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Résidence Le Centaure

  • Paradiski Ski Area, France, La Plagne

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The Résidence Le Centaure overlooks the village of Belle Plagne, ideally located at the foot of the slopes. You'll enjoy a cocoon-like atmosphere inside your apartment, decorated in a warm Alpine style. Take a relaxing dip in the beautiful heated indoor pool with breathtaking views of the snowy slopes and treat yourself to a session in the Ô Pure® Spa, an area which is dedicated to your well-being and relaxation... it's what holidays are all about! Situated amongst the Montchavin forest and the Bellecote glacier, the Paradiski skiing area has 225km of ski slopes, a great variety of landscape and optimum snow! The area has exceptional snow coverage and huge opportunities for skiers, from experts to beginners. At an altitude of 2,050m, the pretty pedestrianised resort of Belle Plagne is a firm favourite!

Added value

Free Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult, child & senior passes - Departures 4 & 11 Jan and 21 & 28 Mar 2020

Free child helmet when booking skis & boots

Free child lift passes (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Unlimited passes - Departures 21 Dec, 4 Apr & 11 Apr.

Save up to £13 on each adult lift pass - pre-booked prices based on Paradiski 'TRIBU' offer

Free half day lift pass included with 6 day Paradiski lift passes (valid from 12.30 pm on the day of arrival)

Family lift passes available

Paradiski lift pass includes discounts at the Igloo Village, mini snow scooters in Arc 2000, bowling in Arc 2000 and 1800, Mille8 wellness in 1800, Deep Nature Spa in 1950 and Luge Mill8 in 1800

2 FOR 1 Ski / Snowboard Hire when you pre-book your lift pass

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

2-4 Person Apartment, Comfort (A4) -  Apartment with living room with a two-person sofa bed, one bedroom with two single beds. One bathroom with shower or bath. 

2-6 Person Apartment, Family (B6) - Apartment with living room with a two-person sofa bed, one bedroom with double bed or two single beds, and one small bedroom with bunk beds. One bathroom with shower, and one with bath.

2-6 Person Apartment, Comfort Plus (C6) -  A larger apartment than the B6, with living room with a two-person sofa bed, bedroom with one double bed or two single beds, and one bedroom with two single beds. One bathroom with shower, and one with bath.

All Apartments include:  Living room with a sofa bed (two people) , flat screen TV with access to all terrestrial channels, CD/DVD player, decorative fireplace in Comfort Plus apartments. Open-plan kitchen with ceramic hobs, dishwasher, oven, microwave,refrigerator, filter coffee maker. Balcony or terrace. 

Included: Bed linen and beds made on arrival, supplied bathroom linen, end of stay cleaning (except kitchen and dishes)

 

 

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Self Catered Apartments 

Extra Options Available (Payment at Reception)

Bakery Service – Delivery in the morning of fresh bread and croissants.

Catering Service with a Partner - Catering service with a partner available every day at the resort. More info at the front desk. (According to availability)

Flavour Baskets – Order pre-cooked meals for the whole week. 5 Options to choose from, delivered to your room (6 Dinners, Breakfasts and Picnic Lunches).

Grocery Shopping Delivery – Place an order online (mycart.mmvholidays.co.uk). Your grocery shopping will be delivered directly to your apartment on the day of your arrival.

  • Breakfast service:
    • Self Catering
  • Lunch service:
    • Self Catering
  • Dinner service:
    • Self Catering 

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

La Plagne

The superb ski area of la Plagne is a well connected and extensive ski area with a glacier, plenty of tree lined runs and a good choice of mountain restaurants for lunch. The well designed resort comprises some ten villages, each with its own character and infrastructure. Plagne 1800 has all the individual wooden chalets and along with the aptly named Belle Plagne is the most scenic, whilst Plagne Soleil is ideally situated in a sunny bowl and offers easy ski in/ ski out accommodation. Plagne Centre provides quick and easy access to the slopes and is the focal point for shops and apres ski. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 425 km
  • Runs
    12
    128
    79
    37
  • Longest run 7 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snowparks

  • Lifts Drag lifts 43, Chairlifts 58, Cablecars 4
  • Slope direction N,E,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

La Plagne is a Shangri La for food loving skiers and snowboarders. There are plenty of excellent restaurants serving delicious, traditional French dishes. For lunch, we recommend the lovely Le Chalet du Friolin. Nestled in a beautiful valley on the way to Montchavin, this delightful restaurant just off the pistes serves excellent French cuisine and the terrace has the added advantage of being a real sun-trap too. Le Matafan restaurant in Belle Plagne is another firm favourite here at Inghams. This charmingly, rustic restaurant serves traditional Savoyard cuisine. When we visited for dinner we sampled the delicious beaufortain – a cross between fondue and raclette.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

