Alpaga Apartments

  • France, Serre Chevalier

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These good value apartments are ideally located in Villneuve for easy access to the town and slopes. The free local bus service also stops just outside making it easy to explore the other villages in Serre Chevalier on foot or with skis.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 52
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3

Reception

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

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €0.75 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €200 (credit cards accepted)

Rooms

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, dining area, kitchenette equipped with hot plates, microwave, fridge, dish washer, kitchenware, tea and coffee making facilities including coffee machine, living area, TV, WiFi, towels, bed linen, telephone, hair dryer (on request) and most have a balcony or terrace with mountain views. 

  • Studio apartment (D4): sleeps 2-4 people (30m²). Living area with sofa bed and cabin with bunk beds
  • Two room apartment (A5): sleeps 2-5 people (31m²). Living area with two day beds and pull out bed, and double bedroom
  • Two room cabin apartment (B7): sleeps 3-7 people (39m²). Living area with two day beds and pull out bed, double bedroom and cabin with bunk beds
  • Three room apartment (C7): sleeps 3-7 people (60m²). Living area with two day beds and pull out bed, one twin and one double bedroom

Some apartments are duplex. Beds can be made on arrival (except sofa beds) for an additional charge (€8) on request and end of stay cleaning is included (except kitchen).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Studios for four people on the ground floor, first floor and second floors are available for wheelchair users (on request)
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • The apartments are suitable for wheelchair access
Serre Chevalier

The resort of Serre Chevalier takes its name from the peak that dominates the Guisane Valley and is made up of four separate villages. This fantastic ski area has 250km of well interconnected pistes, ample off piste opportunities above Villeneuve and Monetier and probably more trees than any other resort in Europe. We've chosen accommodation situated in the villages of Villeneuve and Chantemerle for their good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 250 km
Runs
28
37
13
Longest run 0 Km
Snowparks

1 snowpark

Lifts Drag lifts 28, Chairlifts 20, Cablecars 1
Slope direction NE,E,SE
Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

Serre Chevalier is an excellent destination for the authentic mountain hut experience, and the mountain restaurants certainly don’t disappoint. La Peyra Juana, above the village of Monétier is a classic French mountain hut: friendly and popular with the locals. It is a great place to visit for the traditional French cuisine and delightful atmosphere.

Located in the tiny village of Fréjus, midway up the mountain, is the delightful Pi Maï restaurant. With an exceptional menu of grilled meats, steak and regional cuisine, this charming restaurant is an excellent destination for lunch.

Conveniently located above the Casse du Boeuf, the chalet style Bivouac de la Casse has a large terrace, which is ideal for catching some rays on a bluebird day. If that wasn’t enough, the tasty menu of burgers, tartiflettes and other delights are served with a smile by the friendly staff.

For excellent, traditional French cuisine off the mountain, head to either La Marotte or La Pastorale in Villeneuve. La Marotte and La Pastorale are two of the most popular restaurants in the resort and it’s not hard to see why. Both are tiny restaurants with a charming atmosphere and friendly service.

In Chantemerle Le Loup Blanc has a delightful interior of wandering wooden beams and charming decorations, giving the place a very traditional feel. The regional dishes are fresh and delicious and the meals are complimented by a fine choice of wines.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

The village of Villeneuve is the lively heart of Serre Chevalier, and the destination to head to for most of your après ski needs. La Grotte pub is situated at the base of the pistes – perfectly placed for après. Live bands and DJs keep this place thriving until late into the evening.

As the evening turns to night, head to Le Caves de Serre Chevalier, a lively nightclub and cocktail bar. It is the ideal destination for large groups and those looking to party into the early hours of the morning.

For a quieter experience in Villenueve head to 1420. Named after its altitude, this classy little bar has an incredible wine selection in its cellar, as well as a special choice of beers and spirits. Le Cocoon, is another good option, and a warm, cozy place for a drink.

At the foot of the Luc Alphand piste in Chatemerle, the Station is another great après ski destination. This popular bar has live entertainment most evenings and serves great food as well. Try the house special: fish ‘n chips.

