HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Savoie - Les Menuires

Les Menuires is a snow-sure village situated at around 1800 metres in the Belleville Valley, part of 'The Three Valleys', which is one of the largest and most famous linked ski areas in the world. The resort was founded in the mid-1960s and for years was regarded as the area's ugly duckling, whilst Meribel in the next valley became a magnet for British skiers and Courchevel, one more valley along, went upmarket (1850) and expanded (1600). The Belleville Valley actually has three significant ski resorts; Val Thorens - one of the highest resorts in Europe, modern, compact and a little bleak, St Martin, a genuine village, picturesque but just a little low at 1450 metres, and Les Menuires.

Les Menuires' modern village centre remains, and it's no oil painting, but does have a decent range of shops, bars, restaurants and other facilities needed by the keen skier. Great efforts have been made in recent years to soften the visual impact, with existing buildings being progressively re-clad in stone and wood. It's working and looks set to continue. New developments have added greatly to the available accommodation, and at the southern end, just below the main village itself, new chalets and apartments are genuinely pleasing to the eye. Furthermore an impressive new sports centre opened in 2006 with a large leisure pool, spas, hammams, squash courts and other facilities. It opens longer during adverse weather and also makes the resort suitable for non-skiers. Just above the main village is the satellite of Reberty at around 2000 metres. This area has it's own smaller selection of shops and facilities and a free bus service links it with the main village. Being newer, it suffers less from the architectural sins of the 1960s. There's now a bypass that has taken a lot of traffic bound for Val Thorens out of Les Menuires and there is reasonable parking close to the centre.

But it's the skiing that really provides the draw for Les Menuires. For a start there is easy access to the slopes right from the village centre, as well as a couple of options for ski school and a kindergarten (plus another in another small satellite - Bruyeres). Set off East and in 20 minutes or so you can be in the Meribel Valley using just two fast lifts. Head south and another couple of lifts will get you to a height where you can ski straight to Val Thorens in around 15 minutes. Head West and the La Masse area will take you all the way up to 2300 metres with empty slopes and plenty of off-piste. Despite its already good snow record, wise investment in snow making facilities means the key runs stay open when other resorts have closed for lack of cover. The whole of the Les Menuires area has had major upgrades in the lift capacity in the last five years: old lifts have been replaced with four and six-seater detachable covered chairs, giving access to a huge domain suitable for all grades of skier and boarder. Several new mountain bars and restaurants have sprung up as the resort has developed and whilst these share the same high mountain prices as all the others in the area, overall the lesser known Les Menuires is probably the best value for money in The Three Valleys even though the Belleville Valley has a large proportion the linked piste area.

Les Menuires is served well by Chambery, Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble airports, the snow train and the Eurostar stop at Moutiers at the foot of the valley and the 9 hours drive (largely on motorways) from Calais is feasible in one day. Add this to the wide range of accommodation, restaurants ranging from Tex-Mex to Michelin star winners and you have something for everybody. The French love it, as do the Dutch. The Brits who have found it do as well and it's certainly worth a try. You might just find a bigger and better bargain than you expect.

Written by Peter Tarren, Owner of Property 9048 in Les Menuires, France

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    Excellent! 4.5/5
    (10 reviews)
    £9
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Apartment #649555a
    10
    Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      • 6 BR
      • 6 BA
      • Sleeps 15
      Chalet #1422143a
      Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #788423
        3
        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Multiple rentals Apartment #1214021a
          4
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Multiple rentals Apartment #1214021a
            4
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Multiple rentals Apartment #1214021a
              2
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 9
                Multiple rentals Apartment #1214021a
                5
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1214021a
                  1
                    avg/night
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1530600
                    2
                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #457538
                      4
                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (11 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #846995a
                        11
                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Apartment #992398a
                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (21 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #1012744a
                            21
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Apartment #995918a
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #992397a
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • Studio
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6462331
                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Studio #6462331
                                    2
                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                      (11 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #923629a
                                      11
                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #481409
                                        2
                                        Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (9 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1284122a
                                          9
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 6 BA
                                            • Sleeps 14
                                            Multiple rentals Chalet #1368790a
                                            8
                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Apartment #1370889a
                                              1
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                avg/night
                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 6 BA
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                Chalet #1644859
                                                1
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 6 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  Multiple rentals Chalet #1368790a
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 10 BR
                                                    • 11 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 20
                                                    Chalet #6646772
                                                    5
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 6 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                      Chalet #1325326a
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #622713a
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #622713a
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6018366
                                                            12
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Studio #588991a
                                                              21
                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #1759807
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Studio #1488575a
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • Studio
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1907412
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (18 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      Chalet #1293716a
                                                                      18
                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #6899297
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6071412
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #952654a
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #919763a
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8159712
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #555896a
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Studio #601096a
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                      Studio #6288259
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 180 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 14
                                                                                        Chalet #846723a
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #1387861a
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #1877109
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Studio #1008379a
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #1881747
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6899130
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Studio #1297396a
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #293582a
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      really great apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely apartment, clean, warm, well equipped. good for ski in ski out. The balcony has a view of the main area of Les Menuires this was a plus...perfect for a view of the festive fireworks. A plus was getting BBC world news and CNN. The actual apartment block is well maintained with ample parking. It has shop, bar, ski maintenance in the complex with friendly staff. The owner has always been quick and helpful with her response.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect location, perfect accommodation A*

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Amazing apartment block situated on the slopes at 1850 in beautiful hamlet of Reberty. Apartment is amazing, super well equipped kitchenette, spacious room, 2 loo's!! BRILLIANT!!! Great hire right next door as are a number of great restaurants and supermarket. Access to lifts immediate as right on the slopes, locker room at slope level with driver access. Can honestly say best place to stay to explore whole of 3 valley's or simply stick to the local area in which there is so much to do. Lovely Les Bryueres village across slope or a walk over a foot bridge has pool, small cinema, mini rollercoaster for kids, shops, beautiful, friendly wonderful resort that we come back to year after year....LOVE IT!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Superb location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent apartment having everything you need for a self catering holiday. Location cannot be bettered, being on ground floor adjacent to magic carpet for beginners. Only 3minute walk to apartment from bus station if using Bens Bus from the airport. This will be our first choice for any return to Les Menuires.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016