£58 / night
About the home
The apartment is superbly located for easy access to the Les Arcs/La Plagne/Paradiski ski resorts, in Bourg St Maurice,a real French town,full of amenities for tourists and skiers. The comfortable and cosy accommodation looks across to the mountains, and is just a few minutes walk from the funicular (which takes7 minutes to reach the pistes at Arcs1600), as well as a wide range of restaurants, bars ,sports facilities and shops in the town.
The kitchen and dining area lead onto a sunny south facing balcony.The separate 'coin montagne' has adult sized bunk beds.Upstairs on the mezzanine is the TV /DVD and seating area with a double bed/settee, and the separate double bedroom.
There is ample storage; the apartment is compact but is light and airy
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The apartment has high wooden ceilings with velux windows, so the apartment feels light and spacious.
There is plentiful hot water ,and efficient electric heating.
There is ample storage space in drawers under the bunk beds and wall cupboards, as well as a wardrobe and drawers in the double bedroom.
The 2 single beds are bunk beds on the ground floor, in a separate room from the kitchen/living/dining area.
There is a double bed in the bedroom on the mezzaninelevel, and a double sofabed in the seating area on the mezzanine.
Further details outdoors:
There is a resident's carpark, a lift to the apartment, and a secure ski locker in the basement.
A supermarket and several bakeries and delicatessens are close by, as well as a variety of bars and restaurants.
There is a small and friendly ski hire shop at the base of the apartment block.
The town centre, train/coach station and funicular station(from where you can buy your ski pass)are all within 5 minutes' walk.
Linen and towels not included.Linen for the beds and towels can be provided at an extra cost of 20 Euros .
Refundable breakages deposit required of £100;refundable within 2 weeks of departure(subject to satisfactory property inspection)
The Rhone / French Alps / Savoie region
Set in the magnificent Tarentaise valley in the heart of the French Alps, Bourg St Maurice is a superb base for both winter sports ,and summer hiking, cycling, kayaking and mountain biking.
The market town of Bourg St Maurice gives easy access to several vast and snow sure ski resorts;the Les Arcs/La Plagne/Paradiski resorts are 7 minutes away by funicular ;with 420km of pistes,164 lifts and some of the longest descents in the Alps.
The Tour de France came into town and 2 of the most beautiful Alpine stages took place each side of Bourg, in July 2009.Summer hiking in the heart of the French Alps, and in sight of Mont Blanc, is made easy by the opening of the funicular and selected ski lifts throughout July and August.
This also enables mountain bike enthusiasts to access a wide range of graded pistes.
In winter, Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Rosiere and SteFoy are all accessible by bus (about half an hour's journey)from Bourg.
In summer, the town hosts music, dance, circus,cycling, hiking and other sports festivals, and the French kayaking championships(July).The resorts at Arcs 1600 and 1800 re-open during July and August to offer a range of sports and children's activities including golf;archery;mountain biking;climbing;horse riding;parapenting....and there are numerous way-marked hiking trails through the foreats and in the mountains.
The area is famous for its Baroque churches and Alpine scenery;the town is surrounded by the magnificent Vanoise and Beaufortain national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and there are fantastic views of Mont Blanc from Les Arcs.
Lake Annecy;and Chambery, with its magnificent chateau of the Dukes of Savoie;and Albertville with its fascinating medieval town are all great days out ;by train or car.You can (in summer only) also get over the Petit St Bernard pass to Aosta and onto Cormayeur(Italy).
The Les Arcs / Bourg St Maurice area
Bourg St Maurice is an authentic French town located in the heart of the French Alps, and central for several magnificent ski resorts including Les Arcs/Paradiski; Val d'Isere, Tignes,Ste Foy Tarentaise and La Rosiere.
The town has numerous and varied restaurants(including a Vietnamese and a Moroccan restaurant if you ever tire of French cooking;there are several really excellent local restaurants serving fine food and hearty local specialities including fondue;tartiflette;diots), along with bars and cafes and a good range of shopping on an attractive old pedestrianised street. There are delicatessens and butchers selling local and regional specialities, several boulangeries,clothes boutiques and plenty of ski/snowboard/bikehire shops; the Saturday market is a great place to stock up on the local winesand cheeses before you head home.There are also 3 supermarkets.
