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Make a self catering cottages or holiday rental in Vars, France your home away from home

Vars is a small pleasant village in the Hautes-Alpes which is best known as a winter ski resort. Surrounded by the high peaks of the Ecrins National Park, it has excellent powder snow.

Things to Do in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

Vars shares the White Forest area of the Hautes-Alpes with neighbouring Risoul. It offers over 180 km of tracks for skiing from holiday rentals in Vars. La Foret Blanche boasts 104 ski runs and 45 km of trails around Vars with a permanent stage for speed skiing. In the snowpark, there is a jump area and a half-pipe to thrill even the most experienced snowboarders. Other things to do in Vars include sleigh rides pulled by dogs, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Ice climbing, skating and helicopter flights are more great ways to enjoy the area. In the summer there are many hiking and nature trails in the Val d’Escreins where local wildlife can be observed.

Places to Visit Around Vars, Hautes-Alpes

Guillestre is a picturesque town to visit in a deep valley, about 12km drive from your Vars holiday home. Some of its fortifications and walls can still be seen including the restored tower. The narrow streets and authentic houses with their pastel-coloured paintwork add to the charm. In the summer the fountains can be seen in various squares including unusual wooden fountains on side streets. Large squares and shops make it a pleasant place to linger and there is a market there every Monday. The church at Guillestre is a copy of the cathedral in Embrun, right down to the pair of lions supporting the columns. The Queyras Mountains and the Regional Park at Queyras offer summer hikes from your Vars holiday rental and the Cote d’Azur is within easy driving distance.

Weather in Vars, Hautes-Alpes

The area around Vars holiday rentals enjoys pleasantly warm summers and cold snowy winters due to its elevation of 1850m. Temperatures in July reach an average 29°C (84°F) while winters drop below freezing from late December until February. The area has slightly more rain showers in the early summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant and sunny, making it ideal for off-peak hiking breaks from April to early October.

Travel to Vars, Hautes-Alpes

There are several airports serving holiday rentals in Vars. Avignon-Caumont (AVN) Airport is about 285 km away and has direct flights from many European cities along with Birmingham, London, Exeter and Southampton in the UK. Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) Airport and Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport are a little closer and Turin Caselle (TRN) Airport over the border in Italy is about 170 km away, along the A32.

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4 of 5
+well placed +nice chalet and cosy +they have fondue and raclette so it's a nice touch if you prefer to stay at home rather than going to restaurant +ideal for big family or few couples +terrasse outside +close by the slopes so you can ski to the main area (gondola, ESF) + public parking very close by - make sure you bring something to clear the snow/ice as you could be stuck! - check in : ok - it would have been nice to show us more details on how to use the oven as it can be a bit tricky to start it up. Don't forget to bring a cheque for the deposit! Didn't have one so needed to give my card details and writing that on a paper. I don't feel comfortable to leave my credit card details on paper!! - the shower in the second level is way too small. I had a hard time to shower and no space to put shower gel and shampoo - shower was blocked so needed to buy unblocker (they clean the chalet so they should have done something before) - on the same bathroom (second floor) the light needed to be replaced. I sent a message to Marion (the person who is looking after the chalet for the landlord) and she told me she will call me to replace it. At the end of the day I sent another message to see when she will come and she just replied that she was sorry but she completely forgot about me and she wasn't in Vars anymore!! Seriously? I found it very unprofessional after telling me I could contact her anytime during the stay so she could help me if necessary. We had to shower with the torch from the iPhone. - staircase outside : I would have thought they could clear the staircase outside but it doesn't seems like it so be careful when you go down it's very slippery. - Check out: they say 10am so I expect Marion to pop over at 10am. No apparently you need to confirm with her before! Needed to catch a plane and tell her the day before if needed. Overall very enjoyable stay in this chalet. The kids were really and we had a great time. Few things that was irritating but the chalet itself is good.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018

Friendly welcome from Catherine, she waited for us to arrive and showed us around the apartment.

5 of 5
Very good accommodation, warm cosy and comfortable. Close to slopes and amenities. Very welcoming and helpful owner.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018