A charming family run chalet style hotel situated in the calm area of Les Mouilles, one of the oldest inhabited areas of the valley with splendid views of Mont-Blanc or the Aiguilles Rouges range, just a stones throw from the main facilities of the town.
The hotel has been refurbished recently and many of the rooms have been finished using typical alpine wood, making the property extremely charming. Sophie and Michel Paccard, together with their staff, are always delighted to welcome you in both the summer and winter months.
Within the hotel there are plenty of facilities, including a comfortable lounges, a sitting-room with a wine and cocktail bar, a souvenir shop, a sauna and gym, ski storage, games, and a children's room.
Should you be looking to combine business with pleasure and require a conference room and equipment, these are available also.
Rooms are available on a bed and breakfast basis letting you enjoy the town's restaurants. However, there are light local speciality platters available at the hotel throughout the day, and they are happy to make up packed lunches as well. If you are a special group or conference booking half-board and catering may be arranged.
Rooms are available from single through to family quads. If you're looking for larger or more private living space, then the hotel also offers Le Chalet & La Maisonnee where you'll find plenty of creature comforts just a short walk from the hotel.
Try and book a room on the high floors with a balcony to get amazing views of Le Brevant. A 10% reduction for stays of 7 nights or more is available throughout the year.
Who should go...
With a play room and large garden it is a great option for family with young children who still want a bit of elegance. It is equally suited to those that want stylish accommodation in a tranquil area close to the local restaurants and night-life.
Peaceful residential area away from all the nosie of the town. However, you are only a 2 minute walk from the Avenue Michel Croz where there are a number of bars and restaurants as well as the train station.
A cosy typical French salon, with comfortable traditional sofas and armchairs. They offer a good range of spirits, wines, cocktails and beers for a small bar and the setting is intimate with good personal service.
The restaurant only serves breakfast. Breakfast is from 07:30 - 10:30. However, there are light local speciality platters available at the hotel throughout the day, and they are happy to make up packed lunches as well. If you are a special group or conference booking half-board and catering may be arranged.
This property is let on self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively you could opt for a food delivery service.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Chamonix - Centre, 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 - 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.
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
There is outdoor parking at the hotel.
- "Well I am glad we chose this Hotel. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Excellent rooms and a nice spa area. The bar is nice and relaxing with good snacks, light food and wine / drink list. Good parking which is a real bonus." - trip advisor
- "Friendly staff who all spoke excellent English. Great location, the hotel is set in a quiet cul de sac just off the city centre. Excellent breakfast served in a sunny dining room with great views of Mont Blanc. Can highly recommend." - trip advisor
- "An amazing hotel which surpassed all our expectations. Rooms were beautifully decorated, warm and exceptionally clean. Staff were welcoming and very helpful. Location was great - Five minutes walk into town, 2 minutes to the bus stop which served all areas of Chamonix, and plenty of parking if needed." - trip advisor
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
As you come to the end of the dual carriage way that enters Chamonix, continue straight on over the first roundabout, past the exit for Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy. Continue straight over the next two roundabouts. As you pass over the Montenvers train tracks (there will be a large car park on your right before the rail crossing), take the first right (a narrow passage just before the fly over bridge). Continue down this road for 150m and the hotel grounds are on you right.
Also see: Maps of Chamonix, France
Children are most welcome at the hotel and will love the play room and the garden.
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Star Rating: 4 Star
Property Style: Aparthotel / Residence | Central Hotel | Hotel
Shopping: Books & Magazines | Toys & Souvenirs
Recommendations: Great for Groups
Activities: Tours / Excursions
Catering: Afternoon tea | Breakfast
Event Services: Conference Facilities | Meeting Room(s) | Presentation Equipment
Access: Family rooms | Lift / Elevator | Pets welcome
Room: Balcony | Hair dryer | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property
Families & Kids: Baby Cots | Play Area
Entertainment: Room Service | Drinks bar | Library | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Gym / Fitness area | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 63 Chemin de Ce | Chamonix - Centre | 74400