Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Jonquille 021 was completely refurbished for Winter 2010/11 and provides comfortable accommodation. The apartment opens into a small hallway with storage and the other rooms leading off. The bathroom has a washing machine and there is a separate WC. The kitchen is fully fitted and looks into the living area. This has a dining table for 4 and a sofabed which converts to 2 singles. Satellite TV provides a range of UK channels and there is WIFI. Folding doors can be opened between this area and the bedroom to create a greater sense of space. A glass door opens onto the terrace which is a good size and has outdoor dining furniture. It looks into an area with mature trees and upwards to some of the surrounding peaks.
The apartment has a ski locker and there is access to the underground car park which has a space for the apartment's use. Jonquille 021 is ideal for 2 people or 4 on a budget.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 100 km, Nearest railway: Chamonix (Station Aiguille du Midi) 350 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Rhone/French Alps region
Jonquille 021 is situated just to the south-west of Chamonix town centre. It is 350 metres from the main shopping street, Rue Docteur Paccard (4 minutes by foot), but many amenities are in the immediate vicinity. The nearest supermarket is Spar (main season only) in the square in Chamonix Sud (100 metres away). There are several bars within a minutes' walk, including the Jekyll, Munster, South Bar and Monkey with restaurants including the Jekyll again, l'Impossible and several along Avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi.
For access to the slopes, it is very convenient with the main bus stop 100 metres away. The nearest ski area is Brevent, 2 minutes by bus. Residence les Jonquilles is also no more than 2 minutes' walk to the Aiguille du Midi cable car, giving access to the infamous Vallee Blanche.
Skiing and snowboarding: Chamonix is one of the world's most famous ski areas, having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels are well-served in a variety of differing areas around Chamonix, including Brevent, Flegere, the famous Grands Montets and Domaine du Balme. The Mont Blanc pass also covers nearby areas including Les Houches, St Gervais, Megeve, Courmayeur and Les Contamines, all within an easy drive. Slightly further afield, but within an hour's drive are Verbier, La Thuile, Flaine and Les Carroz. Despite its reputation as an area for experts only, there are plenty of green, blue and red runs to satisfy beginners and intermediates alike. For the more experienced, Chamonix has miles and miles of adventurous off-piste, including the famous Vallee Blanche, an 18 km experience from the Aiguille du Midi down to the town.
Summer and the rest of the year: With the draw of Europe's premier natural attraction, Mont Blanc, Chamonix never sleeps. Whether it's simply to soak up the stunning scenery or get the adrenaline pumping, there is plenty for everybody to do all year round. There are a wide variety of marked trails for hiking and trekking; well-maintained bolted routes for rock-climbing; limitless mountaineering opportunities including Mont Blanc itself; an ever-expanding network of mountain bike trails; some of the most consistent thermals for superb paragliding; raging white water rapids for rafting and hydro speeding; canyoning and abseiling down the spectacular valley gorges; golf at the Trent Jones Sr designed 18 hole course in Chamonix, as well as many other top quality courses nearby; the sports centre has an indoor and outdoor 50 m swimming pool and a large grassed sunbathing area, water slides, numerous tennis courts, gym, spa, jacuzzi, the list goes on.