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Apartment in Beautiful Alpine Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 365 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Le Tour, Nr. Argentiere, Chamonix, French Alps - Perfect for Skiing, Walking, Climbing and Mountain Biking

The apartment is in a building which was once a small hotel in the old village of Le Tour at the head of the Chamonix valley. The village has 2 bars/restaurants and is 2km from the larger village of Argentiere where there is a supermarket and a good variaty of other shops, bars and restaurants. Le Tour gets a lot more sun than other areas around Chamonix because it is in a higher and more open part of the valley. The windows look onto the old church and some very picturesque old houses, it is also possible to see the Le Tour Glacier. The apartment has parking just in front of the garden and is just 50 meters from the ski area car park. The Le Tour Gondola which is open in the summer for access for walking, mountain biking and the mountain restaurant is just a 2 minute walk from the apartment. From the Chamonix valley it is easy to explore other parts of the Alps. The Aosta valley is just the other side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel and Switzerland is just over the Coll de Montets.

Alastair Dawson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Alastair Dawson

I am a ski instructor currently working on Cairngorm in Scotland. Some years ago I was given the opportunity to work for the Evolution 2 ski school in Chamonix and spent 5 very happy winters teaching skiing in the Chamonix valley and living in the apartment in Le Tour. In summer I have been working as an outdoor instructor for the almost 30 years but now spend most of my time doing woodwork and gardening at my home in the Grampian foothills in Aberdeenshire. I try to spend at least a month at the apartment each winter and a couple of weeks in the summer and autumn, walking, cycling and climbing.

Alastair Dawson purchased this apartment in 2003


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Le Tour around the Chamonix

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: bath/shower over, wc, washing machine in cupboard.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom: double bed, bed side tables with reading lamps, Chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: The telephone will take incoming and calls out are free to national and international land lines only. Outside: Beautiful garden with table and benches and fantastic views towards the Massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned between clients.


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Apartment in Beautiful Alpine Village
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Excellent apartment

  • 4 of 5

Had a fabulous stay in this ideally situated apartment in the centre if Le Tour.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Lovely compact apartment

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely apartment with everything that we needed. The washing machine was a welcome addition. It was a good size for two people. Access to a lovely garden with fabulous views down the valley and of Mont Blanc.

The owner was very helpful and have great information about the apartment and directions and access.

Really enjoyed our stay here and hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well appointed apartment in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment as a base for my wife to run the Mont Blanc marathon, with pre-event training walks and runs in the area. It is also a great base for rock climbing and mountaineering trips and of course skiing in winter. It was a great location and the apartment met our needs in every way, with abundant hot water, well equipped kitchen and a generally relaxing environment after our trips. Since we had great weather we enjoyed relaxing in the garden as well. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

we have just spent an idilic week here. The appartment is clean, well equiped, and well located for what we wanted. The kitchen had every thing needed to cook for a few people. There was even condiments and bin bags etc. The shower/bath was efficient and hot. The heating was easy to use and the appartment heated up very quickly once we came in from skiing. The location was perfect for ys as my daughter attended the esf ski school in morning and we walked there in 3 minutes and cud lunch at home. Buses were eratic which made going out in evening difficult. Owner very helpful and has a thorough information pack. Even had maps etc in appartment. He wzs quick to repky to any email enquiry and knows area realky well.

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed my apartment. Thank you for your positive review.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres


Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy are both one hour's drive.


Nearest Airport: Geneva 1 hour 15 mins. Car hire or use of a car is recommended for exploration of the area, shopping and going out in the evening (the buses stop running at about 7).


Argentiere 2 Kilometers. Chamonix 10 Kilometers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact by e-mail or phone. Booking confirmed on receipt of 20% deposit. Full amount 6 weeks prior to departure. Keys can be collected in the resort or posted to you (UK only). A security deposit of £100 (separate cheque will not be cashed) to cover any damage or extra cleaning will be returned to you after your holiday. Prices quoted are for two people there is an additional charge of £20 per week for each extra person.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for two people, £20per week will be added for each extra person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.