One of the best resorts in France. Great freeriding with powder and full-on, freestyle terrain. Shame it's pricey and packed with skiers.
Serre Chevalier Main / Serre Chevalier
Your dietary needs are well sorted here, with a vast selection of restaurants and fast-food outlets to choose from, including a number of creperies. In Chantemerle, Le Petit Chalet serves top food at a top price, or there’s a few cafes that serve good value pizzas.
The Grotte Du Yeti in Villeneuve will serve you French delicacies like egg & chips, Le Bidule is highly recommened for fish lovers, and Nocthambule and Le Refuge are pretty decent.
Accommodation: 30,000 visitors can be bedded around here. The choices range from a bunk house and modern apartment blocks for groups on the cheap, to classy hotels. A lot of the accommodation needs a good lick of paint.
Nightlife is not exactly kicking, although things do pick up later on in the evening. In Chantemerle the x-treme bar is the place to head for (but not until after 10pm), and the Karaoke clubs stays open 'til the early hours. The Irish bar in the mall is good for an après beer, Kitzbuel Café only good for a pizza, and in the old town there is a cool lounge bar.
In Villeneuve, most people head to the Grotte Du Yeti (little England), Le Frog is okay, then its on to Le Bam Bam nightclub. Le Monetier is very quiet so the Alpin bar is probably the pick.