Art Hotel Grandes Murailles - Valtournenche

  • Aosta Valley Ski Area, Italy, Cervinia

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The unique Art Hotel Grandes Murailles has a lovely location in the pretty village of Valtournenche. The hotel has a cosy alpine atmosphere, and we love its traditional Italian meets 'quirky-boutique' style.

Valtournenche location

The hotel is located in Valtournenche, a small resort 9kms from the centre of Cervinia. The resorts share a ski area so it is easy to get over to Cervinia or to Zermatt on your international lift pass.

Getting onto the slopes is really easy, the resort bus stop is just 50 metres from the hotel.

Art and design

Throughout the property you'll find a range of work by artist Gabriele Maquignaz. Everywhere you look there's something to admire, with abstract art on the walls and ornate sculptures dotted around.

Each of the bedrooms are decorated in a traditional mountain style with warm wood and cosy soft furnishings, however many of them also feature eclectic art and unique pieces of furniture.

Relaxation

There's a really cosy feel in the hotel with Alpine features and wood-panelled rooms. The bar area is an ideal spot to catch up with friends and family, enjoy an aperitivo before making your way to dinner where you'll enjoy a tasty three course meal. The hotels restaurant 'Bistrot de l'Artiste' offers contemporary Italian cuisine and a nod to the typical flavours of the Aosta Valley.

After a day on the mountain you can soothe any ski legs in the wellness area with a sauna, Turkish bath and solarium. Massages are available for an additional fee but make for the perfect treat. 

Added value

Early Booking Offer Available (04 Jan - 02 Feb & 15 Mar - 13 Apr 25) (ends 31 October 2024)

Cervinia

  • Resort altitude: 2,050m
  • 350km of skiing
  • 27 blue, 64 red and 5 black runs
  • 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport

As one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, great snow conditions and an impressive glacier come as standard. What truly makes this resort stand out is the towering site of the Matterhorn and just how close it is. That mixed with the rest of the incredible surrounding landscape and you have yourself the perfect setting for what is simply an amazing ski resort.

Skiing and snowboarding in Cervinia

Cervinia is known for its extensive ski area and as you head up the mountain to the high peaks of the Plateau Rosa you will appreciate the impressive lift system which connects you to Valtournenche as well as the famous Swiss resort of Zermatt.

Almost an endless network of runs means there is plenty of variety and places to explore as well as some superb off-piste runs. With an International ski pass you have the best of both worlds, so definitely worth it if you want to get the miles in and explore the full area.

Where to stay in Cervinia

We have a great selection of accommodation offerings in and around Cervinia. You can expect excellent Italian hospitality and the food and wine selections are second to none. Select one of our hotels with pools and wellness areas if you are looking for a bit of extra relaxation off the slopes.

Valtournenche

A couple of our hotels are located just outside of Cervinia in the peaceful town of Valtournenche. Just ten minutes drive from the centre of Cervinia and sharing the same ski area, these hotels are perfect for guests looking to experience the incredible Aosta Valley Ski Area in tranquil surroundings. If you want to explore the town, getting from Valtournenche to Cervinia is simple, with a direct bus route included on your lift pass.

Bars and restaurants in Cervinia

The village of Cervinia is a good size and there is lots to see and do. Along the font of the slopes you will find plenty of bars overlooking the piste, many serving lunch with an epic view of the Matterhorn.

Later in the day the music is turned up and you have a great range of après bars to choose from. Further into town along the traffic free cobbled streets you'll find plenty of shops to browse as well as some great hidden little pizzerias, perfect if you want a slice for lunch.

Being based on the Italian side of the mountain definitely has its benefits, what with great food, service full of Italian flair and let’s not forget it’s a lot cheaper than over the border with our Swiss friends.

Things to do in Cervinia

In and around the resort there's a massive selection of things to do. Rev up the engine and have a go at ice karting, take to the skies and feel the adrenaline of tandem paragliding, have a dip in the local pool or visit the highest ice grotto in Europe over on the Swiss side of the mountains – whatever you're after and whatever the age range, there's something for everyone in this authentic Italian resort.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Cervinia

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 350 km
Runs 27 64 5
Longest run 22 Km
Snowparks

1 snowpark

Lifts Drag lifts 9, Chairlifts 20, Cablecars 5
Slope direction N,S
Ski/resort bus True
Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 17
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 4

Annexes

There are two external annexes adjacent to the main building. We have rooms in the main building and in the annex. Please note that there is not lift access in the annex buildings.

  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort fees of €1.60 per person per night to be paid directly to the hotel

Rooms

Standard Rooms sleep two people. These rooms are each furnished in a unique style with wood flooring, a bathroom with a shower and views of Valtournenche. These rooms are located in the central main building or in the adjacent annex.

Superior Rooms sleep two people. These rooms are decorated in a more alpine style with wood throughout, and have a bathroom with a shower. These rooms are located in the central main building or in the adjacent annex.

Sole occupancy and triple rooms are available on request. Please give our Reservations team a call to book.

Twin beds are on a request basis only. Please inform us at the time of booking if twin beds are required.

Bedroom facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility

The Art Hotel Grandes Murailles has an accessible room available. Please give our Reservations team a call for further details.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: No
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 Days Child
8 - 14 years
Youth
15 - 18 years
Adult 
19 - 64 years
Senior
65 - 74 years
International Area Pass £281 £360 £400 £360
Local Pass £200 £257 £285 £257

Lift pass information

Have fun and explore the Italian ski areas Cervinia & Valtournenche on a local pass or upgrade to an international pass which gives you full access to ski in Zermatt, Switzerland. Lift passes also include 2 days skiing in any other Aosta Valley ski resort. Walker's pass available locally.

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

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Category

Child

2 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

Skis Blue - £66
Red £42 £93
Black - £122
Skis & boots Blue - £102
Red £73 £145
Black - £177
Snowboard & boots Red £129 £129

Equipment information 

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

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

Tuition

Tuition

Ski tuition

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

5 days £183 £183

 

Snowboard tuition

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

5 days £183 £183

Tuition information

  • Tuition runs Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12:15pm 
  • Group tuition need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked tuition and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private tuition to the value of what you had originally booked.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner - never skied before
  • Level 1 - advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 - low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 - good intermediate, parallel turns 
  • Advanced - fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

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

Longitude: 7.62315
Latitude: 45.87740

  • Central location in Valtournenche, 9 kms to Cervinia
  • 50 metres to the bus stop taking you between Cervinia and Valtournenche
  • Twenty minutes walk (1000 metres) to the Plan de la Glaea cable car
Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Wellness area with sauna, steam room and solarium
  • Massages (on request. pay locally)
  • Heated boot room
  • Art work by Gabriele Maquignaz 
  • Free parking
Meals

The Art Hotel Grandes Murailles is on a half board basis

Fuel up for a day on the slopes at the buffet breakfast, and when you return from a day of skiing a delicious three course evening meal with a menu combining traditional dishes from the Aosta Valley with classic Italian cuisine is served in the cosy Le Bistrot de l'Artiste.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free) can be catered for on request. Unfortunately vegans cannot be catered for. Please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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£2298
per person from £1149
Includes £70pp discount
19/01/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Art Hotel Grandes Murailles - Valtournenche
Aosta Valley Ski Area, Cervinia
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