This stylish contemporary Savoyard apartment is based within a 4 star hotel in the heart of Argentiere, close to the Grands Montets ski area.
The apartment is located on the third floor of Hotel Montana and has a spacious balcony with views wonderful of Mont Blanc.
The chic interior uses traditional materials of wood and stone alongside trendy modern furnishings and technologies. The living space is open plan with a fully equipped modern kitchen, with breakfast bar. The kitchen has everything you need when self-catering including full-size oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. The sitting area has a comfortable leather sofa where you can relax at the end of the day and access through French window to the balcony.
For entertainment, the apartment has been fitted with a large flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and WiFi access.
Guests staying at this apartment also have access to the hotel's spa facilities which include a stunning indoor/outdoor heated pool (open throughout the year), jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. You are also able to indulge in several massage and beauty treatments,
The apartment sleeps up to four in one double and two single bedrooms. One of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom and the remaining two share a shower room.
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Chamonix from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Exterior parking is available outside the hotel.
Situated at the top of the Chamonix Valley, Argentiere is nestled at the foot of the Les Grands Montets on one side and the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve on the other. Dramatic in winter and picturesque in summer, the town is a great base for mountain enthusiasts. It doesn't have the nightlife or shopping of Chamonix but you won't miss it once you're up amongst the high peaks
Argentiere is a traditional French village, full of pretty chalets and charming old stone buildings. It is pretty quiet out of season but comes to life in the busy winter and summer months, when the lure of the mountains attracts plenty of outdoor types who pile into the bars of an evening. There is a good selection of sports/mountaineering shops and a couple of little grocery stores but you may want to head to nearby Chamonix for any other kind of shopping, there are regular trains and buses that link the two towns.
Argentiere has a good choice of restaurants within a very small area, just take a stroll up the main road and see where takes your fancy. The Office does good bar food of the burgers and nachos variety - perfect with a jug of beer after a day on the hill. Opposite is Les Cheserys, which serves more sophisticated fare using seasonal local produce. Further along the street is a row of shops and restaurants where you'll find a number of pizza, crepe and snack options.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Taking a trip up Les Grands Montets cable car is a memorable experience in both summer and winter. The views of the valley are spectacular and it's not unusual to see wildlife such as marmots and chamois up here. You can access the Petit Balcon Nord from just behind the village, a hiking trail that runs from Chamonix all the way to Vallorcine.
Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
The nearest golf course to Argentiere is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.
Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Les Grands Montets lift station can be accessed on foot from Argentiere train station or by the bus that runs daily up and down the Chamonix Valley. The large cable car whisks you up to the Lognan plateau at 1972m, from where you can take a further cable car up to the glacier at 3300m (booking recommended as queues can be long). A new gondola was installed at the beginning of the 2014/15 winter season, making wait times much shorter.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
For a small town, Argentiere has a surprising number of bars - the Savoy opposite the train station has always been the place to go for good old foot stomping apres-ski but it has had a tendency to change owners a lot recently, so we can't guarantee what this season will bring. Further up the same road you'll find old favourites such as The Office and Slalom, where there are regular live bands and parties. The restaurant at the foot of the Grands Montets lift station has a large terrace at the back where they often have musicians playing and don't forget to call in at La Yaute beside the roundabout for a beer on the sunny terrace.
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Argentiere, France
Location: Chamonix - Argentiere
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 5
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Access: Children welcome
Room: Balcony | Safe / Secure box | Telephone
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: DVD Player | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge | Microwave
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Hammam / Steam-room | Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Pool (shared)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter