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Le Jeu de Paume Hotel, Chamonix - Argentiere

An excellent rustic hotel set in an alpine village

"Excellent" 253 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 96 / 100 World class service.
Amenities 92 / 100 Excellent amenities.
Vibe 90 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Comfort 87 / 100 Comfort level is high.
Location 87 / 100 Location is great.
Food 82 / 100 Food is delicious.
Room 80 / 100 Rooms are great.
Wellness Area 72 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Cleanliness 40 / 100 Not very clean.
Breakfast 38 / 100 Breakfast is below average.
Value for money 17 / 100 Terrible value.

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"Friendly service"
"Very quiet"
"Friendly atmosphere"
"Great view"
"Excellent" 253 Verified Reviews trust you logo
Service 96 / 100 World class service.
Amenities 92 / 100 Excellent amenities.
Vibe 90 / 100 Awesome vibe.
Location 87 / 100 Location is great.
Comfort 87 / 100 Comfort level is high.
Room 81 / 100 Rooms are great.
Food 79 / 100 Tasty food.
Wellness Area 72 / 100 Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
Breakfast 35 / 100 Breakfast is below average.

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"Nice building"
"Great room"
"Delicious food"
"Fantastic service"

Nestled at 1250m, in an exclusive setting , this hotel provides a perfect quiet getaway. Located between the Aiguilles de Chamonix and the Vallée of Argentière, the hamlet of Lavancher has an environment that will delight every nature lover.

This hotel has 23 rooms, each providing the comfort expected from a 4-star hotel. The beautifully decorated rooms are in perfect harmony with the little sitting rooms surrounding the big central fire place.

The hotel has 3 types of room available, all of which offer four-star comforts including a television, mini bar, full bathroom, internet access, safe, small lounge and sunny balconies looking out onto beautiful mountain views.

The hotel also offers a small cottage next to the hotel, sleeping six. It has three double bedrooms, kitchenette, living/dining room, fireplace (wood provided), private garden and full access to hotel facilities.

The hotel boasts a swimming pool and spa, as well as a tennis court open in summer.

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What's the place like?

The Pool

After a skiing day or a stroll in the mountains, enjoy a quiet moment in the sauna, steam room, indoor or outdoor jacuzzi or indoor swimming pool. There are also beauty treatments and massages available.

The Restaurant

Their gastronomical restaurant, Le Rosebud, proposes an inventive and refined cuisine. The efforts of the chef are recognised throughout the valley and have been included in many a guidebook.

What's nearby?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Visitor comments

  • "The room was clean and spacious and the overall feeling of the property is very cosy. Would recommend it to anyone staying in the Chamonix Valley." - Trip Advisor
  • "There is no reason to fault the Jeu de Paume. I only spent one night there last Saturday, but enough to check it out. The rooms, restaurant and bar are comfortably luxurious, and the staff were excellent." - Trip Advisor
  • "A lovely hotel, set in a quiet hamlet, above the main road approximately half way between Chamonix & the ski area of Grand Montets. The Hotel was warm, extremely friendly, well equipped and the evening meals were exceptional." - Trip Advisor


  • Star Rating
  • 4 Star
  • Property Style
  • Chalet
  • Hotel


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare
  • Spa / Fitness / Beauty
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage / Relaxation
  • Sauna
  • Pool (indoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Social Spaces
  • Drinks bar
  • Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe / Secure box
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking on property
  • Accessibility
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Pets welcome


  • Activities
  • Tennis
  • Tours / Excursions
  • Bookings for
  • Lift Passes
  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Breakfast
  • Flexible catering options
  • Events
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet/Wifi
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Room service


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 74400
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