Residence Aquisana Apartments

  • France, Serre Chevalier

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The Residence Aquisana Apartments are located just 500m from the Portillas cable, which gives easy access to the 250km of Serre Chevalier’s fantastic pistes. Located in a peaceful area of Villeneuve, local amenities are a 5 minute walk away and the indoor pool, hammam and fitness area are a great reward after a long day skiing. Access to the small pool in the residence is free of charge and there is also a fitness centre along side. Pay locally for additional services such as towel hire, steam room and laundry. 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 76
  • No. of buildings: 5
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3
  • The attractive apartments are fully equipped with a hob, microwave fridge and dishwasher in the kitchenettes, TV and free Wi-Fi access and bathroom with wc.
  • Two room apartments (A4) sleep 2-4 people in a double/twin bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.
  • Larger apartments (C6) have an additional alcove and can sleep up to 6 people.
  • Three room apartments (B6) have two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, can sleep up to 6 people.

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Self-catering

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

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

Heated indoor pool, fitness area, hammam (pay locally)

Luggage storage, laundry facilities (pay locally), free outdoor parking, covered parking (pay locally, limited availability)

  • Reception Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm
    Saturday: 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 8pm
    Sunday: 8am to 12pm
    Wednesday: closed

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax, refundable deposit €300. End of stay cleaning €60-130.


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Residence Aquisana Apartments, Serre Chevalier,
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