Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Very close to the main ski- lift and nordic skiing course
The apartment has been finished to a high standard with 2 bathrooms which provide constant hot water ! 2 bedrooms and the kitchen is modern and well equipped with hob , oven , microwave and dishwasher , There are 2 T.Vs.and D.V.D players(1 for the kids).A comfortable double bed -setee is situated in the lounge area.
Set over two floors for more privacy (escape from the kids!)
A boot room provides a place to store and dry wet ski equipment also with a washing machine .
Situated in an area which is calm and tranquil in the evening after the skiers have departed ,a great place for couples ,families and groups of friends ,just a short walk to some great bars if you want a lively evening !
All this combined with great skiing and boarding, the picturesque scenery and the traditional savoyarde village makes Chalet Luce and Les Contamines an ideal holiday destination winter and summer.
Please be advised we have a stair case ,so care must be taken with young children ,we have a security gate which can be fitted as an extra precaution if necessary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Set over 2 floors giving a little more privacy ,escape from the kids for a while .The lower ground floor double bedroom has an ensuite shower room with washbasin and toilet. T.V and DVD so you can catch up on those films you've been meaning to watch .
Situated on the ground floor there is a bathroom complete with bath and shower,also there's a separate toilet on the ground floor.
The apartment can also be used as a one bedroomed apartment and this would be reflected in the price. During peak weeks however full price applies.
|Further details outdoors|
Situated in a snow sure area beside Mont Blanc, a very convenient distance from Geneva airport (just over 1 hour ) Les Contamines skiing area provides an excellent varied skiing for all levels of skiers .Great ski schools one of which being ESF providing tuition in skiing,snowboarding, crosscountry and snowblading and local skiguides can be arranged for the more experienced skier who would like to explore the area fully.
If you are a bit rusty or are lacking confidence on the slopes we can organise a local ESF fully qualified instructor for private lessons who will help you regain your ski legs and help you get the most out of the miles of pistes.Go at you're own pace but a recent group of holiday makers some of whom had never skied before were delighted to be skilled and confident enough for black runs before the end of their week.All thanks to the wonderful teaching of Bruno a local ESF instructor.
Private lessons €42 per hour 1-2 persons,3-5 persons €60 per hour ( book early)
Lift pass prices start at €27.50 for a half day pass and vary in prices depending on how many days some examples ,€186 for a 6 day consecutive adult pass .
New for this year ,you can buy a magnetic card on your first day and then inset it into machines each day and pay for what you want,it saves you queuing not that is usually too much of a problem .
Chamonix is situated approximately a 30 minute drive away for those who would like to combine the 2 areas,but for most people you'll find everything you'll need and more on your doorstep.
For walkers,the apartment is situated near the end of the valley where mountain paths provide miles of terrain for various levels of difficulty.(Maps available at the The Tourist Office)
Find mountain lakes and spectacular scenery,glaciers,mountain restaurants and a wealth of flora and fauna and of course lots and lots of fresh air.
The Rhone/French Alps region
Situated beside Mont Blanc which provides the village with excellent snow cover in winter and spectacular views Good varied skiing for all levels and in summer the village is visited by many walkers for its extensive terrain.
Great food ,good local wines ,friendly locals who value your custom make this area a very special place to visit.
Winter -Mountain restaurants serving savoyarde specialities.Trips on snowmobiles can be organised to sample local dishes for an evening of fun and adventure with good food.
In the village itself there are many good restaurants such as L'op Tracken delicious Savoyard specialities,L'air du Temps serving great fish and seafood,grills and pizza .Not to be missed,the fabulous L'o a la Bouche !! 2 restaurants one ,Marmotts ,the savoyard bistro located downstairs serving fondue ,grilled meats including a 700g cote de bœuf ( if you finish it you'll get a voucher for the next one free).Also tasty set menus at reasonable prices .
The ground floor a la carte restaurant serves gourmet specialities ,you can choose how many courses you want ,allow for the amuse bouchée served between courses .Fabulous food and great wine .For more details www.lo-contamines.com.
Visit the Parc du Thermal Spa situated in St Gervais les Bain,be pampered and treat yourself to skin treatments,massages, beauty treatments etc
Summer Update: Local chef Fabrice Boidard (english speaking) of La Bouche runs a cookery school throughout the summer on request.Why not combine a walking /cooking /spa break.
The village has many great shops selling local speciallities,sport shops selling all the latest ski wear and equipment and as it is a very ipicturesque place with it's baroque church and traditional savoyard architecture just to walk around the village and take in the scenery is amust.
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3 Jan 2014
"Fantastic location, wonderful village."
Les Contamines is a wonderful ski location - as yet undiscovered by the tour operators. Everyone is friendly and the ski area is extensive, with fast lifts, few queues and hardly any of the dreaded dr… More
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