3 Vallées destination: a change of scene in Brides-les-Bains
Immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of Brides-les-Bains at the foot of the 3 Vallées ski area where you can soak in thermal waters and be lulled by soothing landscapes...
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AT THE FOOT OF LES 3 VALLÉES AREA
Make Brides-les-Bains your basecamp and then simply ascend to the heights of the largest ski area in the world. After a short ride with some amazing views on the Olympe gondola, you're in Méribel, ready to enjoy great skiing! There is no end to the skiing here, with more than 600km of ski runs criss-crossing 7 resorts, all linked via the summits.
Each day here brings fresh surprises and adventures for skiers of all levels, along routes you choose according to your fancy. With an equal number of ski runs for beginners and experienced skiers, safe off-piste, Nordic skiing and fun zones, there is ski holiday to suit everybody!
And if snow isn’t abundant in Brides-les-Bains, simply make your way to the neighbouring resorts to find yourself in a winter wonderland. With 85% of the ski area situated above 1,800 metres, snow is guaranteed all winter long.
Pampering time to recharge your batteries
Spa break in Brides-les-Bains
Whirlpool bath, hammam, sauna, sensory shower or bubble bed, there is a variety of relaxing experiences to enjoy alone or with friends. For even more indulgence, treat yourself to a massage in one of the many well-being establishments in the resort such as le Grand Spa Thermal, the largest spa in the Alps! In the hands of an experienced professional, your body can relax during a massage or a facial or a reflexology session.
This is a holiday you’ll want to last forever…
BRIDES-LES-BAINS, A RESORT OF CULTURAL AND FESTIVE EVENTS
Throughout the year, Brides-les-Bains hosts various festivals and events designed for all ages. Start dreaming about the festive season at the traditional Christmas market at the start of winter. Give your taste buds a treat and look after your health at the Eskilibre et Gourmandise festival organised by the resort's chefs. Laugh out loud with the comedians appearing at Brides’s comedy festival during the autumn season. And get into the rhythm at the "Ça Jazz à Brides" concerts during the summer season...
In every season, there is a full programme of things to discover in this former Albertville Olympic village. When night falls, the atmosphere is fun and friendly... or exciting if you gamble at the Brides-les-Bains casino! Here, you’ll find a multitude of entertainments to make every moment of your stay a memorable experience.
AN AFFORDABLE JEWEL AT THE FOOT OF THE SLOPES
A holiday in the largest ski area in the world is within the means of all at Brides-les-Bains. The accommodation here at the foot of the mountains is affordable, and in some cases half the price of the higher resorts. Here, you can enjoy comfortable, spacious hotel rooms and residences with their own spa at very reasonable prices!
Everyone can find the holiday home of their dreams in this Savoyard village which has retained the personal touch. From a cosy studio to a suite in a smart hotel, there is a wealth of choice, allowing you to enjoy an exceptional natural setting, surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Alps.
TOP NOTCH CUISINE
While prices remain low in Brides-les-Bains, the service is always top notch. You can enjoy convivial meals in beautiful settings, either by the fireside in a traditional restaurant or on a sun terrace overlooking stunning peaks. After your sporting excursions, tuck in to the local cuisine to regain your strength.
Savoyard fondue, diot sausages in onion sauce, tartiflette... the choice is yours! Gourmets will want to try the finest restaurants in the area: treat yourself to a gastronomic dinner at La Fabrik in Brides-les-bains, Le Farçon in Courchevel-La Tania or Le 80 in Méribel. It’s sure to be a memorable gastronomic treat!
More information about Brides-les-Bains
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The pleasures of summer in Brides-les-Bains
* Explore the mountains on foot on the many hiking trails suitable for all levels of walkers.
* Go on a mountain bike adventure to get your fill of thrills.
* Enjoy an aqua aerobic session in the resort's thermal water.
* Lunch on a sun terrace, breath-taking views, open-air concerts in the heart of the village...
Let yourself by charmed by the mountains in summer on a thoroughly rejuvenating holiday!
THE ULTIMATE BASE CAMP FOR CYCLING FANS!
