Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chambery,Grenoble,Lyon, Geneva, Nearest railway: Bourg St Maurice(TGV/Eurostar terminus) 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 .
The Rhone/French Alps 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).
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.