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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Valmeinier, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a scenic getaway filled with exciting things to do may like to try the Valmeinier in France. It is a beautiful area with lots to do and see within the Rhone-Alps region of Eastern France. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, chalets and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Valmeinier, France

Located at the foot of Mont Thabor, Valmeinier offers lots of activities all year round including skiing in the winter and hiking in the warmer months. There is downhill and cross country skiing as well as tobogganing, snowboarding and ice skating. The alpine setting also offers great places for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to explore. Tourists can try other fun activities here too such as mountain biking, climbing, canyoning and paragliding. For golf fans there are courses within one hour’s drive of Valmeinier as well as several tennis courts and a bowling alley. The lakes and other waterways in the region provide good places to swim, fish, canoe and raft. Visitors will find a number of restaurants, bars and cafes and offering a variety of fare including French, fast foods and hot snacks. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from a supermarket, bakers, delicatessen and food market in Valmeinier and there are a few shops to buy gifts and souvenirs as well as sporting goods.

Places to visit on holiday to Valmeinier, France

There are a number of interesting places to visit and photograph in and around Valmeinier including an 18th century church, rural chapels and stone houses. Several museums are located in the area including Musee du Mont Corbier in Saint-Jean de Maurienne. Nature lovers may like to visit Vanoise National Park, which is close by and is well known for its alpine ibex. Geneva is approximately two hours away by car and has many interesting museums, parks and historic buildings. Lake Geneva is a very popular place for visitors. Lyon is also a couple of hours away and boasts many wonderful old buildings, churches, museums and galleries.

Weather in Valmeinier, France

The warmest time of the year to visit this part of France is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 22.5 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 3 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall below zero with plenty of snowfall on higher ground during winter. The wettest month tends to be September with an average rainfall of 400mm.

Travel to Valmeinier, France

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is just under two hour’s drive from Valmeinier and has flights to numerous cities in France as well as international destinations such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are several car rental firms located at the airport including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National / Citer and Sixt.

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                                                                                                      Valmeinier Holiday Apartments & Chalets (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Great location and great accomodation

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Accomdation was clean and adequate on our arrival. We had a great welcome form the gentleman who was looking after us. Our stay was slightly overshadowed by the lack of snow on the ground which would ahve allowed us to ski in and ski out of the apartment whcih would have been great. Nice decor and very comfy beds the only downside was there was no sitting arrangements for relaxing to watch TV just the dining table in the communal space. Also the discription of the apartment led us to believe there would be 2 toilets however there was only one. This did not have to much of a detrimental affect on the holiday. We would definitly consider using this aprtment again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 03, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Charming apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Picturesque setting & superbly equipped kitchen. Cosy woodburner & very comfortable for our family of four. Great to be able to ski in and out. Only advice would be to travel light as you have to carry your luggage 250m down the ski-slope when you first arrive and leave. Would stay again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2014