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Banks in Val Thorens

Crédit Agricole in Val Thorens

There are four banks in Val Thorens, all either in the middle or upper part of the resort. They are the Crédit Agricole, the Banque Populaire des Alpes, CIC, and the Banque de Savoie. All have cashpoints apart from CIC. There's also a cashpoint in the lower part of resort, the rue du Soleil.

The opening times given are valid during the ski season. Opening may be limited at other times of the year.

Banks in Val Thorens: resort map

This map shows the location of the banks and cashpoints in Val Thorens:

Banks in Val Thorens: Crédit Agricole

Crédit Agricole, Val Thorens

In place Caron, the Credit Agricole has two cashpoints. 

Open 0830-1200 and 1345-1800, Tuesday to Friday, and 0830-1210, Saturday. 

Tel: 00 33 479 44 60 63

Banks in Val Thorens: Banque Populaire des Alpes

Banque Populaire des Alpes, Val Thorens

By the Maison de Val Thorens, place Caron, the Banque Populaire des Alpes has one cashpoint. 

Open 0830-1200 and 1335-1730, Monday to Friday.

Tel: 00 33 479 04 32 53 

Banks in Val Thorens: CIC

CIC Bank, Val Thorens

The CIC in Val Thorens is by the entrance to the Hotel Val Thorens. No cashpoint.

Open 0900-1245 and 1430-1800, Monday to Friday. 

Tel: 00 33 820 300829 

Banks in Val Thorens: Banque de Savoie

Banque de Savoie, Val Thorens

The Banque de Savoie is in the Peclet shopping centre, and it has one cashpoint. 

Open 0850-1200 and 1340-1730, Monday to Thursday, and 0850-1200 and 1340-1620, Friday. 

Tel: 00 33 479 00 01 09 

Banks in Val Thorens: cashpoint in the rue du Soleil

Cashpoint in rue du Soleil

There's no bank in the bottom part of resort, but a cashpoint has been installed in the arch of the Cheval Blanc, towards the bottom of the rue du Soleil.

Val Thorens resort: Val Thorens Post Office

La Poste delivery van in Val Thorens

The Post Office, La Poste, is in the Maison de Val Thorens. The opening times during the winter season are:

  • *0830-1200 and 1400-1730 Monday to Friday
  • *closed on Saturdays and Sundays

The Post Office has a cashpoint.

Val Thorens resort: Val Thorens Medical Centre

Val Thorens medical centre, place Péclet

The main medical centre (Centre Médico-sportif) is in place de Péclet, near the Hotel Pashmina. There are 4 doctors, and they deal with any injuries or illnesses that do not require hospitalisation. (They will assess patients, and send them to Moutiers hospital if necessary). The opening hours are 0900-1800, and outside of those hours, there is a doctor on call. Phone the centre's number 00 33 479 00 00 37 in the first instance.

There is another doctor in the medical centre in the rue du Soleil, towards the bottom of the resort. Opening hours are 0900-1200 and 1500-1800, and the phone number 00 33 479 00 74 39.

You will have to pay for any consultation, and claim the money back afterwards. Any visitor from an EU country should make sure to take a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), and ski holiday insurance is recommended.

The emergency numbers in France are:

  • 15 from a landline, 115 from a mobile (SAMU - the ambulance service)
  • 17 from a landline, 117 from a mobile (Gendarmes - the police)
  • 18 from a landline, 118 from a mobile (Pompiers - the fire service, who also transport people to who hospital)
  • 112 (emergency number for any of these services, from a landline or a mobile)
What to do in an emergency:

  • *if you are in the village, visit the medical centre or, outside normal hours, phone them on 00 33 479 00 00 37
  • *in serious cases outside normal hours, call the pompiers on 18, 118 from a mobile, or 112 (landline or mobile)
  • *if you are on the piste, call the pisteurs. Ask at the top or bottom of any lift, or call 00 33 479 00 01 80.

Note that there are defibrilators in the Maison de Val Thorens, the sports centre office, and at the top of the Boismint, Grand Fond and Peclet lifts; and there is one at the lift company's 'central'.

Crédit Agricole, Val ThorensBanque Populaire des Alpes, Val ThorensBanque de Savoie, Val Thorens

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