International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts
A charming village nestled in the French Alps, Courchevel calls itself “the leading resort for mountain firework displays”.
You will experience gorgeous sound and light shows of fireworks and music during the festival.
About the festival
Pyrotechnic artists from different countries compete in one of the most beautiful shows of its kind, bringing together specialists in the world of fireworks.
The pyrotechnics are judged on a specific list of factors.
While in the region, be sure to try dog sledging, snowboarding or skiing.
The village resort contains the largest ski area globally, including its famous “Three Valleys” with multiple runs.
More about Courchevel
If you want to read more about Courchevel, have a look at our Courchevel Page.
Hotel La Sivoliere is just outside the town centre but set on gentle ski slopes.
This authentic mountain retreat has rooms that feel like alpine chalets with warm wood, fireplaces, and a cosy yet luxurious atmosphere.
Les Suites de la Potiniere is a place to be pampered – this one is also right in the heart of the town with a spa and wellness centre and indoor swimming pool.
BY AIR: If you are travelling from outside of France, then flying into Chambery is the fastest way to get to Courchevel.
Courchevel is a transfer (taxi or minibus) or a bus ride away from the airport unless you’re driving yourself.
Chambery is the closest airport to Courchevel (1h 30 mins) and has an array of airlines operating in winter only.
The following closest airports are Lyon or Grenoble with a transfer time to Courchevel of around 2 hours.
FROM THE AIRPORT: Buses and transfers from Chambery airport to Courchevel operate some times per day in the ski season.
It takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to get to Courchevel.
TRAIN: The nearest train station for Courchevel is at Moutiers (full name Moutiers Salins Brides Les Bains), and it takes around 35 minutes by road to reach Courchevel from there.