What better way to relax after a day on the slopes than with a spot of aprés in a buzzing bar or relaxing restaurant? The French ski resort of Flaine is home to a whole host of different dining options and places to enjoy a quiet drink.
With several highly-recommended bars a hip nightclub, Flaine has plenty to keep you entertained in the evenings. Kick off your night of aprés at one of the mountain bars or restaurants before heading back to the centre of the resort to enjoy the rest of the evening.
As well as great bars, there is a range of amazing restaurants that you can find both on the mountain and down in the centre of the resort. There’s something to suit every budget and taste, including upmarket eateries and several great value restaurants.
Le Flying Dutchman
Located close by to Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Forêt, Le Flying Dutchman is usually dominated by British and Dutch tourists and is one of the resort’s most lively bars. You’ll find that skiers and snowboarders will begin to appear on the bar’s terrace from the middle of the afternoon, and it stays busy until the evening.
The drinks are not expensive, and the atmosphere is fantastic, so Le Flying Dutchman really isn’t to be missed. The outdoor heaters which have been installed on the bar’s terrace mean that you can even sit outside well into the evening and enjoy a drink under the stars.
Top Tip: Check out the events calendar – they have a pub quiz every week and often host karaoke nights and BBQs.
Le White Pub
With plenty of drinks deals during happy hour, Le White Pub is one of the main places to party in Flaine. This is a great venue if you’re looking to to catch the big sports games on the bar’s large TV, and music lovers may want to hang around till the evenings since there are often some live bands performing The bar’s lively atmosphere brings people in from far and wide.
One of the resort’s most popular mountain restaurants, Le Bissac offers both self and table service alongside a delicious menu filled with a great variety of different options. The inside of the restaurant is welcoming and comfortable and prides itself on its traditional charm.
Les Caves Nightclub
Once you’ve had your fill of the bars on offer in Flaine, then it’s time to head to Les Caves, which is open from 11pm through to 5am. It’s open seven days a week, so if you really can’t get enough, you can keep coming back for a boogie on each night of your trip!
Where to Stay
Résidence Prestige Odalys Le Panoramic – This truly is one of the finest places to stay in Flaine. With an indoor pool and sauna, these self-catered apartments are located just 100 yards from the city centre and only 550 yards from the Grands Vans ski lift. In your apartment you’ll find a flat-screen TV, comfortable seating area, private bathroom and kitchenette.
Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Forêt – Situated right in the centre of the Flaine resort, this accommodation also offers an excellent location from which to explore the aprés ski on offer. The apartments here offer fully equipped kitchens, a flat-screen TV and some even have south-facing balconies with views of the mountains!
How to Get There
Fly into Geneva from any of the airports in the UK offering this service, and from there use a pre-booked private shuttle transfer service to take you directly to your chosen accommodation in Flaine. This is the most convenient and cost-effective way to reach your destination and takes away all the hassle from your journey.
I can personally recommend booking an airport shuttle transfer well in advance of your trip. You’ll be greeted at the airport by a friendly and professional driver who will take you from door to door and will be keen to help in any way possible. Plus, you can rest safe in the knowledge that your travel arrangements are sorted.
- UK to Geneva Flight Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
- Transfer Distance: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
- Transfer Time: 94 Kilometres
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct provides transfer services in destinations across the world. Our prices are always fixed and low-cost, so you’ll only ever pay the best possible price for your journey. Our drivers are all extremely welcoming and friendly and pride themselves on making your journey as easy as possible. They’ll greet you at the airport and will offer a helping hand should you need one.