I’m trying to find out more info about this, but the local Tourist Office don’t seem to know much. I have my own parking space at Arc 1800 and I’m trying to work out whether this affects me.
Blimey that’s a shame that they’re going to start charging at the funicular in BSM. Surely that will just add to the amount of ‘fly-parking’ on surrounding roads.
Isn’t Sunday free parking in the town anyway - so what’s to stop you parking in the town and walking to the funicular.
I guess the 70 spaces outside the resort for seasonaires explains the work I saw on the access road a couple of weeks ago, but 70 in itself doesn’t exactly sound a lot.
Is the same planned for Peisey-Vallandry? Or might people leave cars there for a week…
I think its a cunning plan to force people to park in Peisey and boost numbers using the Vanoise Express ... !
It will be bad news if the Funiculaire car park in Bourg Saint Maurice is chargeable. It was busy last season, though some of this can be attributed to the Vanoise Express catastrophe. I wonder how the car park fee is to be paid? If its a toll booth at the entrance it will be chaos! .. equally Parking Ticket Dispensers will find it difficult to cope with 08:20 volume ... and copious amounts of chewing gum in the slots!
Given that holiday makers already pay a “tax de sejour” I wonder if yet another tax is justified. I can see they may want to discourage motorists as there is a good train+funicular service. It is true that the on street parking can become a bit of nightmare but it does seem very hard for people who already have their own parking space in resort and who already pay local taxes.
Just heard back from the Tourist Office which said that if I have a “paper or a badge” which proves I have a parking space I will not be required to pay a fee to enter the resort. Not quite sure what that badge or paper might be, so I’ve asked if a copy of my Tax d’Habitation which shows I have a parking space will be OK.