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St-Foy-Tarentaise

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Travelling to Chalet One, St. Foy Tarentaise...

From Calais/Boulogne and Lyon Airport (SAINT EXUPÉRY) to Albertville

Coming from the channel ports of either Calais or Boulogne on the motorways (autoroutes), the route is very easy and well signposted. Immediately you come off the ferry, head for the A26 towards St. QUENTIN, REIMS (it will also be signposted Paris to start with, but our route avoids going anywhere near the dreaded peripherique). The A26 continues past TROYES and eventually becomes the A31 from where you need to head for DIJON, MACON and LYON.

As you approach Lyon, look out for signs for SAINT EXUPÉRY (Lyon Airport) and take these, therefore avoiding the centre of Lyon. From Lyon, follow all signs to CHAMBÉRY on the A43. From Chambéry the A43 continues to ALBERTVILLE, where the motorway ends.

From Geneva Airport to Albertville

On leaving the airport, follow signs for FRANCE and ANNECY (in Switzerland green signs indicate motorway and blue indicate main roads - once in France it's the other way round!). These will take you to the border, near St. Julien.

In France, follow signs for Annecy which will take you off the motorway onto the N201. Once at Annecy, follow signs for ALBERTVILLE and the N508 (follow "Toutes Directions" or simply straight on otherwise). These will take you through Annecy. Follow the main road, N508, to Albertville (approx 45mins from Annecy) past Lake Annecy. Before reaching Albertville, you will pass through a couple of small towns, including UGINE. At Ugine you will turn right onto the N212, towards Albertville.

From Albertville to Chalet One

From Albertville, follow signs to MOUTIERS and TARENTAISE. Once at Moutiers, follow signs to BOURG ST. MAURICE and TARENTAISE.

Once at Bourg St. Maurice, you are only 15 minutes from Chalet One! On entering Bourg, you will come to a mini-roundabout; take the first turning off this. Go straight over the traffic lights, past the train station on the right, and onto the next roundabout, where you follow signs to VAL D'ISÈRE, TIGNES. You will then come to another roundabout; once again, follow signs to Val D'Isère, Tignes and Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise.

The first village you come to is SEEZ, at the end of which is a fork in the road. Take the right hand fork, signposted, once again, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, TIGNES, VAL D'ISÈRE. This road winds along through several little villages in the valley, then starts to climb. You will then come to Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise. There are a church, hotel and shops on the left hand side, before the road turns quite sharply right. Follow the road round this right bend and continue on for about 100 yards. The turning for our village is on the left hand side and is signposted, LA MASURE, LE MIROIR and LA ROSIÈRE DE MONTVALEZAN. Follow this road up for about a mile without turning off. The first village you come to on this road is our village, La Masure. Drive straight through, (don't turn right at the "green") until you reach the last house, which will be on your right, next to the road. This is Chalet One. If you get to the bridge, you've gone too far! (You can turn around at the bridge and then take the little slip road in front of our house.) Chalet One is a tall house with a fairly flat roof; you will see the Chalet One sign and lots of stone steps up to the door to the far side.

 

 

RESOURCES

Flights

There are several airports to choose from. The closest is Chambéry (transfer time 1h30), then Geneva and Grenoble (2h00), then Lyon (2h30).

  • Chambéry
  • Grenoble
  • Lyon
  • Geneva

 

Airport Transfers to our door

Airport transfers are available from Cool Bus or Mountain Rescue. Both have been providing airport transfers for many years and their service is reliable and friendly. They are situated locally and are therefore ideally placed to cover airport and rail transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble.

The service is reasonably-priced and each company tries to make your trip as comfortable and entertaining as possible, believing that the airport transfer should be an enjoyable part of your holiday. Check out their sites which help those who are travelling alone or in small groups and who arrive on similar flights, to book cheaper shared transfers.

By Train

Travel overnight or during the day with Eurostar and you can get up to two extra days on the slopes. Trains arrive at Bourg Saint Maurice which is 15 minutes' drive from Chalet One.

Remember though, that you will arrive early in the morning BEFORE access to Chalet One is possible.

Hire car or Bus services

If you are hiring a car, there are numerous companies to choose from. The cost of hiring a car can be less per person than a private transfer from the airport. We would always recommend snow tyres and snow chains.

Regular coach services run from Geneva Airport (www.altibus.com) and Lyon St Exupéry to Bourg Saint Maurice until approximately 6pm.

People     CHALET ONE

  • We had a wonderful week thank you, it couldn't have been better! The chalet is beautiful, a historical gem, and so comfortable. Ste Foy proved to be the kind of resort that I didn't know existed - in my opinion better than any other. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope we can get the family together for another visit. I can't think of a better skiing holiday.

    JEREMY
  • Absolutely fantastic week in Sainte - Foy and Chalet One, a lovely chalet, sunshine (a bit) and snow! Thanks a million guys.

    Mark, Debbie, Alexa & Sebastian
  • The chalet is beautiful! We had an exciting week with lots of snow, having arrived with 'green', and then had deep snow and avalanches! I am a ski novice and so the experience was all new. Many thanks again for sharing your gorgeous chalet.

    Julie
  • I hope you don't mind me emailing you - we are part of the party who stayed at Chalet One for the New Year week. The chalet itself was beautiful and spotlessly presented. The facilities were brilliant - even just the simple fact of endless hot water from our wonderful shower made a big difference. All the little touches - bottles of water, chocolate to take up the slopes, the REN complimentary toiletries - added to our very enjoyable stay.

    Neil and Claire
  • "We had the very best time. Chalet One is bursting with character, so cosy and comfortable. It was all such a treat. What a great place it is, and it all ran like clockwork, all so comfortable, buckets of hot water, roaring fire in the evening. A really great week, it ticked all the boxes for all of us. "It was so good, and hopefully we will be back for more.... James and Tom were toying with the idea of sneaking out for a bit of powder if there is a window in the bookings and the snow is right - but for the moment, it is back to reality...."

    Jeni & James
  • "...we found Sainte Foy to be one of the finest resorts that France has to offer; combined with the warm welcoming atmosphere, you can't fail to fall in love with the infinitely fabulous Chalet One. The only problem was, at the end of the week, we just didn't want to go home."

    Oliver and Claudia
  • All in all one of the best week's skiing ever - it was seriously cold which meant the snow was as good as I've ever known (including Canada!). On Col Grenier it was thigh deep at the far end - unbelievable. We also found the way down to the village of Le Monal - the top lift had been closed since the last snowfall and there was just one other set of tracks! Sunny, perfect powder, beautiful views and all on our own - it just doesn't get any better. Chalet One was as good as ever - what a great place you have. Terence and Richard were suitably impressed by both the chalet and the skiing and will definitely be back.

    James, Terence and Richard
  • Hello from Canada! We had such a wonderful time this past week - food, snow, atmosphere, comfort... all there in spades! One of our best ever ski holidays! Andy: Chalet One is one of the most beautiful houses we have ever stayed in, and so very cosy. We feel so lucky to have been able to enjoy the whole Sainte-Foy experience :)

    Lucile, Roger and Sonia