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Make Holiday Rental Chalets in Saint-Chaffrey, France, Your Home Away From Home

The small town of Saint-Chaffrey is a perfect example of a little town in the French Alps. The town is at the foot of the Serre Chevalier ski resort, a vast ski area with all levels of skiing available. There is plenty of self catering accommodation in Saint-Chaffrey, where the chalets provide easy access to the mountain and can ensure that holidaymakers have an excellent time. Holidays in Saint-Chaffrey are about enjoying the winter wonderland of the French Alps in the winter, or the frontier to adventure that is available in the summer.

Things to do on Holiday in Saint-Chaffrey, France

The Serre Chevalier ski resort has 63 lifts and 2800m of ski slopes. Almost 700m of that is above the tree line, as well. This open space makes it a great place for snowboarders as well as skiers. However, in the summer, the whole area changes but is equally exciting. Four of Serre Chevalier’s lifts open for the summer season, making the mountain open for adventure walking and mountain biking. The mountain biking on Serra Chevalier is so good, they hosted the French National Championships here in 2008.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Saint-Chaffrey, France

Off the mountain, there is still plenty to see. The nearby town of Briancon is the highest city in Europe. It also boasts the 17th century “Fortifications of Vauban”. These are named after King Louis XIV’s military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) who designed them to defend against the Austrians. The fortifications are so impressive that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The area is also host to a number of outdoor activities that are not related to the Serre Chevalier ski area. The town sits on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, which is an excellent place for ice climbing in the winter, but also kayaking or rafting, hiking and general adventuring over the summer months.

Weather in Saint-Chaffrey, France

The weather in any mountainous region is changeable, and the French Alps are no different. When going out on your adventures, be sure to take sufficient clothing for all eventualities. That said, the weather in the Alps is usually quite good. In the winter, it is cold enough to keep snow, but not uncomfortable. The highs in Saint-Chaffrey are just above freezing. In the summer, the weather is generally excellent, with highs reaching 27 degrees Celsius in mid-summer. The precipitation in both winter and summer is generally less than 70mm, and fewer than 12 days per month exhibit rain or snow. April has the most precipitation, but this can result in a longer ski season.

Travel to Saint-Chaffrey, France

The easiest way to get to Saint-Chaffrey from the UK is by flying to Grenoble and catching the train to nearby Briancon. The station at Briancon is a quick 4km trip from Saint-Chaffrey. There are also coach services from Grenoble. There are regular flights with easyJet and Ryanair to Grenoble (GRB) from London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS) and Liverpool (LPL). There are also flights from Edinburgh (EDI) in the winter.

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                                                                                                      Superb, very well equipped bijou appartment

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                                                                                                      We were made very welcome from the moment we arrived. The appartment is beautifully appointed with virtually everything you could need. The master bedroom is very comfortable, lounge/dinner, whilst not large is also great with dinning table that extends to sit six - only four chairs, but I'm sure if needed the owners downstairs would lend you more! There is also a sofa bed downstairs and two beds in the loft bedroom - ideal for youngsters - steep ladder/stairs and low ceiling! They also have another room across the landing that we understand has a double bed and ensuite. We did not use it and was not included. The heating was flexible - ignore the thermostat on the wall - it is just there to fool you it still works!!!! Each radiator has it's own temperature controls. Microwave/oven/grill worked well once we worked out the controls - the owners happily provided the english instructions. Dishwasher Access to the Serre Chevalier valley and Briancon is easy and there are two big supermarkets within a short drive in Briancon. Geant and Carrefour Market. Next to Geant there is also a large sports shop and two adjacent to Carrefour Market. There is a Carrefour City as well! Ski and Boot store available and parking on the drive, We definitely recommend the appartment. It took us 10 hours to drive directly back to Calais.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy little apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very well equiped and warm studio appartment with a handy little cupboard for skis. We stayed for four weeks in Jan/Feb 2017 and it is great for a couple. Christian & Hermine were great hosts, very friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017