The festival is on tracks and, if you have been following our advices, you should be fully prepared to face the week ahead. But, there are still some little things you need to know! So here’s a specific word-book with a few key words to memorize. This will avoid misunderstandings and disappointments:
Nothing to do with a sport car, this is the obligatory way to go to Arc 2000 and if you’re brave enough, or a very good skier, up to the height og 3000 meters.
On your way back, before taking the train, make sure you pass by the cooperative, located just in front of the train station at Bourg St Maurice, and bring back home delicious flavoured memories from your stay at les Arcs.
It is the pride of all the resort, 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000. You can take it from the platform at the train station of Bourg Saint Maurice… Once there, just use the shuttles (see Shuttles)
This name, which fit perfectly the Italy Focus of this year’s festival, is also the sign of a restaurant, bar and night club, located in the center of the Village Arc 1950. Crossroads of the festival, you will inevitably come across festivalgoers, ready to give you the schedule for the screenings not to be missed, or to advise a local specialty or give you the name of a must-see, must-go place.
Required to roam around the different sites of Les Arcs. Make sure you quickly locate the stops and right down all the schedules to organize your time. Remember to stay calm at the rallying points of the shuttles.
Not to be mixed up with « warm ».
The must-go nightclub after midnight in Arc 1950! It is often very hot at Ochaud. Music, alcohol, and pretty girls surround delusional sound. Location not recommended for silence lovers.
Q and A – Shortcut Anglo-Saxon meaning: debates -
Not to be missed. After some screenings, you will have the chance to talk to actors, producers, directors and technicians of the films. But WARNING! Consider looking at your watch because the shuttle will not wait (see Shuttle)
This is not the name of the region, but the name of the residence (Arc 1950) also known as the hotspot of the festival, where the festival staff stays, as well as the VIP, it is the main meeting place of the festival… It is kind of the holy of holies of the event. Don’t forget to bring your autograph book with you.
Not to mixed up with the Savoie residence (located at Arc 1950). The Savoy is « THE » Theatre venue (280 seats) of Bourg Saint Maurice.
Taillefer is the name of the architect (Bernard Taillefer) who built the center of the same name, that is why you must say “La Salle Taillefer” or “center B. Taillefer”. Cannes has its bunker, Venice, its Lido, Berlin’s Berlinale Palast, Deauville, its CIC, Les Arcs have Taillefer. It is the heart of the festival, located in Arc 1800, which held all the official screenings of the films in competition, and of course, the opening and closing screenings of the event.
Here is the sum and substance of the festival. But for more information, do not hesitate, at Luigi, to talk to customers, holding a festival pass (See Luigi).