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Make holiday rental accommodation or a chateau in Rhone Alps, France your home away from home

The Rhone Alpes is one of 26 regions of France, in the south east, bordering Italy and Switzerland. Consisting of the eight departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Isere, Loire, Rhone, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, the Rhone Alpes is famous for having arguably the best skiing inEuropeas well as magnificent gastronomy, stunning scenery and magnificent outdoor leisure activities in the summer.

Things to do in Rhone-Alpes, France

The Rhone Alpes seem to be two entirely different locations in summer and winter. In winter, the snowfall which blankets the peaks of the Central Massif and Europe’s tallest peak, Mont Blanc turns the area into a skiing and snowboarding haven. Rhone Alpes skiing accommodation is highly regarded as some of the most luxurious chalets available, with access to some of the world’s finest skiing. The resorts of Chamonix, Portes du Soleil, The Three Valleys and Val d’Isere have long been drawing people to the skiing accommodation in Rhone Alpes. There is a ski resort in the Rhone Alpes to suit everyone. With family holidays, beginner slopes, snowboard parks, cross country skiing, ice climbing, huge swathes of off piste skiing, every single known snow sport and many newly invented snow sports and luxury holidays in Rhone Alpes available, it is little wonder that the Rhone Alpes skiing accommodation is in such high demand during the winter.

During the summer, when the snow melts, the Rhone Alpes take on an entirely different atmosphere. The rivers swell with melt water, followed swiftly by white water rafts and fishermen. The mountain slopes become scattered with brave mountain bikers and climbers, and the mountain ridges start to become the play ground for para-gliders, walkers and hikers seeking the ultimate breathtaking views of the Alps. The huge lakes which fill some valleys suddenly become littered with boats, windsurfers and water-skiers and fishermen, taking advantage of the magnificent self catering chateau in Rhone Alpes.

Throughout the year however, the self catering chateau of the Rhone Alpes are a food connoisseurs dream. Luxury holidays to the Rhone Alpes are ideal due to the number of exclusive, fairy tale chateau which grace the landscape, and the delicious gastronomy of the Rhone Alpes.

Places to holiday in Rhone Alpes, France

Haute-Savoie is home to the world famous resorts of Chamonix-Mont Blanc, and 110 other ski resorts, the vast majority of which offer luxury self catering Rhone-Alps skiing accommodation. Not only does it offer skiing for all ages, abilities and budgets, but the Haute-Savoie department is also famous for its spectacular scenery and world class spa facilities. Mountaineering, golf, sailing and hang-gliding have kept the holiday chalets of Haute-Savoie busy during the summer months too.

Savoie, an equally beautiful department is famous for three activities; skiing in The Three Valleys, La Plagne and Les Arcs, walking along the dramatic mountain ridges and rock climbing on the shear rock faces of the Alps.

Isere, a magnificent place to take Rhone-Alpes skiing accommodation for mixed ability parties or family holidays, is the best place in France to take to the air. Hangliding, para-gliding and the International Festival of Free Flight are at home in Isere, and the Vercors National Park attracts rock climbers, canyoners and pot hollers from around the globe due to the staggering gorges, caves and rock faces it contains.

Travel to Rhone-Alpes, France

There are three international airports in the Rhone-Alpes, Lyon (LYN), Saint Etienne (EBU) and Grenoble (GNB). Ryanair and easyJetboth run some very cheap services to all three of these airports from 24 airports across the UK, making the holiday rental properties of the Rhone Alpes extremely good value for a family holiday. Alternatively, much of the region is just 2 hours from Paris on the TGV.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    Studio #972418a
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Chalet #6519826
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #6494569
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          Apartment #1476077a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Cottage #6518378
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              Apartment #1448046a
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Cottage #1448220a
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #6405208
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #6670576
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                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (39 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Chalet #1149480
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                        Apartment #6412719
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #884146
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                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Chalet #88356
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                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #1371801a
                              5
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                                Apartment #1445409a
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                                  • Studio
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                                  Multiple rentals Studio #6441678
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #6759705
                                    5
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (29 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Barn #1000462
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (43 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #1152722a
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Apartment #1430578a
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                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            House #1282664a
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #1463625a
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #681797a
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Apartment #8159303
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                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                    Apartment #1901302
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Apartment #1401556a
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                        House #6774760
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                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                          House #6279533
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            Apartment #6315050
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                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6831619
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                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Apartment #878230
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                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #1784395
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                                                                    Studio #669249a
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                                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1340617a
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                                                                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #6441678
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                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Apartment #1234085a
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                                                                            Apartment #1463124a
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                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (34 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #873033a
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                                                                              Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                Apartment #1146983a
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                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6830753
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Chalet #54244
                                                                                    19
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #1401016a
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        Apartment #1416067a
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6613994
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                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #1274581a
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                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Apartment #1286250
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                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Apartment #1388963a
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                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (34 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #649505a
                                                                                                  34
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1155647a
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      Chalet #1321469a
                                                                                                      10
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful location and welcoming host

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is perfect distance away from Lake Annecy so that it is convenient to get to the lake and shops/cafes etc when you want but that it provides peace and quiet too. It is located half was up a hill and this provides you with stunning views of the surrounding area. The gite is equipped with everything you need and is comfortable and clean. There is a large main room with a sofa that can be used as a bed, comfortable chairs and a coffee table. Located the other side of this room is the kitchen area and a large kitchen table and chairs that would comfortably seat six people. There is a full sized oven and grill which you can use either as gas or electric or both and a microwave if you prefer. Also supplied is a kettle, coffee maker, toaster, iron, full sized fridge freezer and a washing machine which is extremely helpful if you cycle. The bedroom has plenty of cupboard space and there is lots of additional bedding provided to cover all temperatures. The bathroom has a shower toilet and sink. The gite is heated with adjustable radiators and the host left the heating on and left it to us to control the individual radiators. We found this provided the perfect temperature for us. The host Ken was happy to share his knowledge of both walking and cycling with us and was kind enough to take us on a bike ride around the lake pointing out places of interest as we went. We took up a number of his suggestions including walking up nearby Col de la Forclaz, cycling up Col de l'Arpettaz with it's numerous hairpins, and catching the train to the top of Montenvers-Mer de Glace to see the glacier located in Chamonix. There are plenty of other things to do and the local area is fascinating and beautiful. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a peaceful holiday, in beautiful countryside and particularly walkers and cyclists. Reading others reviews complaining about the lack of curtains and the church bells ringing - we would suggest using the traditional wooden shutters on the gite which block out all the light and we found the church bells to be unobtrusive and pleasing on the ear. If we return to this area of France would certainly use again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely gîte in a beautiful part of France

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable gîte, which is well equipped and attractively decorated. The gîte owners, Sarah and Claude, could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We especially enjoyed the local wine tasting and the village Fête des Fours. The area is lovely, with lakes and waterfalls and lots of pleasant villages. We also visited Annecy and Geneva which are beautiful and worth the extra drive.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017