Dancing on tables whilst sloshing a beer around and getting sprayed with champagne is what we all think of when we think of La Folie Douce. La Folie Douce is an après ski favourite for many and shortly after launching the La Folie Douce Hotel in Chamonix, its planned to expand into other resorts with the next project in Serre Chevalier announced back last year. But what does it have in store?
Like the La Folie Douce Hotel in Chamonix, it will follow the ‘lifestyle resort’ model and will include 1,500 beds split between a four star hotel, hostel and tourist residence. The accommodation pricing will hence range from good value hostel accommodation from 25 euros per night to a more luxury stay at the four star hotel at about 335 euros per night. By the planned opening in December 2020, 1,000 beds should be ready if not by December 2021 at the latest with the remaining beds added soon after.
The first La Folie Douce bar and restaurant in Val d'Isere - Photo: lafoliedouce.com
Planned facilities include a ‘young people’ space with indoor play areas and a ‘La Folie Tricks Acadmeny” where you can practise ski and snowboard tricks, a climbing wall, a video games room and for the adults of course the renowned après ski bar and club which will be open from 5pm to 9pm in order to minimise local noise.
The development has been described as “both innovative, friendly and emblematic, while ensuring integration into the ecosystem and local architecture, opening all its recreational areas to the inhabitants of the valley” and is planned to bring both winter and summer operations.