Montchavin - Les Coches

La Plagne Montchavin les Coches en été
Espace Aqualudique Paradisio
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Lac du Carroley
Panorama du village du La Plagne Montchavin-les Coches

Facing Mont Blanc, La Plagne Montchavin les Coches is the perfect holiday location for families, as proven by its Famille Plus Label. The site is built on two levels: the village of Montchavin at 1250m and Les Coches at 1450m. The two villages are linked in the summer and winter seasons by a gondola Les Coches. Montchavin has kept the look of a Savoyard hamlet: chalets with wood and stone cladding, a working farm, a chapel, a car-free village centre…

Discover the wealth of Montchavin’s heritage when you visit the farm or during a nighttime tour of the village.  Les Coches and its residences are just a couple of turns from the Vanoise Express, Paradiski’s emblematic cable car. If you are in need of some relaxation, you can go to the Espace Paradisio, the site’s aqua-leisure complex.

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Accrobranche à La Plagne

Discover the top new activities for summer 2021 !

The top new summer activity in Les Coches is the Accrobranche treetop adventure course :

46 sections spread across 3 progressively difficult family routes and 1 course with 20 sections specifically for little kids, with nets and a continuous lifeline throughout, so you can all have fun quite safely.

You can also try electric scooters 

These are a combination of an urban scooter and an all-terrain version with the comfort of shock absorbers and disc brakes. You can opt for a ride with a guide in small groups.

This summer, our archery activity will also be back, with a new element : the Zombie trail !

Robin des Bois welcomes you for classic archery lessons on the archery range in Les Coches but is adding a modern touch with the “Zombie Hunt” in the forest. Pick up your arms and we’re off for a relentless 1½ hour hunt in the heart of Les Coches forest!

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The top new activities for summer 2021 !

For an enjoyable moment of complicity with your kids, 7 ponies are waiting for you this summer at the mini ranch in Les Coches, at the bottom of Petit Sauget draglift, for family outings lasting from 30 minutes to half a day.

The summer skating rink is back! Come and discover the 800m2 ice rink where you can learn to skate, work on your moves or simply enjoy a refreshing activity with an exceptional view of Mont Blanc !

This summer, Montchavin les Coches will be open from June 12 to September 12. Discover our wellness theme weeks in June and September : revitalize yourself in our forests of larches, pines and firs on hikes or pony rides, connect with the world of trees and learn about sylvotherapy, refocus yourself using ancestral techniques from here or elsewhere (Sophrology, Qi Gong, Do In) and learn about medicinal plants and essential oils to maintain your vitality through the coming months.

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Family race course familiale à La Plagne
Ecole de Cirque La Cloche
Lac des Pierres Blanches
VTT Electrique
Luge en famille à La Plagne

For a family holiday

A kids’ ski garden, a toboggan run, a beginners’ ski area… many of the installations are specifically for children so they can discover the joys of winter sports. Older children can try telemark skiing or discover the Paradiski area. There is a choice of accommodation, with chalets, apartments and a camp / caravan site, according to the size of your group. Some of the residences also feature kids’ clubs. Entertainment is one of the key assets of La Plagne Montchavin les Coches and the programme is varied: yoga, water colour painting, circus school, magic lessons, tennis, sophrology, ice rink…

In summer, families can enjoy the fun Family Race, which also exists in a winter version, the Winter Family Race. And to relive the olden day festivities, come and celebrate with us on Saint Agatha's day (the village’s patron saint), with the blessing of the instructors and events in the mountain pastures: a day in Les Bauches valley in an exceptional and preserved mountain setting !

Lac des pierres blanches en été à La Plagne
Les Frasses, une des belles balades de Montchavin-Les Coches
Village des Coches
VTT Electrique
Lac du Carroley
Chiens de traineaux dans la neige

Surrounded by forests, La Plagne Montchavin les Coches is a paradise for nature lovers. In winter, you can try dog sledding when you are sure to be impressed as the pack takes you off for an adventure worthy of the Far North.  If you are more contemplative, you may prefer to slow it down for a snowshoe walk on the marked trails, with or without a guide. You can discover Plan Bois plateau when you follow Les Frasses trail towards Plagne Bellecôte, on foot or cross-country skis. In summer, there are lots of hikes to choose from. Don’t miss Pierres Blanches lake or the valley of Les Bauches with its lovely Alpine chalets on the banks of a gurgling stream.

Vue sur la vallée depuis La Plagne Montchavin les Coches
Front de neige La Plagne Montchavin les Coches
Clocher de La Plagne Montchavin les coches

The birth of a ski resort

At the end of the 1960s, when all the locals were moving away from the hamlet of Montchavin, Auguste Mudry, mayor of the commune of Bellentre (1947 - 1973), decided to transform the village into a ski resort. Architect Michel Bezançon and designer/developer Guy Champ were mandated to create the new residences. The village centre and its retail areas were renovated. The new buildings were constructed in traditional Savoyard style using wood and stone. The first apartments were sold in 1973. Ten years later, the site of Les Coches was developed, with Bezançon agency once again in charge of the greenfield development. In 1981, the first building, Residence La Clef, was inaugurated at the resort’s opening.

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Village of Montchavin map

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