At the heart of this Alpine paradise, nestle treasures which are just asking to be discovered! Perfect for taking a break, having a snack or taking a selfie, these are places where you can take a few gulps of oxygen and feast your eyes on the splendour of nature.

Here are 5 breathtaking places for gazing at the view absolutely not to be missed:


The Vanoise balcony promises some unforgettable moments when time seems to stand still. Nature lover, enthusiastic photographer or just looking for a moment of peace and quiet, the Vanoise Balcony is the ideal place to escape the daily grind and fall under the spell of the splendour of the Bellecôte Chain and the Aiguille Rousse.

New this year: the balcony has been extended and refreshed to provide a stage worthy of the greatest natural shows.

📍Accessible to skiers from the 2300 chairlift in Peisey-Vallandry.


Heart rate alert! At the top of the area, perched at an altitude of more than 2700m, is a panoramic terrace which can turn heads faster than a blindfold slalom run.

It’s at the top of the Varet telecabin in Arc 2000, that the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Visitors find themselves facing a breathtaking view. The peaks of the Roignais and the Pierra Menta stand proudly to make visitors’ hearts beat faster and their eyes sparkle.

📍Accessible to skiers and walkers, ideal for a stop-off before climbing up to the top of the Aiguille Rouge.


View of Mont-Blanc! Captivatedby the rock giants which defy the heavens, at the foot of the Col des Frettes, on the panoramic terrace, visitors will be able to test their knowledge of the peaks to find Mont Blanc.

Ideal for a break, the rest area has reclining loungers and a swing which will delight both young and old. Don’t forget to take a selfie in front of the giant letters LES ARCS with the mountains as a backdrop.

📍Accessible to skiers from the Carreley chairlift in Arc 1800.


It’s lunchtime!

On the Arc 2000 slope is a hidden spot perfectly arranged for enjoying your picnic, spiced up by a magnificent view. And that’s not all! The terrace has every comfort you need for a quick digestive nap in the sun and an opportunity to top up your tan.

Finally, enough foolery, it’s time to get back on your skis and head down the red “Secret” piste or the black “Comborcière” piste for the more intrepid.

📍Accessible to skiers from the Comborcière chairlift in Arc 2000.


An attractive corner of paradise where families can make use of this rest area between 2 ski lessons to admire a 360° panorama and look round the Mountain Animal Museum and learn more about biodiversity and how to protect it.

The terrace is equipped with reclining loungers and picnic tables and offers an uninterrupted view of Mont Blanc. Additionally, vending machines selling local produce and drinks have been installed in an indoor area to the delight of gourmets!

📍Accessible to skiers and walkers from the Vallandry telecabin.