An independent guide to 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.
This map shows the location of the banks and cashpoints in 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
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
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
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
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.
The Post Office, La Poste, is in the Maison de Val Thorens. The opening times during the winter season are:
The Post Office has a cashpoint.
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:
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'.
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