This second floor apartment was modernised in 2011 to provide comfortable and smart accommodation for 4 to 8 people. Overlooking Lake Geneva, the views from the two balconies are spectacular. The apartment has an open plan kitchen/ diner/ lounge with balcony. The apartment is light and bright, with views from every room. The kitchen has an oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dish washer and washer dryer, and is fully equipped. There is a dining table which can seat 8. There is a large 3 seater sofa (convertible) in the lounge, with TV/ DVD. The main bedroom has a large double bed and has its own balcony. The second bedroom has bunk beds and a comfortable sofa bed. Both bedrooms have ample storage. The bathroom has a large walk in shower with rain shower head and a hand held shower, large basin and cabinet. There is a separate WC. Access is via a lift or stairs.The apartment is only 30m from the cable car, and is only a short walk from all of the village amenities.
Thollon - village amenities: The apartment is located in 'Station', which has direct access to the ski runs via the Télécabine (cable car). There are only a couple of hamlets beyond Station, so there is very little through traffic. Thollon offers peace and quiet in abundance, while there is still plenty to do. However, the village can be very lively in the Ski season during the Christmas, New Year and half term holidays, when there are many activities organised by the community. Station has several restaurants and bars, a mini-supermarket selling bread and fresh food, several ski hire shops, a cinema (open during the holidays), the tourist office, a gift shop and a laundrette. Just a short walk or drive to Le Nouy, you will find a traditional bakery, newsagent selling international newspapers, cheese shop and another mini-supermarket. A little further on is Chef-lieu, where the post office, Mairie, library, school and church are located. There are tennis courts and a pétanque club here too.
The great outdoors: Thollon is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there is plenty to do all year round. There are many walks for all abilities, straight from the apartment. The Tourist Office produces a local map. For one of the best views of Lake Geneva, take the cable car and walk 20 min to the Pic des Mémises. Paragliding is popular in Thollon, and the conditions are ideal. There are many options for swimming; a short drive from the village is the Plage de la Beunaz, a natural lake with slides and diving boards. 15 min by car / bus is the Olympic sized pool in Evian. Thonon-les-Bains, approx. 30 min drive, also has a lido. Both towns have Spas. The lake itself offers endless free swimming opportunities: Meillerie, St Gingolph, Amphion, Publier, Anthy and Excenevex, where there is a 3km shallow, sandy beach. Sailing, paddling and motor boats can be hired. There are several passenger boats. Other options include rafting, horse riding, fishing, tennis, mountain bikes (VTT), climbing. Ask at the Tourist Office for info.
Surrounding areas - attractions: Where to start! Nearby towns in France that are well worth a visit: Evian (very chic, casino, art gallery, concert halls, gardens, esplanade, funicular, Spas / Thermal baths (municipal and Hilton), boat trips) ; Thonon (very pretty harbour, funicular, museums, thermal spa, shopping, boat trips); Meillerie (pretty fishing village, swimming, harbour); Yvoire (medieval fortified village, gardens). There are many local vineyards - arrange a guided tour at the Château Ripaille. Travel into the High Alps where many cable cars and funiculars are open in the Summer or visit ancient monasteries; Morzine, Chatel, Abondance, St Jean D'Aulps - all within 1 hr drive. The apartment is only 12km from the Swiss border at St.Gingolph. Catch the lake steamer here to Montreux, Vevey and Lausanne or visit the Château de Chillon. Also, catch the ferry from either Thonon or Evian to Lausanne - great shops and museums. A little further afield are Chamonix, Annecy, Gstaad, Sion. You won't be bored.