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Plagne Soleil & Plagne Villages

Two villages for the price of one with great ski access

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Plagne Villages and Plagne Soleil are La Plagne’s two smallest villages but rival Belle Plagne for the honour of highest, they are situated a hop up from Plagne Centre at the dizzying snow sure heights of 2,050m which makes for stunning views out across the valley to Mont Blanc.

They are peaceful secluded villages, and each contains a small Spar supermarket, a couple of ski hire outlets, ski schools and adventure companies, Plagne Villages has a tobacconist/souvenir shop but for any other shops, you will need to visit one of the larger villages.

The two villages are situated amidst several blue runs, which lead down into Plagne Centre from which you have complete access to the rest of resort, which means that you can start your day with a ski run rather than a chair lift. Returning to your accommodation couldn’t be easier as there is easy access to those same blue runs from Plagne Centre and Bellecote and the villages are well signposted from the lifts and at forks in the runs. There are small beginner ski areas in both villages and a meeting point for ski lessons in Plagne Village.

Plagne Villages and Plagne Soleil offer a great alternative to the larger villages for a quieter holiday, at a cheaper price, the necessities are there with adequate amusements available and Plagne Centre is close by if you want it, but if not you can relax in peaceful semi seclusion and enjoy a laid back holiday with great ski access.

Dining in Plagne Villages

There are also some great restaurants on the pistes such as Le Bergerie above Plagne Villages and hidden gem Le Dou du Praz situated on the piste above Plagne Soleil, both serve excellent food and have large terraces so make an excellent lunch spot or last stop on the mountain for a beer before a blue run home. In Plagne Villages you have La Casa de L’Ours with a ski to terrace and a reasonably priced menu of local specialities. For some serious rustic atmosphere, head to Le Grizzli at the bottom of Plagne Villages for a cosy wooden chalet environment with meat cooked over an open log fire and a steak heavy menu.

Nightlife in Plagne Villages

After the lifts close the pedestrian-friendly telebus runs all day until shortly after midnight making it possible to stay late on the slopes or sample the nightlife in the surrounding villages. If you do miss the last telebus it is possible to walk from Plagne Centre to Plagne Villages/Soleil, but it is an uphill hike and we wouldn’t recommend it after a night out.

If you don’t fancy the surrounding nightlife there are a few bars and restaurants nearby, most notably Monica’s Pub, a popular restaurant serving great traditional food and a lively bar with great atmosphere, live sport, live music and suntrap terrace, Monica’s is the après spot of choice for soleil. For a more extensive nightlife however you will have to head down into Plagne Centre or Bellecôte.

Apartments in Plagne Villages

These small villages consist mainly of apartment-style accommodation. There are lots of self-catering options, some in large buildings with a pool, spa and childcare facilities.

Hotels in Plagne Villages

There are a few hotels and chalets to suit your needs which, due to the set up of these villages can almost all boast ski in ski out locations, and have the bonus of coming with a cheaper price tag than in the larger villages.


Plagne Centre is accessible on skis or by foot being situated just down the hill. However, if you do not fancy the exertion there is the ‘telebus’ cable car running between Plagne Centre and Plagne Villages, which is then only a short (fairly flat) walk across the pistes to Plagne Soleil.


Map of the surrounding area