|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Residence Astoria benefits from its location and also nearby facilities. It is a new exclusive luxury chalet development by MGM, of superb quality, right in the heart of Chamonix but tucked away so quiet and peaceful, however, just a minutes walk away there is a free bus stop to take you to all the ski areas as well the abundance of eating and drinking venues in the centre of Chamonix (Le Monchu Savoyarde restaurant just 1 minute walk away does possibly the best fondue and raclette in town!) . It is ideally positioned for the ski lifts too - only 5 minutes walk to the Aiguille du Midi, Les Planards, Savoy ski lifts and also to the Maison de la Montagne - the main ski school in Chamonix . The railway station is about 2 minutes walk on foot. Built in local Savoyard stone and wood, this residence offers the most fabulous views of Mont Blanc. Despite its central location Astoria is set in its own grounds and therefore enjoys peaceful surroundings.
This luxury superb residence is located in the centre of Chamonix in magnificent new chalet residence very central but set in its own grounds and therefore enjoys peaceful surroundings. It offers the most fabulous views of Mont Blanc from the gardens. The apartments not only benefit from their location but also the nearby facilities - just outside the building there is a free bus stop to take you to all the ski areas as well as being a minute walk to the abundance of eating and drinking venues in the centre of Chamonix. It is ideally positioned for the ski lifts too - only 5 minutes walk to the Aiguille du Midi cable car, Les Planards and Le Savoy ski lifts and also to the Maison de la Montagne - the main ski school in Chamonix. The railway station is about 2 minute walk on foot. On the ground floor of the building there is a good Savoyard restaurant, an excellent bakery and friendly ski-shop. Across the square there is a launderette and a English speaking brassery.
Mountaineering, Climbing, Hillwalking, Biking : Chamonix is THE renowned Alpine capital for mountaineering, climbing and hillwalking, offering hot rock, high mountains, superb granite and miles of limestone cliffs in Summer. Most documented crags and many mountain routes are equipped or have abseil points in place. There is incredible quality and choice of mountain routes at all levels of difficulty, including Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc (4810m). Winter climbers will also enjoy an exhilarating array of ice falls, ice routes, mixed and snow routes; and there are dozens of guide books and hundreds of local guides available to make your adventure safe, memorable and enjoyable. Indoor climbing is also available. Hillwalkers and Trekkers can enjoy dozens of day treks from Chamonix, making use of the extensive lift system should they choose, including legs from the Tour du Mont Blanc and walkers' Haute Route. A network of mountain bike trails has also been established in the valley; and downhillers can take on the pistes!
Kids' Activities: Chamonix is ideally suited for families with children of all ages. The pedestrianised environment allows for pleasant stress-free strolling with children, and the area is generally very manageable for children's buggies. In summer, the Planards ski area in the centre of town plays host to a variety of children's outdoor activities, including the 'luge d'ete' - summer toboggan run - not to be missed! There are also a number of high-standard local playgrounds; a river-side beach area at 'Paradise des Praz'; Pony Club; Karting; Skate Park; Mini Golf; Tennis Club; Mini-Club Sportif (children's activity club); an Alpine Zoo; and don't miss the puppies at the St Bernard Breeding centre. The municipal 'Richard Bozon' sports centre in the town centre (site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924) boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a water slide, and a lake with picnic/sunbathing area; the nearby valley-floor woods at Les Bois also offer gentle walks and plenty of picnic opportunities.
Can also organize your airport transfers, ski lessons, lift passes and you can get up to 20% discount off you equipment hire.
My name is Elaine Hutchinson. I live in Chamonix Mont Blanc with my husband and young son. My passion is running and skiing. I look after a portfolio of properties for my family and private owners.
I hope you have a good stay in them, since we have very fond memories of our family holidays in some of them over the years.
My team and myself work hard to keep them in tip top shape.
My French Chalet purchased this apartment in 2011
Superb location. Equipped to very high standard.
Location is fabulous, local amenities and restaurants on tap, skiing on tap and the views!!!
