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Sainte Foy boutique catered chalet & apartments with stunning mountain views - Auberge sur la Montagne



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 15, plus independent apartment for 6

The Auberge sur la Montagne, personally run by the owners, Sue and Andy Mac, is equally well-placed to ski Sainte Foy, Val d'lsere, Tignes or Les Arcs in winter as it is to explore some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the French Alps in summer. This boutique catered chalet featuring contemporary design in a rustic setting, offers 5 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, a separate 3 bedroom apartment, spacious lounge/bar & dining room, a friendly atmosphere and superb home cooking, including vegetarian options, in the traditional village of La Thuile just 3kms from Sainte Foy resort. We have a sun trap south - facing terrace and outdoor jacuzzi and sauna in the garden for relaxing winter or summer.

Winter at the Auberge sur la Montagne: Our position in the middle of everywhere gives you the most fantastic choice of downhill winter sports! The world famous Val d'Isere - Tignes circuit is an 8 minute drive away and Les Arcs is 10 minutes, whilst La Rosiere with it's links to Italy is 25 minutes away. The off-piste powder paradise of Sainte Foy is a 5 minute drive, and there is a regular bus service. It's uncrowded pistes also make it ideal for children and beginners. Non-skiers are well-catered for with facilities for cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing, ice fishing, ice skating and swimming. Or take a leisurely stroll round the shops and weekly markets at one of the nearby resorts.

Summer at the Auberge sur la Montagne : We're right on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and have walking and hiking routes written out and ready to give you! Sensational mountain scenery. Some of the best mountain bike and road cycling routes in the world on our doorstep, as well as a multitude of other sports e.g. glacier skiing, white water rafting, golf, horse riding, swimming, tennis, fishing, parapenting and rock climbing. Gentler pursuits include the Baroque church trail, local vineyards, concerts and local fetes.

Location: We are in one of the most easterly and most beautiful parts of the French Alps, nestled on the side of the mountain just off the D902 between Bourg St Maurice and Val d'Isere. Our nearest airports, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva are about 2-3 hours drive away. In winter there is a direct Eurostar service from Waterloo to our nearest station at Bourg St Maurice, about 15 min drive away. With pre-booking we have a minibus available for local transport or airport transfers at a reasonable charge.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet Auberge sur la Montagne, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, 9 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The Auberge sur la Montagne offers spacious accommodation for up to 21 people. We have 5 large ensuite guest bedrooms in the main chalet, and accommodation for 6 additional people in the 3 rooms of the Garden Wing (all with ensuite bathrooms). We have family rooms which can sleep 4 or 5, large twin/doubles that can sleep 2 or 3, and smaller double/twin rooms. We have separate dining and sitting rooms, a fully stocked bar with roaring log fire, a TV/Games room, and ski room with boot dryers. We offer an in-house ski rental service. Our sun trap south facing sun terrace and garden are glorious on sunny days, and we have an outdoor hot tub and sauna for use in winter and summer. We cook all the meals ourselves, and take a pride in serving a variety of local and international dishes, including a vegetarian option.

  • Sleeps 21
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Sue & Andy MacInnes and we have lived in Sainte Foy since buying the Auberge sur la Montagne in 1995. We met at Bath Uni where we both obtained a degree in Business Administration. Our love of skiing first brought us to the French Alps, but we now love the summers here just as much. We have been maanging properties for other owners in Sainte Foy since 2003.

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SARL Les Belles Auberges
Ruth Anstice
Auberge sur la Montagne, La Thuile
73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise Savoie France
R.C.S. Albertville, 402 661 904
S.A.R.L. Les Belles Auberges au Capital de €22 867.35
VAT Reg NoFR07402661904

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you once again for a lovely week - please can you thank all your staff as all of them did their best to make us welcome and to assist whenever they could.

We are looking forward to seeing you again next February - the kids will just not even think of going anywhere else!

