International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts
Courchevel, a charming village nestled in the French Alps, 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 certain list of factors.
While in the region, be sure to try dog sledding, snow boarding or skiing.
The village resort contains the largest ski area in the world 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
Places to stay and Hotel Tips
The wooden beams and lodge-like premises of the Hotel Tournier promise a cosy, luxurious stay.
Located in the heart of the Courchevel, close to the slopes, it offers comfortable rooms, some with balconies.
Guests have easy access to all of the village’s shops and ski rentals.
BY AIR: If you are travelling from outside of France, then flying into Chambery is the fastest way to get to Courchevel.
Courchevel is then 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 next closest airports are Lyon or Grenoble with a transfer time to Courchevel of around 2 hours.
FROM THE AIRPORT: Buses from Chambery airport to Courchevel operate 4 times per day on Saturdays and once on Sundays during 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.