Why 'Les Carroz' ?
The main reason we decided to buy in Les Carroz is that away from the ski season we like to have day trips to Switzerland (1hour) and Italy (2 hours) and to generally explore Europe.
Why 'Claudes' ?
Although the chalet in which Claudes is situated, it only 15 years old, it was designed and is maintained in the traditional Savoyard style - pine and red and white decorations,
When we bought it 15 years ago our children were small and the fact that we are in a pedestrian precinct every morning they went to the shop to by breakfast and of course use their French. Again the ice rink is in the precinct and only a 50 sec walk away.
The fact that the ski bus stops outside the flat is again ideal for tired little and old legs.
It is an ideal family location with toy chest, books, DVDs, and many games. As the mezzanine has a low ceiling it is child friendly and can be used either as a play area or an additional bed room. The flat is suitable for 1 or 2 couples or a family with 3 or less children,,
Although our flat is small it is well equipped with plenty of cupboard space. The fact that we have separate ski locker and ski room plus the entrance hall with boot chest all adds up to increase the area.
Another important point is that the lift travels from the garage level -2 up to the top level 4 and our flat.
IDEAL FAMILY HOLIDAY LOCATION.property suitable for 4 adults + 1 child sleeping in the mezzanine
Bus stop 'Fermme du Soleil'.
The bus passes the front entrance to the appartment every 10 minutes. Les Carroz operates a one way system therefore allow 10 mins to base of telecabine and 3 minutes to return.
Les Carroz is the ideal family resort and with Claudes situated in the centre,next to the ice rink and 10 yards from shop & ski bus .There is baby sitting service and children's club . Les Carroz holds the "Les petite Montagnards" label for its superb children's facilities. During high season there are different activities in the town square for all ages.
CLAUDES is a 4th floor apartment (lift) within a traditional Savoyard chalet with a south/west balcony overlooking forest. and the Mont Blanc mountain range. It is on the edge of the village with the ice rink, outdoor centre,shops and town square 1 minute walk. Les Carroz is both a winter and summer resort offering a wide range of outdoor activities.
For those wishing a more relaxing holiday there are many street cafes, concerts and escorted / unescorted alpine flower walks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Separate ski / boot locker on ground floor which can hold golf clubs / tennis equipment.Private and secure underground parking space.
The Grand Massif region in the Haute Savoie is the lesser known and the least developed. The villages have maintained the old charm of the Savoyard alpine way of life, where the chalets are adorned with colourful window boxes and church bells echo across the valleys. It always amazes me how quickly the mountains burst with wild flowers so soon after the snow has melted. It is a paradise for the wild flower enthusiast, artist and walker. The air is very clear and the afternoon sun can be very strong high in the mountains with a temperature drop by early evening. However, our balcony in Les Carroz is sheltered by the mountains and is normally warm enough for all meals to be eaten outside.
The old town square forms the centre of Les Carroz d'Araches which is lined with pavement cafe bars, small shops and restaurants. Nothing is too far away and a car is not essential as most items can be purchased locally. There are several ski / mountainerring hire shops as well as VTT cycle centres.The centre "Montagne Activites" - Hte Montagne, Escalade, Canyoning, Via Ferrata is located in the square. We have a cinema and three churches of which two are twelfth-century.
Lying at 1140-2500m the town offers one of the longest winter ski seasons in the Alpes. Les Carroz d'Araches Flaine, Sameons, Sixt and Morillon telecabine system allows extensive coverage of the Grand Massif region (265km) for the VTT cyclist, walker or skier.
PLACES OF INTEREST WITHIN AN HOURS DRIVE;
Chamonix - Telecabine Panoramic du Mont Blanc and the Mer de Glace.
St Gervais and the mountain funicular railway to Aiguille du Midi.
Annecy - Medieval town and the lakes for sailing / swimming
Cluses - home of the clock makers with the museum.cinemas,and theatres Train station with direct service from Paris.(nearest town to Les Carroz)
Italy and the Mont Blanc tunnel - medieval town of Aosta offering theatres, concerts and art galleries.
Switzerland and Geneva - nearest airport to Les Carroz and a large centre for culture, theatres and exhibitions.