Le Monêtier is the quietest village in Serre Chevalier but still has some of the nicest bars. The Blue Bird Cocktail Bar really stands out from the crowd. With a fantastic stone arch interior, and a splendid cocktail menu, this is one of the most elegant after-ski destinations in resort.

Shopping

The winding streets in the villages of Serre Chevalier are perfect for wandering and stumbling upon little shops. There are plenty of stores selling and renting winter sports equipment, and small supermarkets or delicatessens where you can grab a bite to eat.

Undoubtedly, the main destination to head to for all your shopping needs is Briançon. The highest town in France, there are plenty of shops selling a wide range of products. It is a great place to visit to look for gifts to take home to friends and family.

Spas and relaxation

Serre Chevalier is well known for the thermal baths in Monêtier, Les Grand Bains du Monêtier. The indoor pool is naturally heated and a wide range of facilities, including Jacuzzi, Roman baths and steam rooms ensure plenty of ways to relax. Visitors can also enjoy an extensive range of health and beauty treatments.

The Pure Altitude Spa at the Le Grand Aigle Hotel is ideal for all guests staying in Les Bez. This excellent spa has a unique décor, with vaulted stone ceilings, providing a fantastic ambience in which to relax. Facilities include a sauna and a whirlpool, with beauty treatments possible to reserve and pay for locally.

Arts, culture and events

Serre Chevalier is a uniquely fascinating ski resort for those interested in history. The walled old town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Briançon has an incredible past. The old fortress was built in the 18th Century to help defend the town from invasion from the Duchy of Savoy.

At the end of the valley, the St Pierre Chapel in Monêtier has been converted into the delightful little Musée d’Art Sacré. The museum contains a fascinating collection of religious art dating as far back as the 15th Century, and hosts regular exhibitions.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.55793
  • Latitude: 44.9467
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 10 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Briancon

  • Distance to Resort Centre: 500 km
  • Nearest Lift:

    Pontillas

  • Distance to Lift: 250 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 100 km
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500 km

For more information on travel and transport visit our Serre Chevalier page

Extras

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

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

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult lift passes for selected departures.
Learn to Ski Packs
6 day lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire, 6 days tuition (2½ hrs per day)
Adult £408 Child* £355

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked and are not available in resort.

*Child 6-11yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult 12-64 Senior 65-74 Child* 5-11
Whole Area Lift Pass 6 £189 L/£236 H £171 L/£213 H £152 L/£189 H

L (12-18 Dec, 3 April-end of season), H (19 Dec-2 April). Lift pass includes a day skiing in Montgenèvre, Les 2 Alpes or Alpe d'Huez (transport extra)

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

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £72 £82 £97
Skis & Boots £96 £109 £128
Snowboard - £82 £97
Snowboard & boots - £109 £128
Child* 6-12 Skis & Boots - £56 -
Snowboard & boots - £56 -

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots for children 3-5yrs: £43.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 6-12
Ski or Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £167

*Child snowboard tuition 8-11yrs

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

Facilities
  • Mountain views
  • WiFi Free
  • Close to the ski lifts
  • Shuttle service
  • 200 m to the Pontillas gondola and ski school meeting point
  • Close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Villeneuve
  • Bus stop outside
  • Heated ski equipment storage room
  • Lift
  • Bakery delivery service (book locally)
  • Car parking (pre book and pay locally)
  • Grocery delivery service (book locally)
  • Reception

 

  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am 
  • Lounge area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Car parking
  • Ski room
Family Facilities
  • Baby kits are available (on request) for €40 per week. Set includes cot (no mattress or linen), highchair and changing mat. Suitable for children under 2 years
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
Meals
  • Self catering apartments
  • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Local shops and restaurants
  • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance from residence 
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Local shops and restaurants
    • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.55793
  • Latitude: 44.9467
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 10 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Briancon

  • Distance to Resort Centre: 500 km
  • Nearest Lift:

    Pontillas

  • Distance to Lift: 250 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 100 km
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500 km

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Alpaga Apartments
Serre Chevalier, Self Catering
02/01/2021 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
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