|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located 2km from Valloire in the quiet and typical village of the Col, and connected to the central station by a free shuttle, cottage 'Les Palines de Marie' is composed of two luxury apartments, duplex, one of them can accommodate 12 people (150m2). Each apartment has a large terrace offers a panoramic view of the resort and the surrounding mountains. Decoration, elegant and refined, dominated by wood, is imbued with more contemporary elements. Tones, soft and warm, are available in a gradient brown while incorporating some more colorful notes.
Two garages for bicycles, motorcycles private, make the cottage an ideal place for the reception of cyclo-tourists.
Sauna and whirpool bath for relaxing moment
This chalet is ideally suited for perhaps 2 families or a group of friends looking to spend time in the Maurienne valley area. We used it as a base for a via ferrata climbing holiday, for which this is perfectly situated but I'd also be tempted to use it in the ski season as Valloire centre is only about 1 km down the road. Plus it is situated just down from Col de Telegraphe and en route for Galibier so good for cycling. The owner told me that that there is a basement for bicycle repairs and storage although we didn't use it.
The chalet itself is clean, comfortable, warm, spacious and very nice to be in. It has plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and a lovely lof fire (logs supplied) to relax round in the evening. The sun hits the outdoor terrace most of the day and into the evening.
The beds were very comfy and there are lots of showers. Another toilet would have been useful, as there are only 2.
The sauna is a nice addition but it should be noted that there is no hot tub as the description states. I mentioned this to the owner and she intends to amend this. She thinks it is a translation problem as there is actually a whirlpool bath.
Groups with older children will enjoy there being an upstairs seating area with seperate TV, for kids to chill away from the adults.
We found both the owner and the lady who looks after the house to be helpful and pleasant.
All in all, probably the nicest holiday chalet we have stayed in in France, and we have stayed in many. The hot tub would have made it perfection!
Nous avons été enchanté de séjourner dans ce chalet spatieux, très confortable, très bien équipé, bien situé par rapport aux pistes de ski, à la fois moderne et authentique. Nous avons également été très bien accueilli par les propriétaires.
Une prestation haut de gamme que nous recommandons vivement.