Montchavin - Les Coches

Bienvenue à Montchavin-Les Coches
On s'éclate en famille
Les chalets enneigés aux Coches
Ruelle du village de Montchavin-les Coches
Les chalets de Montchavin sous la neige
La nature est apaisante !

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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Des vacances en famille
On glisse !
Centre de loisirs
Bowling humain, on adore !
Les chalets enneigés aux Coches

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, sophrology, ice rink, adventure trail, sledge …

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 !

Magnifique vue sur le Mont Blanc !
Les chalets de Plan Bois
Neige et soleil !
Chiens de traineaux dans la neige
Ski de randonnée

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.

Les chalets des Coches
Village de Montchavin-les Coches
Clocher de La Plagne Montchavin les coches
Un village authentique

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 Les Coches map

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