Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a relatively large town with about 8000 inhabitants in the heart of the French Alps. The town is part of the Albertville district. From Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the Arc-en-Ciel funicular (train) will bring you to Arc 1600 in just 7 minutes. Arc 1600 is most certainly a destination that flourishes in the winter, becoming more lively when more people visit.
Because Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a large town there are excellent shopping facilities. It is also a nice place to just spend an afternoon discovering, while doing some shopping.