Le Fornet is one of three villages that make up the Val d’Isere skiing area in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. In actual fact, you will find that your holidays in Le Fornet will be based in the village that is farthest from Val d’Isere and this lends itself to an opportunity to either relax and unwind or join in the numerous activities on your doorstep - the choice is yours. The self catering accommodation in this part of France is reputed to be of a very high standard. This is an exclusive skiing destination and the quaint alpine lodges and chalets will never fail to impress.
Your holidays in Le Fornet are going to tend to steer towards winter sports. Le Fornet and the other villages in The Val d’Isere Valley are totally geared-up towards welcoming their guests and ensuring they spend the best time. There are over 300km of skiing piste available to you in this area and no less that 100 lifts to carry you up to the top of these snowy hills. These villages have some excellent aprés-ski facilities and the bars and restaurants are frequented often by the rich and famous. Great shopping opportunities exist here too, but be mindful of rather extortionate price tags at times as the area tries to capitalise on its well-heeled market.
If you are hankering to escape this charming part of France for the day, why not lock up your gorgeous rental chalet in Le Fornet and head south-west across the border into Italy. Around a two hour drive will bring you to the famous city of Turin, in The Piedmont Region of the country. There are plenty of distractions to occupy you in this fascinating city and top of this list must be the famous Shroud of Turin. Other interesting attractions include The Mole Anatonelianna: this is a very peculiar building that has to be seen to be believed and it even includes a great museum. For the real charm and quintessential Turin, head to Piazzo Castello where you will be in the heart of the main tourist area.
For your holidays in Le Fornet, you’re probably wondering what sort of weather you can expect? Well, this will all depend on the season in which you travel. Winters are typically cold and snowy; but then, this is what you’d expect from a winter sports resort. Summers are much warmer and temperatures can reach into the low-twenties degrees Celsius. Precipitation is higher here than many other parts of France, but this is due mainly to the elevation above sea level.
Your holidays in Le Fornet are best to be booked to either Turin Airport (TRN) or Geneva Airport (GVA). Both airports are within a two and a half hour journey of the comfortable self catering accommodation in Le Fornet. You could leave from a selection of UK airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Glasgow (GLA). British Airways, AlItalia, Air France and Ryanair are the main airlines that operate on these routes.