This charming homely chalet is situated in a tranquil residential location just 100 metres from the nearest lift as well as the resort centre.
The chalet has been decorated in a traditional style using plenty of wooden furnishings throughout. The living area is open plan with a comfortable sitting room with leather sofas and armchairs where you can relax in the evening after a busy day on the mountain.
The adjacent dining area comfortable seats 12 and high-chairs are available for children.
The chalet includes free WiFi access throughout so you can easily check your emails as well as keep up with friends and family at home.
The chalet sleeps up to 12 in 7 bedrooms which are configured as follows:
- Eagle Room: Double bedroom on lower ground floor with ensuite shower and toilet.
- Meercat Room: Twin room on lower ground floor with ensuite shower and toilet.
- Marmotte Room: Single room on ground floor with ensuite shower. Separate WC. Please note this room does not have a window.
- Wolf Room: Twin room under the eaves on second floor with ensuite shower and toilet.
- Snow Leopard Room: Twin room under the eaves on second floor with ensuite shower and toilet.
- Deer Room: Single room on second floor with ensuite shower and toilet,
- Polar Bear Room: Twin room under the eaves on second floor with ensuite bathroom and toilet - please note the bath is only a half size bath.
The chalet is available as catered and a half board service is provided which includes a buffet breakfast with hot option, afternoon tea and three course evening meal with wine. The chalet staff have one day off when you can eat out at a local restaurant.
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Families & Kids
Cots and high-chairs are available on request. Childcare can also be organised for you through the chalet staff, just ask when making your booking.
Also see: Childcare 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.
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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.
Be you a fast food lover or a gourmet fan Alpe d’Huez caters for all tastes. Pinocchio Pizzeria opposite the Ice Rink takes some beating, Smithy’s Taverns Tex-Mex themed menu is hugely popular, whilst Lounge 21 above the Igloo nightclub offers a more exclusive feel. Whilst the Edelweis and La Pomme de Pin, by the Ice rink offer traditional mountain cuisine and fondues. On the mountain situated above the ‘Les Bergers’ commercial centre, Le Spot, whilst being small, is truly a great ‘spot’ for lunch. ‘Lil Food’ next to the Igloo provides great late night food.
Also see: Restaurants in Alpe d'Huez, 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 Alpe d'Huez, 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 Alpe d'Huez, France
Cross town transit is made easy in Alpe d’Huez by the ‘yoghurt pot’ lift system which runs from the old town all the way up to the DMC Station, with stops in between. Whilst the 4-man chair lifts links, L’Eclose with main installation of Les Bergers from Les Bergers take the ‘scare chair’ (Alp Auris) across the valley to Auris. Marmottes 1, 2 & 3, Romains and the Rif Nel express offer great access from Les Bergers Centre. From the top end of the town the Pic Blanc can be accessed from the DMC Gondola Car from which you can ski down to Oz or Vaujany. From Vaujany you can come back up in the aptly nicknamed ‘James Bond’ Gondola car. The famous Sarenne Black run (16km) is accessed from the top station of the DMC gondola car (Pic Blanc), at the lower end of the resort ‘Teleseige’ takes you from Huez Village back up to the old town. Ideally all the beginner’s slopes are situated around the lower slopes of the DMC and Les Bergers systems.
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 Alpe d'Huez, France
Location: Alpe d'Huez
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 12
Bedrooms: 7 bedroom
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Dinner
Cleaning: Cleaning on departure | Daily housekeeping | Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome
Entertainment: Free WiFi
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Residence les Chanses | Alpe d'Huez | 38750