Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Le Majestic Chamonix combines the sophisticated elegance expected in this historic building with a discreet and quiet location in the centre of Chamonix. Newly renovated, the apartment provides refined contemporary accommodation.
The Lucy Swallow designed interior combines the comforts of a large luxury apartment with the convenience of Chamonix's unique history and beauty. Le Majestic Chamonix is epitomised by the stunning views of the Brevent range from the apartment's two balcony windows.
Le Majestic is located in the heart of Chamonix only a short walk from three Michelin Star restaurants as well as hundreds of different eateries, bars, boutiques and other shops. The Brevent ski lift is located at the rear of the building and public transport links the interconnected ski areas making it among the most convenient ski accommodation in Chamonix. The raised position of Le Majestic and the apartment mean that while accessing the skiing and après-ski is easy, you can also be assured of a peaceful night's sleep.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Annecy 96 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva (Switzerland) 99 km, Nearest railway: Chamonix 800 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is available for multiple vehicles within the private Le Majestic car park. The car park is accessed by one key fob which is provided.
The two single beds in the rear guest room join to create one double bed.
Please note that the rear guest room does not have a window.
The Rhone/French Alps region
Chamonix is a long-established, year-round alpine town and the most popular access point for skiing and mountaineering in the Mont Blanc range.
On either side of the centre and within walking distance are the base stations of the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi, for the famous Vallée Blanche glacier run, and a gondola to Le Brévent. A third high-altitude area, La Flégère, is reached by cable car from the nearby village of Les Praz. There are then three other major ski and hiking areas. At the top of the valley are the villages of Le Tour, at the foot of the Balme slopes (with an alternative base at Vallorcine), and Argentière, beneath the Grands Montets - among of the most celebrated sloes in the Alps.
Further down the valley and a short car, bus or train ride is Les Houches. Regular free ski-buses link all ski areas and there are also hourly trains (free with a guest card) to Argentière, Vallorcine and Les Houches.
The Unlimited lift pass covers not only Les Houches but also Verbier in Switzerland and Courmayeur in Italy. There are free shuttle buses through the Mont-Blanc tunnel several times daily to Courmayeur but having a car is useful to explore these Italian and Swiss resorts makes skiing in Verbier a more practical proposition.
Chamoinix has been described as "the Beach on ice" and whether you come here to climb Mont Blanc, ski the best off-piste areas in Europe or just soak in the charm and atmosphere of this unique town by drinking a beer or an espresso in one of its historic squares, there is something for everyone here.
Activities include, Canyoning, Canoeing, White-Water Rafting, Paragliding ('Parapenting' in French), Glacier Walking, Mountaineering and Hiking, Heli-Skiing, Hydrospeeding, Golf, Paintball, Archery, Panoramic Helicopter Tours, Rock Climbing, Flying over the Summit of Mont Blanc, Horse Riding, Hot Air Balooning, Tennis & Squash, and Via Ferrata.
For things to do in summer in Chamonix see http://www.chamonet.com/activities/summer.html
Christmas and New Year - The festive season Chamonix is a special time. A guaranteed white Christmas - with plenty of sking combined with a glass of champagne, vin chaud (mulled wine), carols and fireworks. By New Years Eve most bars and restaurants hold their parties or special menus and by midnight locals and tourists head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration!
January - The Swatch Ski and Snowboard Freeride World Tour from the 26th January to 1st February brings the worlds best skiers and boarders to Chamonix. www.freerideworldtour.com
February - Les Houches in the Chamonix valley is home to Le Kandahar World Cup Downhill Ski Championships. The race is a superb spectacle and has become one of the main sporting events in the Chamonix valley. www.chamonixworldcup.com
June - The Marathon du Mont Blanc covers 42kms and ascends over 1000 metres and attracts thousands of competitors and spectators. www.montblancmarathon.net
The Fête de la Musique takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. The Chamonix Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses all types of music.
July - The Tour de France comes to Chamonix with some of the most gruelling mountain climbs of the most famous road race in the world.
In the last week of July the Cosmo Jazz Festival is a popular and free festival with concerts set in some of Chamonix's most amazing locations including the top of the Aiguille du Midi, Lac Blanc and Grand Montets. www.cosmojazzfestival.com
August - The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc begins and ends in Chamonix covering a total of 166kms, 3 countries, 7 valleys, 71 glaciers and 400 summits, with a difference in altitude of 9400 metres. Athletes and spectators soak in the atmosphere of the town with concerts, barbecues and other associated events.