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Our luxury ski chalets in the French Alps are located in the popular ski resorts of Courchevel 1850, Meribel and Val d'Isere, offering opportunities for beginners and advanced skiers.

Luxury Ski Chalets in France

Our luxury ski chalets in the French Alps are located in the popular ski resorts of Courchevel 1850, Meribel and Val d'Isere, offering opportunities for beginners and advanced skiers.

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Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world with everything from nursery slopes to advanced off-piste opportunities, all linked via a vast network of lifts. The Trois Vallées consists of three main resorts: Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. Courchevel is the westernmost of the three valleys and consists of four settlements named according to their altitude. Courchevel 1850 is the most glamorous, with Michelin star restaurants such as Cabichou and Bateau Ivre, glitzy nightlife and the chicest chalets. With high altitude and 230 snow canons good snow is virtually guaranteed throughout the season. Our luxury ski chalets in Courchevel 1850 are situated in particularly desirable locations.  Shemshak Lodge is located directly on the piste allowing guests to ski in and ski out.

Meribel is the middle resort of the Trois Vallées with access to Courchevel on one side and Val Thorens on the other. Meribel is perhaps the prettiest of the French Alps ski resorts, developed in a traditional chalet style. Our private ski chalets in Meribel are designed with relaxation in mind, with facilities including spas, home cinemas and pool tables. Chalet Les Brames is particularly suitable for families, set in its own private gardens. Ski Lodge Boreale and Ski Lodge Aurore are located next to each other in the Brames enclave and can be rented either separately or together for large parties.

Val d’Isere attracts serious skiers and, together with the smaller resort of Tignes, is part of the ski area known as L’Espace Killy, which boasts 186 miles of marked routes, two snowboard parks and acres of off-piste skiing. The various runs and parks are linked via an impressive network of 90 lifts and two high speed funiculars. Our ski chalets in Val d’Isere include Chalet Montana, named by the Sunday Times as the best chalet in the Alps, Chalet Elephant Blanc, located on the blue Solaise piste and Chalet Himalaya, an authentic 17th century monastery delightfully restored and located on the piste.

The following services are included in our French ski chalet rentals:

  • Champagne reception
  • Concierge style service from a professional team
  • Tea or coffee in bed, breakfast and afternoon tea daily
  • Children's lunch and supper every day
  • Champagne and canapés daily
  • Dinners prepared by the chef on 6 nights of the week
  • Carefully selected house wines
  • An open spirit bar and a range of soft drinks
  • Luxury bath products
  • Fresh flowers and daily newspapers
  • In resort chauffeured vehicles (excludes transfers)


  • Courchevel - New Year Ski Show
  • Courchevel - Russian Christmas Celebrations
  • Courchevel - S Club Snow Arena Polo World Cup
  • Meribel - 2nd Stage of the Savoy Trophy Dogsled Race


  • Courchevel - International Firework Festival


  • Meribel- Altitude Comedy Festival
  • Meribel - British Land National Ski Championships


  • Courchevel - Race for Life
  • Meribel and Courchevel - Three Valley X-Wing Rally
  • Val d'Isere - La Scara (International Alpine Ski Race for Children)
  • Val d'Isere - Musicaval (Classic Music Festival)


  • Meribel - Father Christmas parade
  • Meribel - New Years Eve Firework Display and firelit descent of the pistes
  • Courchevel - French Olympic sports week
  • Courchevel - Christmas ice skating gala
  • Val d'Isere - Criterium de la Premiere Neige (First Race of the New Snow) - an event where the world's top skiers compete in Downhill, Super G and Slalom. Subject to snow conditions

In addition to skiing, the French Alps offers a range of pursuits to keep non-skiers busy as well as entertaining skiers who simply fancy a change:


  • Enjoy a horse sleigh ride around Lac Tueda on the edge of the Parc National de Vanoise.
  • See the Alps from above with a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride.
  • Take a scenic flight or hot air balloon ascent over the Alps
  • Go husky sledding
  • Relax and enjoy a beauty treatment
  • Visit the local market in Val d'Isere
  • Take a cookery class - available in Courchevel and Val d'Isere


  • Enjoy ice skating, either as a participant or enjoy one of the galas or ice hockey matches at the  Olympic Ice Rink in Meribel
  • Try your hand at Ice Karting at the Olympic Ice Rink in Meribel
  • Go quad biking in Courchevel
  • Go walking or snow shoe hiking (passes may be required for some areas)
  • Hire a snow mobile and explore the slopes
  • Go bowling - there are bowling alleys in Meribel and Courchevel
  • Try your hand at toboganning - there is a 2 km run at Courchevel
  • Try 'piste basher driving' in Courchevel


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The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.


Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.


Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.


Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.


The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frost bite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.


It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.


Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.


Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
Speeding fines: 30 – 300 Euros.
Minimum driving age is 18.
For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

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