Charming traditional chalet apartments at the foot of Mont Blanc and in one of the most prestigious sites in the Alps, at the entrance of the Chamonix Valley in the Mont Blanc range, five kilometres from the world capital of mountaineering and skiing.
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At the foot of Mont Blanc, in the Chamonix valley, facing the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the village of Les Houches is a traditional Haute Savoie village made up of a number of small hamlets. Only 5km from the major resort of Chamonix, the ski area, which is at an altitude of 1000m - 1900m, h...as a dramatic 360° panoramic view of Mont Blanc and offers 55km of pistes.
As well as alpine skiing, there are a variety of mountain sports to tempt you like snowboarding, ski-jump, cross-country, telemark skiing, snow-shoeing and skating.
The residence is just a few steps (200m) away from the Prarion cable car,where you will find a small grocery which stocks bread and a restaurant, 1.5km from the centre of the village and nestled behind a copse of fir trees, this charming 4* residence offers wonderfully welcoming apartments.
Hameau de Pierre Blanche is in fact made up of 6 Savoyard style chalets, each one comprising 6 or 7 apartments. In total, 40 apartments make up this little hamlet which also boasts a ?Centre Spas & Beauté Montagne? with an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzis, saunas, Turkish baths and cardio fitness training rooms as well as health and beauty treatments. Access to the swimming pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, saunas, Turkish bath and fitness room are included in the cost of your accommodation, whilst beauty and relaxation treatments may be booked for an extra fee.
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In the reception chalet, you will find a cosy lounge area with an open fireplace, comfortable sofas and a selection of daily newspapers as well as wi-fi internet access (payable) so you can keep up with what is happening in the world and a daily weather forecast. Board games, a raclette and fondue equipment can be borrowed from reception as well as items of children?s equipment including cots, high chairs, bottle warmers. Please note, cots and high chairs are subject to availability, are restricted to 1 per apartment and should be requested in advance. A fresh bakery service is available from reception so you can order fresh bred and pastries before 18h the day before for collection the following morning. A full breakfast hamper can be ordered as well as outside catering if you so wish. Each chalet has a lift and ski lockers as well as a left luggage room which can be useful for early arrivals or late departures.
There is a choice of three sizes of apartment for 4, 6 or 8 people.
The 4P8 is a three bedroom apartment for 8 people and measures 60-75 m² and are sometimes duplex.
The living room has a pull-out sofa bed which makes into 2 single beds, and a satellite television. The kitchenette, adjoining the living area, is fully equipped with a 4-burner ceramic hob with extractor hood, a multi-function microwave oven, a fridge, dishwasher, electric coffee-maker, kettle, mini-mixer, pressure cooker and toaster.
There is one bedroom with a double bed and two bedrooms with twin beds. There is a bathroom complete with heated towel rail and hair dryer and a shower room. In some apartments the toilets are separate and in others they are in the bathrooms. All apartments have a telephone for incoming and outgoing calls (payable) and there is wi-fi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided and beds are made up prior to your arrival (except the sofa bed where sheets are left for you to make the beds).
All apartments are east facing and have a balcony and there is an underground car park (payable).
A partial end of stay clean is provided free of charge. Please note that this does not include the kitchen so you must ensure that the kitchen is clean and tidy, that all washing up is clean and put away and that the fridge and oven are clean. All rubbish bins must be emptied and rubbish removed from the apartment prior to your departure.Read more
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Hameau de Pierre Blanche 4P8 - Les Houches Vallee de CHAMONIX Les Houches, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Located in one of the most prestigious sites in the Alps, at the entrance of the Chamonix Valley in the Mont Blanc range, five kilometres from the world capital of mountaineering and skiing, the village of Les Houches nestling at 1000m has retained its rural traditions and architecture. With breath-taking views, it invites you to explore some sites of exceptional natural beauty.
The ski area of Les Houches, which rises to 1900m, has over 55km of wooded pistes with amazing 360° views of the Mont Blanc range. There are 24 pistes including 4 green, 6 blue, 12 red and 2 black of which one is the World Cup downhill course: La Verte des Houches. 127 snow cannons are distributed around the whole of the ski area.
To explore in the area
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 August 20, 2014
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