About the property
- Chalet645 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Self catering chalet sleeps 5 at foot of Mont Blanc
'La Remise a Megan' is a charming traditional ski/summer self catering rental chalet with wooden deck, garden and covered parking. It is tastefully decorated, all wooden interior and extremely well equipped with all home comforts. One double bedroom and one triple. It is situated in a quiet hamlet 1km from the centre of the unspoilt ski and summer resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie which nestles just below the Mont Blanc. Les Contamines is renowned for its exceptional snow cover between December and late April and uncrowded, well groomed runs to suit all levels and accessible off piste. In summer there are a multitude of sports, activities, entertainment and places to visit nearby. It is particularly well known for its fabulous walking (it is on the famous 'tour of mont blanc' and stunning views. Les Contamines remains one of the few inexpensive, unspoilt ski resorts of the French Alps. The owners, Sarah (English) and Bruno (French) are knowledgeable locals who are on hand to help make your stay a memorable one.
The three chalets are virtually identical and each has 2 bedrooms on the first floor and sleep 5. One bedroom with double bed (160cm) and one triple (3 single beds). On the ground floor is the open plan living/dining/kitchen area and the bathroom and toilet.
Each chalet has a south facing sheltered wooden deck with picnic table and deck chairs. A barbecue is at your disposal in summer. The chalets have gardens with childrens swings etc.
La Remise a Megane and Les Fraises Sauvages have covered off road car parking. Le Bothy has off road parking.
The owners Sarah and Bruno are knowledgeable locals who live close by and are on hand before and during your stay to help in any way to organise your holiday eg in winter to help you book your ski lessons (we recommend Bruno, ESF instructor, for private ski lessons) , lift passes, equipment hire and be on hand for all local advice.
In summer they can advise you on the local walking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering etc as well as places to visit in the region. (Within one hours drive are Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix)
A raclette or pierrade machine are at your disposal if you fancy trying these local specialities at home.
Summer activities: Les Contamines is on the famous 'tour of Mont Blanc' walking route and is a fantastic base for an active holiday with a multitude of walking routes as well as mounaineering, climbing, mountain biking, tennis, swimming. For families there are many entertainments laid on locally, a pretty boating lake and swimming lake with playgrounds, tree top adventure, crazy golf etc. Or if you need a rest you can just sit back and enjoy the splendid views all around us and the good selection of local restaurants in the village or further afield in the hills.
Nearby cable cars and tramways allow easy access to high mountain scenery.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About Sarah Cunningham
We are knowledgable locals (Sarah has lived in Les Contamines for nearly 30 years and Bruno all his life) with 2 girls who love sharing our local knowledge with our guests. We are proud of our three little chalets (built by Bruno) and are on hand to help and advise if required during your stay. Bruno is a ski instructor and should he already be booked up we can recommend other instructors and make bookings for you.
Sarah Cunningham purchased this Chalet in 2001
Why Sarah Cunningham chose Les Contamines-Montjoie
The chalets were lovingly built by Bruno inside and out with much of the furniture hand made by him too and soft furnishings by Sarah so the chalets have a charming and unique interior. The gardens are landscaped and maintained by Bruno. We really want you to make the most of your time in Les Contamines and will help you find the most suitable activities, restaurants and places to visit etc
What makes this Chalet unique
The chalets are charming, cosy and well equipped. They are located in a quiet residential hamlet 1km from the village centre and we live just along the road and are on hand to help you make the most of your holiday. The chalets have lovely mountain views and sheltered south facing wooden decks from which to enjoy the views.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming Chalet in the French Alps
We spent three nights at this charming chalet - wish we could have stayed longer. Sarah was great to work with, responding quickly to our requests and questions and was very helpful. She was very welcoming and accommodating when our arrival was delayed due to airline issues. She answered our many questions and gave us helpful information to make the most of our stay in the area. The chalet is very clean and comfortable and well maintained. It had everything we needed. The kitchen had all the utensils and dishes we needed as we cooked our own dinner meals here each evening after our day of exploring. Just an FYI - The bathroom is downstairs and the bedrooms are upstairs and the stairs are a little steep so we had to be careful going downstairs during the night. But we definitely hope to go back and stay longer and explore more of this beautiful area of France..
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans deux des chalets de Sarah et Bruno... et le chalet cabane a fait la joie de notre petit garçon!
Une très bonne adresse, c'est tout!
High quality chalets with everything that we needed for our stay. Owners so helpful. Wonderful walking all around. We stayed 4 weeks and will return next year for a longer stay!
Vraiment chez soi dans un cadre majestueux
Des vacances superbes, chalet agréable et typique.
Le soleil en plus.
A little paradise in Les Contamines
We had a wonderful 3 weeks skiing and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Les Fraises Sauvage. The chalet is warm and cozy, well maintained and met all our needs. Sarah and Bruno were very friendly and helpful and did everything to make our stay memorable. We'll be back!
Les Fraises Sauvages
A very clean and comfortable chalet. Close to the centre but down a side road so quiet. Although next door to the owner's property it's self contained and private. Marvellous view of Mont Joly from the terrace. We went in summer but there would be no access issues in winter. Recommended and would return.
Les Contamines-Montjoie is situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc at the end of a picturesque valley. Access is easy by car being only 15 mins from the motorway and just over 1 hrs drive from Geneva airport.
Les Contamines-Montjoie is in the Haute Savoie region of the Alps, close to St Gervais, Megeve and Chamonix. It is on the famous summer 'tour of mont blanc' hike and close to the Italian and Swiss borders making it a perfect touring base.
From Christmas to late April Les Contamines is a skiers paradise with 120kms of well groomed runs and plenty of safe, accessible off piste. It is suitable for all levels of skier. It remains unspoilt, traditional in style and inexpensive. On the ski slopes there are plenty of cosy little mountain restaurants.
There is excellent cross country skiing on the valley floor and an ce skating rink in the village centre and a good selection of cafés/restaurants/bars in the village. Easy access to Chamonix (25 mins) and Megeve/St Gervais (10 mins) by car. Les Contamines is one of the most snow sure resorts in the French Alps.
There are plenty of English speaking ski instructors for either group or private lessons and we can make bookings for you.
Other winter Activities: Cross country skiing, snow boarding, sledging, husky dog sledding, snow shoeing, walking.
In summer Les Contamines is a hikers paradise with an unlimited number of day hikes or longer hikes with overnight stays in mountain refuges. Hikes to suit everyone from young families (you can cheat a little by using the local cable cars) to the extremely fit.
There are many sports on offer locally: swimming lake, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis, mountain biking, golf practice range (and great courses within 30 mins drive), archery, slack-lining, rock climbing, mountaineering and much more.
Places to visit: Pontet leisure park, Chamonix, Megeve, Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers Tramway, Tramway du Mont Blanc, Gorges de la Gruvaz, Gorges de la Diosaz, Montjoie Telecabine, Etape lake, Pontet lake, Lake Annecy, Merlet animal park, Summer luge in Chamonix, Mont Blanc tunnel: Courmayeur, Aosta
Additional pricing information
All bed linen, towels, electricity, tourist taxes etc are included in the rental price. Weekends and long weekends welcomed in 'low season' or last minute if availability. Please contact us for prices.