Val d’Isère – The Perfect Destination for a Ski Trip?

Here at Sugar Fun, we have collectively been to many destinations across Europe for the purpose of skiing, most recently notable Austria, Switzerland, and France. Although, there was one place which stuck with members of our team more than the others and that was Val d’Isère in France.
Val d’Isère is easily one of the most charming, lovely, vibrant villages that you can probably experience in France, if no Europe, out with the subject with skiing. Although, skiing has a massive benefit to the community and overall feel of the city.
In this article, we will be discussing the reasons why we at Sugar Fun think of Val d’Isère as one of the best and underrated ski resorts in all of Europe.

You’ll love the architecture

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The village looks incredible, from the lovely brickwork in the buildings to the winding, unique look of the streets; it offers an appearance like no other. This is something which made our team be enthusiastic of our stay right off of the bat. As we’ve experienced a lot of local villages in Central Europe for the purpose of skiing, although, this is probably one of the most un-commercial of the destinations, whilst still managing to have everything you’ll need to have a good time in the modern day.

The views will blow you away

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It’s a pretty normal thing for ski resort locations to come packaged with lovely views, although, in Val d’Isère the stunning picturesque views simply take your breath away every time. The great thing about the village is how close to the mountain it is. This ultimately makes you feel like you are really in a special place which can’t be imitated. If you happen to have a flair for photography then this place is hands down your ideal destination.

The best après ski

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We’ve been too much bigger ski resorts in the past, so you’d think that the village would be lacking in terms of socialising and nightlife, although it was surprising how diverse and active the village was at night. If you are the sort of person who prefers to chill out with their loved ones after an exhausting day on the slopes, you can relax in one of the many lounge styled bars. If you are like our team and enjoy partying, you can express yourself in one of the more energetic bars which you’ll always have entertainment in the form of live music and DJs. I’d highly recommend Doudoune Nightclub, Café Face Bar, Dick’s Tea Bar nightclub to name a few.

Most importantly, the locals are lovely

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It’s not always expected of the locals to be so warm to the visitors to their little village, although, they always are willing to help you out for directions and give you advice on what bars to go to, where to eat, and everyone we met all had a great understanding of English, so there was never any communication problems. This is something which isn’t always the case in other bigger resorts which are lacking a community feel. For more information on the village and the ski resort, visit Mark Warner

 

 

We love Val d’Isère <3 and we haven’t even mentioned what the mountain is like to ski down! (it’s also great)

What To Do Whilst Spending A Short Break In London

There is an endless list of things to do whilst you are in London and there will be plenty of lists which will list everything that you could possibly think of. We at Sugar Fun realise that people often don’t have the time to see all the attractions which are on hand and are looking for an opinion on what things you should definitely see before returning home. We hope the list will be of value to you!

Do a lot at once

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When it comes to visiting Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower Bridge, it can often become a bit of a mandatory task which you have to do when visiting London. We aren’t saying don’t see these stuff, as they are very iconic buildings which makes London what it is, although, what we would suggest is not spending your short break making your way around these builds. Do it all in the one day. In most cases, unless you are completely interested in the history of Westminster, we suggest going to the ground and checked out the tower bridge in the one go, then make your way for the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Getting it all done in one will save space for other activities.

Always make time for a park

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London has by far some of the most chilled out, yet strangely vibrant parks in the world. I know, how can it be both of these things? Well, even though you’ll see people in parks such as Queen Elisabeth and St. James Park sitting with a book and chilling out, there is also ample space for cultural activities which happen off the cuff – this is a great way to see why London is greatly diverse and unique, with different cultures and backgrounds coming together in harmony.

See the real London

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It’s easy to get torn up in the tourist attractions, although, we suggest taking a walk through London’s old town, where there is some of the world’s best architecture on show, old and new. By some of the world’s best-known architects in history and currently. An example of one of the buildings you should be on the lookout for is the Lincoln Square building, which was designed by the Lodha Group, what makes this building interesting is that its surroundings are all hundreds of years older, so it’s interesting to see what the designers done to make the building on stick out like a sore thumb, do you think it was achieved by the shape of the building or the materials which were used to construct the building? Most people have a different opinion, have a look for yourself here: http://www.lodhagroup.co.uk/lincoln-square-london/apartments-design/

Go to the museums

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London seriously has some of the best museums and art galleries in the world and something that tends to happen in London, and that’s the change in weather. Originally you might have planned on spending a lot of your trip outdoors, but if it’s raining you might be looking for other options. Don’t be too doom and gloom though, as there are many outstanding museums to visit such as the Natural History Museum, the Museum of London, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and much more.

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