La Folie Douce, Val Thorens
Possibly the most notorious of all Val Thorens bars, this lively après-ski venue is home to one of our favourite sun terraces, complete with outdoor sofas, cosy blankets and an outside bar with heated pumps to make sure the beer never freezes.
It’s the perfect place to chill out in the sunshine and enjoy the daily helping of live music as the afternoon’s party gets started. And what a party it is. Think dancing on tables in your ski boots and thumping DJ tracks.
There’s a choice of dining options here, whether you’re in the mood for a splash of luxury at La Fruitière – the venue’s gourmet restaurant – or a chilled out ‘Loungy Lunch’ with epic burgers and endless mountain views.
You can find La Folie Douce in a stunning 2500m location just beneath the large Plein Sud chairlift. For the best south-facing sun worshipping, get in touch with the bar to grab a spot on the VIP terrace.