About the home
Our apartment is ideally located for a winter sports holiday and, in other seasons, for discovering the grandeur and challenges of the mountains.
Le Dôme is a modern three-storey block built in traditional style. Our second floor apartment has 3 bedrooms, a combined kitchen/living area with south-facing balcony, shower room with toilet, bathroom (with shower attachment over bath), separate toilet, garage, ski store and parking space.
We are centrally located in this unspoilt village, 150 metres from village church and shops, 50 metres from the thermal baths and 300 metres from ski-lifts, reached either by a ten minute walk for a family with young children or a two-minute walk to the stop of the courtesy bus service
As we participate in the Serre Chevalier "ambassadeur" programme our guests who ski are eligible for discounts on ski hire, bars, restaurants etc.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The communal area floors are tiled and the bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and cupboards, carpeted. Beds are supplied with goose down duvets. The entrance hall has a radiator, coat hooks and shelving for drying off ski boots. The kitchen is well equipped, the dining table and chairs are in pine and a bright lounge with sofa and easy chairs looks out to a balcony and a view of the imposing mountains and glacier. The south-facing balcony has a table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining, and two loungers for sunny months.
In the basement there is a private ski storage room and garage.
Further details outdoors:
View of mountains and glacier
Seating for 8 on the balcony.
A deposit of 200 euros against breakages, damages and inadequate cleaning is required, payable at the beginning of the rental period and refundable (less any deductions) on departure.
You will need to provide bed linen, towels and kitchen cloths. We can organise the hire at cost price of any items that you prefer not to transport.
You will be expected to clean the apartment before departure.
There is a no smoking rule in the apartment, although guests may smoke on the balcony.
Normal changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible in low season.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Hautes-Alpes region
Scenically Monetier les Bains is in the heart of the Alps, with nearby peaks of around 4,000 metres and the front of the Le Dôme glacier visible from the apartment.The region includes the noted and easily accessible Queyras Regional Park and Ecrins National Park, the latter bordering Monetier.
Climatically the region benefits from a Mediterranean sun (Briançon boasts 300 plus days of sunshine a year) and is famed for its cobalt blue winter skies. Enjoy them year round from our balcony. The occasional house painted in lilac, blue or saffron is a reminder of Provence, as are the olive oils, soaps and textiles found in the local shops and street markets.
Briançon is 15kms from Monetier. The charming walled old town (the cité Vauban) was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008 and is well worth a visit for its historical and architectural features as well as spectacular views of the Durance and the surrounding valleys. The modern town boasts a theatre, restaurants, a casino, sports facilities and shopping malls.
The Serre Chevalier / Monetier-les-Bains area
Serre Chevalier is an open sunny valley running in an east/west direction from Briançon (1250 metres) to the Lauteret Pass (2057 metres) containing many unspoilt villages and hamlets.
Monetier is the highest village/ski centre (1500 metres) and combines traditional architecture and ambience with discreet modern developments and facilities for the discerning tourist. Village shops offer such local products as fresh goats cheese, salami made from duck or wild pig, pastries and preserves from mountain fruits, trout from the Guisane river and génépi (a liquer particular to the Alps). Restaurants and bars offer fare ranging from simple home cooking to gourmet menus, with wine cellars to match. A state of the art spa centre opened in 2008 and offers a range of water treatments (including Romano-Irish baths) sourced from Monetier's natural thermal springs.
Mountain holidays are essentially activity based, and Serre Chevalier Vallée offers far more than can be packed into a typical week or fortnight vacation.
For skiers and snowboarders the 250 kilometres of pistes on the north facing slopes are one of the largest ski areas in France, while extensive and relatively safe off-piste skiing abounds. Snow parks and crèches cater for the very young. Experienced skiers can savour the off-piste descent from 3505 metres at nearby Le Grave.
There is a cross-country ski route passing through Monetier and designated paths for those trying out the newly popular activity of trekking on snowshoes. Ski excursionists will find ample opportunities to escape from the pistes.
Other activities include ice skating, horse riding, go-karting on ice and paragliding.
From strolling in the valley under the larch trees alongside the Guisane to trekking on the glacier of the Barre des Ecrins, the region offers something to walkers of all tastes and capabilities. Mountaineers will revel in the challenges of via ferrata, rock faces and mountain ascents.
Cyclists can try the mythical Tour de France climbs of the Col d'Isoard and the Col de Galibier. Mountain bikers can use the ski lifts going up and descend either on prepared routes or the extensive mountain tracks.
There is also rafting or kayaking on the Guisane, tennis, paragliding, canyoning, fishing, horse-riding, swimming, go-karting, plus adventure parks.
How to get there
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The nearest airports are Grenoble and Turin (Italy), both about 120 kms. We advise hiring a car for the journey from the airport, particularly in the case of Turin although from Grenoble there is a public coach service that stops at the church in Monetier.
From the Channel ports the direct motorway route is south to Lyon and Grenoble and then the RN 91 to Monetier via the Col de Lautaret. Alternatively, from Lyon take the motorway A43 via the Fréjus tunnel to Oulx (Italy) and then over the pass at Mongenévre, down to Briançon and the RN 91 to Monetier.
Many visitors prefer to meander on the journey taking in the sights and tastes of France.
a) Direct overnight service from Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz) to Briançon, then by bus or taxi to Monetier.
b) TGV from Paris to Grenoble, then by bus to Monetier.
c) TGV from Paris to Oulx (Italy), then by bus from Oulx train station to Briançon station (one hour), and onward by bus or taxi to Monetier.
Activities near Serre Chevalier
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|15 Dec 12||22 Dec 12||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 1266||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1266||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||26 Jan 13||£ 546||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Jan 13||2 Feb 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Feb 13||16 Feb 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Feb 13||9 Mar 13||£ 1266||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Mar 13||16 Mar 13||£ 1155||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Mar 13||20 Apr 13||£ 546||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Apr 13||6 Jul 13||£ 305||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 494||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 573||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 13||17 Aug 13||£ 615||-||-||1 Week|
|17 Aug 13||24 Aug 13||£ 368||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 305||-||-||1 Week|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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