The Residence Aconit is at the heart of Les Bruyères, the liveliest district in Les Ménuires, and is located on a prime site at the foot of the slopes, a stone's throw from the ski-lifts, the ski school, the shops, restaurants, swimming-pool and the ice rink.
Pierre & Vacances has undertaken a major refurbishment of the residence. The facades have been re-rendered, the reception and communal areas entirely renovated, the existing apartments re-divided up and completely restructured, creating more spacious and comfortable interiors.
In all apartments: Fully equipped kitchen area with 4 ceramic hobs, refrigerator, microwave-grill oven, dishwasher, kettle, electric coffee machine. Bathroom with separate toilet (except in apartments equipped for people with reduced mobility), television, balcony in some apartments.
Official classification: 4 Star Tourist Residence
Languages spoken: French, English
Tourist tax (Over 13 years): €1.00 per person per day
Arrivals after 17:00, departures before 10:00
Great value ski holiday accommodation in France. All residence come fully-furnished, well designed & functional, whilst remaining in your budget.
All their apartments include fully-equipped kitchens, beds made up on arrival and tea towels in the price while a wide range of extra services are available either during booking or once on site.
For further information, enquiries or to make a booking please use the links on this page.
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Val Thorens, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Les Menuires, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Les Menuires, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Val Thorens, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Les Menuires, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val Thorens whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Les Menuires, France
The main shopping area of Les Menuires can be found at La Croisette with the large hotels in the same area. Chalets and further accommodation are also loated in the Reberty area of Les Menuires. The sports centre is located away from the slopes just a short stroll away, opposite the main bus station.
Les Menuires has everything from typical French cuisine, Savoie specialities with lots of melted cheese to a chinese restaurant, Red Dragon, or even eating in a Yurt located at La Masse1.
Also see: Restaurants in Les Menuires, France
Les Menuires has two fantastic lakes with walks at Plan d'eau and Lac de Lou which are accessed largely in the summer with fishing in the lake and fantastic farm restaurants such as Chez Pepe Nicholas with goats, pigs and rabbits roaming freely. Lac de Lou can also be accessed in the winter as an off piste area and towards the end of the season presents a water skiing challenge to get over the melted sections of the lake.
Things to Do Nearby
Les Menuires is located at an altitude of 1850m in the Belleville Valley of the Three Valleys ski area. Along with being able to ski the largest ski area in the world you can enjoy sledging, big air bag, ski cross tracks and snow parks. You can also have a go at a slightly different concept - mountain biking on snow. There is a fantastic ice castle in the base of the resort for sledging and fun for children. In the Reberty area of Les Menuires there is a toboggan on rails for both adults and children. After a short inter-season break to recover from the winter, Les Menuires comes to life again in the summer with a huge list of activities. Along with the vast range of walking and mountain bike routes in the Three Valleys there is also; a children's zip wire over Plan d'eau, weekly markets, fishing, paintball, donkey rides, mini golf, outdoor trampolines, quad biking, skateboarding, beach volleyball (yes a beach in the mountains!), a bungee swing, canyoning and rafting.
Also see: Things To Do in Les Menuires, France
In the main area of Les Menuires you can begin to explore the rest of the Three Valleys ski area via the Roc de 3 Marches lifts. An area away from the crowds tends to be the La Masse ski area with great off piste areas and the Walibi Gliss park. The BK Park can be accessed from the Becca lift for fun for all ages. It is worth checking the piste map for areas marked with a sun symbol for the sunny pistes of Les Menuires.
Also see: Ski Areas in Val Thorens, France
Les Menuires has many bars at the base of the resort for apres with a Happy Hour at Le Mousse and often live music at Le Skilt. Later on in the evening there is a variety of live music most evenings at Le Challenge and events throughout the season at Plan B. There is also a varied entertainment programme each week offering activities for adults and children from football on snow to music festivals.
Also see: Bars in Les Menuires, France
Location: Les Menuires
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Sleeps: Sleeps 4
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Kitchen/Laundry: Cookware | Kitchen linen
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter