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Boutique catered chalet & apartments with stunning mountain views - La Croix



Updated: 13-Oct-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.

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Details for holiday apartment La Croix, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

La Croix is situated in Arpege des Neiges, a small development of wood and stone apartments recently built by MGM at Sainte Foy village. It is a delightful 75m² fourth floor apartment with two sun terraces offering spectacular views of the valley and mountains. It is a short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants in the village centre. The slopes and lifts of Sainte Foy resort are a 5 minute drive or free shuttle bus ride away. Les Arcs, Tignes, Val d’Isère and La Rosière are a short drive away.

The accommodation for 6 people comprises :

Garage parking and ski locker

Twin bedroom

Family bathroom with bath/shower, wash basin and washing machine; separate WC

Large, living room, with comfortable sofa bed and armchairs, flat screen TV (French channels only), media player and hi-fi, dining table for 4-6, patio doors leading to the terraces, kitchen area


Double bedroom with access to it's own balcony

Twin bedroom

Shower room.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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

'Any one can set up business running a chalet, but I know of none who provide the care, attention and personal touch that we found at the Auberge.' Jo & David

'Probably the most relaxing and friendly holiday we have ever had. We think you have the perfect recipe for guests to thoroughly relax. We loved the Sainte Foy skiing - wonderful.'

Alexandra & Jeremy

'AAHH!! They said it couldn't be done - good veggie food in France. They were right: it wasn't good, it was excellent. Tres bon as the locals say. We'll be back.' Colin & Julia

(Guest's e-mail addresses available from advertiser.)
Nov 2007
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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
Low season
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
29 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
5 Feb 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
UK half term
12 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
26 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
5 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Prices given are for the property on a self-catered basis. The price includes bed linen and towels, beds made for your arrival, end-of-stay cleaning.
Flexible arrival/departure days.
Optional catering services also available.
We also have to collect the tourist tax of 0.60 euros per night for those 18 and over.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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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

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower, En suite to room 1
  • WC - Toilet, Adjacent to room 2
  • Shower room - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Extra bed or cot possible
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, or 2 singles
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • Cot provided free-of-charge on request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace


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


  • La Croix is in the same building as Marquise so the two can be rented together.

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