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- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
Type: HouseBellevue Lodge
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Chamonix as a ski resort speaks for itself. Coupled with an equally thriving summer season, the choice of location for this chalet was simple! A traditional Savoyarde farm building with an incredible location and breathtaking views, Bellevue Lodge has been renovated piece by piece to create a true Alpine hideaway! With the help of true French craftsmanship, the result is overwhelming!
Great care has been taken to maintain the look of an authentic traditional Sayoyarde farm which was first built in the 1800s. All of the old original wood, beams and pillars throughout the chalet have been utilised. Antique flagstones make the hallway floor and old ...Read more
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Les Houches, Rhone-Alpes, France
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The Resort Chamonix is one of the most accessible and exciting of the French ski resorts, approximately one hour’s drive from Geneva Airport or eight hours (560 miles) from Calais.
Over the past 30 years Chamonix has become known as the skiing and climbing capital of the world, with the highest cable-car in Europe, the Aiguille du Midi, taking you to an incomparable view of the Alps and Mont Blanc. It also gives access to the world famous ‘Vallee Blanche’, a twenty six kilometre run of stunning glacier scenery and skiing.
The town is vibrant all year round and provides an excellent base for a mountain break. As Chamonix is populated throughout the year, it has retained its wide selection of traditional cafes and tempting ‘patisseries’. For the all-important apres-ski, it has many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Indeed, it provides the perfect location whether you seek high adventure or just a well earned rest in the most breathtaking of surroundings.
Located above the small town of Les Houches, Bellevue Lodge is found with private spectacular views and just a 5 minute chauffeured drive from the centre of Les Houches and 10 minutes from the centre of Chamonix. Les Houches has it’s very own ski slopes all tree lined which are perfect for bad weather ski days. There are also some wonderful gentle beginner slopes.
There are regular bus and train services from Les Houches centre to all other areas in the Chamonix valley. Les Houches has some wonderful both local Savoyade and more modern cuisine restaurants to enjoy, not to mention numerous bars and cafes.
Whichever method of transport you choose, by deciding to stay at Bellevue Lodge, you give yourself the flexibility to depart and arrive when and how you wish. Airport Transfers Les Houches is just a 1hr drive from Geneva airport.
During the summer months the chalet is available catered or self-catered.
In Chamonix during the summer months, the range of activities is vast for both families and adrenalin junkies alike. All the activities listed are available to you under the supervision of a qualified instructor or guide.
- Mountain biking - Rock climbing - Ice climbing - Alpine hiking – Use the chair lifts and cable cars (open year round) to access 350km of marked footpaths crossing into Italy and Switzerland - 18-hole golf course at Les Praz + many other competition standard courses in and around area - Paragliding - White-water rafting - An indoor climbing wall - 21 tennis courts - Canyoning (a mixture of sliding jumping and diving down the mountain canyons) - Via Ferrata - Indoor and outdoor Olympic size swimming pools - 2 summer toboggan courses - Horse-drawn carriage rides - Helicopter flights - Sports mini-clubs for children from 4-13 years old - Go-karting, bowling, horse riding, fishing, squash, skating and mini-golf are also available - Hot air ballooning
The Skiing & Snowboarding in Chamonix is world class. Ranked no.1 resort in the world for ‘Vertical feet’ The Times Newspaper As the snow seems to be getting better and better late into the season, why not take advantage of Chamonix’s lifts and pistes which stay open until mid-May and enjoy some truly spectacular late season skiing.
Les Houches is the first ski area you reach on entering the Chamonix valley. The area has gentle, rolling slopes and tree-lined runs for all the family. Nestled within the trees are a number of traditional style restaurants. For those wanting more of a challenge; the black run ‘Le Kandahar’ was the setting for the World Cup Downhill 2012. Le Brevent-La Flegere Le Brevent-La Flegere are two areas interlinked giving easy access from the centre of Chamonix, to a massive skiing area.
The sunny slopes offer good intermediate skiing with long red runs and fantastic easily accessible off-piste. There are also incredible views of Mont Blanc. Les Grands Montets Les Grands Montets is truly the home of ‘The Steep and Deep’ with a well-deserved reputation for incredible off-piste, Les Grands Montets guarantees an amazing day on the slopes.With a vertical drop of 2000m to the valley floor and skiing through the trees, you can really push yourself to the limit!
Le Tour is at the top of the Chamonix valley with wide open cruising pistes that make Le Tour perfect for beginners. Gaze down upon the whole Chamonix as you glide down the gentle slopes, or enjoy the endless powder in the back country of the tree lined runs down into Switzerland.
Beginner-friendly nursery slopes are found at the bottom of each of the main areas described above and are easily accessible. This is where you can gain the confidence to tackle the more challenging pistes further up the mountain. The Vallee Blanche The Vallee Blanche Chamonix’s most famous glacier run affords 26kms of spectacular off-piste skiing down the Mer de Glace. Reached via the Aiguille du Midi cable car at 3842m.
The Mont Blanc Tunnel allows a quick drive across the border for a day’s skiing in the Aosta valley and the Italian resort of Courmayeur, which will also be covered by your lift pass.