This cosy traditional chalet is situated in a quiet private residential area a five minute walk from the centre of Chamonix.
With a personal welcome from Florence herself, you can enjoy your time in this chalet which boasts magnificent 360360-degreeews that include Mont Blanc and the spectacular Les Bossons glacier. The interior of the property has been decorated in a charming Savoyard style with hand carved wood finishings and bright homely furnishings.
The open plan living and dining room has comfortable sofas and armchairs where you can relax after an active day on the mountain. Florence is always available should you need anything during your stay, and, if you wish, she will gladly provide you with whatever information you need to facilitate your stay in Chamonix Valley.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday and includes a dishwasher and a Nespresso coffee machine. For those that are planning a longer stay there is also a washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience. Raclette and Fondue sets are available from the owners for you to use if you want to try your hand at Savoyard specialities.
To keep you entertained on an evening in there is satellite TV and a DVD player so you can keep up to date with all your favourite programmes or switch-off in front of a DVD. Free WiFi access is also available so you can keep up with friends and family at home.
Outside in a terrace garden where you can enjoy al-fresco dining and BBQs in the summer months. Guests can also take advantage of fresh organic vegetables straight from the garden.
If you are looking to pamper yourself a bit whilst on holiday, Florence - the owner, can organise massage and beauty treatments on your behalf. And if you are keen to learn the local language during your stay, private French lessons can be arranged.
For those travelling with animals, well-behaved dogs and cats are welcome for the additional charge of €50 per week.
The chalet sleeps two in one double bedroom.
This unique property is 5* rated by the French Official Accommodation Committee and is open all year around so whenever you want to visit the beautiful Chamonix Valley, you can find great accommodation here. It sleeps two people and would make an ideal location for an idyllic honeymoon.
Who should go...
Ideal for couples looking for a private chalet to themselves - with its Romantic setting it is particularly suited to those on honeymoon.
Families & Kids
Baby cots can be provided on request (€50).
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 - Centre, 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.
If you are using a bus or train transfer, the owners of the chalet are happy to collect you from the train or bus station on request.
Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, 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 - Centre, 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 - Centre, 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 - Centre, France
- "We had a wonderful stay at this charming chalet. It is located within walking distance to the main shopping/dining area in Chamonix on a quiet street. The chalet itself is very clean and impeccably decorated. Florence was a gracious host, providing excellent tips on things to do. Our dog was very much welcomed by her. We would definitely stay here again" - Guest Feedback
- "We cannot say enough nice things about our stay in Florence’s chalet. From the time we arrived until we left, Florence made sure that everything was taken care of. The chalet was beautifully furnished and had views of Mont Blanc that are out of this world. We had considered several other places before choosing this one and are so glad we did. In the evenings, its very quiet and away from the noise of downtown Chamonix. However, the shops/restaurants in Chamonix are just a short walk away, which we walked to nearly everyday. The hiking nearby was challenging and offered great views of alps. Look no further if you want a quaint, quiet, little chalet with wonderful views and an amazing hostess. Florence truly took care of everything. We were even fortunate enough to share dinner with her one evening, which was very enjoyable to hear more about the history of Chamonix and her chalets.I hope that we’ll be able to visit Chamonix again and if we do, we’ll definitely be staying in this chalet again!" - Guest Feedback
Chamonix is a bustling little hub in the centre of the valley that has everything you need within walking distance; you'll find shops, bars, restaurants and cafés dotted all around the pedestrianised heart of the resort. Lakes, forests and hiking trails surround the area making it easy to find tranquillity just a few minutes from the lively town centre. One of France's oldest ski resorts, Chamonix has plenty of character and traditional charm.
Chamonix's restaurants offer something for everyone, from Michelin starred gourmet cuisine to takeaway burgers. The central square is lined with fondue restaurants and pizzerias serving a good range of local and international dishes, as well as a couple of fast food shops. The bars and hotels on Avenue Michel Croz offer a good choice of tasty and well-priced food, whereas the Rue de Moulins is an excellent choice for a special night out. Venture in the opposite direction and you'll find more choices around the Aiguille du Midi/Chamonix Sud area, ranging from hearty pub grub to high class dining.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Centre, France
No visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi on the world's highest vertical ascent cable car. From its summit at 3842m you can enjoy spectacular 360 views of France, Italy and Switzerland whilst watching roped-up mountaineers embark on expeditions. Another must-do is a visit to the Mer de Glace glacier on the Montenvers train along a rack-and-pinion track that winds up the side of the mountain. Once there you can visit crystal caves and enter the glacier to see sculptures carved into the ice. Both attractions are open year-round, check our opening/closing page for details.
Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Centre, France
The nearest golf course to Chamonix centre 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 - Centre, France
Chamonix has two lift stations that are directly accessible from the town centre - Brevent and Aiguille du Midi. The Brevent lift station is located behind the tourist office just a few minutes walk up a short hill, or you can catch a bus. The high-speed gondola takes you up to the main ski area at Plan Praz (2000m), where you can connect to a large cable car that goes all the way to the top at 2525m - the only route down from here is a black run but it's worth going up for the stunning views, you can get the cable car back down again if you're not confident enough to tackle the piste. Brevent is linked by another cable car to the nearby Flegere ski area, both are included on the same lift pass making it a great option for a full day on the slopes. Aiguille du Midi is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France and if you venture up, you'll see why. The cable is split into two sections and you change cars halfway at Plan de l'Aiguille, a popular hiking destination in the summer. The top of the second section sits at 3842m and is engulfed in snow all year round. Numerous viewing platforms look out on to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, you can see France, Switzerland and Italy in one turn of the head. The Aiguille du Midi is also the start of the Vallée Blanche, one of the world's most famous off-piste runs. The ever-changing nature of glacial terrain makes it dangerous to attempt without local knowledge though, so be sure to book a qualified mountain guide before setting off.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Avenue Michel Croz is at the heart of the winter apres-ski scene, with live music and DJs playing at a variety of bars. If you prefer a more civilised drink that doesn't involve dancing on the tables, then head to the Rue des Moulins for chic wine bars and excellent restaurants. Chamonix Sud also has a cluster of bars that attract the younger crowd and seasonal workers. Chamonix has three nightclubs, one on the Rue des Moulins and another two in Chamonix Sud.
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Centre, France
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Catering Basis: Catered | Self-catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Owner Directly
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 2
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Bookings For: Massage / Beauty Treatments | Private Chef / Catering
Catering: Breakfast | Flexible catering options
Transport: Area shuttle (complimentary)
Access: Children welcome | Pets welcome
Room: Hair dryer
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: BBQ | CD player | DVD Player | Free WiFi | Satellite TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Dishwasher | Tea / Coffee Maker | Tumble Dryer | Washing Machine
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: 163 chemin Croix des Pècles | Chamonix - Centre | 74400