Le Fornet village is full of delightful chic chalets that are built in the traditional savoyard wood and stone style giving a classic old mountain feel to the village. This beautiful village is located only 5 kilometres outside of Val d'Isere centre and although it is extremely picturesque it still remains much less busy and dense then the Val d'Isere resort centre as it lies outside of the main town.
There are a few lovely traditional Savoyard and gourmet style restaurants in Le Fornet and although there are not many of them in this small village the few that stand have an excellent reputation for delicious food and great service.
Also see: Restaurants in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France
The Vanoise National Park is accessible from Val d'Isere and is well worth a hike over to in the summer months. It's a protected area of natural beauty and you're sure to spot some of the local wildlife on your visit.
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In the winter Le Fornet provides the perfect place for a quiet mountain stay. With its own fantastic ski area that connects to the whole of the Espace Killy, you can enjoy fabulous skiing as well as some of the best off piste skiing that Val d'Isere has to offer. The peaceful and calm feel of Le Fornet means it is perfect for a chalet holiday with friends and family. The regular bus service into the centre of Val d'isere takes only 10 minutes, meaning you can be on the high street browsing the shops, exploring the bars or dining at one of the many delicious central restaurants in no time. The bus service also gives access to the Solaise, Bellevarde and La Daille ski areas.
The summer in Le Fornet is much quieter with the splendid mountains turning from white to green the little village is just as beautiful and with the (usually) sunny weather there is lots to explore and plenty of summer activities to do. Le Fornet marks the start of the Col d'Iseran in the summer which makes it way winding up the mountain hillside with spectacular views, in contrast, in the winter it is snow covered and skiable. There is also some summer skiing in Le Fornet with the high glacier providing snow throughout the year, however, the skiing here is sometimes closed so alternatively you can hop in the car and in a short drive over to Tignes ski the glacier there.
Also see: Things To Do in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France
The Fornet gondola operates in summer and winter and links to the Vallon bubble which in turn gives you access to the glacier.
Also see: Ski Areas in Val d'Isere, France
There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink, or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!
Also see: Bars in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France