The two main bars in Puy St Vincent 1600 are Au Petit Chamois
(little deer) and Le Tire Bouchon (corkscrew). Both are very friendly
and are not overly expensive. The Petit Chamois also acts as the
meeting place for the British skiers who come with the tour operator
Snowbizz. Lunch time meals here are really excellent (see picture
below) and are great value for money. There are two bars on the
mountain itself - the Altitude Restaurant at 2000 meters is a
great stopping off place for lunch, sunbathing or mid morning
coffee. It tends to get a bit cold in the afternoon. The other
mountain bar opened during the 2003-4 season and is a large log
cabin that serves excellent food and the hot chocolate is superb.
There are quite a few really good restaurants around the village.
The food in all restaurants is excellent and typically French
with fondues (cheese, meat or chocolate), raclettes (potatoes,
cold meats and cooked cheese), pirades (cook your own meat with
a variety of sauces, salads and cold meat), tartiflette (potatoes,
onions, reblouchon and bacon baked in a pizza oven and served
with crusty bread and wine). Particular favourites are Au Petit
Chamois, immediately below the apartment where you will receive
excellent service from Ben and Chef Alex. Also La Goulue (named
after a painting by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec) which is the last
restaurant you come to as you go down the slopes.
There is a night club - Tamara - for those who still have enough
energy after a full days skiing.
Skidoos depart from the village throughout the evening as soon
as the sun goes down. They are well worth a trip either as a driver
or as a passenger. You must pre book during busy times.
Each evening the husky rides depart from the village. It is good
to watch but even better to have a ride! You must pre book during