The Perdrix Noire in Foret is recommended for friendly and pleasant service. Chez Daniel offers a good range of Savoyard specialities and is good with kids. Brasserie les Cimes is recommended for good local food, good prices and friendly service. At Forum level, across the piste from the gondola, is the welcoming Michet with very good savoyard food and table service. Up the slope a bit the Cascade is self-service with a good terrace and very pleseant propietors.
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The latter was a leading exponent of the Bauhaus school of design and the resort reflects heavily on this modern art theme. There are two centres a short distance apart connected by free lifts. Flaine Forum is the busier and lower at m whilst the higher Flaine Foret is located at m. During the s a Scandanavian style village, Hameau de Flaine, consisting of 70 traditional chalets was built 2 km away at m.
Further resort expansion is underway with the exciting new village at Flaine Montsoleil. The first residence opened at the start of the season. Some see the concrete blocks as eyesores; others see them as art. If the resort splits opinion, most would agree that from a distance, the grey concrete walls and dark wood balconies blend into the narrow tree lined valley setting. The ski domain links Flaine to the villages of Sixt , Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz to create a vast region totaling km of pistes.
Flaine itself is a huge snowsure bowl encompassing km of slopes which break down as follows: 7 green, 29 blue, 23 red and 5 black. For a more detailed view see the Grand Massif piste map on the right of this page.
One unusual feature of the resort is the green piste located at the domain top station. This enables beginners to learn amid the inspiring views of both the bowl and Mont Blanc before then riding back down in the cable car. Skiing on the French Alps La Flaine is the most popular ski resort in the world. The resort is huge: it has km of alpine ski runs and even km of Arcs ski runs, accessible from the Vanoise Express, one of the largest cable cars in the world.
Apart from skiing, La Flaine is also the only French resort that has the best casino on the first floor. Many people that come here for the winter sports, in the evenings have free time and try to entertain themselves. It the only Franch Casino on the Alps, where you can play any casino game you want, like roulette, blackjack, etc.
The resort also has Olympic bobsleigh tracks-they was built for the Olympic Games. This Alpine ski resort opened its doors on December 15, La Flaine is the most popular ski resort in the world.
Apart from skiing, La Flaine is also the only French resort to have Olympic bobsleigh tracks-they were built for the Olympic Games. This Alpine ski resort opened its doors on 15 December Opinions and experiences can be sent in via the reviews page. Flaine Holiday Links.
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