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Sainte Foy boutique catered chalet & apartments with stunning mountain views - Auberge sur la Montagne

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Auberge sur la Montagne

The Auberge sur la Montagne offers spacious accommodation for up to 21 people. We have 5 large ensuite guest bedrooms in the main chalet, and accommodation for 6 additional people in the 3 rooms of the Garden Wing (all with ensuite bathrooms). We have family rooms which can sleep 4 or 5, large twin/doubles that can sleep 2 or 3, and smaller double/twin rooms. We have separate dining and sitting rooms, a fully stocked bar with roaring log fire, a TV/Games room, and ski room with boot dryers. We offer an in-house ski rental service. Our sun trap south facing sun terrace and garden are glorious on sunny days, and we have an outdoor hot tub and sauna for use in winter and summer. We cook all the meals ourselves, and take a pride in serving a variety of local and international dishes, including a vegetarian option.

About the property

Auberge sur la Montagne, Ste Foy

The Auberge sur la Montagne, personally run by the owners, Sue and Andy Mac, is equally well-placed to ski Sainte Foy, Val d'lsere, Tignes or Les Arcs in winter as it is to explore some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the French Alps in summer. This boutique catered chalet featuring contemporary design in a rustic setting, offers 5 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, a separate 3 bedroom apartment, spacious lounge/bar & dining room, a friendly atmosphere and superb home cooking, including vegetarian options, in the traditional village of La Thuile just 3kms from Sainte Foy resort. We have a sun trap south - facing terrace and outdoor jacuzzi and sauna in the garden for relaxing winter or summer.

Winter at the Auberge sur la Montagne: Our position in the middle of everywhere gives you the most fantastic choice of downhill winter sports! The world famous Val d'Isere - Tignes circuit is an 8 minute drive away and Les Arcs is 10 minutes, whilst La Rosiere with it's links to Italy is 25 minutes away. The off-piste powder paradise of Sainte Foy is a 5 minute drive, and there is a regular bus service. It's uncrowded pistes also make it ideal for children and beginners. Non-skiers are well-catered for with facilities for cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing, ice fishing, ice skating and swimming. Or take a leisurely stroll round the shops and weekly markets at one of the nearby resorts.

Summer at the Auberge sur la Montagne : We're right on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and have walking and hiking routes written out and ready to give you! Sensational mountain scenery. Some of the best mountain bike and road cycling routes in the world on our doorstep, as well as a multitude of other sports e.g. glacier skiing, white water rafting, golf, horse riding, swimming, tennis, fishing, parapenting and rock climbing. Gentler pursuits include the Baroque church trail, local vineyards, concerts and local fetes.

Location: We are in one of the most easterly and most beautiful parts of the French Alps, nestled on the side of the mountain just off the D902 between Bourg St Maurice and Val d'Isere. Our nearest airports, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva are about 2-3 hours drive away. In winter there is a direct Eurostar service from Waterloo to our nearest station at Bourg St Maurice, about 15 min drive away. With pre-booking we have a minibus available for local transport or airport transfers at a reasonable charge.

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About Us

Ruth Anstice
SARL Les Belles Auberges
Auberge sur la Montagne, La Thuile
73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise
R.C.S. Albertville, 402 661 904
S.A.R.L. Les Belles Auberges au Capital de €22 867.35
VAT Reg NoFR07402661904

Property Manager
Ruth Anstice
Member since: 1999
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2018

About Ruth Anstice

We are Sue & Andy MacInnes and we have lived in Sainte Foy since buying the Auberge sur la Montagne in 1995. We met at Bath Uni where we both obtained a degree in Business Administration. Our love of skiing first brought us to the French Alps, but we now love the summers here just as much. We have been maanging properties for other owners in Sainte Foy since 2003.

Ruth Anstice purchased this chalet in 1995

Why Ruth Anstice chose Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

The Auberge sur la Montagne was built in 1975 for a successful local restaurateur. He used original materials from two derelict 17th century barns that still stand about 500 metres away from the current site. The bar ceiling is constructed from the floor of the barn and the stone wall in the restaurant is clad in original stone from the barns. He ran it for 5 years and sold up in 1980 to a 60+ year old American lady who had been brought up in Paris during WW2 and wanted to return to France, Since buying the Auberge in 1995 we have lovingly restored it to its present rustic splendour and have been running it as a catered chalet ever since.

What makes this chalet unique

The Auberge sur la Montagne has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is situated in a peaceful corner surrounded by fields, yet easily accessible to the mountain resorts of Val d’Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière as well as Sainte Foy Tarentaise. It boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor hot-tub and sauna.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you once again for a lovely week - please can you thank all your staff as all of them did their best to make us welcome and to assist whenever they could.

We are looking forward to seeing you again next February - the kids will just not even think of going anywhere else!

Thank you again for a fantastic week.
Feb 2011
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Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing an en suite room on a half board basis for 7 nights. Discounts for shared bathroom, 3+ occupancy, children, groups. Supplements for single person occupancy. Part-week stays considered in off-peak periods subject to availability.
Nos tarifs sont par adulte en demi-pension (obligatoire) par semaine. Tarifs réduits pour les enfants selon leurs ages.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Foggliettaz, shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower
    Tsantaleina, shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower. Handicap-equipped
    Grande Motte bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bathroom opposite the bedroom (not ensuite)
    Deux Tetes bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Archeboc bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite
    Aiguille Rouge shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
    Sache bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite
    Mont Pourri shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Sauna - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Cloakrooms, 1st floor - Toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Foggliettaz - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ensuite shower room
    Tsantaleina - 1 Large Double Bed , Or 2 singles. En suite shower. Handicap equipped
    Grande Motte - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Singles are bunk beds; private bathroom (not en suite)
    Deux Tetes - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Singles are bunk beds; ensuite bathroom
    Archeboc - 1 Large Double Bed , Or 2 singles. En suite bathroom
    Aiguille Rouge, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed , Or 2 singles. Ensuite shower
    Sache, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Mont Pourri, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed , Or 2 singles. En suite shower
  • Cots & high chairs can be supplied on request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Auberge sur la Montagne
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Lancashire, England

5 Star!!!

  • 5 of 5

During a recent trip to Alps for motorcycle tour incorporating advance riding tuition we stayed at Auberge Sur Montagne. The accommodation was excellent, clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and most helpful. Catering was 5 Star. Would strongly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in this region of France!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais/ Le Havre
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Tignes/Les Arcs
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bourg St Maurice
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Bourg St Maurice (lakeside)
Car: recommended

We are nestled on the side of the mountain at 1300 metres altitude between Bourg St. Maurice and Val d’Isère in the Tarentaise valley in the French Alps. We are ideally placed for winter ski holidays in the nearby resorts of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere and for walking holidays, cycling holidays and mountain biking in the summer. The stunning flora and fauna of the Vanoise National Park is just a short drive away. We are a comfortable 10-hour drive from the Channel. If you prefer to fly, Geneva and Lyon airports are 3 hours away, Grenoble 2½ hours and Chambery 2 hours. All airports are served by one of the low cost airlines. Eurostar runs direct services from Waterloo or Ashford to Bourg St Maurice during the winter.

Other Activities: white water rafting, canoeing, hydro speeding, climbing, dog sledding

Ski: Sainte Foy offers one of the best value lift passes in the French Alps. You can also ski for a day at each of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere at half price. Children under 7 ski free at Sainte Foy and are well looked after by the friendly local ski school and crèche (4 and over). The under 3's will be happy spending the day with our fully trained nanny leaving you free to enjoy your time on the slopes.


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