The Daring Architecture of Le Paquebot de Neiges
No account of La Plagne's architecture would be complete without a mention of the famous Le Pacquebot de Neiges. Situated at an altitude of 2,000 metres, this 21-storey residence of 850 apartments typifies the audacious architecture that makes La Plagne stand out amongst purpose-built ski resorts.
Its monumental form with its three "peaks" certainly does not go unnoticed. Visitors who stay here can enjoy a holiday with maximum convenience thanks to ski-in/ski-out access and the shopping facilities within the building.
Opened in 1969, architect Michel Bezançon's aim was to revolutionise the mountain holiday experience, with a design that questioned what is truly necessary to live at altitude. Today, Le Paquebot de Neiges' vintage late '60s architecture retains its unique appeal for visitors to Aime 2000.
Did you know ? Le Paquebot de Neiges in Aime 2000 is one of the largest holiday residences in France, and is recognised as part of the architectural heritage of the 20th Century.