L'Ibex, Maison De L'Argoat (maximum 6 people)
Located 300 metres from the Brevent cabine and a few minutes walk to the Aguille de Midi and central Chamonix the apartments are perfectly situated to explore all of Chamonix's winter and summer attractions.
The Ibex apartment is on the ground floor of the house and provides a very spacious 70m2 of living accommodation, with absolutely stunning views from the lounge to Mont Blanc and the Aguille du Midi.
Decorated to a very high standard the apartment has two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both with large fitted wardrobes, so there's plenty of space for clothing. The double bedroom has an ensuite shower room and the twin bedroom can also be transformed into a bunk room. There is also a second separate bathroom as well.
The living/dining/kitchen area is spacious and open planned. There is a fully fitted Italian kitchen with all the modern appliances you would want including washing machine, dishwasher and microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine.
The dining area is for eight people and the lounge area comprises two stylish comfortable sofas, coffee table and occational sideboards.
Additional equipment has also been provided for your convenience, FREE WIFI, flat screen TV, DVD, CD.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Chamonix|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
L'Argoat sits 3 minutes walk below and west of the Brevent bubble lift giving direct access into the Brevents-Flegere lifts - the largest area in the valley. Very locally there's a bar, restaurant and ski shop near the Brevent lift station. An equally short 3 minute walk brings you to the main street in Chamonix (Rue Dr Piccard) with all its bars, restaurants and shops.
Easily accessed by car (parking provided) the apartments are only a few minutes walk from the reliable Chamonix bus services.
Getting here by air...
The most convenient airport for access to Chamonix is Geneva; it is just 1 hours drive. Most airlines such as BA, SwissAir, Easyjet and Jet2 fly from most major UK airports to Geneva. Other airport options are Turin (1Â½ hour through the Mont-Blanc Tunnel), Milan (about 2Â½ hours throught the Mont-Blanc Tunnel) and Lyon (about 3 hours drive). If you do travel into Geneva there are numerous car hire and transfer services available. We are always happy to advise on reliable transfer companies. If you decide to hire a car in the winter be sure to specify that you need a 'winter pack' (snow tyres or snow chains).
Getting here by car...
From Geneva the drive is very straight forward.
Once you leave the airport follow the green motorway signs for France.
The E62-A1-E25 motorway will take you directly to the French/Swiss boarder (douane/customs).
Once you are over the boarder follow the A40 motorway in the direction of Chamonix Mont-Blanc (left lane after the douane).
As you come into Chamonix you will pass through 2 tunnels and then onto a roundabout.
Right takes you to the Mont Blanc tunnel, straight on towards Chamonix.
At the next roundabout turn left following the sign towards the Aiguille du Midi.
Go straight across two roundabouts in short succession - and across a bridge over the river.
At the third roundabout go across/slightly to the right.
You should have the "Cha-cha-cha" wine shop to your right.
You'll see (about 100 metres along) the Hotel Prieure (large, white) on your left with a break in the central barrier.
Turn left there and go straight up the hill.
Almost at the top you will see a pole with a red top - turn into the garden on your right there.
Chamonix is in the Haute Savoie region of France facing the Mont Blanc chain and has some of the best off - piste skiing in Europe!
Only one hour from Geneva International airport, with shuttles from Geneva airport, a train station and an efficient bus system Chamonix is a holiday destination where you don't need a car, but the property does, however, have parking for 3 cars.
The Mont Blanc massif dominates the town and, winter or summer, you have the privilege of enjoying the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Many people think that Chamonix has the most spectacular scenery that skiers will see anywhere in the world.
Chamonix isn't just a ski resort or an outdoor activity centre; it is a thriving town in its own right; with 12,000 permanent residents which welcomes visitors all year round. Although Chamonix is famed as the extreme sports capital of the world but you don't have to be a world class skier or climber to enjoy it. The non-skier is well catered for also with golf, mountain-biking, husky drives, skating, para-gliding to name but a few. There are also wonderful walks with spectacular scenery. Italy is just 30 minutes away through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Chamonix is one of the liveliest aprÃ¨s-ski resorts in the Alps. It is packed with bars and restaurants of every sort and even has its own micro-brewery. From a quick pizza to a gourmet meal at Michelin starred restaurants, there's something for every taste.
Live music starts around 4pm in several venues most days in the winter, and only a little less frequently in the summer. Even the most dedicated partier will struggle to get round the 14 bars, 80 restaurants, 100 shops and 7 discotheques in the average stay of a week.
There is a museum and art gallery, a cinema and a casino. In addition there is a large sports complex with a sports hall, indoor and outdoor ice rink, speed skating rink, 19 tennis courts (quick and clay) including 4 indoor courts, squash courts, swimming-pool complex with water-slide & fitness centre (saunas, Turkish baths, solarium). Chamonix is the only alpine town able to offer such a wide selection of entertainment.
Chamonix is undoubtedly one of the World's top five ski resorts and includes four ski areas, Les Grands Montets, Le BrÃ©vent, La FlÃ©gÃ¨re and La Domaine de Balme, there are 50 lifts serving 168km of piste. Chamonix also has the largest and most widely available amount of off piste skiing in Europe, including the most famous perhaps being the VallÃ©e Blanche, one of the greatest experiences of a lifetime for an intermediate or above skier.
The Chamonix ski areas are easily accessible using the bus network and offer a vast range of beginner and intermediate skiing, as well as limitless off-piste skiing for the expert. If you don't want to take the bus, we will take you to the slopes in the morning and collect you in the afternoon.
In addition there are about a dozen resorts within an hour's drive, which means that you can always go where the snow and or weather is best. These resorts include St Gervais, les Contamines, les Houches, MÃ©gÃ¨ve and Flaine in France; Courmayeur and La Thuile in Italy and Verbier in Switzerland.
There are more visitors to Chamonix in the summer than the winter; drawn by the beauty of the mountains and the wide range of activities available.
Of course, it's a mecca for climbers but there are also many marked paths for long or short walks along the high routes through the mountains.
Some of the other activities also include; Mountain biking along controlled trails Paragliding , Rafting, Canyoning , Swimming (lakes, indoor and outdoor pools) Windsurfing, Fishing, Horse Riding and Golf, Adventure Parks, Via Ferrata, Children's playground (with the Aquajet!) and s great Summer Luge