Pierre & Vacances Winter News France 2023/24

Pierre & Vacances expand destinations offering Sunday to Sunday Travel
Traffic delays, sky-high flight costs and fully booked ferries or trains could soon be a thing of the past for UK families, as Pierre & Vacances introduces a new range of Sunday-to-Sunday options for the upcoming ski season. Recognising the additional stresses often associated with changeover day, the leading provider of self-catered accommodation across Europe hopes that bringing greater flexibility to everyone’s favourite alpine fix will bring a host of additional benefits.

Following the success of last season’s trial of Sunday to Sunday transfers, Pierre & Vacances have added Flaine and Les Arcs along with more stock in Avoriaz, La Plagne, Meribel and Andorra to the portfolio of destinations offerings Sunday to Sunday travel.

Responsible travel is also important to the leading French accommodation provider, therefore Pierre & Vacances is actively encouraging more skiers to travel to resorts by train. Rail travel creates a fraction of the carbon emissions compared to the equivalent journey by plane and travelling by train to a ski resort can become an enjoyable part of the holiday.

Explaining the company’s bold move, Cathy Rankin, UK & Ireland Sales Director, Groupe Pierre & Vacances, said: “We want guests to be able to enjoy a relaxed holiday experience from start to finish. By expanding our changeover options for some of our most popular resorts, more guests will be able to say au revoir to desperate Friday nights spent hurrying home to pack and swap traumatic Saturdays spent travelling for a much quieter final day on near-empty pistes.

“Our goal is to help holidaymakers have the most relaxing winter break, and we know expanding changeover day opportunities will particularly appeal to families looking to grab the best possible deal when they hit the slopes next February half term.”

In addition to improving customer experience and balancing weekend arrivals for resort staff, Pierre & Vacances recognises that easing congestion levels will also generate additional environmental benefits; a prospect that is close to its heart. The ski specialist hopes that the prospect of being able to travel on quieter days will encourage more British families to drive or take the train to their chosen resort.

Cathy adds: “We want to help maintain the beauty and delicate ecosystems that makes this winter wonderland so very special. We therefore hope that easing traffic congestion will play a small but important part in reducing CO2 emissions and relieving pressure on the resort’s infrastructure.

“What’s more, better balancing arrivals across the weekend will also have a positive impact on all those who work so hard operationally behind the scenes, from cleaning staff to bus drivers, and increase working opportunities for local residents.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arc 1950
This year, Arc 1950 invites visitors to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an abundance of festivities and entertainment. From concerts and shows to an array of events, the year promises to be a continuous fiesta in this extraordinary village. The resort’s daily entertainment program ensures that both children and parents can partake in exceptional moments throughout their stay. And to keep the experience consistently original and magical, each week brings its own set of events and delightful surprises. Whether it’s the Film Festival, the enchanting Christmas parade, concerts, shows, freestyle displays, or après-ski activities, Arc 1950 Le Village promises an eventful and memorable year for all. Visit Arc 1950 and stay at Pierre & Vacances five-star Premium Residence Arc 1950. Located in the heart of the Paradiski area, Premium Residence Arc 1950 is made up of eight residences offering spacious, tastefully decorated apartments with wooden features and warm colours, creating an intimate and cosy Alpine retreat. Enjoying direct access to the ski slopes, guests benefit from a wide range of activities including snow sports, apres-ski facilities, a fitness centre, and a magnificent Deep Nature ® Spa offering views of Mont Blanc. The residence has both a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ideal for an evening of relaxation after a long day on the slopes. A seven-night self-catered stay at the Premium residence Arc 1950 Le Village, in a standard apartment sleeping up to four people, arriving 6 January 2024, is priced from £998 total. Flights and transfers extra.

For more information about Pierre & Vacances please call + 33(0)1 73 01 85 66 or visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk