Chalet Papillon is an independent, detached ski and summer alpine chalet near Morzine, the French Alps. The traditional chalet is French tourist board graded three star for up to eight people, with spacious living areas and cosy accommodation. Situated in a mountain hamlet at 1000 metres, there are lovely mountain views, private garden and parking. Book ski passes online and then an easy drive to many Portes du Soleil resorts including Morzine, Roc d'Enfer, Les Lindarets and Les Gets or head down to Lake Geneva and Evian. There is a fabulous olympic size indoor and outdoor pool complex with facilities for children in Morzine and swimming in Lac de Montriond.
Chalet Papillon is on three levels with four bedrooms; two doubles and two with two singles. The upper level has a lounge seating eight and a new, well equipped kitchen seating eight and garden level also has its own kitchenette, so ideal for holidaying with family and friends. The ground floor garden level is accessed from outside by a short flight of steps onto an external decking. Two TVs with international channels and free wifi throughout the chalet. Cosy accommodation with electric heating throughout and two log burners.There is a dedicated parking area for two cars and a storage shed which also houses the ski/boot driers. French caretakers live next door and prepare everything for your stay.
Located one hour’s drive from Geneva Airport and 20 minutes from Morzine (olympic swimming pool complex), Lindarets, Les Gets (mountain biking) and the Portes du Soleil ski area and it is an easy trip out down to Lake Geneva to Evian, Thonon and Sciez and Yvoire to swim and for sightseeing. Our village of St Jean d'Aulps ten minutes by car has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and local market. Buy ski passes online and head straight in to the slopes In Morzine and pick up provisions on your way home.
The whole chalet is ideal to allow family and friends to holiday together, but be independent. Chalet Papillon can be rented as two separate apartments each for four persons during off peak periods, email the owners if this is your requirement.
Chalet Papillon summer guests have access to the Portes du Soleil special summer MULTI-PASS offer which means you can use many outdoor and tourist activities for two euros per adult per day including swimming, ski lifts for walking, tennis and other tourist attractions. This makes an economical family holiday and there is a lovely choice of swimming areas in Morzine, Les Gets and Lac de Montriond.
Outdoor activities: This lovely Haute Savoie Alpine region has a wealth of outdoor activities for holidaymakers to enjoy not far from our self catered chalet. Either stay in the beautiful mountains or head down to glorious Lake Geneva and Evian only 20 minutes away. Ski access to the Portes du Soleil region is excellent with Morzine only 20 minutes drive and smaller local resorts of Grande Terche nearby. Plenty of opportunities for swimming locally at Evian, Lac de Montriond and in the superb Olympic pool at Morzine. Mountain biking, cycling, walking, tennis and golf are all nearby.
There is now an excellent minibus service in the valley for only 1 euro to all the major ski and mountain resorts.
There are lovely mountain walks direct from the chalet to the mountain behind and there are a huge range of outdoor activities on offer throughout the local area.
Visit our web site which has ski and summer activity information to find out more details on all the things you can do.
Eating Out: Great fun in the Haute Savoie region. There are many traditional restaurants and ideas for eating are either Bout du Lac at Montriond, La Chamade in Morzine, restaurants in St Jean d'Aulps and a little restaurant in Le Jotty.
You will find many more in the resorts.
Try local dishes like trout from the local rivers, tartiflette and raclette dishes of all kinds.
Winter activities: Chalet Papillon is on the doorstep of the Portes du Soleil ski region. You can choose from a wide variety of resorts at different altitudes, according to the snow conditions and your groups' abilities. Grande Terche is a nearby local resort and Ardents near Lindarets/Morzine provides an easy parking area 20 minutes drive from the chalet. This then provides good access into the Portes du Soleil and Switzerland. Les Gets is also only 25 minutes drive and there is now a one Euro bus to all the resorts from St Jean d'Aulps. You can park at the Abbey and there are regular buses all day taking away driving and parking issues at busy times.
The skiing in the Portes du Soleil area is superb and connections between resorts excellent. Good ski schools at all the resorts.
Mountain walking, snow shoe walking and nordic skiing are all available in Morzine and Les Gets.
Our prices are competitive for an independent chalet in the Portes du Soleil ski area, because of the location a short driving distance from the pistes. A security deposit is taken with all bookings and during the winter to keep rental costs down electricity is metered during your stay. The consumption is deducted from your security deposit with any breakages aa small local tourist tax, 0.65 euros per night per adult. (Cost normally £75-£100). Sheets and towels are quoted extra for provision and laundering. In the summer electricity is included (£25 per week for electricity). Enough logs for a few fires are included to start your stay. Cooking gas is included for the kitchen hob,