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Le Fornet

Little village hamlet just outside of Val d'Isere

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. 

Things to Do in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet

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. 

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Also see: What to Do in Val d'Isere, France

Chalets in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet

Beautiful chalets make up most of the village and this is the main style of accommodation in Le Fornet, with no big hotels or apartment blocks you can enjoy a traditional chalet style holiday in the mountains. 

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Apartments in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet

There is a smaller choice of apartments than chalets in Le Fornet, but you're bound to find something you like. 

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Restaurants in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet

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. 

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Also see: Where to Eat in Val d'Isere, France


Location: Val d'Isere - Le Fornet



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