06 Sep 5 reasons we love Courchevel Le Praz
Our newest catered ski chalet, Dulcis Casu is set in the heart of Courchevel’s most rustic village: Le Praz. It’s pretty as a picture and it’s easy to access the slopes of the Three Valleys.
Here are our 5 reasons to love Courchevel Le Praz:
It’s just so pretty!
Think twinkling lights, rustic cobbled streets and thick layers of snow on the chalet rooftops… Courchevel Le Praz feels like a quintessential Alpine village with a dash of classic French elegance to be found in the cosy candlelit restaurants and bars.
An authentic mountain resort
Home to local ski instructors, hotel and restaurant staff, it’s rare to hear English voices in the streets of Le Praz. The village feels like an authentic and atmospheric place to live rather than a glitzy resort – you’d never think you were in one of the most famous ski areas on earth if you hadn’t just spent all day on the 600km of slopes!
Ski into the village!
There’s a cheeky turn-off from red run ‘Brigues’ (which descends from Courchevel 1850) that takes you back to your afternoon tea which is waiting in our Le Praz Chalet Dulcis Casu in the east side of the village. Follow the sign to St Bon, but then keep left and ski towards the upper half of Le Praz until you see the chalet. Or continue on the path if you’re heading straight for a vin chaud! However, if you don;t fancy skiing back it’s fast and easy to jump in the gondola to head back to resort from the high mountain slopes.
A skier’s resort
Many visitors to Courchevel are dazzled by the bright lights and whizzy lifts of 1850, but they often miss Le Praz’s forested runs which are much less crowded and are great in snowy weather for better visibility among the trees. Serious skiers love to explore Le Praz’s red and black pistes.
You’re spoilt for choice on the chalet night off! Le Praz is home to recommended eateries such as Le Bistrot du Praz (Chalet Dulcis Casu is located behind this restaurant), La Table de Mon Grand Pere, Michelin-starred L’Azimut. Our favourites are:
- Le Cave des Lys, An atmospheric wine and tapas bar. Run by a local farming family this is the perfect place for a vin chaud at apres-ski or an apreo before dinner. They serve top quality tapas too and their homemade butter is delicious!
- La petite Bergerie (for those who have been to La Praz you will know it as Le Darbeilo) with an open fire and the best cheese fondue in the 3 valleys this needs to be top of your list for restaurant bookings!
If you’ve got any tips for things to do in Le Praz then do please feel free to comment in the space below, we’d love to hear from you.