Chalet Alys, in centre of historic mountain resort


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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Chalet

Chalet Alys is 4* rated by the Haute Savoie tourist board following complete renovation in 2012-13. Chalet Alys lies in the charming mountain village of Abondance and consists of 4 bedrooms on two floors sleeping 10 people. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with under floor heating. Apartment Alys occupies a third floor and sleeps 5 people. It has independent access and can be rented separately for larger groups. Chalet Alys is situated a 1 minute walk from the centre of this traditional French village with shops, bars, restaurants and a year round Sunday market. The Abondance ski cable car is 900 meters from the chalet by foot or bus. Access ...Read more


Chalet Alys, in centre of historic mountain resort
Abondance, Rhone-Alpes, France

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Abondance is a traditional French village with a 12th Century Abbey, a lively year round Sunday Market, two mountain rivers racing down to Lake Geneva (Lake leman) and a charming and retro ski station. The village has hotels, bars, restaurants, ski/outdoor shops, small supermarkets, a Boulangerie and two Charcuteries. In Summer the Place du Village hosts many cultural, festive and community activities and is adorned with flowers. Visitors come in summer to walk and cycle and for the history, the tree top adventure, the Abondance cheese the Maison du Val museum and Lake Geneva (Lake leman) at Evian des Bain and Thonon. Lake Geneva, a 30 min drive down the mountain, is where you will find lakeside access to swimming, water sports, promenades and waterside restaurants and cafés. The ferry will take you along the lake and over to Lausanne and other Swiss lakeside towns and resorts. In winter, Abondance can meet all your ski and winter holiday needs. It has ski hire and ESF ski school both in the village centre and at the top of the cable car. You can enjoy snow shoe walking and cross country skiing straight from the Chalet door and skiing an 8 minute walk away. Abondance is a great resort for mature skiers who want a more relaxed skiing holiday, ski beginners and families with children. The skiing available locally offers great choice. Abondance – A 900m walk (or bus) takes you to the cable car and the 7 lift, 13 run ski station for beginners and intermediates, plus a quiet, lovely time for all levels and you can easily come home for lunch! La Chapelle d’Abondance – 5km up the valley by car/bus offers you both gentle skiing and more stretching skiing. Cret-Beni area which is great for beginners and intermediates. Alternatively take the Braitaz gondola with its plentiful parking to access the Porte du Soleil via its Swiss resorts of Champery, Morgins and Torgon. For a busier and faster skiing experience visit Chatel – 13 km by car/bus where you access 650km of skiing the biggest ski area in the world with 194 lifts and several ski parks. The nearest airport is Geneva 70 km and 90 mins drive away. Car hire is available at the airport and buses run twice a day between Geneva Airport and Abondance through the bus company Altibus. Taxi transfers ((website: hidden)) run regularly to and from the airport. Driving time from Calais to Abondance is 9.5 hours. A car is not essential as the ski bus runs regularly between Abondance and Chatel and most things you will need are available in Abondance. A car offers independence in getting to the lifts promptly.

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Last updated on December 10, 2014
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  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Stove or Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Television
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - ask

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