The best view in Thollon...
Thollon-Les-Mémises is a village resort with a family atmosphere which enjoys a privileged panoramic location highly praised in the Michelin Guide, where your future holiday destination is described as "The most beautiful observatory of Lac Leman". Cradled on the plateau, the village is a veritable "Balcony over Leman", at an altitude of 1000 metres.
The apartment consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen diner with balcony...well equipped with electric hob, oven/microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, Sky TV, WIFI, DVD & Video. Main bedroom with balcony, 2 full size bunk beds, luxury bathroom, showering bath with power shower. Bed linen can be provided...subject to a laundry charge. Towels/tea towels are NOT provided. Allocated parking space. In the village there are several excellent restaurants and bars, 2 supermarkets, an excellent bakers, fromagerie where they sell lovely fresh eggs, and St Nicolas Bar/Restaurant with wireless internet and TV. A car is advisable in the summer...but not necessary for skiing in the winter unless you wish to visit Bernex or the Portes du Soleil*. (Geneva Airport...1hour 20 mins)
Skiing in the village is ideal for all levels...for families and beginners there is an excellent ESF ski school with English speaking instructors next to the new high speed Telecabin which is 5 mins walk (450 metres) from the apartment. Skis and boots can be left at Meda Sports ski hire opposite the Telecabin. For the more adventurous Bernex (10 mins drive) or the vast Portes Du Soleil* ski region including Chatel, Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz is only 40 minutes drive and well worth it. Thollon Les Memises is perfect in the summer for those who enjoy paragliding, walking, cycling along the shore of Lake Geneva, tennis, hiking, climbing, mountain biking and camping. There is free open-air table tennis opposite the slip road to the Telecabin. The Tourism office staff are extremely helpful, they have Wifi and you can book the tennis courts and local trips there. Evian is a 15 minute drive down the mountain where there is a weekly market on Tuesdays, good variety of shops, Cafes, Restaurants, outstanding Lido complex with 2 pools and one Olympic size pool, Casino, Marina. The fleet of beautiful 'Belle Epoque' paddle steamers cross the Lake to the Swiss towns of Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey with it's (not to be missed) Saturday morning market...to name but a few.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Evian 12 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 65 km, Nearest railway: Evian 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
PLEASE NOTE: There is a £30 cleaning charge for the apartment, to be paid direct to the owner.
Towels/tea towels are not provided.
NO SMOKING OR PETS
EXTRA ACCOMMODATION...is available in an adjacent apartment with mountain and Lake views, for up to 4 people, further details and price on request. NO SMOKING OR PETS.
The French Alps is a very popular tourist region and is Europe’s largest mountain range. The Haute Savoie region gives its name to the Savoyard people and also the regional style of cooking, which includes Tartiflette, Fondue and Raclette – melted cheese with potatoes and cold meats – welcome fuel after a long days walking or skiing!
Thollon is is the perfect base to explore the region being only 20 mins from the Swiss border at St Gingolph...in the direction of Montreux. Thollon is on the edge of the Portes du Soleil* where you have one of the largest winter sport areas in the world. The region covers 14 valleys stretched out over France (Haute-Savoie) and Switzerland (The Valais). There are 650 kilometres of slopes, 200+ ski-lifts, 243 km of cross-country skiing and 9 snowparks.
In the summer there are lots of different outdoor activities, vineyards, shops and places of interest all around the Lake. If the weather breaks there is always the Swiss Water Park at Le Bouveret...35 mins. The Gruyere Cheese village, The Salt mines and Panoramic mountain train from Montreux to Gstaad...are not to be missed. Remember to take your passports!
Thollon-les-Mémises is a traditional and friendly Savoyard village between 1000-2000m overlooking Lake Geneva...it is known as 'The Balcony of Lac Leman'. The views from Thollon-les-Mémises are so glorious that they are actually mentioned in the Michelin Guide, which is quite an accolade for such a small village!
At nearby Bernex (15 mins) there is The Dent Doche mountain to climb and The Blues Rock Cafe for bowling, pool tables and excellent live bands on Thursday evenings.
Evian Les Bains...the home of 'Evian' mineral water....is a 15 minute drive down the mountain where there is sailing, golf, swimming and scuba diving in the Lake plus a weekly market. Wherever you look there are water fountains and beautiful flowers...even the roundabouts are like formal gardens.
At the Lido there is a 50 metre pool...just one of three pools surrounded by immaculate lawns and gardens...including a fenced grassed area with toddlers pool. There is also a restaurant, showers, water skiing, table tennis, volley ball, water shute and swimming and diving boards into the Lake. Pedalos and crazy golf are adjacent. In Evian there are plenty of excellent restaurants, bars, shops, hairdressers, supermarkets and a Casino. The Marina has an area for live music and entertainment where fountains dance to the beat of the music. Paddle steamers cross the lake to the Swiss towns of Lausanne, Vevey...for the local wine tasting market - not to be missed, Montreux (for the famous Chateau Chillon and the Jazz Festival in July), and also the French medieval village of Yvoire, plus many more interesting places.
Closeby....is Thonon, a large town with a superb weekly market, Marina...with live bands on the Quay, Lido, White water rafting and Scuba diving is nearby. Yvoire...charming Medieval village on Lake with excellent places to eat, fabulous array of flowers and interesting jewellery and craft shops. Hotel Royal Evian and Spa...excellent 18 hole golf course and venue for the Evian Masters...women's professional golf tournament held in July...open to non-residents.
Across the Lake at Lausanne....visit The Olympic Museum, admire the stunning architecture, relax in the excellent bars and cafés, great for shopping, walking along the flower-decked promenade and enjoying breathtaking views from the Quayside of Lake Geneva and mountains.
Geneva 55mins, Montreux 40 mins.