The après scene in La Plagne isn’t focused on one single area but instead spread between the many villages. This has led to a diverse range of options for the die-hard aprés skier – from cozy pubs, via igloo themed bars to open-air bars with DJ performances by the piste. Scotty’s is one of the best known après bars in resort, thanks in part to its location right at the bottom of the Olympic run in Plagne Centre. Another good option is Le Saloon, an American themed bar in Belle Plagne is one of the best places on the mountain to party all night. Perfectly located in the centre of Plagne 1800 and with its quirky, mining inspired décor and regular live music, Bar La Mine, is another fantastic place to spend a night out.

Shopping

Winter sports is the principle past-time in La Plagne and this is reflected in the number of sports shops selling mountain equipment and clothing. Away from the usual winter sports services there are plenty of tabacs selling souvenirs and postcards to send home to friends and family. Visitors to La Plagne staying in self-catering accommodation will find Spar supermarkets located across the resort.

Spas and relaxation

Many of the hotels throughout La Plagne provide spa and wellness facilities, including the Hotel Carlina in Belle Plagne which has a sauna, whirlpool and Turkish bath; the Hotel Araucaria in Plagne Centre has excellent spa facilities including a hammam, pool and sauna; and the Les Granges du Soleil Apartments in Plagne Soleil has a Jacuzzi and a sauna. All offer beauty treatments which you can purchase locally.

It couldn’t be easier to get straight from the slopes to the sauna when you stay at either the Hotel Vancouver or the Sun Valley Apartments. Both offer door-step skiing complete with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Available to the public, there is an open-air, heated pool in Plagne Bellecôte where the water is kept at a toasty 29°C. It’s a relaxing and unique way to experience the mountains of La Plagne.

Arts, culture and events

Throughout the season La Plagne buzzes with a thriving calendar of events, both cultural and sporting. The resort consistently hosts professional competitions and tournaments including the Ice Climbing World Championship in early February and the FIS Telemark World Championships in late March, fantastic spectator events for any visitor to La Plagne.

From folk to jazz via rock-n-roll and dance, the Snow Music Festival entertains skiers both on and off the mountain in early February. An eclectic range of musical genres are performed live and in the open-air, with performances lasting until late into the day. Later in the month the Festi'Gliss is your opportunity to road-test some of the latest and wackiest inventions created for getting down the mountain. This surreal showcase will let you test such modes of transport as the yooner, the airboard, the snake gliss and the snowscoot (to name but a few).

The season ends in La Plagne with a massive party. The Subli’Cimes transforms six separate summits into differently themed areas, truly highlighting the diversity of the resort. From adrenaline junky activities to magic shows and beauty treatments, the entertainment on offer is genuinely eclectic.

Resort Activities

There are a full range of après ski activities and events in La Plagne, so even if you aren’t skiing or snowboarding you will certainly find an activity to keep you entertained. Our representatives in resort can help you to book many of the activities we’ve listed below – so if you see something which captures your imagination be sure to mention it to your rep.

Ice Grotto

At the top of the Bellecote glacier the La Plagne ice grotto makes for an interesting and beautiful diversion from a day on the slopes. The grotto is filled with ice sculptures which change every year as the glacier moves and reforms.

Olympic bob-sleigh experience

There aren’t many places in the world where you can experience an Olympic bob-sleigh track but Plagne 1800 is one of the few places where you can. The 1500m long bob-sleigh run complete with 19 thrilling bends is an unusual and memorable experience. You can choose from 4 grades of experience ranging from the 80kmph bob raft to the full-on 130kmph Olympic experience.

Parapenting

Parapenting or paragliding where you soar around the mountain by parachute is a popular mountain pursuit. And there are many activity operators in La Plagne offering visitors the opportunity to experience this exciting sport, both in Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre. Your Inghams representative can help you to find the parapenting experience that is right for you.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is an exciting way to explore the mountainside and the glaciers and wide pistes of La Plagne are perfect for bombing around on on a skidoo. There are a number of activities operators in La Plagne offering this experience and our representatives can help you find the most appropriate tour one for you.

Tobogganing

When the weather is favourable Le Colorado Park opens its mile-long sled run to the public. This lengthy and exciting toboggan run next to the Colorado ski lift in Plagne Centre provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountainside, including glimpses of Mont Blanc.

