About Shopping in La Plagne
Many people would not automatically think of La Plagne as a place to head out and hit the shops, however the various La Plagne resorts boast a diverse range of stores that are guaranteed to suit all lifestyles.
As you would expect from an outdoor sports Mecca, there are plenty sports stores where you can get your hands on some of the top mountaineering brands such as The North Face, Black Diamond, Salomon and Burton to name a few; there are even some fashion, jewllery, accessories and gift stores with a range of clothing, knick knacks and more.
You can also nip into a beauty shop or hairdressers and have a little pampering session or, buy some perfume and beauty goods. In Aime La Plagne you can head to Crea'tiff and pick up various beauty goods or walk into any of the pharmacies throughout La Plagne and you are likely to be welcomed by a whole host of amazing beauty products - French pharamcies are well known for their beauty treats with a whole host of great brands that are unavilable in the UK.
If it is souvenirs and gifts you are after than La Plagne has lots of gift stores and Tabac where you can pick up knick knacks that will remind you of your holiday in La Plagne, such as mugs, magnets, ornaments and more. If you are on the hunt for a souvenir then we suggest you head to Les Espaces Robino or Le Marmotton in La Plagne centre, alternatively most of the Tabacs have little souvenirs you can purchase. If you are on the hunt for some local and regional produce on your shopping trip in La Plagne then head to any of the regional shops where you can pick uo cheeses, saucisson, wine, beer, biscuits and lots of other culinary treats. La Maison Savoyarde in Belle Plagne does has a whole host of cheeses, meats and treats for you to choose from.
Sale Time! Unlike the UK when it appears that shops have almost permanent sales on, sale or “solde” time in France is strictly regulated by department and shop owners are not allowed to discount their products at any other time. End of the line (“Fin de serie”) and “Promo” is acceptable but the real bargains are to be found at the specifically designated sale times, when you can get your hands on all the big brands for 40-70% less than the normal retail price.
Head over to our Sports Shops page to check out the various sports shops and their locations.
Shop Opening Times
Opening hours vary to that in the UK. We've been living int the Alps for years yet we still get caught out and forget that many shops and all service providers (banks, post office etc) close down for long lunches! You will also find that banks are closed on Mondays although they are open for business on Saturday morning to compensate. Most of the shops open around 9-10am and then close from 12.30pm until 2–3pm for lunch, re-opening again until 7-7.30pm, which allows you to browse the shops of an evening or on your way to dinner.
Location: La Plagne Villages