Homely apartment for week long rentals in the heart of the Maurienne valley with superb access to the three valleys ski area via the 3v express gondola, +10 other ski/mountain resorts in the Maurienne and the Vanoise national park.
The very spacious ~45 Sqm apartment located in Residence Le Hameau des Eaux Orelle comes with a contrasting finish, greater space, and competitive price versus the majority of others in the Residence; whilst enjoying all the on site amenities such as access to the spa/pool/sauna/steam room/bar/restaurant/supermarket/ski locker/bus access to 3v telecabine/secure underground car parking/Laundry facilities/hi speed wifi availability.
To those less familiar, the commune of Orelle is located in the middle of the picturesque Maurienne valley and is superbly located for various outdoor pursuits...
Skiing in the 3 vallees (the words largest linked ski domain) - With the purpose built 3 valless express telecabine situated in Orelle you are just 15 minutes away from skiing in the world largest ski area after riding on the worlds largest telecabine. Snow is guaranteed from December to May as the telecabine drops you off at the ~2400m plan bouchet, with onward access to Val Thoren, Meribel and Courcheval. Between Orelle and Val Thorens you have the ability to fly like a bird rather than skiing, taking the 100km/h zip line 'the Tyrolienne'. However if your just starting out skiing there is a training area at the top of the Gondola and the ESF ski school.
Within a short drive of +10 other Maurienne valley mountain resorts (skiing, hiking etc.) - If you want to try another ski resort the Maurienne has a wealth of opportunities to try somewhere new for a day trip (22 in total). You even have the option to buy a 6 day pass for the entire valley (which is considerably cheaper than a 6 day 3v pass - see links). Personal favourites include Aussios, LaNorma and Vallorie (all great in summer too for hiking, mountain biking, via ferata, climbing). Note: I very strongly recommend that guests have a car, not only to potentially visit other resorts but for travel to the locals towns 5-10 mins away for shopping etc - Modane , St Michelle De Maurienne and St Jean de Maurienne.
Road biking in the Maurienne (the worlds largest cycling domain) - Those familiar with road biking will have heard of Galibier, La Toussuire, Val Frejus, Croix de la Fer etc (naming just a few). With Orlle being right in the heart of the worlds biggest cycle domain you can be impersonating Tour De France greats by reaching the foot of these famous climbs <30 mins cycle from the front door.
On the door step of the Vanoise national park (France's first national park) - For those interested in hiking, climbing and nature spotting the vanoise national park is right on the door step. In fact the apartment its self has a wealth of mapped/signposted walking trails just outside the front door... ranging from 1 hour trails with the opportunity to see deer, to +5 hr treks above the tree-line into the Vanoise with Marmots aplenty.
An hour and half away from Lyon, Turin, Grenoble - If you fancy a off outdoor pursuits these bustling cities are just a short drive away for shopping/sightseeing... as is the superb Rhone Alpes Walibi theme park.
Access to the Orelle is easy, there is no requirement to spend 45 mins winding up a track to reach the resort (the telecabine does that for you every morning in 15 mins), its 5 mins from the autoroute A43. It is within 2 hours drive of no less than 5 airports (Lyon, Chambery, Turin, Geneva, Grenoble), and within 3 hours of Milan airports. Or if wanting to travel by rail the Paris to Milan TGV train stops 10 mins away from Orelle at St Michelle de Maurienne and Modane .
The photos and description should provide you with all the detail you need on the apartment itself. Looking around you hopefully will see its very competitive in terms of price/size/bed/quality versus the other apartments available in the residence.
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR BREAK (NOT JUST SELL YOU AN APARTMENT RENTAL - ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY!)
To ensure your expectations are realistic about Orelle:
-What Orelle is... a superbly located small and quiet commune with superb access to affordable outdoor pursuits. Its great for families wanting to spend time together and for those serious about making the most of outdoor activities. Next to the telecabine there is a ski school office, ski pass office, tourist office, couple of souvenir/ski/rental shops and a bar. At the top of the telecabine there is a restaurant/bar. In the Hameau (5 mins walk to/from the telecabine) there is a bar/restaurant and small supermarket.
-What Orelle is not... a party central ski resort with multiple bars/shops/night clubs. Although you can have a 'apres' beer in the restaurant bar at the top of the telecabine, and more in the bar at the bottom of the telecabine or the hameau bar itself whilst watching sport. You cant go jump from bar to bar until the early hours; if you want to do that look elsewhere.