Other activities in La Plagne

  • Cinema
  • Bowling (Belle Plagne)
  • Ice climbing
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice skating (Bellecôte)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Speed-riding
  • Zip wire

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.707647
  • Latitude: 45.510283
  • Distance to Lift: 10
  • Distance to Ski School: 200
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 200
  • Distance to City Centre: 300

For more information on travel and transport visit our La Plagne page

Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition


SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE

Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle Page for details. 

FREE Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adult, child and senior passes - Departures 4 & 11 Jan, 21 & 28 Mar 2020

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski Premium passes - Departures 21 Dec, 4 Apr & 11 Apr 2020

FREE Paradiski afternoon on day of arrival when buying a 6 day pass

Lift Passes Days Adult
13-64
Child*
5-12
Senior*
65-74
Family 
2 Ad & 2 Ch 5-17
Paradiski 6 £263 £208 £208 £889
Local 6 L £206
H £229
L £165
H £180
L £165
H £180
L £634
H £764

L (14-20 Dec & 18 April-end of season), H (21 Dec - 17 April)

*0-4yrs Free (issued in resort, photo required) /*75+ arrange pass locally (free but the ski card is €10)

 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £87 £101 £114
Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
Snowboard - £101 £114
Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £50

*Snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

 

Tuition
(1800, Soleil & Centre)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(5-12yrs) 
Ski  6 2.5-3 hrs per day £155 L/£186 H £155 L/£186 H
Snowboard £155 L/£214 H £155 L/£214 H

 

Tuition
(Belle Plagne)
Days Hours Adult
(13+)
Child*
(3-12yrs) 
Ski  6 3 hrs per day £187 L/£209 H £187 L/£209 H
Snowboard £200 L/£211 H £166 L/£216 H

H (21 Dec - 3 Jan, 8 Feb - 6 March & 4 Apr - end of season) L (all other dates)

*Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs.

All lessons are in the morning. Timings are: Sun: 9:30am-12pm, Mon-Fri: 9:15am-12pm except weeks of 8, 15, 22 & 29 Feb when the times are Sun-Fri 9:15am-12pm and from 8 Mar onwards when the times are Sun: 9:30am-12:15pm, Mon-Fri 9:15am-12:15pm.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Location: While you're in La Plagne you have to try the: snowpark with 2 freestyle areas, including rails, tables, S, wave and fun box, as well as nordic skiing. Experience another side to the mountain: olympic bobsleigh track, ice climbing, snakeglissing airboarding, monoglissing, snowbiking and bi-boarding. Leisure facilities in the resort: bowling and games rooms, squash, cinema, drawing and water colour painting.

Indoor Heated Pool

Free entry during the opening hours (closed on Saturday) . Not supervised. Children are under the care of the parents.

* Please note that towels are not provided.

Zen Aquatic Sessions

Schedules on site, depending on availability

O Pure Spa Visits

First visit to the Spa is free

Within the Aqua-relaxing Area : Jacuzzi, steam room and/or sauna, relaxation area and tisanerie). 1 Pure Access® offered for the booking of any 60-mn care and more. Up to 3 Pure Accesses® offered upon arrival (guaranteed before 4pm) according to the type of your apartment : 1 for a studio or a 1-bedroom room, 2 for a 2-bedroom room, 3 for a 3-bedroom room or more, for a minimum stay of 3 nights.

 

Residence Club Facilities

Free Wi-Fi Access

Rental Covered Car Parking

Loan of Games and Equipment

Ski Locker for Each Apartment

New residence 

Situated directly on the slopes 

Elegant apartments 

Heated indoor pool 

Spacious Ô Pure Spa with Payot 

Team Kids (4-10 y.o) and Rencontres Entr'Ados (11-17 y.o) 

Ski-in ski-out facility

In Residence Club, price includes:

Rented accommodation 

Bed linen and beds made on arrival 

Supplied bathroom linen 

Cleaning kit 

Housekeeping at the end of stay (except kitchen and dishes) 

Hotel amenity set on request at reception 

Up to 3 passes to the Ô Pure Spa by Payot (depending on the apartment) 

MMV Meetings 

Team Kids and the Rencontres Entr'Ados

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist Tax Payable Locally 

Approx: €2.50 per person, per night


Family Facilities

Team Kids from 4 to 10 years old

The activities from the theme "The Aces of the Mountains", especially conceived for the children of age 4 to 10, promise to be leading to incredible achievements! Qualified and Professional organisers. Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm. Pre-booking is mandatory, dependent on availability.

Kids Party

THE fun evening solely for the children. Once a week, from 7.30 pm till 10.00 pm. Limited places, to book on-site.

Baby kits (under 2 years of age)

Includes: baby bed, high hair, changing mat, potty, bath chair (subject to availability, booking compulsory).

  • Cots & linen

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