The pretty mountain village in the French Alps, Bourg Saint Maurice, packs in a huge amount of action for its size! A hub for year-round Alpine activity, the village is very well connected by rail, making travelling by train to Bourg Saint Maurice a great option. Eurostar connects London to Bourg Saint Maurice on its seasonal ski train, and the French capital is 4h55mins away via high-speed TGV and a night service. Regional TER trains connect the village to the rest of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. So, whenever the mountains call, they can be answered quickly by jumping on a train to Bourg Saint Maurice!
Passing through picturesque Alpine landscapes is just one of the advantages of taking the train to Bourg Saint Maurice. The modern railway station brings holidaymakers to the gateway of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry ski area and to a breathtaking mountain landscape that’s got just as much to offer in summer as it does in winter. The Isère can be enjoyed for canoeing and kayaking, the mountains offer great skiing, and 40 marked trails provide unbeatable hiking in the warmer months. Mountain biking, paragliding, tennis and golf are all available in the area too. In fact, several high-level competitions take place here, including the French championships for speed skiing. Just a few minutes after arriving in Bourg Saint Maurice train station, visitors can be in the charming town centre where the main street is lined with tempting and cosy restaurants, ranging from rustic and traditional to contemporary.
Don’t miss sampling the local Savoyard cuisine – this hearty mountain food is perfect after an active day, or after a long train ride! Cheese lovers will be in seventh heaven, with Tartiflette, Raclette and the famous fondue are all commonly on the menu. The town has been ranked among the most flower-filled in France, so a stroll along the main street is a feast for all the senses. The banks of the river Isère have been landscaped to provide tranquil green spaces, ideal for biking, picnicking or a tranquil stroll. The summit Aiguille Rouge is the highest point of Les Arcs and reachable by cable car, where stunning panoramas await those who make the climb!