Located in the village of Les Bossons, a quiet residential part of Chamonix valley in a small chalet complex between Les Houches & Chamonix ski areas.
Situated close to the local bus stop and train station, it couldn't be easier to access Chamonix main town and the ski areas from this apartment.
On the ground floor of this duplex apartment there is a spacious lounge area with an open log fire so you can enjoy cosy winter evenings. French windows lead out onto wooden decking and a private garden where you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar separating it from the dining/lounge area. It has all a full kitchen with fridge, oven, dishwasher and washing machine plus all required utensils.
For entertainment there is a TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and WiFi access so can easily chill-out in front of a film, listing to your favourite tunes or catch up with family and friends over the internet.
The apartment can sleep up to 6 people in 1 double room, 1 bunk-bed room and a double sofa bed in the living 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 - Les Bossons, France
You can choose to include your airport transfers from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble or Lyon airport. Visit their website for further details and to get a quote.
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 - Les Bossons, 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 - Les Bossons, France
Lifts & Passes
You can book all your lift passes through this company as part of your package. They will be delivered to you on arrival in resort to save you having to queue at the ticket offices.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France
Instructors & Lessons
If you are looking to book ski or snowboard lessons for yourself or you children whilst on your winter holiday, this company can organise all your tuition in advance as part of your package.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Les Bossons, 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 - Les Bossons, France
There is exterior parking on the property.
Les Bossons is a quaint little village on the outskirts of Chamonix centre with a peaceful atmosphere and old fashioned charm. It has no shops or bars whatsoever, but if you like the quiet life then you'll love Les Bossons!
Les Bossons only has a handful of restaurants but they are all worth a visit. La Cremerie du Glacier is the most rustic, a cosy little place under the Glacier des Bossons serving calorific dishes laden with cheese, ham and wild mushrooms. Le Tremplin, near the bottom of the Les Bossons chairlift serves lots of local specialities including raclette and fondue at very reasonable prices, it has a lovely outdoor terrace with great views of the glacier too. Hotel Aiguille du Midi is a more sophisticated affair, without being at all stuffy; gourmet food prepared with seasonal local ingredients and a legendary dessert buffet make it popular with locals as well as hotel guests. A short walk towards Chamonix brings you to Hotel Le Vert, just after Gaillands lake, which serves good contemporary food as well as bar snacks.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Les Bossons, France
Les Bossons has only one attraction to speak of but it's pretty special - the glacier. During the summer you can hike right up to it by following signs for La Jonction, a steep hike going up to 2589m, or you can take the jolly little multi-coloured chairlift up to 1400m and follow a short trail that has pictures of how the glacier has changed over the years. Other than that, you can hop on a train or bus to Chamonix and visit the main attractions such as the Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace.
Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Les Bossons, France
Things to Do Nearby
Les Bossons is a great base for summer hiking, there are a number of trails that lead up into the forest beneath the Aiguille du Midi and on the opposite side of the valley you can access the incredibly beautiful Aiguillettes des Houches. It is conveniently placed on the bus and train links that connect Chamonix to Les Houches, so it is well placed for accessing all the activities that you can do in other parts of the valley. It does not have its own ski area, but all the resorts in the valley are easy to reach on public transport.
Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Les Bossons, France
The nearest golf course to Les Bossons 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 - Les Bossons, France
Les Bossons has no ski area but there is one chairlift that operates in summer to take sightseers up to the glacier.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Bars? Nightlife? That's not what Les Bossons is all about, you can enjoy a quiet drink on the terrace of the Hotel Aiguille du Midi but that's about as wild as it gets. There is a nightbus that connects Chamonix to Les Houches, passing through Les Bossons along the way but check the timetable so you don't miss the last one!
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Les Bossons, France
Location: Chamonix - Les Bossons
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 6
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Bookings For: Car hire | Lift Passes | Private Chef / Catering | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Flexible catering options
Cleaning: Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome
Room: Central-heating | Hair dryer | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: DVD Player | Free WiFi | iPod Dock | TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Cookware | Dishwasher | Fridge | Iron & Board | Tumble Dryer | Washing Machine
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Les Bossons | Chamonix - Les Bossons | 74400