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Car Parking in Les 2 Alpes

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Car Parking in Les 2 Alpes

In summer you'll probably find it easier to find a space to park your car in Les 2 Alpes. In winter, a covered or underground parking spot is the ideal place to leave your vehicle as it will save you all the hassle of digging it out after a snowfall, scraping your windows and trying to start a frozen car. However, parking in ski resorts can be tight and so you’ll more than likely end up leaving your car outside.

A few things to remember:

Traffic wardens or “Police Municipal” are regularly seen patrolling the streets on the look out for illegally parked vehicles. Parking in ski resorts can be very problematic especially during high season, so it is always worth reserving a parking space in advance wherever possible to ensure you have a suitable spot to leave your car. Foreign plates do not give you diplomatic immunity from parking fines so if you do leave your car in an inappropriate spot then you should expect to be ticketed or even towed away and impounded.

Parking fines vary from €11 to €135, with €45 being then norm. If you receive a fine through the post you have 3 options: throw it away (although the French authorities are cracking down on non-payment of penalties by foreign drivers), pay it, or contest it. If you decide to pay it then the sooner the better as the fine is lowered if paid within 15 days. You can do so either by buying a “timbre amende” from a tabac or tax office, attach it to the ticket and send it off; or by credit card on this website. Should you choose to contest it, then you need to complete the form attached to the fine and send it off to the Police Municipal.

Always pay attention to signs placed around parking areas in resort that may indicate a market or snow clearing taking place the following day. When there is snow to clear, ploughs show very little respect for things in their way and on more than one occasion have been known to scrape up the sides of errant vehicles causing significant damage. If you don’t move your car it will be towed and left elsewhere in resort, generally on the outskirts of town.

A few tips for parking your vehicle:

  • Park facing downhill and turn your wheels towards the kerb to act as a brake.
  • Leave your car in gear with the handbrake off as it can freeze and you can snap the cabling.
  • Lift the windscreen wipers away from the window so that they don’t stick to the glass and get damaged. If there has been heavy snowfall, clear the snow from your windscreen by hand rather that with your wipers – the weight of the snow can be deceptive and you’ll probably just end up burning out your wiper motor. You certainly don’t want to be without functioning windscreen wipers in winter with all the salt from the roads that sprays over your car.
  • Remember where you parked! – this sounds stupid, but it can be very hard to identify your car under a metre of snow!

Indoor / Covered parking

Keep your car snow-free or secure in the covered parking in the Place de Venosc at the top end of resort. It costs from 35€ per week (although prices are subject to change). You cannot reserve ahead by telephone, so your only option is to pay on arrival - if there are places. They're open every day with breaks for lunch:

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 08:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 08:30 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.
Saturday: 08:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:30

It has a 2m height restriction. Tel +33 (0)4 76 79 26 11

There is also free covered parking available at the Village in 1800 although it's very popular in peak season. If you get there early on a Saturday you might be able to find a space where you can leave your car all week.

Also see: Car Hire Les 2 Alpes

Outdoor parking

There are lots of places for you to park on the streets of Deux Alpes, especially on the main street Avenue de la Muzelle. The good news is it's all free too.

Lots of the apartments, chalets, residences and hotels also have free outdoor parking too so it shouldn't be a problem for you to find somewhere to park, either in summer or winter.

As with any resort, when there's a big event on, or it's peak holiday season or the school holidays, lots of other people will have the same idea as you so expect to have to search around for a space. 

Also see: Car Hire Les 2 Alpes

Motorhome parking

If you're looking for somwhere to park your motorhome or campervan in Les Deux Alpes you have a couple of options.

There's a free stopover point on the way into resort, on the left hand side, before you get to 1800 which is open from 7am to 10pm. It has basic facilities for water and drainage. 

Plus there's parking in the coach car park on the left before bridge before entering the main village. It costs around 12 euros a night for water and electric (it has 4 electric points). In summer it costs around 8 euros without electricity and 12 euros with. 

There are very good public toilet facilities are at the entrance of the car park which are used for water and grey & black waste.

Also see: Car Hire Les 2 Alpes

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