Val d’Isère has a reputation for some of the liveliest nightlife in France and once again there are dozens and dozens of bars and other night spots to choose from. The only downside is that it also has a reputation for some of the priciest drinks in the Alps.
Many of the establishments are fairly self-explanatory from their name and very popular. Le Pub (+33 (0)4 79 06 01 40) is a good example of this as is Wine Not (+33 4 79 00 48 97). The Saloon (+33 4 79 06 01 58) is the bar below the Hotel Brussels and there's also Victors for cocktails. The Petit Danois is a great Danish bar, the Pacific is an British bar showing live sports and probably the best spots for apres ski are the Morris (with live music) and the legendary Bananas (with great tex-mex). The Blue Note has also been very popular lately , especially with seasonnaires.
Taverne d’Alsace makes a nice change from an English or Irish pub, being actually French-themed in France (shock) but ironically the ‘tavern’ theme seems to be universal and it just feels like a homely pub anyway, whoever you are and wherever you’re from, which is lovely really. Another French bar that is worth a visit is Cafe Face, with some great après, and a dangerously good happy hour!
You will hear hear it before you see it, La Folie Douce (lafoliedouce.com/) is a famed apres-ski bar that sits on the slopes! Come here for a true party experience and dance under the sky until it's time to ski home or to the next pub!
Once again there’s a better choice of late night spots than most with Dick’s Tea Bar (La Foret) dicksteabar.com) still the place to go. Open until 4am they serve a wide variety of cocktails and flavoured vodkas. Later still there are several nightclubs including Doudoune (we're told the best by far with great music) and Graal +33 (0)6 16 79 52 90. There's also the MBC next door to Dick's if you want less of a Brit feel.
There are lots of other things to do in the evening off course, and don’t forget you get one free admission to the new swimming pool with your week’s ski pass. And if you’re venturing outside the village centre, the free bus shuttle network may come in handy.
For après skier lovers, don’t miss out on the famous Dick Teas Bar with great atmosphere and international DJs
Party it up at the famous Folie Douce bar in Val d'Isere!
Watch the night come alive as darkness falls in Val d'Isere