Situated 5 minutes drive to Flaine Forêt with fantastic panoramic views over the Flaine bowl, this stunning ensemble of Scandinavian style wood chalets and apartments, all south-facing, offer spacious, quality accommodation, perfect for groups and families. The apartments are all privately owned and within these lovely chalet buildings. Each is decorated in its own individual style, but all offer the same superb facilities. The Hameau is a self-contained satellite with its own ski hire shop, small supermarket and bar/restaurant and is linked to the main resort and slopes by a free shuttle bus. For the skiing you can either take the bus to Flaine Foret or there is a ski track for intermediate skiers between 2 and 3 mintes' walk from the apartments.
In the evenings there is a free taxi service between the Hameau and Flaine Foret between 18.30h and 23.30h every evening. The telephone number for this will be given to you on arrival in resort.
NB. Please note that style and furnishings of each chalet vary and the photos given are therefore examples of the interiors.
Types of apartments
This winter we are offering Chalet 59 (A3 - 110m2) which has a well equipped kitchen with oven, hotplates, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, cable TV with DVD player, one shower room with WC and one bathroom with WC. This apartment has a south-facing balcony leading from the lounge area and sleeps 6- 10 people with an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, double and twin bedrooms with bathroom on the lower ground floor and first floor. Each bathroom has a bath, shower and wc. There is also a sofa bed for one adult or 2 children on a mezzanine overlooking the lounge. There is also a garage available should you wish to self drive.
There is a ski track just 3 minutes from the chalets that leads down to Flaine Foret. It is suitable for intermediate skiers and boarders and joins the piste going to the Grand Vans chairlift or further down to the Grandes Platieres gondola. Otherwise there is a bus service to Flaine Foret and you catch this at the end of the day.
Included: Bed linen .
Local Expenses: Refundable deposit €380, credit card accepted. Resort tax.
This property is not suitable for persons of reduced mobility.
Board basis options available
The most well-known resort of the Grand Massif – the 4th largest, linked ski area in France – Flaine is an exceptionally friendly and family orientated ski-village and offers superb value for money. Compromising the five diverse villages of Flaine, Samonëns, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt, the Grand Massif offers skiers and boarders of all abilities a varied mixture of terrain to explore. From the 2500m, high altitude Grand Platières and incredible off-piste to beautiful tree-lined runs near the traditional villages of Les Carroz and Morillon, this ski area is also characterised by its exceptional snow-record – one of the best in the French Alps.
The snow in Flaine stays on the ground for longer, and remains in good condition thanks to its ideal orientation and location in a wide snow-bowl. The unrivalled, panoramic views from the highest point in resort provide spectacular views of the mighty Mont Blanc. The innovative architecture of Flaine was designed to blend in with nature and created with skiers in mind. The traffic free centre is easy to navigate in your ski boots, and much of the accommodation is ski-in/ski-out.
The proximity of Flaine, in the Haute Savoie, to Geneva Airport means that this huge network of exhilarating skiing and intriguing variety of villages is one of the most accessible in the Alps. And the short transfers and exceptional value for money are ideal for families.
Restaurants, food and drink
There are plenty of excellent restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat in Flaine, both on and off the mountain.
Le Bissac is the perfect, on-piste restaurant, an excellent stop for lunch or a quick refuel. Ideally located at the cross-roads of Flaine Forêt and just above the Ballacha beginners run, this friendly restaurant serves everything from soups and bolognaise to burgers and tartiflette.
Also on the mountain the combined restaurants of Le Michet and L’Eloge are located in an ancient sheepfold, over 100 years old. Le Michet is a charming restaurant serving authentic, local specialties in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, while its sister restaurant serves fast food in a similarly rustic setting.
In the village, L’Ancolie is one of the most luxurious restaurants in Flaine and an excellent place to relax after a day’s skiing. Not only do they have a superb menu of traditional mountain recipes but they also serve a large selection of wines, many of which can be sampled during wine tasting sessions around the central fireplace.
A great place for burger fans, Monster Burger has a good choice of burgers, as well as other fast food such as hot dogs and fish and chips. Open until 2am, this is also a good place for a late night snack, especially if you’ve spent the night clubbing.
Après, bars, clubs and nightlife
Flaine has a lively and eclectic après scene. Le White Pub is one of the main party bars in resort. Located in the Flaine Forum opposite the ice rink, the pub remains open until late into the night supported by large and lively DJ sets.
Le Diamant Noir is another popular party spot, which regularly hosts live bands. The happy hour is popular with tourists, as are the pool tables. La Cascade is a great, piste side après ski spot just 5 minutes from the resort centre. The terrace ice bar is a great place to go to listen to music and admire the stunning panoramic views.
There are enough shops in Flaine that you should have no problems finding ski gear and equipment rentals. For visitors staying in a self-catering apartment food, drink and other necessities are also readily available from the local supermarché. The main centres for shopping are located in Flaine Forêt and Flaine Forum.
Spas and relaxation
Both the Montsoleil Apartments and the Hotel Terminal Neige provide excellent spa and wellness facilities which are available to their guests. The Montsoleil has both an indoor pool and an outdoor heated pool in addition to a sauna and steam room. Guests can pay locally for massage and beauty treatments. At the Hotel Terminal Neige the comprehensive wellness centre has several saunas, as well as a whirlpool and sensory shower.
The Centre Aquatique in Flaine is open to the public. This fantastic wellness centre has a heated indoor pool, a children’s pool, saunas, and spa, amongst other facilities. Entrance to the Centre Aquatique is payable locally and treatments and massages are also on offer.
Arts, culture and events
Flaine may not be a chocolate box resort built in the traditional, mountain chalet style, but it nonetheless has a unique cultural heritage and identity, perhaps more distinct than any other village in the Alps. The resort is brimming with seminal examples of Twentieth Century modern art and architecture.
The original resort buildings were designed by the celebrated Bauhaus architect, Marcel Breuer, who was also responsible for Flushing Meadows, home of the US Open tennis, and the Witney Museum of American Art, both in New York. The innovative design was intended not to intrude on the natural surroundings, and from a distance the buildings completely blend in with the mountain landscape.
Spectacular public sculptures by influential 20th Century artists, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Victor Vasarely compliment the local architecture. And the Flaine Art Centre hosts regular contemporary art exhibitions suitable for culture vultures everywhere.
Music is also well represented on Flaine’s cultural calendar. In early March the Electro World festival is an opportunity to discover and listen to a fabulous range of world music. Later in the month Classical Music Week includes free performances of classic works by the likes of Schubert, Debussy and Brahms.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Flaine page
LEARN TO SKI
6 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire 6 days tuition.
Adult from £211 Child from £175
All Learn to Ski packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally. Child age= 3-11yrs. Lift pass not included as not required for the first few days, can be purchased in resort.
Family (2 adults & 2 children 5-15yrs)
|Grand Massif Pass
*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes.
|Skis & Boots||£121||£140||£158|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£140||£158|
|Child (6-11yrs)*||Skis & boots||-||£66||-|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£66||-|
Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.
*Child snowboard & boots from 8yrs. White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49.
|Tuition||Days||Hours||Adult 12yrs+||Child 3-11yrs*|
|Ski||6|| Sun 10am-1pm
|£163 H / £155 L||£149 H/ £141 L|
|Snowboard||6||£163 H / £155 L||£142 H / £135 L|
*Child snowboard tuition= 8-11yrs. H (29 Dec - 4 Jan & 9 Feb - 8 Mar)
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
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