Linen and tourist tax are the only extra costs not included in the price of your holiday. Linen is £16.5 per single bed and £33 per double bed (note not per person). It includes a full bed set, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel (2 per double bed), bath mat and tea towels. Please be aware that only single linen sets are provided for twin beds since they have single duvets. Tourist tax is €0.90 per night for all persons over 12 years. This is not charged by My French Chalet but is a tax imposed by the resort Mairie on all holidaymakers. However, paying this tax does entitle you to the Chamonix Carte d'Hote (guest card) which offers you free transport in the valley and other discounts around town. All beds come made up and end of stay clean is included in the price. A limited number of cots and high chairs available to hire at £25 each per holiday. You will also be required to provide a £400 security deposit in case of accidental damage to your accommodation.
Located within an hour's drive of Geneva airport, Chamonix Mont-Blanc is a spectacular French resort in both winter and summer - playground for all ages. The Chamonix Valley is made up of a number of small ski areas: Les Houches, Le Brevent/ La Flegere, Les Grands Montets and Le Tour/ Vallorcine - all offering varied terrain and spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles. Skiers and snow boarders will love it here, whether you are looking for nice long sunny groomed slopes, small forest trails or off-piste free riding and untracked glacial terrain. Experienced skiers will love the gnarly trails on the Argentiere Glacier or the legendary off-piste itinerary from the Aiguilles du Midi - the Vallee Blanche (be warned a mountain guide is necessary for these areas!). Intermediates can take their pick from the miles of blue or more challenging red runs that are available in all areas of the Chamonix valley and beginners have ample to do as well. The gentle green slopes on the valley floor give the perfect introduction to winter sports before progressing onto the higher terrain. If you fancy going further a field, then the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass also enables you to ski in Courmayeur (Italy) and Verbier (Switzerland); both less than an hours drive from Chamonix (or a free bus ride in the case of Courmayeur!). Chamonix is a safe bet for early and late season skiers since 90% of the skiing is above 2000m. The highest area Les Grand Montets at 3300m offers exceptional skiing from December through to mid May. Wherever you choose to ski, there are unrivalled panoramas of the Mont Blanc massif that will take your breath away! In summer Chamonix opens up into a playground of alpine adventure - Climbing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, so many sports to do. Besides mountain adventure, there is a thriving cultural scene, amazing shops and boutiques, and a fabulous gastronomic offering - including 2 Michelin starred restaurants. The town itself has a charming pedestrianised centre, full of ambiance, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops - plenty to do when you come off the mountain. The smaller suburban villages of Argentiere, Montroc and Les Houches, also offer great access to the mountain trail in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. Access to Chamonix is so simple with it being less than an hours drive from Geneva airport, making long weekends and short breaks very easy - from Geneva either hire a car or we can book you an airport transfer. Chamonix has skiing for absolutely everybody but groups and families with non-skiers in their party will also love the range of alternate activities available. Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure that the views will be stunning and the food/ wine will taste great!
Chamonix, situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, is undoubtedly the alpine capital of the world. From December to May mountain lovers flock to Chamonix since it boasts something for skiers and boarders of all abilities, with a chance to enjoy very long runs, tree-lined routes, free riding, beginner slopes and epic off-piste with awe-inspiring scenery and some of the world's steepest and most challenging descents. From June to September, Chamonix becomes the mecca centre for climbing, mountaineering, biking and hiking. Chamonix is a large town, so night owls will also love it here, as there are plenty of buzzing bars continuing late into the night with live bands. Or escape from the party scene in one of the regions excellent cafes and restaurants. There are also plenty of day-time attractions, such as markets, shops and hockey matches, to entertain those who fancy a day off the slopes. Where ever you are your breath will always be taken away by the dramatic scenery when you look up. If you want to venture further afield it is easy to take day trips to neighbouring resorts in Italy and Switzerland, just on the other side of the mountains. Chamonix is the perfect place for weekend breaks, a weeks holiday, a season, or a lifetime, as you will never run out of things to do or tire of the views.
Geneva is the closest airport to Chamonix (98km), however Grenoble, Lyon, Milan or Turin are all less than 2.5 hours drive away. There is a direct road into the town which remains open throughout the year making accessibility so simple. There are plenty of transfer companies running between Geneva Airport and Chamonix which operate very regular services and it has its' own train station - Chamonix SNCF.