Close to the head of the Chamonix Valley, Argentiere is a picturesque mountain village at the heart of the Mont Blanc ski area and offers some of the most challenging skiing.
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Nearby Chamonix (8.5km from Argentière), is a vibrant alpine town with a wonderful architectural heritage that bears witness to a rich history. Alpine farms, baroque churches, art deco buildings and palaces from the «Golden Era».
The cosmopolitan atmosphere in this alpine town is both captivating and enchanting. High mountain scenery, the sheer beauty of which will take your... breath away, majestic ice falls and glaciers, one of Europe?s highest cable cars, cog railways that take you on a journey through time, with numerous traditional villages and hamlets scattered around, Chamonix bears witness to 250 years of mountaineering history.
Designated an area of natural beauty, Chamonix combines tradition with modern facilities. It is a town with a genuine Alpine atmosphere, lively all year round, with a ski area shared by Argentière (8km from Chamonix). A mecca for expert skiers and snowboarders, it is known throughout the world for the Grands Montets slopes.
Residence Le Cristal is made up of four, elegant 6-storey buildings (with lifts) housing a total of 65 south and east-facing apartments and is situated in the centre of Argentière, only 50m from the railway station and the shuttle bus which takes you to the lift stations and to the centre of Chamonix. The Grand Montets cable car is a mere 300m away.
Within the residence is an indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) which is open from around 9h to 19h45 and is free of charge for guests.
WFi access is available (payable) at reception, there is a communal lounge area with an open fire and a pool table. Board games, cards and useful items such as fondue and raclette sets, a hairdryer, iron and ironing board can be borrowed from here.
We offer 3 sizes of apartments for 4 to 7 people. If you require a different size of apartment to those shown here, please contact us with the number of people in your party.
The 1 bedroom alcove apartment for 5 people measures approximately 35m².
There is a living area, sleeping one person, with a satellite TV and a telephone.
The adjoining kitchenette is equipped with a 4-ring ceramic hob, an oven, a fridge and a dishwasher as well as an electric coffee maker, a toaster and a kettle.
There is one double bedroom and an alcove with bunk beds (1.80m length) which is separated from living area by a door or a curtain.
There is a bathroom or a shower room and a separate WC.
Apartments have either a south or east facing balcony.
The apartment may be in the eaves.
Bed linen and towels are provided however beds are not made up prior to your arrival. This service is available for an extra charge.
Cots and high chairs (for children under 2 and subject to availability) can also be borrowed free of charge. For your convenience, a bakery delivery service is available at reception for orders made the previous day.
Ski lockers are provided free of charge and the left luggage room can be useful on changeover day if you wish to arrive early or leave late. Limited spaces in the underground car-park (extra cost) and should be requested at the time of booking or there is a small open-air public car-park 50m from the residence.
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Le Cristal residence 25K - Argentiere Vallee de CHAMONIX Argentiere, Rhone-Alpes, France
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From the top of the Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix), the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car goes over the Glacier du Géant and on to the Pointe Hellbronner in Italy. The Montenvers Train: discover the famous Mer de Glace in its winter surroundings, at the foot of Les Drus, la Verte and Les Grandes Jorasses. As you arrive at the station, don't forget to visit the crystal gallery, the exhibition of alpine flora and fauna and the ice cave ( a real journey into the heart of the glacier).
Le Prarion : from the top of the Les Houches ski area, you have an amazing 360° panorama of the Mont-Blanc range, Les aiguilles de Chamonix including, in pole position, L'aiguille de Bionnassay.
Mont-Blanc Tramway: leaving from Fayet or Saint Gervais, going along the Col de Voza, the Mont-Blanc Tramway gives you winter access to the Plateau de Bellevue and to snow-shoe routes between the Col de Voza and Bellevue.
Last updated on September 19, 2014
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