Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa

  • France, Serre Chevalier

The Grand Aigle is a very stylish four-star hotel which has been completely renovated in a local, traditional style. The interior is modern and comfortable with all of the facilities you would need for the perfect holiday. Access to the ski area is also easy, exit the boot room and walk/ski 450m downhill to the Pontillas gondola. This hotel boasts great facilities, you can relax in front of the open fire in the evening after enjoying the atmospheric Pure Altitude spa located in the cellar with sauna and jacuzzi (reserve locally, 16 + only) or arrange and pay locally for a number of spa treatments. 

 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 60
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • All the stylish Classic twin rooms (A2) have shower, TV, hairdryer, safe, ‘Nespresso’ coffee machine and minibar.
  • Deluxe rooms (B2) are larger and have separate bath and shower.
  • Triple rooms (C3) have a double bed and single bed or three singles and quad rooms (D4) with 2 double beds are also available on request.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe

Accessibility

Classic rooms are designed for wheelchair access.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

The hotel is suitable for wheelchair access.

Meals

  • Excellent buffet breakfast and 3 course evening meal (the starter and dessert are buffet-style and the main course is waiter-service).
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 250 km
  • Runs
    28
    0
    0
  • 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.


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

Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £57 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Learn to Ski Packs
6 day lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire, 6 days tuition (2 1/5hrs 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 £168 E/£192 L/£240 H £152 E/£174 L/£216 H £135 E/£155 L/£193 H

E (15-21 Dec), L (6-12 Apr), H (All other dates). 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 £76 £87 £101
Skis & Boots £100 £115 £135
Snowboard - £87 £101
Snowboard & boots - £115 £135
Child* 6-12 Skis & Boots - £82 -
Snowboard & boots - £82 -

Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots for children 3-5yrs: £45.

 *Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 6-12
Ski or Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £160

*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

  • Location: Sitting at the foot of the pistes near the hamlet of Bez in Villeneuve, part of the Serre Chevalier valley. Ski to the Pontillas cable-car from the door of the hotel and ski back at the end of the day. It is a 10 minute walk (500m) to the centre of Villeneuve.
  • Restaurant
  • Bar with fireplace
  • Spa with jacuzzi, sauna and massages (pay locally)
  • Parking (€12 per day)
  • Ski room
  • Wi-Fi (FREE)
  • Lift
  • Indoor jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Bar
  • WiFi
  • Ski room
  • Restaurant

Family Facilities

    Cots available, free of charge.
    • Children’s play area
  • Child's Menu
  • Cots & Linen
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £160 per couple (ends 1 Sep for arrivals 30 March & 6, 13 April)

Special Offers

Your holiday

Accommodation
Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa, Serre Chevalier,
Half Board

Holiday details
30/03/2019,
7 nights,
from Gatwick,
2 adults, 0 children
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