Brides–les-Bains is a tiny little village in the province of Savoy with a population of around 600. Originally, this friendly setting was known as a spa town, even today, thermal baths are available for visitors and locals alike. The Alps Grande Spa also calls the village home. Many people come to the village for slimming cures, as there are also other spas here. Brides-les-Bains is a very popular destination for those who like to snow ski. You can ride a cable car from Brides-les-Bains directly to the Meribel ski resort, a mere 20 minutes away. Brides-les-Bains may seem familiar to some visitors, as it was an Olympic Village in the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, and as such was widely viewed on television.
The Savoie Olympic Pass has 1500kms of flat, rectangular ski areas that you can get to by way of the more than 600 ski lifts. If skiing is not your sport, Brides-les-Bains is set up to supply you with other activities. There is a casino for those that like to gamble. You may go to the Olympic Center, which has an ice skating rink and swimming pool. You may want to take a hike on the specially prepared hiking trails, and admire the views while you do so. You can also can do a little mountain climbing, dog sledding, or snow shoeing in this beautiful area. Shopping is another activity, with quite a few venues available for a village of this size. Restaurants in Brides-les-Bains generally serve French cuisine, with other more typically American fare served in the bistros. Hotels in Brides-les-Bains fill up quickly, as this is a popular location. It is a good idea to book your accommodations ahead of time, and EasyToBook.com can help you out by securing a discount hotel reservation for you, making your trip to Brides-les-Bains worry free.