Vaujany - update 2017
Posted: 04 April 2017 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Vaujany has improved considerably in the 10 years that I’ve been coming.  Highlights include;

New (2015) ice skating ring.  Costs around EUR5.  It’s a full size rink and hardly anyone uses it.  Disco night on Friday’s is fun.  You can always try the bowling in the same building too, and the bar upstairs.

The restaurants are varied and good value.  La Grange at Alpette serves hug portions and is best visited on a sunny day to take advantage of the large terrace.  L’Alpette Passoud on the green run towards Oz has a lovely terrace and is cosy inside.  The menu is excellent value; the plat du jour is EUR12 and an omlette and chips is EUR7.  A little further afield is the Chalet Lac du Besson which stands alone and is well worth the trouble.

The Vaujany Oz lift pass is considerably cheaper that the whole area and provides enough skiiing for intermediates.  An extension for the the glacier and Alpe d’Huez can be bought if required and when conditions make it worthwhile.  Booking online beforehand is cheaper.

The Vaujany French ski school (ESF) is friendly and welcoming.  English is (well) spoken by the instructors and in the office.  Ski schools are generally small and the instruction is taken seriously.  A week’s lesson also gets a discount on the ski pass.  The full day with lunch package for children is very good value.  Send an email to the ESF office (in English) and they’ll sort you out. 

On the downside, the village remains fairly quiet.  The bars are limited with Stief’s good for Belgium beers (and chips) and Table du Fare for apres.  The Rissiou Hotel is rumoured to be under new management with a bar and restaurant planned.

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