Val Cenis, Savoie

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#35 of 62 in Winter Sports in Savoie
If you desire a quiet ski resort with short lines for the lifts, head to Val Cenis. Repeat visitors like the blue-coded slopes, which allow less confident skiers to enjoy the views from the top. If you're more experienced, head to Lanslevillard for backcountry skiing. In summer the area offers hiking trails and other recreational activities. Using our world travel planner, Lanslevillard attractions like Val Cenis can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To my knowledge, very friendly driver, punctual even though some people claim otherwise I to always was satisfied.
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  • Val Cenis station itself is quite well and we the recommend... except, "VTC" taxi to avoid attention: we went through exactly the same thing on Saturday than the user Alexandre B (see previous review). This VTC company taxi (a certain Nordine *) we also planted on Saturday simply! This gentleman did not bother to answer the phone when we saw that he was not there at the agreed time, then he started on answering machine all day. Result: of course we missed our TGV. We had to be back in our city on Saturday afternoon for a very important date, so we have missed because of this irresponsible character. Having missed our train, so we had to buy new tickets of TGV at the last minute and to find also in the final minute a new solution to reach the station of Modane (at 3/4 in Val Cenis in times of heavy snowfall as was the case) last Saturday), trying to coordooner all (shuttle arrivals station of modane and hourly TGV). First ticket exchange SNCF to take the next train for 3 people: 45 euros. But learner there has had more shuttles in the city allowing us to reach the station of Modane in time to have the TGV, it took back the tickets. Again 45 euros (already 90 euros, not to mention the incredible time to call the SNCF from a mobile phone to do these transactions and try to have new TGV tickets). So altogether: a very important appointment missed Saturday because of this Nordine, supposed driver with the company VTC; 90 euros + fresh mobile communication for the SNCF. obliged to travel at night without planning (thanks SNCF that leaves all of the car lights by sending the AC--> cold air all night). And so arrival on Sunday, the kids not even ready for school the next day, forced big fatigue for all due to the all-nighter in the TGV at night (full lights and air conditioning by cold temperatures!) .. well of irresponsible people like this "driver" Nordine, is unworthy of the station of Val Cenis even if it is not the fault of the people of Val Cenis. How to let a guy like that make shots like that to people? Where did this guy and why is he still "taxi" or driver VTC on Val Cenis? To change the job when it comes to such an extent! Strongly recommended to use this company "VTC" so Mr. Many calls and he has never deigned to remember. Bravo! A shame! Other than that, we love Val Cenis and will always love him!
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  • We went as a family at Valcenis in February, people are very nice, 'normal' prices, which is already a very good thing for a station big enough to spend a week with your family. Tracks very well for children at a young age, bowling with very good burgers, affordable supermarkets, well what! EVERYTHING? but one the VTC driver who is very visible even on the website of Valcenis. This gentleman, who booked before leaving for a go to the station on Saturday 24/02 and a start 03/03, miserably planted US 1/2 hour of our departure from the station. We should be wary when upon our arrival, it seemed we have taken without knowing our name, and showing me her cell phone because he couldn't read his messages, made me read a message from a person complaining to wait for 1 hour 1/4... Anyway, I called on Saturday for the return to 10, day of rush if there, knowing that I had renewed with him during the week our departure at 12: 00. He said to me: "uh it's going to be complicated, I already agreed to another family". Quite upset, I told him that I have validated our return with him for at least 15 days! He answered me in a tone equal "Yes, I know I don't have an excuse". Then Mr remained on answering the rest of the day. Well no, you have no excuse for letting in a snowstorm a day of rush to hang out with my 8 year old daughter and my son of 3 years, at 2: 00 we left! So please do you pleasure to the end in this wonderful resort and avoid transportation VTC Val Cenis.
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