Apres is one of the fundamental elements in making a successful skiing experience for guests and seasonnaires alike. We believe we have some of the best apres ski in the Alps right here in Meribel – dancing in ski boots, knocking back bottles of toffee vodka and crowd surfing is a common phenomenon. As much as we love the LDV in Meribel Village and the Ronnie for a spot of apres, an alternative wouldn’t go amiss in order to break the apres routine up a little especially for us well-practised-at-apres seasonnaires. So, it was a welcomed change to find a brand spanking new Folie Douce underneath the Plein Sud chairlift in Val Thorens (VT) this winter!
It’s an exact replica of the popular Folie Douce in Val d’Isere with; the Fruitiere restaurant which serves pretty good grub (personally I recommend the Thai prawn curry) with fantastic views across the VT valley; a snack bar; a big terrace with plenty of tables for dancing on; a DJ and Saxophonist playing on the balcony and music pumping out with the everyone going crazy from 3pm! If you’re skiing in VT then it’s well worth a visit. You can get the last Bouqetin cable car or 3 Vallees 2 chairlift back at 5pm and ski (thinking you’re a God/Goddess on skis!) right down into Mottaret and down the Truite to arrive back in Meribel, hopefully in one piece.