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Make a holiday rental home or chalet in St Jean-de-Sixt, France your home away from home

St Jean-de-Sixt is one of the trio of villages which make up the French Alps ski resort of Aravis, the others being La Clusaz and Grand Bornard. St Jean-de-Sixt has been popular with French and Swiss visitors for many years, although is nowhere near as popular with English-speaking tourists as Geneva. This is great news for visitors though - it means prices are generally lower and makes for a more authentic experience, with many villas and chalets around the village for those looking for a self-catering break.

Things to do in St Jean-de-Sixt, France

The main thing to do in St Jean-de-Sixt is of course skiing, or snowboarding if you prefer. St Jean-de-Sixt makes the perfect destination for skiers of all abilities, with slopes for beginners to advanced dare-devil skiers.

When all the adrenaline-filled activities get a little too much, visitors to St Jean-de-Sixt can relax at one of the many cafes and bars to be found on the doorstep to their villa. There are also weekly markets and cow fairs which visitors can browse and get a taste for true French Alpine life.

Summer visitors will also not be left bored, with mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, horse riding, canyoning and hot air ballooning all on offer in the town or close by. Summer is a great time to visit, as the village overflows with blooming alpine flowers and is less crowded than in the winter.

During the summer months, St Jean-de-Sixt also plays host to several mountain festivals, where visitors can join in with regional activities, watch traditional music and dance performances, and taste regional food and drink.

Places to visit on holiday in St Jean-de-Sixt, France

The town of Annecy, perched on the shores of Lac d’Annency, is worth a visit for both summer and winter visitors. Most visitors will be impressed by the striking bridges and buttressed arcades found in the centre of the town as well as the typical Savoyard style houses.

The Saint-Gervais, Mont-Blanc region is less than 40km from most St Jean-de-Sixt villas, where visitors can ride the historic tramway, visit art galleries and studios and relax in the thermal spa.

Weather in St Jean-de-Sixt, France

St Jean-de-Sixt has a typical Alpine climate, with temperatures in the summer reaching up to 20C but falling below 0C in the winter months. Rainfall is quite low all year-round, but snow can be heavy over the winter, one of the reasons for which St Jean-de-Sixt is such a great place for skiers.

Flights to St Jean-de-Sixt, France

St Jean de Sixt is most easily accessed by flying into Geneva Airport (GVA). The airport is on the border with Switzerland and has a French sector specifically for those wishing to holiday in France, which means that passengers don’t require a Swiss visa. St Jean-de-Sixt is then 65km from the airport. Hiring a car is the easiest mode of transportation to your self-catering accommodation, and this is available in the French side of the terminal.

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                                                                                                      Chalet Alex is an amazing chalet with great facilities. The location of the chalet is a very good one, because it's near beautiful places and nice walks. And we have to mention the outstanding views from the deckchairs. Some of the favorite with Chalet Alex : - At night gazing at the stars comfortably - Sitting in the hot tub with the bubbles on - Eating outside on an extremly nice table. And so on ! We enjoyed our stay very much. And hopefully we would stay again !
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                                                                                                      The chalet provided us with a great base to explore the surrounding area and is authentically decorated. It had everything we needed including a washing/games room downstairs, perfect for storing our bikes, to a well stocked kitchen with open plan eating ideal for socialising. The chunky table on the lovely veranda was great on the hotter days. A 15 minute walk takes you to the small market square with good tourist office and a few places to eat and shop. Locally the summer luge at Le Clusaz was fun as was the pool at Le Grand Bormand. Down the valley at Thones is a larger supermarket and plenty more cultural and sporting activities. Local walks and challenging cycle routes also provide ideal alternatives for the more active! Overall a wonderful week spent with family and friends.
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