Savoyard dishes, usually packed with potato and cheese, are the order of the day on many menus and it would seem rude not to try a fondue, raclette or tartiflette whilst in the area. Your choice may limit your skiing in the afternoon however, so perhaps they had best wait until dinner time. Les Sonnailles is recommended for local fare.
In addition to local French specialties you can also find Italian or Mexican on offer.
For a change of scene and a great atmosphere try the old village of St-Martin-de-Belleville just down the valley. Up in Val Thorens there is also plenty on offer including L'Oxalys and the fabulous Bar De La Marine.
There are a number of sociable bars in Les Menuires and many of them have events or live music on offer. Try On the Rocks for its live music or if you fancy a bit of a dance you will find that the New Pop or the Liberty, in the La Croisette area, can usually provide you with somewhere to strut your stuff.
Good facilities are to be found in the resort, including an outdoor pool and ice-skating rink but new for 2005, the Sportif leisure centre offers an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, gym and squash courts.
Rubber ring tobogganing is a popular pursuit for young and old alike at lugeland whilst several marked and prepared paths are on offer for those looking to take a leisurely walk amongst beautiful surroundings.
Last Updated: Jan 2010