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Car Parking in Les 2 Alpes

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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.

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 three 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.

Car parks

There are both covered and outdoor car parks available in Les 2 Alpes.

For those of you driving an electric car you'll find charging stations at the following locations:

  • Town Hall, Place des 2 Alpes
  • 51 Av. de la Muzelle
  • Lidl, St Martin d'Hères

Enquire with your accommodation provider at the time of booking as some hotels and chalets have charging points installed for guests to use.

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Free parking

There is 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.

Open all year round, it offers 800 parking places.

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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. You cannot reserve ahead so your only option is to pay on arrival - if there are places. 

It is open all year round, parking is free in summer and low season. At all other times the first 90 minutes are free, then you are charged every 15 minutes. Day and weekly tickets are available, as are season passes. Height limit: 1.96m.

The office is open:
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 08:30-12:00 and 14:00-18:00
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 08:30-12:00 and 15:00-18:00
Saturday: 08:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:30

A number of chalets, apartments and other holiday residences offer secure covered parking, so contact your accommodation provider for more information.

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking.

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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. 

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, in both 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.

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these may change.

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Motorhome parking

If you're looking for somewhere to park your motor home or camper van 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. It is open from 07:00-22:00 with basic facilities for water and drainage. 

Plus there's parking in the coach car park (on the left before the bridge that's before entering the main village). The fee includes water and electric (it has four electric points), and in summer it costs a little less without electricity. There are very good public toilet facilities at the entrance of the car park which is used for water and grey and black waste.

Please check times, dates and fees at the time of parking as these may change.

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