Plagne is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, La Plagne 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 La Plagne?
Apartments in La Plagne tend to be quite small. However, there are some larger ski apartments to be found all around the La Plagne satellite villages, many boasting up to four bedrooms. For larger parties, why not take a look at our Chalets page?

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Les Gemeaux Residence, Belle Plagne exterior

Family apartments in La Plagne


La Plagne is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in La Plagne can range from providing cots and highchairs to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.  

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in La Plagne?
Plagne 1800 is one of the prettiest villages of La Plagne. This family-friendly town offers a small beginner ski area, where lessons take place, whilst the Melezes and 1800 chairlifts connect the village with the rest of the resort via Plagne Centre and Aime 2000 respectively. Charming Plagne 1800 has not been polluted by high-rise apartment blocks and very few of its buildings reach above five stories. Here you will find attractive self-catering apartments in small complexes that have been constructed in traditional style to ensure that this village retains its Alpine charm.

Belle Plagne is one of the newer additions to the scene and offers modern, purpose-built apartments in more traditional wood-clad designs. The runs surrounding Belle Plagne are wide open, family-friendly blues affording you access to the children’s snow garden, beginner ski area, lift to the snowpark and all the way down into Bellecote, from where you have chairlift access to the rest of the resort.

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4 bed apartments - Residence Les Hauts Bois Premium, Aime La Plagne twin bedroom

Budget apartments in La Plagne


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

How can you save money on your La Plagne accommodation?
La Plagne has a great selection of budget-friendly apartments dotted all around the ski resort. Plagne Centre was the first area to be constructed in the 1960s, when this part of the Tarentaise Valley was turned into a ski resort. As a result, its buildings reflect the style fashionable at the time, which may seem a bit uninspiring to contemporary eyes. Residential blocks rule here, which generally means that the apartments are smallish in size, good value for money, right at the heart of the nightlife and convenient for the slopes.

The accommodation in Bellecote consists of a giant U-shape of apartment blocks that rise up like a wall at the bottom of the piste. These blocks are predominantly filled with self-catered studios as well as one and two-bedroom apartments, which are less quaint than a snow-covered chalet, but are also much less expensive.

Plagne Villages and Plagne Soleil offer a great alternative to the larger villages for a quieter holiday at a cheaper price. Many of the apartments are housed in attractive wooden low-rise buildings thus retaining a traditional feel. There isn't much going in terms of nightlife here but both villages have great access to the fantastic ski area.

Apartment accommodation in the lower-lying villages of Montchavin, Les Coches, Montalbert and Champagny en Vanoise also tends to be good value for money. Of these four villages, the charming Les Coches offers the best choice of apartments as it is a purpose-built village.

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32C Chalets de Montalbert Apartment, Montalbert double bedroom

Ski-in & ski-out apartments in La Plagne


Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in La Plagne. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.

Where can you find ski-in/ski-out apartments in La Plagne?
Aime La Plagne, also known as Aime 2000 and situated 30m above Plagne Centre, is a great spot to set up camp on your trip. Accessible by car yet set right in the middle of runs and lifts, Aime 2000 offers a real ski-in/ski-out set up with the accommodation and amenities situated directly on the side of the piste. Built in the 1960s, most of the apartments here are not particularly pleasant on the eye. However, there are a few recently built residences offering luxurious finishes, swimming pools and even spa facilities.

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Les Glaciers - Gl502i Apartment, Plagne Bellecote exterior

More inspiration...


Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up La Plagne. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent in the Paradiski ski area, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.

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Where to Stay in La Plagne