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Cristal Chalet, Chamonix - Argentiere

4 bedroom Chalet in Chamonix. Sleeps 13

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This sleek modern chalet offers minimalist contemporary decor for a comfortable and relaxing chalet holiday next to the Grands Montets ski area.

Situated in a tranquil private location in the village of Argentiere, this chalet offers luxury accommodation with spa facilities so you can truly unwind and revive yourself whilst on your mountain holiday. 

The main living space is open plan and with a comfortable sitting area nestled under the winding staircase. There is a large L-shaped sofa and cowhide chairs where you can stretch out and relax by the fireside after a full day on the mountain. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need when self-catering with a full-size oven, ceramic hob, large fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The room has access to a dining room separated by frosted glass doors.

For relaxation the chalet has an outdoor hot-tub on the terrace where you can soothe any aching muscles whilst taking in the stunning mountain scenery. You'll also have access to a number of other shared facilities between the other 3 luxury chalets in this hamlet of Les Rives d'Argentiere. These include an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness suite, movie theatre and massage room! 

For entertainment in your own chalet, you'll also have satellite TV, DVD player, music system and WiFi access. 

The chalet also features a ski room with boot warmers so you can easily slide on your ski boots each morning and have toasty toes and there is a washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience. 

The chalet is open all year round so whether you are a ski and snowboard fanatic or prefer to explore the mountains on a bike or foot, this chalet can be your prefect mountain retreat.


The chalet can sleep up to 13 in four bedrooms and a snug which are configured as follows:

  • Bedroom 1: Double/twin room with open plan bathroom, WC, sink and feature bath. Direct access to hot tub
  • Bedroom 2: Double/twin room with contemporary bath, WC, sink
  • Bedroom 3: Family room with double or twin with bath, WC , sink and mezzanine single bed
  • Bedroom 4: Family room with double or twin with shower, sink and mezzanine bed double or twin
  • Snug: Double bed with basin and access to separate WC.

All rooms have TV, DVD player and care products by Gilchrist & Soames.


The chalet is let on a self-catering or catered basis, the choice is yours. Catered packages include a private, professional chef to prepare full cooked and continental breakfast, afternoon tea with fresh bread, pastries and cakes. In the evening a sumptuous 4-course fine dining experience with well selected wines, beers and soft drinks. You'll be served cocktails and spirits in the hot tub by their hosts and awaken the next day with breakfast in bed if you wish. The chef is available 6 days out of 7. In addition you will be welcomed by the chalet manager with a Champagne and canapés reception on arrival.

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Chamonix - Argentiere, France

Worth knowing

This chalet is part of the hamlet of Les Rives d'Argentiere which comprises four interconnected luxury chalets that are perfect for large groups and corporate events.

What's nearby?

About the surrounding area

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

Towns nearby

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.

Restaurants nearby

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

Sights nearby

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

Things to Do nearby

Argentiere is the chosen home of many guides and mountaineers, due to its incredible terrain. The glacier provides off-piste ski touring all year round and the hiking and climbing routes are endless. In the winter the town provides instant access to the massive Les Grands Montets ski area, whereas in the summer you can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails. Argentiere is connected to the rest of the Chamonix valley by bus and train, making all local activities easily accessible.

Also see: Things To Do in Chamonix - Argentiere, France

Golf-clubs nearby

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

Lifts/Pistes nearby

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

Nightlife nearby

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

What else to book


The chalet company can personally meet and greet you at Geneva Airport arrivals and whisk you away in air-conditioned comfort to the door of the chalet. The provide complimentary drinks and snacks on board and the journey time approximately 1hr 15mins. Their Geneva Airport transfers cost €220 each way per vehicle (vehicle capacity 8 passengers).

Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France

Cycle Hire

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

Ski Hire

You can book all your ski and snowboard hire through chalet company's concierge service and they will be delivered to and fitted in the chalet.

Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Argentiere, France

Lifts & Passes

You can book all your lift passes through the chalet company. They will be ready and waiting for you in the chalet on arrival so you don't have to waste any precious holiday time in tedious lift pass queues.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Chamonix, France

Instructors & Lessons

Whether you are looking for private tuition to perfect your technique, ski school for the kids or have complete beginners in your group, the chalet company can take care of all your ski and snowboard lesson arrangements.

Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Argentiere, France

Guides & Tours

The chalet company's concierge service can organise a number of outdoor activities as well as off-piste mountain guides on your behalf. 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

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

Local Shuttles

Chamonix has an excellent free bus service that runs the length of the valley as well as a train. However, you can choose to have door to door transport provided by chalet company for an additional €1000 per vehicle per week. This luxury private 4x4 chauffeur service will be available to you between 08:00 and 20:00.


The property has three parking spaces available in the garage.


Visitor comments

  • "Our group of 22 rented the Granit and Cristal chalets for a week. The chalets are comfortable, nicely furnished and have great amenities. The hot tub, pool and steam room were popular with our group. We also hired catering for the week and were very pleased! The chalet and staff are fabulous. I would stay here again in a minute. Fantastic views of Mont Blanc, glaciers and the surrounding peaks." -  Trip Advisor
  • "We spent this last week at these beautiful chalets- we were roughly 20 people in two chalets (Granit and Cristal). It was excellent! The outside space really made it, and the kids and adults always had something to do- hang by the pool/ hot tub/ BBQ/ yoga/ as well as all the beauty that the area has to offer. We had all 20 of us around a single dinner table most nights which was unbelievable, and we even had a masseur come to visit for all the sore bike riders and hikers in our group. I've also skied in this area and can imagine would be excellent in winter also. Marc, our host was lovely and could not have been more accommodating." -  Trip Advisor


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Gym / Fitness area
  • Hammam / Steam-room
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Pool (shared)
  • Entertainment
  • Cinema room
  • DVD Player
  • Games available
  • Nintendo / Wii
  • Playstation
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Creature Comforts
  • Central-heating
  • Open fire
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Kitchen / Laundry
  • Cooker / Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Parking on property
  • Accessibility
  • No smoking


  • Bookings for
  • Guides
  • Lift Passes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Private Chef / Catering
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Transfers
  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Transport
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

Prices & Availability


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 162, Chemin des Vélars
  • 74400
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