There is a friendly tourist information bureau opposite the train station; frequent valley buses and coaches leave from the station and can take you on to other local resorts if you want to explore further afield.
In summer, there are Baroque churches to visit in the Tarentaise valley, music,drama or sports festivals held in and round the town throughout July and August,and the area is renowned for mountaineering, mountain biking,cycling, parapenting, and water sports ,with the Isere river close by.
How to get there
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Bourg St Maurice is very easily accessible by plane, train (including Eurostar)and coach/ski transfer.
The nearest airports are;
Chambery(127km;one and a quarter hours drive);www.chambery-airport.com
Grenoble (less than two hours drive); www.grenoble-airport.com
Lyon St Exupery(197km;two and a quarter hours drive);www.lyon.aeroport.fr
Geneva (166 km;3 hours drive);www.gva.ch
jet2.com and FlyBe fly to Chambery and Grenoble; and there are year round flights to Geneva by Easyjet and other budget airlines.Ryanair,BA and BMI also fly to these airports.Air France do a shuttle to Lyon, and BMI baby are also worth checking for winter AND summer flights.
From the airports there are regular coach and train transfers;for train information check www.ter-sncf.com
You can check Chambery coach transfers at www.altibus.com.tel; 0033 479683296
There are 3 a day on Saturdays and 2 on Sundays in the ski season from Chambery airport;you can prebook or pay on the day, and the journey takes one and a half hours.
For coaches from Grenoble and Geneva check www.agbus.fr (daily services in the ski season).tel 0033 476278929
From Chambery(2 hours by train from Bourg ;severaltrains each day) there are daily coach transfers right to Geneva airport and Lyon St Exupery airport;check out www.altibus.com
There is excellent rail access from all the above French airports (via Chambery train station) AND from the UK as Bourg has an international railway station just 5 minutes walk from the apartment.You can travel from London St Pancras, or Paris, directly to Bourg St Maurice by Eurostar/TGV/Snow train(day and overnight services).
Bourg is also the TGV terminus for a wide range of French cities and resorts in the French alps, so there are regular daily train services (eg from Geneva and Lyon airports via Chambery; and from the town centres of Lyon , Grenoble and Chambery)throughout the ski season and in summer.
There is a Europcar office in Bourg for local car hire;but you do not need a car if you plan to ski in les Arcs/La Plagne only; and you can use local buses to visit other resorts nearby(regular services to La Rosiere, Val d'Isere and Tignes).
The funicular is a few minutes walk from the apartment and takes you right up to the slopes at Arc1600 in 7 minutes. There are free buses(navettes) to the other Les Arcs resorts(Arcs2000,Arcs1950 and Arcs1800)...or you can ski to them from Arc1600.....you can also ski directly to Peisey Vallandry which forms another part of the Paradiski mega-resort. From here, you can use the Vanoise Express cable car to get across to La Plagne(separate day ski pass required to ski in La Plagne- or buy a Paradiski pass which covers La Plagne in addition to all 4 Les Arcs resorts and Peisey Vallandry)
If you do decide to drive, then there is easy motorway/payage access to and from the airports;
From Geneva, head for Annecy then Chambery;
From Lyon or Grenoble, head for Chambery.
From Chambery, take the A41 motorway to Albertville then the N90 expressway through Moutiers,which leads in 40 minutes to Bourg.
If hiring a car from Geneva airport, it is cheaper to hire from the French side;but you cannot then drive on Swiss motorways without a surcharge; so ask the carhire company to give you their leaflet on getting onto the French motorway network, when you pick up the car.
Activities near Les Arcs
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Dec 12||21 Apr 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Apr 13||15 Dec 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
In addition to the weekly rental, a £100.00 breakages deposit is payable, which is returnable within seven days of the end of the rental period.
To secure the booking an initial deposit of £100.00 is payable.This is non returnable. The balance is payable not less than one month prior to the commencement of the rental period.Enquire now
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