Montsoleil Terrasses d'Helios Apartments

  • France, Flaine

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Split between two buildings, the Terrasses d'Eos and the Terrasses d'Helios the apartments have been beautifully designed and built in Savoyard style using wood and stone surrounded peaceful pine forests. With great facilities and lovely views from the large picture windows, these luxury apartments are very highly recommended. The ski school also conveniently meets at the residence and both properties have their own restaurant open to the public.

Rooms
  • No. of apartments: 119
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 10

Reception

  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am 
  • Luggage storage available in reception
  • 24 Hour front desk 
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €3.00 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €300 required on arrival (credit cards accepted)

Rooms

All apartments have bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, kitchenette equipped with kettle, tea and coffee making facilities including coffee machine and electric kettle, toaster, dish washer, microwave, oven, hobs, fridge, cleaning kit, cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, DVD player (on request), telephone, WiFi, bed linen, towels, toiletries, bath robes and hair dryer.

  • Two room apartment (E4): sleeps 2-4 people (35m²). Living room with double sofa bed and twin bedroom
  • Three room apartment (F6): sleeps 3-6 people (50m²). Living room with double sofa bed and one twin and one double bedroom
  • Superior three room apartment (H6): sleeps 3-6 people (60m²). Larger living room with double sofa bed and one twin and one double bedroom

Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and end of stay cleaning is included (except kitchen). All rooms can take a cot.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Flaine

An exceptionally friendly, informal and family orientated resort, Flaine also offers superb value and excellent facilities. Most of the skiing is in a wide snow bowl and with the Grand Massif pass, it is also possible to sample the tree lined runs leading down to the nearby resorts of Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt. We offer a selection of self catering accommodation in Flaine Forum and Foret as well as the stunning Residence at Montsoleil and the unique and stylish Hotel Totem. 

 

 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 265 km
Runs
25
59
44
11
Longest run 14 Km
Snowparks

There are no snow parks in Flaine but there are 4 Fun Zones, 2 dedicated to children, beginners and families.

Lifts Drag lifts 32, Chairlifts 22, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

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.

Shopping

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. 

Resort Activities

Flaine and the Grand Massif ski area are a winter wonderland of activities, both on and off the piste. The area has a range of àpres activities which our Inghams representatives can assist you to book on your arrival or in resort.

Bowling

The bowling alley inside the Flaine Foret shopping centre is a great place to spend an afternoon. The centre opens from 5pm each day (2pm when the weather is poor) and stays open until late. Alongside the bowling alleys there are arcade games and a projector showing live sports.

Ice driving

Ever wanted to release your inner rally car driver? The Flaine Ice Driving School lets you experience first-hand the thrill of racing a car on the snow. Instruction is provided and courses range from short introductions to several days in length.

Ice quad biking

Located at the bottom of Flaine in Front de Neige, ice quad biking is an adrenaline fuelled test of control and stamina. This exciting activity is an excellent way to spend an afternoon with friends, challenging them to see who can be the fastest to get around the 700m track.

Parapenting

Skiing off the edge of the mountain is rarely advisable! But when you’ve got a massive parachute attached to your back you might just find that you have a lot of fun. That’s the idea behind parapenting in Flaine.

This popular experience is offered by a number of activity operators in resort. Whether a complete beginner or an expert paraglider, our representative will help you to book the right experience for you.

Tobogganing

Sledging with the kids is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon as a family. The sledge run in the centre of Flaine runs past the striking Jean Dubuffet sculpture, an icon of the resort.

Other activities in Flaine

  • Cinema
  • Climbing wall
  • Concert hall
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice rink
  • Snowshoeing

Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski Packs
6 days ski/board & boot hire, 6 days tuition (2 1/2hrs per day)
Adult £200 | Child* £193

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

*Child 5-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult
16-64
Child
5-15
Seniors
65-74
Family 2 ad
& 2 ch 5-15
Grand Massif Pass
6 £225 £170 £214 £709

*Prices include €2 non refundable hands free card deposit.
Beginners should book in resort for reduced price passes as not needed from Day 1.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £84 £99 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £149
Snowboard - £99 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £149
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12
Ski 6  Sun 10am-1pm
Mon-Fri 9.30am- 12.30pm
£153 £142
Snowboard 6 £153 £142

From 6 Feb-5 Mar lessons are 2 3/4 hrs and alternate between morning and afternoons.

*Child snowboard tuition 8-13yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Massage and beauty treatments available (book and pay locally)
  • Car parking (€17 per day - pre book and pay locally)
  • Bread and pastry delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Steam room
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge area
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Car parking
  • Ski hire shop on site
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Ski room
  • WiFi
  • Accessible property
  • Laundry service
  • Mini market
  • Library
Family Facilities
  • Free Baby kits are available (on request). Set includes cot (no linen or mattress), highchair and changing mat. Suitable for children under 2 years
  • Strollers are available (on request) 
  • Happyz treasure hunt
  • Children's area
  • Cots & linen
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Games room
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant
Meals
  • Self catering
  • Local restaurants, shops and bars
  • Mini market 
  • On site restaurant (pre book and pay locally)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • On site (pre book and pay locally)
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering
    • Local shops
    • Mini market
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants
    • On site restaurant
    • Mini market
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants
    • On site restaurant
    • Mini market

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.690140
  • Latitude: 46.006660
  • Location Description:
    • 500m to the resort centre
    • Ski in/ ski out access
    • Piste side location
    • 5 minutes’ walk (500m) to the centre of Flaine for shops and restaurants
    • There is a free shuttle bus in the evenings

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Montsoleil Terrasses d'Helios Apartments
Flaine, Self Catering
02/01/2021 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Bournemouth
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