The charming apartment is situated within a large chalet residence in a peaceful village just outside Vaujany but is only 40 metres from the free ski shuttle bus stop that will whisk you to the lifts in 5 minutes.
The cosy interior has everything that you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The living area is open plan with a squishy sofa where you can relax in the evening. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, fridge and dishwasher.
For entertainment, the apartment includes WiFi access so you can keep up with friends and family at home and there is a TV and DVD player in a communal area of the chalet residence.
As an added extra, you'll have access to spa facilities (a sauna and jacuzzi) that are shared with the residents of the catered chalet and second self-catering apartment which are within the same building. There is also a large garden with a terrace with fantastic mountain views that you can enjoy in both the winter and summer months.
The apartment sleeps up to six in one double and two twin bedrooms.
The apartment is situated within a chalet building but is self-contained with a separate entrance. Fresh baguettes and pastries for breakfast can be arranged for you for an additional cost. There's also the option to have dinner at the Chalet Solneige depending on availability. Their meals are prepared with freshly sourced local produce and they have vegetarian options on demand. Please enquire for more details on the menus and to make a reservation.
This property is let on a 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 Vaujany, France
Families & Kids
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 Vaujany, 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 Vaujany, France
The owners are able to assist with ski and snowboard hire through their partners. They can also arrange for you to have ski lockers with boot warmers next to the main Gondola.
Also see: Ski Hire in Vaujany, 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
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 Vaujany, France
Private exterior parking is available at the apartment.
- "We had a wonderful time staying at the self catering apartment with our family of six (with four teenagers) and our dog in January. Pieter and Therese are great in supplying advice and service and they also find time to socialize with their guests. Although snow conditions were critical we had a great skiing holiday. Looking forward to our next stay! Recommended!" - Trip Advisor
The town of Vaujany, set at 1,250m, is typically Alpine in its character and architecture. Located above the reservoir at Allemont up a fairly steep climb, Vaujany offers stunning views of the local area. The town is set in one side of a valley. The newer larger hotels have been designed and built in a way to integrate beautifully with the original alpine architecture of the town.
The main market town of the Oisans region Bourg d’Oisans, is a 25 minute (14km) drive away. 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.
La Remise, in the middle of town, has a good menu and offers good quality. Stiefs steakhouse (practically next door) does what it says on the tin! Whilst plenty of the hotels have good quality bars and restaurants that are open to both residents and non-residents. Whilst on the mountain La P’Oz Chez Passoud offers good food and views. Le Stou restaurant located in the sports centre complex is great for an apres-swim or apres-workout meal and drink.
Also see: Restaurants in Vaujany, 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 toward 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
Linked to the Alpe d’huez Grande domain by the suitably nicknamed ‘James Bond Gondola car’, Vaujany offers a wide range of winter activities, with something to suit all abilities. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding (on and off Piste), cross country skiing, Nordic walking, paragliding and the latest craze of ‘Fat biking’ (basically a mountain bike with 4x4 tyres). In summer Vaujany offers mountain biking, hiking, archery, climbing and has a fantastic modern sports centre offering an indoor ice rink, swimming pool, bowling, tennis and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Also see: Things To Do in Vaujany, France
The nine-hole golf course in Alpe d’Huez, 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 Vaujany, France
Vaujany is linked to the Alpe d’Huez Grande domain ski area by the Vaujany Alpette, Alpettte Rousses gondola cars and to Mont Frais by the Villette Mont Frais lift. Once at the top of the Vaujany Alpette you can easily ski down to Oz and from there up to and any station on the DMC/Pic Blanc lift or snake your way up, down and across and easily access, the Sarenne Black run or from Alpe d’huez take the ‘scare chair’ across to the quieter slopes of Auris.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
Livelier than Oz but quieter than Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany has a few bars that offer good fun ‘apres-ski’. Stiefs Steakhouse café offers an array of beers, Wi-Fi, drinks promos’ and live sports and L’Aigle Royal in the middle of town has a nice atmosphere.
Also see: Bars in Vaujany, France
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Owner Directly
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 6
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Bookings For: Massage / Beauty Treatments | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Access: Children welcome | Pets welcome
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: DVD Player | Free WiFi | Music system | TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge | Tea / Coffee Maker
Outdoor: Garden - Shared | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
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