Sometimes you just want to ski. You want a holiday that is pure fun and hassle free. That’s when you want to head for Flaine (Outgoing.co.uk)
Bellatrix is situated in the part of the resort referred to as Front de Neige.
There is a lit pathway that links Front de Neige with The Forum – where most of the shops and restaurants can be found. To access this turn right upon leaving the apartment block and simply follow the pathway up through the trees – past Hotel Totem and under the high ropes course.
You will arrive in The Forum.
Restaurants & Bars
Here are a few, there are many more!
Les Cimes – pizza, European, French +33 4 50 90 89 64
This can be popular so you may wish to book for an evening meal. Les Cimes also offers takeaway and generally has good to excellent ratings. It is ideal for families as there is an extensive and varied menu. Wine is good value whereas (as in most places) soft drinks come out quite expensive. Very friendly service from the team there headed up by Christophe and his wife. A firm favourite of ours!
Chez Daniel – French (vegetarian friendly) +33 4 50 90 81 87
A typically Savoyarde meal e.g. Raclette, Fondue, Tartiflette etc which is very popular. Tends to have 2 sittings. Great food but we do recommend booking and the 'hot box'!
Monster Burger – American +33 6 18 58 76 75
Vegetarian friendly. This is a casual burger restaurant that is fairly good value for an informal something to eat. Offers burgers or a menu (burger, fries and drink) options. Great for families.
Black Side Café – French, European +33 6 34 57 42 71
A casual café rather than restaurant teamed with a shop.
Le Michet – French, European +33 4 50 90 80 08
Situated right at the end of the ski slopes in the Forum area. At the more expensive end for eating out but great reviews - we have yet to try it!
L’Epicea – Local Cuisine, French, European +33 4 50 90 83 79
Situated on the green piste of the same name this restaurant offers a range of food and is vegetarian friendly. It has a large terrace where you can watch the skiers and enjoy the sun. It also has a small shop selling t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats etc.
La Ponte a Jules – French, European +33 4 50 90 87 42
Situated on the piste at the foot of Almandine. Offers outside space, WiFi in the restaurant and music.
Great hot chocolate and burgers.
The White Pub – Near to the Chapel and just on the left as you reach The Forum. Often has live music. Also serves food and a good selection of beers.
Chez Pierrot On the first floor of the forum – opposite the pharmacy. This is a lovely little traditional restaurant serving pizzas and local food including tartiflette. It can get busy so we recommend booking. Well worth a try.
Sherpa – Situated in Flaine Forum and open 7 days a week 0700 – 1930. A good selection of basics. Fresh fruit and veg and a cheese counter. Sells baguettes and a good selection of wine and beer as well as basic toiletries etc. Get your morning croissants here…
Tourist Information Office
Situated in the Forum and open daily 08.45 – 1900 Here you can find out what’s going on.. and access help and advice. They speak English.
There is a host of shops in the forum selling skiwear, gifts etc. These are on the ground floor of the forum but also stretch into the first floor that can be accessed nearby the Tourist Information Centre.
The Pharmacy is situated on the first floor of the Forum.
This is open 7 days a week 0900-12.30 and 1330-1900.
+33 4 50 90 81 42
The Medical Centre is open Monday – Saturday 0900-1200 and 1400-1900 and Sundays and Holidays 0900-1200 and 1400-1800
Summer – Mon – Fri morning only.
There are a few spas to choose from in Flaine:
Spa Pure Altitude – Hotel Terminal Neige (Totem)
Spa Deep Nature Flaine – Les Terrasses d’Helios
Spas Le Centaure – CGH Residences La Centaure – can also swim here
Beyond The Forum
There are other areas of Flaine:
Le Foret – has another shopping centre, some restaurants, ski hire shops and bars. You can access Forest via the Funicular lift – go to the first floor of the Forum Centre and the lift entrance is just across the road by Apartments Vega. We like Restaurant La Sabaudia in Forest but do book!
Hameau – this is a hamlet of Scandinavian style chalets – there is not much else there other than L’Ancolie Restaurant – great local cuisine and high quality food but quite expensive. Happy Hour is 5-6pm. Laureant will always offer a warm welcome along with the open fire there.
To get around Flaine there is a free shuttle bus service that runs every 15 minutes from each stop from Foret and round from 08.25 – about 18.30. Find out more here: https://en.flaine.com/media/navette-station-flaine-saison.pdf