Attractive and sophisticated The village has a charming traffic-free core of cobbled streets and well-preserved old buildings. As the lifts close, the central Via Roma comes alive: people pile into the many bars, or browse the tempting delis and smart clothes shops - some now have doormen to stop celebrity-spotters, and some are appointment-only at peak times, we're told; there's also a good bookshop. An Alpine museum and a statue of a long-dead mountain rescue hero add to the historical feel of the place. Away from the centre, there are pleasant woody suburbs but also a lot of conspicuous apartment blocks.
Some facilities There are children's playgrounds at Dolonne, Plan Checrouit and Val Veny, and a nursery at Plan Checrouit for children up to 10 years.