Thank you again for a fantastic week.
Feb 2011
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Lancashire, England

5 Star!!!

  • 5 of 5

During a recent trip to Alps for motorcycle tour incorporating advance riding tuition we stayed at Auberge Sur Montagne. The accommodation was excellent, clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and most helpful. Catering was 5 Star. Would strongly recommend to anyone wishing to stay in this region of France!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The Auberge sur la Montagne was built in 1975 for a successful local restaurateur. He used original materials from two derelict 17th century barns that still stand about 500 metres away from the current site. The bar ceiling is constructed from the floor of the barn and the stone wall in the restaurant is clad in original stone from the barns. He ran it for 5 years and sold up in 1980 to a 60+ year old American lady who had been brought up in Paris during WW2 and wanted to return to France, Since buying the Auberge in 1995 we have lovingly restored it to its present rustic splendour and have been running it as a catered chalet ever since.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chambery/Lyon/Geneva/Grenoble at 120 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais/ Le Havre at 800 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tignes/Les Arcs at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bourg St Maurice at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Albertville at 60 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sainte Foy Tarentaise at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bourg St Maurice (lakeside) at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

We are nestled on the side of the mountain at 1300 metres altitude between Bourg St. Maurice and Val d’Isère in the Tarentaise valley in the French Alps. We are ideally placed for winter ski holidays in the nearby resorts of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere and for walking holidays, cycling holidays and mountain biking in the summer. The stunning flora and fauna of the Vanoise National Park is just a short drive away. We are a comfortable 10-hour drive from the Channel. If you prefer to fly, Geneva and Lyon airports are 3 hours away, Grenoble 2½ hours and Chambery 2 hours. All airports are served by one of the low cost airlines. Eurostar runs direct services from Waterloo or Ashford to Bourg St Maurice during the winter.

Other Activities: white water rafting, canoeing, hydro speeding, climbing, dog sledding

Ski: Sainte Foy offers one of the best value lift passes in the French Alps. You can also ski for a day at each of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere at half price. Children under 7 ski free at Sainte Foy and are well looked after by the friendly local ski school and crèche (4 and over). The under 3's will be happy spending the day with our fully trained nanny leaving you free to enjoy your time on the slopes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas - 15% OFF!
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £97 per night, per additional guest
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £118 per night, per additional guest
Feb 4th to 11th
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
School holidays
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £118 per night, per additional guest
Mar 4th to 11th
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £72 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing an en suite room on a half board basis for 7 nights. Discounts for shared bathroom, 3+ occupancy, children, groups. Supplements for single person occupancy. Part-week stays considered in off-peak periods subject to availability.
Nos tarifs sont par adulte en demi-pension (obligatoire) par semaine. Tarifs réduits pour les enfants selon leurs ages.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Auberge sur la Montagne has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is situated in a peaceful corner surrounded by fields, yet easily accessible to the mountain resorts of Val d’Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière as well as Sainte Foy Tarentaise. It boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor hot-tub and sauna.

Property Type

  • chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 450 m²


  • Foggliettaz, shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Walk-in shower
  • Tsantaleina, shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk-in shower. Handicap-equipped
  • Grande Motte bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Private bathroom opposite the bedroom (not ensuite)
  • Deux Tetes bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite bathroom
  • Archeboc bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite
  • Aiguille Rouge shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite
  • Sache bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite
  • Mont Pourri shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
  • Sauna - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Cloakrooms, 1st floor - Toilet


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Foggliettaz - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite shower room
  • Tsantaleina - 1 Large Double Bed, Or 2 singles. En suite shower. Handicap equipped
  • Grande Motte - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Singles are bunk beds; private bathroom (not en suite)
  • Deux Tetes - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Singles are bunk beds; ensuite bathroom
  • Archeboc - 1 Large Double Bed, Or 2 singles. En suite bathroom
  • Aiguille Rouge, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed, Or 2 singles. Ensuite shower
  • Sache, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • Mont Pourri, Garden Wing - 1 Large Double Bed, Or 2 singles. En suite shower
  • Cots & high chairs can be supplied on request.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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