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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Apartment #1437339a
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #871794a
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 2 BR
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        Apartment #629537a
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 3 BR
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          Chalet #1465438
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            Very Good! 4.2/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #1413682a
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              • 5 BR
              • 3 BA
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              • Sleeps 10
              Chalet #1414081a
              2
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6226556
                14
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (38 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #6394465
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                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 1 BR
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                    Studio #1474998a
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                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Very Good! 4.2/5
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                      • 1 BR
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                      Studio #1302340a
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #6699768
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                          Apartment #1307697a
                          4
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                            Chalet #566312a
                            2
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                              • 1 BR
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                              Building #1310535a
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                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Chalet #1305859a
                                9
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #539967a
                                  35
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Apartment #6173198
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                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                      • 1 BR
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                                      Apartment #620152a
                                      15
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 3 BA
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                                        Chalet #877410a
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Chalet #1468540a
                                          2
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                                            • 5 BR
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                                            Chalet #1476298a
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                                              Chalet #1129758a
                                              1
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
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                                                Apartment #1472939a
                                                1
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Apartment #555250a
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                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                    Chalet #630401a
                                                    3
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                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Apartment #1454618a
                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Apartment #1492929a
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                                                          Studio #589685a
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                                                            Apartment #6386093
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                                                              Apartment #6826256
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                                                                Apartment #6349312
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                  Apartment #1651619
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #649169a
                                                                    5
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                                                                      Apartment #1291387a
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                                                                        Apartment #1482967a
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                                                                          Apartment #1498027a
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                                                                            Apartment #6924078
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                                                                              Apartment #1504158a
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                                                                                Apartment #1752727
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                                                                                  Apartment #6826251
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                                                                                    Studio #1466848a
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                                                                                      Studio #1466851a
                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #1520119a
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #588811a
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                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Studio #6020105
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #602412a
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                                                House #6274825
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6415923
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                                                                                                    Apartment #856529a
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Apartment #6426682
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                                                                                                      Saint-Chaffrey Holiday Apartments & Chalets (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Top class

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely quiet place. Landlady went out of her way to make sure we had a pleasant stay. Seamus.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A wonderful place to stay close to Serre Chevalier

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We used this beautiful chalet as our base for the Etape du Tour 2017 (Briancon to Col d'Izoard). The owners Jacques and Marie-Claire very kindly agreed rent the chalet from Thursday to Wednesday so we had time to acclimatise before and recover after the ride. We drove from England - the owners were extremely helpful sending us detailed instructions of the best routes into the Serre Chevalier valley and were there to welcome us when we arrived. The chalet is magnificent - the photos don’t really do it justice. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped - if you stay here you won’t be disappointed!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017