Let yourself be transported to the heart of breathtaking mountain scenery and discover the charming village of Brides-les-Bains. Here you'll find the perfect place to venture over the Alpine passes and live out your passion for road cycling.
Whether you want to rediscover the pleasure of cycling or perfect your skills, Brides-les-Bains is the ideal place for a memorable break. Get ready to ride winding roads, feel the adrenalin of the climbs and be enchanted by the splendour of the Alpine scenery.
Discover the Alpine routes that are popular with professional cyclists and let yourself be seduced by their irresistible attractions:
Emblematic passes such as the Col de la Loze and the Col de la Madeleine are within easy reach of the village. These sporting challenges offer breathtaking scenery and unique sensations.
Climbs that will immerse you in magnificent mountain scenery such as the climb of Méribel, the climb of Pradier and Prioux.
Just a stone's throw away, you can broaden your horizons with routes that will meet the expectations of the most demanding cyclists: the famous Cormet de Roselend or the majestic Col de l'Iseran.
With its range of quality accommodation and facilities, this Savoyard village is the ideal base from which to prepare to saddle up and explore some legendary cycling routes.
THE COL DE LA LOZE
Towering at an altitude of 2,304 metres, this pass is reserved exclusively for bikes and pedestrians, offering a unique playground.
The Col de la Loze has established itself as an undisputed benchmark in recent years by hosting major cycling events, including the prestigious Tour de France in 2020. It is now a must for road cycling enthusiasts, who will experience it first-hand on 19 July during the Tour de France 2023.
From Brides-les-Bains, the route to the Col de la Loze is a real challenge:
Over 22 kilometres & a difference in altitude of 1,715 metres,
Passages with an impressive gradient of 20%,
The ascent can be made from the Méribel side or the Courchevel side (more affordable).
The "Grand Fondo Col de la Loze" cyclosportive!
Every summer, the commune organises a unique event featuring :
Different formats: 117 km (4,377 m D+), 53 km (2,424 m D+), 46 km (2,141 m D+), 30 km (741 m D+)
Staggered departures for women
Access to electrically assisted bicycles
Get ready to push your limits and marvel at the breathtaking panoramas awaiting you as you climb the Col de la Loze. A unique adventure awaits you from Brides-les-Bains!
HYDROGEN-POWERED BICYCLES: ACCESSIBLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY CYCLING
Dive into Brides-les-Bains' exciting new chapter: hydrogen-powered electrically-assisted bicycles! Practical and environmentally friendly, these new-generation bikes give you access to a complete sport open to all. Discover a whole new cycling experience, where pleasure and sustainability meet.
Thanks to financial support from the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region, Brides-les-Bains is now equipped with 10 electrically-assisted bicycles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, as well as an autonomous hydrogen production station. This initiative enables the municipality to make cycling accessible to all, while at the same time promoting sustainable development.
The Brides-les-Bains Tourist Office will be happy to provide you with all the practical information you need about this new technology, as well as itineraries and routes to explore in the surrounding area.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a unique cycling experience, in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Let yourself be captivated by the region's magnificent landscapes as you pedal along on these hydrogen-powered Electric Assisted Bikes. It's an exceptional opportunity to discover the beauty of the surrounding area in an environmentally-friendly way.
GETTING TO BRIDES-LES-BAINS
The resort of Brides-les-Bains is located at the foot of les 3 Vallées ski area, and is therefore easily reached whichever way you travel. Come by plane to one of the 4 nearest airports: Chambéry, Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon Saint-Exupéry and complete your journey by bus, taxi or hire car. This spa town is also easily reached by taking a train to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains railway station, just 10 minutes away by car. From the station, hop into a taxi or one of the buses that regularly connect Moûtiers to the resort.
If you plan to come by car, don't forget to carry snow chains in case there is heavy snowfall. There are special areas by the roadside where you can fit you snow chains or snow socks. Once you arrive in the resort, parking is easy. There are spaces in front of the hotels and residences, and there are free car parks in the resort (3 covered, 3 outdoors) where you can leave your vehicle for the duration of your stay... Now your holidays can begin!
Don't forget to carry snow chains in case there is heavy snowfall.