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Colors of Courchevel - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Courchevel Courchevel is known as one of the most prestigious and sought-after resorts in the world. The most expensive hotels, the finest award-winning restaurants, the most colorful and fun nightclubs - the resort evokes many enthusiastic associations. Courchevel is the most exclusive ski resort in the world so many world celebrities and the richest people around the globe chose it for recreation. Behind all this luxury and modern gloss lies a very cute and charming resort with many interesting features and its inimitable atmosphere.
Courchevel is the center of Les Trois Vallees «Three Valleys» - the largest skiing zone in the world. Courchevel consists of 5 small resort cities that are located on different height – … Open
First of all, it is worth noting the resort's special composition - it lies on several levels. The most prestigious resort is Courchevel 1850, it is located above all others. It's here that one can find the most expensive hotels and restaurants, as well as private clubs, the cost of membership in which is very high. Courchevel 1650 located just below is more affordable and calm, it is considered an ideal place for family recreation. Here there are no noisy nightclubs, no disturbing parties, and safer and gentler slopes are available for skiing.
Even budget tourists can visit the world's most famous winter resort. At its lowest level, at an altitude of 1,550 meters, there is a large selection of inexpensive hotels. Calm and peaceful atmosphere reigns in this area as well, while the natural beauty and choice of entertainment are in no way inferior to more expensive ones. One of the main misconceptions about the resort is based exactly on the wrong idea about its pricing policy. Some of the world's most expensive hotels are indeed located here, but here there are still plenty of ones for budget stay. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The popular ski resort in the French Alps is a great place to spend a family vacation. It has many restaurants, camping and active pastime facilities, as well as a large number of natural … Open
Besides all kinds of sports entertainment, Courchevel is also known for its rich cultural life. Throughout the year, many interesting festivals attract no fewer guests than premium mountain slopes. In winter, the ice sculpture Cristal Festival is held here, in which representatives of many countries take part. They grind down chunks of ice to create sculptures of incredible beauty; it is not easy to get the right to participate in this festival. Before participation, all sculptors submit an application and present a preliminary draft of their work. Only if the jury approves the project, the participant can attend the prestigious festival. All ice sculptures are exhibited right in the open air so guests of the resort can watch the work of high-class masters on the festival days.
Also, Courchevel hosts the International Pyrotechnic Art Festival, which starts in the second half of February and lasts at least two weeks. Every evening, visitors to the resort can enjoy incredible pyrotechnic shows, which look spectacularly in the background of mountain landscapes. This festival is one of the largest international competitions of its kind, which is participated by pyrotechnics from many foreign countries.
Vacationing in Courchevel will appeal not only to fans of active pastime, but also to gourmets, since the resort houses a huge number of attractive restaurants. The La Montagne restaurant … Open
Most foreign guests visit the resort on Christmas and the New Year. This period is informally called “Russian weeks”, as during the winter holidays the resort is visited by a lot of guests from Russia. Christmas holidays in Courchevel are really special thanks to many interesting kinds of entertainment available to guests of the resort. Not just every winter resort can offer guests dog sledding or night tours the forest, during which one can admire the bright stars.
For this time, the center of the resort's cultural life is La Croisette Square where every day they organize musical concerts and entertainment programs. One of the most unusual entertainments at the resort is fire shows. Their participants ski down from the surrounding slopes holding torches in their hands, this kind of procession looks really fascinating.
Courchevel cannot boast the great variety of historical attractions, its main value is unique natural beauty. Fans of tours and walks in historical places will have the opportunity to visit … Open
Despite its bright modern wrapping, Courchevel is also notable for its simplicity, which is not at all typical of elite resorts. Even the richest people in the world calmly walk around wearing ordinary down jackets and snow boots, which catches the eye for sure. It is extremely rare to see women in flashy and fashionable clothes, almost all guests of the resort choose the classic sporty style, regardless of their preferences. Glamorous and bright clothes, on the contrary, can be met with raised eyebrows here. It is surprising that even in the most expensive restaurants one can see visitors in sportswear, here this style does not confuse anyone at all.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Courchevel
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 28.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbazia dei Ss. Pietro e Andrea di Novalesa, San Pietro, 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Giusto, Susa, 43.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sacra di San Michele, Sant’Ambrogio di Torino, 64.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Visitation, Annecy, 66.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Annecy, 67.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Courchevel
♥   Castle 'Château de Charbonnières' Savoie, 29.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Chantemerle' Savoie, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaufort' Savoie, 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Tournon' Savoie, 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Cornillon' Savoie, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Miolans' Savoie, 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Salle' Savoie, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Courchevel

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Courchevel. Learn the best periods to visit Courchevel to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Courchevel.
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