Restaurant/Pub Guide (Viv's)

Montalbert area:  (update Dec 2015)

Le Forperet one of our favourite pit stop and après ski! On Le Gentil run down to Montalbert. It gets afternoon and evening sun. (Fire inside too!) Tricky to find because some of the signs are misleading! You have to go across the car park at the bottom of Le Fornelet chair lift, to the left. If you follow the (Blue) Pralioud run down, go left past Le Villages Vacances (VTF) through the car park you will see a sign. There is a nice green run and small drag lift there too. There is an easy ski home past another centre along some easy paths that take you back – go through the tunnel for an easier way down. Tel:+33 (0)4 79 5 51 27
Vin chaud comes in a Half pint glass! Open at night too with FREE pick up and home delivery.

La Tournament Pub HAPPY HOUR 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Live music sometimes on Wednesday evenings. There is a pool table and a large TV... Restaurant up stairs. Tel:+33 (0)4 79 24 31 06

The White BearSince 2012-13 run by James (English) & Bettina (French). They have developed the bar more as a pub/bar/snack which opens late with price/product range that will encourage apres-ski & the evening international clients (with sky sports). Their burgers & chips are ace! HAPPY HOUR 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm Tel:+33 (0)4 79 22 61 69

La Luge – Pizzas and some local. Very good food, friendly service, good prices and to take away. Tel: Tel:+33 (0)4 79 55 40 44

Le Fify’s Legend. – A more modern restaurant/pub with pizzas, to take away too –  Tel:+33 (0)4 79 55 48 22. Close to the bottom of the chair lift with a large terrace.

Le Carrelet – Usually a good Plate de Jour - even in the evening, Pizzas and local. Good food and good prices. Husband and wife team Annie & Gaby. Don't bother with the garlic bread! Tel:+33 (0)4 79 09 75 86

L'AbreuvoirHAPPY HOUR (2015) 4.30 pm to 6 pm. Restaurant food later. Tel:+33 (0)4 79 55 43 96

As we live in Montalbert we tend to only eat out on the occasional evening here. We have tried most but I like to mentioned the ones we visit more often/or that are very good – in our opinion or recommended by others we trust.  If you would like to add to this list or disagree with something please let me know.

Aime 2000 area: (updated March 2015)

La Terrasse (Tel: +33 (0)4 79 09 25 44) is very good (far left looking at the building) beside the disabled skiers door of the Aime building both inside and outside. They do very good pizzas (€9 2015) and their food has always been good, reasonably priced, not too long in coming and it's location makes it favourable for those skiing and returning to Montalbert. It has a south facing sun terrace and has often been a nice warm pit stop when sheltering from the occasional blizzard! Vin Chauds, hot chocolate, etc.

The Tardis! Not it’s proper name:(Au Bon Vieux Temps) it looks very small from outside – and when you go in…..it's like the Tardis! Lovely hot chocolate and not as crowded as Aime La Plagne!  Lovely sun terrace and popular for Plat de Jour was very good (2006)! We tried on various occasions – but don’t go too late (before 2 pm). You’ll find it near the bottom of Le Golf chair lift that goes up to Aime La Plagne. Ski down from Aime – over to the right (past 1800 chair lift and turn off towards red run) and it is on the right before you get to the main chair lift.

Plagne Centre: (updated Jan 2013)

We have had some bad meals here in the past! Bad food, very long waits, uncaring staff, so, generally we don't eat here. But tis a good place to watch the world go by with a hot chocolate or beer!

However, the secret Le Petit Bouchon (AKA Fredies) is well worth a visit. Plat de jour €13.50 (Mouls/Frits-Mussels & chips) to die for, with cheese course, desert & wine all included in the price! Booking required: Tel +33 6 12 04 72 00
In the evening they do Pizzas from 18:30

Instead: Take chair-lift (Bergerie) up from the bottom of Plagne Centre and ski to Bellecote then take the drag lift Colosses towards Plagne Centre to:

Le Dou du Praz
(Tel:+33 (0)4 79 09 05 40) One of my favourite locations but expensive. 10€ for soup (2010) Plat de Jour was always good and nice salads. Fantastic views. Frequented by walkers and cross-country skiers. You can also drive & walk here. Park in Plagne Villages and walk up a little. Open in summer too.

Champagny Area: (updated 2010)

Le Borseliers- THE most popular spot! Very nice, also with a good Plat de Jour, crêpes, biers, etc! A brilliant sun trap – in all months. The only draw back is that during popular weeks it can be a very long wait to catch a lift out of the area. Verdons Sud chair lift is particularly bad – it can often be quicker to go back via Roche de Mio and follow the signs towards Plagne Centre – which will take you to a small drag lift (easy – but may be closed or busy! (Leitchoums)

Verdons Sud – This restaurant was built during 2004 opened for 2005 season. Great location and a sun trap again. We have not eaten here but masses of deck chairs for taking in the sun and they don’t seem bothered if you picnic here! We bought drinks anyway and now (2010) you can buy a sandwich or burger too!

Montchavin area: (updated 2010)

Auberg Chez Pat Sa…. – at the top of Montchavin chair lift. They do half pension too (B&B).
13€ (2010) for plat de jour. Very nice traditional style, lots of nice decor and good food.
For walkers too! 

Bellecote area: (updated 2009)

Le Chalet des Colosses, Bellecote. (Tel: 04 79 09 28 70) A very good lunch – but you will need to phone and book.  Not cheep but very good indoor food.  Next to the Pony Club past the half-pipe at bottom left.  Sometimes there is a path carved above the half pipe straight to the door – but it is off the piste!

LES ARCS (updated 2015)

Aaaaall the way to the other side.... has been the best, but a little disappointing (March 2015)
La Ferme in Villaroger Tel: 04 79 06 90 85 Lovely place, very pretty & ok food (€12.90 plate de jour, 2015). Can be tricky to ski to... and a long way from Montalbert - but worth a visit. (You can go in the car, about 1.15 hr drive).

The Altiport above Arcs 1800. Burgers chips and spaghetti…..but in March (or when things have warmed up) watch or have a go at
Water skiing across a purpose build pond! Right outside. (see our facebook page with footage of those that have had a go!)

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