La Chaudanne ~ Indoor Sports Complex


La Chaudanne entertainment complex

The Patinoire complex was developed for the 1992 Olympic games and houses an Olympic size swimming pool, an ice rink, bowling alley and bar, pool tables and the Loft nightclub.  In addition there are meeting rooms and the medical centre is situated here.  

It is very popular with Meribel regulars and offers a lively afternoon or evening's entertainment.  There are occasional international ice-hockey matches and other evening events held.  Information can be obtained from the tourist office in their weekly bulletin of events "Coup des cœurs".  

It is located at the very bottom of Meribel by the main lifts and ski school meeting places.  It is on the opposite side of the road from Jack's bar.   There is a pedestrian bridge leading from the upper level to the road up to the centre of Meribel  

Olympic Swimming Pool

Open daily from 2:00pm to 7:15pm, 
Extended opening on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30pm to 10:15pm 

  • 25 metres, slide & paddling pool
  • Jacuzzi  
  • solarium & sauna 

Entry costs approx. 

  • €4,27 - Adults 
  • €3,35 - Children  
  • free - for under 5s
  • €12,87 - Espace détente (pool, sauna and solarium) 

Bowling, Snooker and bar

Open daily from 2:00pm to 2:00am, 
During bad weather from 11:00am. 

Games cost 52F per person.  
It is a good idea to book in advance if you can (0479 00 36 44).

6 bowling lanes
various video games machines
several pool tables

Karaoke and Bowling Fluo (bowling by fluorescent lights) and other events are run in the evenings

Ice Rink

Open daily from:  4:00pm to 7:30pm, 
Extended opening on Tuesdays and Thursdays:  8:30pm to 10:30pm. 

Entry & skate hire costs approx. 

  • €4,57 - Adults 
  • €3,35 - Children  
  • €3,05 - Skate hire
  • Free - for under 5s

Climbing wall

Open daily from:  9:00am to 9:00pm, 
Entry is free, to experienced climbers

Entry costs approx. 

  • €4,57 - Adults 
  • €3 - Children

The Loft Night club

Open daily from:  Late to very late

The entrance is on the northern end of the building.

Entry costs approx.?  -  Email me if you know probably about  €12