Hotel La Folie Douce

  • France, Chamonix

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Following a successful first year in Chamonix, the Hotel La Folie Douce continues to offer its eclectic mix of hospitality and entertainment. The central location beats many in Chamonix, sitting on the edge of the Savoy meadow, with fabulous views. Relax in the large spa with sauna and steam room, plus the heated outdoor pool with terrace and fabulous views of Mont Blanc. Or take a moment for yourself and join a yoga class (additional cost).

With a free Kids Club for 4-12 year olds (during school holidays), this hotel is also perfect for families wishing to have a mountain adventure, along with some downtime for parents!

Added value

Free daily packed lunches 

Free upgrade from standard to superior room (for guests staying between 1 May - 19 June & 6 - 30 Sept)

Free Chamonix Valley card giving free travel on local trains and buses and discounted entry to some resort facilities

  • No. of rooms: 250
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5


  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am 
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €2.30 per person, per night (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally


Rooms in the Folie Douce Hotel are split between 3* Access rooms and 4* Premium rooms. All rooms have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment and WC, flat screen cable/satellite TV with English speaking channels, hair dryer, WiFi access and all rooms have mountain views.

3* Access rooms are more simply furnished (18m²).

  • Twin/Double bedroom (A2): sleeps 1-2 people and can take a cot
  • Quad room (B4): the same size and have a single sofa bed and triple bunks

4* Premium rooms are spacious and stylishly decorated. These rooms have additional luxuries including a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, bath robes, slippers, mini fridge and safe.

  • Double/twin room (C2): sleeps 1-2 people (18m²). Also available for sole occupancy (additional supplement)
  • Larger Superior room (D3): sleeps 2-3 people and includes a pull out sofa bed (26m²)
  • Family room (E4): twin/double bedroom with bunk beds (suitable for children up to 11 years) in the entrance (26m²)

Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

The dazzling snow cap of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain, is a magnificent backdrop to the colourful resort of Chamonix and its smaller, but very attractive neighbour, Les Houches. From relaxing strolls to challenging hikes, this ideal walking country offers something for everyone.

The huge choice of outdoor activities (see our excursions tab) includes rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and summer tobogganing. In Chamonix, there is also a superb adventure park, a sports centre and a wonderful 18 hole golf course in Le Praz and mini-golf. Why not try our fantastic new Peaks of Perfection Activity Week in Chamonix, a perfect holiday if you love an active break, leave the organising to us!

Offering a wide range of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, Chamonix also has a cinema, casino and nightclubs. Take a trip up the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, one of Europe’s highest cable-cars, or a ride on the famous rack railway to 6,200ft to admire the stunning Mer de Glace glacier. For those looking to beat the crowds, spend an unforgettable night in the Refuge du Montenvers, sitting on the top of the Mer de Glace.

The Chamonix Valley Card is provided by your hotel upon arrival and offers FREE bus and train travel in the Chamonix Valley and reductions on many other services. The Mont Blanc Multipass is also available locally through our in resort Rep and provides a great value option for those wanting to explore numerous peaks using the in resort lift system - see our Inghams Plus tab.

Things to Do

Resort Card - Free to all guests

The free "Chamonix Valley Card" is provided by your hotel/apartment upon arrival and offers free bus and train travel in the Chamonix Valley and reductions on many other services.

Sample itinerary:

  • Day 1 | Bus to Argentiere and brisk walk back on the Petit Balcon Sud via Chalet la Floria for tea.
  • Day 2 | Train to leBuet or Vallorcine for walk to Refuge du Bérard or the Aiguille Rouge Nature Reserve.
  • Day 3 | Train towards Servoz, admiring the Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers. Visit the spectacular Gorges de la Diosaz (entrance €6.50, payable locally).
  • Day 4 | From Chamonix, bus to les Houches then the cable-car (pay locally) to the Col de Voza and the train to Eagle's Nest.


Other things to do in and around Chamonix

  • Excellent walking and climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Glacier walks
  • E-Bikes (book locally)
  • Mountain biking
  • Hydrospeed
  • Canyoning
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineering - Via ferrata
  • Merlet wildlife park
  • Adventure park
  • Sports centre
  • Golf course
  • Wide range of shops
  • Superb choice of restaurants
  • Cinema
  • Summer tobogganing
  • White-water rafting
  • Bowling
  • Crazy golf
  • Alpine Museum
  • Casino
  • Numerous festivals including Cosmo Jazz Festival and Fête des Guides with a sound and music show
  • Climbing World Cup and fireworks, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

  • 2 Bars
  • Musical entertainment in the garden and terrace (10 am - 8 pm)
  • Dinner dance & Live music (once per week) until 10 pm
  • Spa and wellness facilities including large outdoor heated pool, sauna and steam room (10 am - 8 pm)
  • Three restaurants; 'La Fruitiere' serving gourmet meals, 'La Petit Cuisine' serving French and International food (where half board is taken) and food trucks serving a variety of food choices
  • WiFi (Free)
  • The location beats many in Chamonix, sitting on the edge of the Savoy meadow
  • The Brevent lift is only a 10 minute walk away
  • Located in the centre of Chamonix
  • The bus stop is only 150 m from the hotel
  • Car parking (€10 per day - pre book and pay locally)
  • Bar
  • Car parking
  • Garden
  • Garden terrace
  • Gym
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Local bus service
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (Free) for children under 1 year (on request)
  • Babysitting services available (book and pay locally)

Kids Palace

  • Outdoor & Indoor activities from 9am to 5pm (lunch included) for 4 - 12 year olds
  • Available from 1 July to 30 August (pre book to guarantee a space)
  • Day time activities include trampolining, climbing wall, ropes course (please note these activities are unsupervised)
  • Lunch and snacks provided 
  • Evening club for children is also available from 6 - 10 pm (including dinner)
  • Evening activities include painting, games, cinema or an evening show
  • Supplement of €45 per whole day (book in advance and pay locally). Half days are also available (€25 per day)
  • Cots & linen
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Babysitting (evening)
  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Lunch box
  • Three restaurants; 'La Fruitiere' serving gourmet meals, 'La Petit Cuisine' serving French and International food (where half board is taken) and food trucks serving a variety of food choices
  • 3 Course evening meals with choice of menu for each course
  • Snacks and ice cream available (on request)
  • Option to upgrade to take evening meals in La Fruitiere restaurant (additional supplement)
  • Special dietary requirements are available (on request)
  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Lunch box provided (Ham or cheese sandwich, fruit and chocolate or cake)
  • Dinner service:
    • 3 courses with choice of each course
    • Three restaurants; 'La Fruitiere' serving gourmet meals, 'La Petit Cuisine' serving French and International food (where half board is taken) and food trucks serving a variety of food choices
    • Option to upgrade to La Fruitiere restaurant (additional supplement)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.86835
  • Latitude: 45.9256196
  • Location Description:

    Located in the centre of Chamonix 

    100m to the lifts

    50m to the bus stop



For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel La Folie Douce page

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Total price from
per person from £519
Includes £20pp discount
Hotel La Folie Douce
Chamonix, Half Board
26/05/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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