Situated right next to the pistes, this apartment is perfect for those that want to maximise their time on the mountain. It is located within a residence that includes an indoor pool, sauna and gym so you'll have plenty to do when you come in from the slopes.
The apartment has been decorated in a traditional alpine style and consists of:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with fireplace, double sofa bed and satellite TV
- 2 shower rooms or bathrooms & 2 separate toilets
Wi-Fi is available at reception, baby chairs and cots can be loaned free of charge and parking can be reserved at an extra charge. Animals are welcomed by prior arrangement at an extra charge.
The apartment sleeps up to 8 in 3 bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the living room.
The residence has various different apartment configurations available with different facilities (NB - their configuration descriptions are non-contractual).
The apartment is let on a self-catering basis, however you can order fresh bread and pastries to be delivered each morning and there is a restaurant within the residence. You can also borrow raclette, pierrade and fondue appliances from reception, should you wish to recreate a genuine Alpine dining experience in the comfort of your apartment!
You'll also have access to the restaurant “La Ferme d’Oz” within the residence which has a large sunny terrace and a traditional farmhouse-style dining room. When you book your apartment online, you can choose to include either half board or full board in your package.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Oz en Oisans, France
Families & Kids
Cots and high-chairs are available from reception free of charge, subject to availability.
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Alpe d'Huez 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 Oz en Oisans, 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 Alpe d'Huez, 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 Oz en Oisans, 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 Alpe d'Huez, 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 Oz en Oisans, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Alpe d'Huez 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 Oz en Oisans, France
Parking is available 200 metres from the residence at the cost of €40 per week.
The main market town of the Oisans region, Bourg d’Oisans, is a 20-minute drive down the famous 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d’huez. Being the main town ‘Bourg’ offers a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants. It has a large supermarket with parking (ideal for stocking up!), petrol stations, banks, post office, pharmacies, medical centre, bus terminus, builder’s merchants, churches, riverside walks, cycle hire, swimming pool, tennis courts, osteopaths (the list goes on!) can all be found in this quaint typically alpine mountain town.
The village has four good restaurants, Potee d'Oz is great for wonderful large salads, whilst La Ferme d'Oz offers excellent local dishes and you can ski directly onto the terrace! Alternatively ‘Pizzeria Ello’ provides a delicious and varied menu.
Also see: Restaurants in Oz en Oisans, France
The 21 hairpin bends that lead from Bourg d’Oisans up to Alpe d’Huez is probably the most famous climb in the whole of the cycling world. The views from the top of the Pic Blanc (accessed from the DMC lift centre) offers truly breath taking views, on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc, Les Deux Alpes and even the mighty Mont Ventoux (the giant of Provence!). Around 45 minutes towards Grenoble is the historic town of Vizille with its museum and Chateau. Top flight rugby is played at the new Stade des Alpes by Top14 club Grenoble, which is around an hour away. The historic and incredibly picturesque ‘Route Napoleon’ runs from the area all the way to the Mediterranean, and follows the route taken by Napoleon upon his return from Elba in 1815 and links Grenoble with Cannes (N85).
Things to Do Nearby
Alpe d’Huez offers a huge array of activities, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, tobogganing, cross country skiing, on-piste, off-piste, paragliding, Nordic walking and the latest craze ‘fat biking’ (basically a mountain bike with 4x4 tyres!!) to name but a few. There really is something for all abilities and all levels. In summer Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for cyclists and when the Tour de France comes to town so do around 1 million spectators form all over the world. Alpe d’Huez also offers a tennis club, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ice rink, leisure centre (gym, climbing wall, indoor tennis, squash, table tennis etc).
Also see: Things To Do in Oz en Oisans, France
The local nine-hole golf course by the altiport consists of 6 ‘pitch and putt’ holes to start and 3 genuine tough par 3’s to finish. A tougher 9-hole course can be found in Les Deux Alpes, underneath the ‘red jelly bean’ bubble car. For a serious challenge try the Golf International at Eybens, around 45 minutes away towards Grenoble (near Vizille), this Robert Trent Jones designed course is regarding a being amongst the best in France. During the summer in Alpe d’Huez most Thursdays you will find a competition at the course which can be entered on the day. The 6th tee box is literally on the runway of the altiport and offers fantastic views. There are other courses in the area at Seyssins, Charmeil and Uriage (all near Grenoble).
Also see: Golf Courses in Oz en Oisans, France
The 2 lifts serving Oz, ‘Poutran’ takes you up the DMC mid station from where you can ski easily into Alpe d’Huez and the ‘L’alpette’ enables you to ski down to Vaujany. Once in Vaujany you can come back up on the aptly named ‘James Bond gondola car. From Alpe d’Huez you can easily access the whole of extensive Grande Domaine lift system.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
Well known and loved for its nightlife Alpe d’Huez truly offers something for all tastes. La Folie Douce (accessed from Marmottes/Les Bergers lift) kicks off at mid-afternoon and although relatively new (in its third year), it holds legendary status already, with DJ’s and live acts. Smithy’s Tavern, O Bar and O’Sharkeys all offer good food, drinks promos’ and show live sport. The ‘Free-ride Bar’ next to the Ice-rink has a ‘stock trading’ theme with TV screens showing constantly changing drink prices, pick the right time to buy your favourite tipple or alternatively try someone new at a market low price, whilst drinks trading is fun, it can get quite messy! After all of this you can move onto the Caves or Igloo Discotheques adjacent to Smithy’s Tavern just below the Ice Rink.
Also see: Bars in Oz en Oisans, France
Location: Oz en Oisans
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 8
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire
Access: Pets welcome | Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Safe / Secure box
Car-parking: Long parking (charged)
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer
Spa & Fitness: Gym / Fitness area | Sauna | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: 03 Station, Vaujany 38114, FranceOz en Oisans |