Apartments in Chamonix
If you're looking for self-catering apartments in Chamonix, the good news is that the choice and quality of accommodation on offer has dramatically improved in recent years.
Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Chamonix without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place and its buildings. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start but our apartment listings page should help.
Should you prefer to take the hassle out of your search or want to speak to an expert, opt for one of the Chamonix-based English specialists such as Mountain Base, Chamonix All Year or Chamonix Holidays or one of the other listed rental agents. Alternatively, there are a huge number of privately rented Chamonix apartments - some in small apartment buildings and others which are part of larger chalets - again, private rentals can be found by searching directly on our apartment listings page.
Self-Catering Accommodation in Chamonix town
Many new builds and renovations in Chamonix have been undertaken by the large French company, MGM Constructeur. MGM’s Le Hameau de la Blaitiere consists of 17 luxury apartments in a former hotel at Les Planards in Chamonix town and is fantastically located right next to the Les Planards beginners' slope.
A short wander from here in the direction of centre of Chamonix town and you'll find the traditional Savoyard Résidence La Ginabelle, which was also built by MGM and is now run by sister rental company Pierre & Vacances as part of their Premium range. Facilities on offer here include a luxury Deep Nature Algotherm Spa and an indoor swimming pool.
Cham Sud Self-Catering
When many people think of self-catering apartments in Chamonix, they think of the infamous Cham Sud buildings. Whilst it is no longer the only option for those looking for apartments in town, Cham Sud is still Chamonix's only real large apartment complex and offers good budget options for those wanting to come to Chamonix for a ski holiday. The exterior of the buildings are a bit dated and the apartments are a real mixed bag. Some are tiny studios with few facilities whereas others have been tastefully renovated and offer a good central option. Pierre & Vacances have a range of mid-range apartments - La Riviere - on the edge of Cham Sud. The advantage of being in Cham Sud is its close proximity to the Aiguille du Midi lift station and the centre of town. If you’re looking for peace and quiet however, this is probably not the place for you: Cham Sud tends to attract a younger holiday maker and can be pretty lively in the winter months with a number of bars and a nightclub on the ground floor.
Self-Catering Apartments Around the Valley
Heading down the valley to the increasingly popular Les Houches area, MGM have developed the gorgeous Residence Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche - open in the peak summer period only. Managed by CGH, it features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room for guests to use at their leisure.
In the opposite direction and further up the valley, work continues apace; MGM have also been renovating the classic Le Savoy hotel in Argentière to turn it into 3 luxury apartments and it promises to deliver something special. Choosing one of these holiday apartments for your trip to Chamonix means you can expect self-catering accommodation of the highest quality.