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Luxury Ski Pad in Chamonix Mont Blanc, Awarded Three Stars by Tourist Board

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Updated: 13-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Two bedroom contemporary quality apartment, for self catering

Luxury two bedroom apartment in newly renovated listed building. Contemporary style and highest quality furnishings and fittings; walnut floor, stone tiles, flat-screen TV etc. Balconies facing the Mont Blanc with the most fantastic beautiful views. Luxury ski pad with lounge - kitchen - dining area and two bedrooms and bathroom (split over two floors).

Luxurious living ...: Luxurious living in a small yet world-renowned alpine village. The two-bedroom apartment is on the first floor of the 'Ancien Hotel du Globe', a completely renovated listed building finished to the highest standards. As featured in the Financial Times, 1st December 2007.

Contemporary comfort: The apartment benefits from under-floor central heating, fully-fitted Italian-made kitchen, designer Stark bathrooms with high quality marble/stone finishes, elegant walnut parquet floor, hand-made walnut wardrobes in bedrooms; three balconies, garage and cellar also included in price. It measures 72 square metres.

Nestling in the heart of the Chamonix Valley (one hour from Geneva airport) is the old village of Argentière. It is set in some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Alps, beneath the rugged peaks and glaciers of Les Grands Montets. Up until the early eighteenth century this picturesque valley was the home of a small farming community.

Great amenities: Today Argentière offers probably some of the most challenging skiing in the Alps. Expert skiers are drawn to this Mecca of off-piste skiing and boarding with its world famous couloirs and steep gullies of the Grands Montets providing the best challenges. There are also the gentle nursery slopes of Les Chosalets for beginners, with a number of excellent local ski schools, and the immaculately-groomed wide-open sunny nursery slopes in the old farming village of Le Tour. But Argentière is not only known for its excellent skiing resources. In fact, on the contrary, its mountaineering facilities are probably even more noteworthy and renowned. But the list doesn’t end there: from paragliding to bowls, from hang-gliding to golf, walking and mountain-biking – there is a vast array of activities on offer all year round.

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About the Owner

Matthew Leguen de Lacroix
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

About Matthew Leguen de Lacroix

I am a Swiss/British citizen living in Geneva with a second home in Argentière, Chamonix Mont-Blanc. I am a fellow of RICS and am currently on a sabbatical, having sold my business in autumn 2015. My chalet is close to this apartment that I own with two business partners who both live in Australia.

Matthew Leguen de Lacroix purchased this apartment in 2008

30 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

2 adults and 2 kids over Feb half term. Location in argentiere is spot on as it is directly opposite the train station and bus stop and only 10 mins walk in ski gear to the lifts. Apartment is at the back of a traditional building and very quiet. Storage for skis in basement although not heated. There is also a car space in the underground garage but we were able to park in the free car park opposite.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Well appointed, smart apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Great host, apartment tastefully and recetly refurbished with everything that could be required for a v comfortable stay. Perfect Chamonix valley skiing base.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Fabulous Place and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay here - fabulous self contained 2 bedroom apartment (with all the amenities you need) in the centre of Argentiere. Easy walking distance to really great restaurants, bars and the local supermarket. Also opposite the bus stop so you can easily get up the mountain to other ski reports (like Le Tour) which is just 7 minutes away and also opposite the train/ tram stop.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Beautiful apartment in the most Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Family of four at this beautiful apartment with the location most convenient for everything you need - the train station SNCF is just across the street; the Chamonix Bus stop is just in front of the apartment and only 5-10 min walk to the nearest ski lift/cable car. You can easily mange without a car. We rented the car but we could really manage without it!!

Bakery and supermarket; tourist office and quite a few good restaurants are all in the village which are within easy walking distance including a few ski clothing shops and gift shops.

Argentiere is a very pretty village; much more pleasant and homely than the near by Chamonix. It was so perfect for us, we were able to travel to different places in the Chamonix Valley very conveniently. It was such a wonderful relaxing holiday for us. The weather was perfect - blue sky everyday and it was such a beautiful mountain scenery from both bedrooms.

The apartment is very comfortable; very well equipped for everyone. also of a very high standard.- just liked home to home. Highly recommended and we can`t wait to return. Than you, Matthew( the owner) who are most helpful and readily available if you need any help. Hope to be back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Fantastic apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this apartment for 4 out of the last 5 years, which says it all. Beautiful apartment, great location and as always a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Modern well kept apartment. Comfortable lounge area, great kitchen and all utensils you need and the layout is great for quiet upstairs if you need it. There is also a washer and dryer. WiFi access with good connection.

I have stayed a few times in Chamonix and surrounds and I prefer Argentière. It is nice and quiet and a bit away from the hustle. The apartment is conveniently located right across from the train station which takes you into Chamonix city centre with the hospitality card. There is a supermarket, restaurants (from bar type food to full dinner), bakery, butchers, pharmacy - pretty much everything you need. And of course, for winter you are close to the ski lifts and buses.

The owner was very friendly and responded very quickly to any of my requests. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to my friends too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Savoy Bar at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : Les Praz de Chamonix at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chamonix at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Grands Montets, Argentiere at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

In the very centre of this picturesque village.of Argentière, this fully renovated listed building is a short walk from the main ski lift, and is in immediate proximity to the local shops, restaurants and bars!

Ski: The apartment is in immediate proximity to bus and train services as well as local shops, restaurants and bars. The nearest ski lift is a short walk (7 mins!).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Normal
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Low
1 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer High
8 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
NYE 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Jan
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Normal
27 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Holidays
10 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Normal
10 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £260
Cleaning Fee £69
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The stay tax gives you the right to have a Guest Card which grants you and your guests free travel on the local train and bus lines as well as reduced price admission to the museums, exhibitions and the sports centre (ice skating, swimming pool).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 74 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Luxury bathroom furniture designed by Philip Stark.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The apartment comfortably sleeps four people in two bedrooms on the upper floor (both adjacent to the bathroom). The sofa bed in the lounge provides sleeping for one or two more people.


  • Balcony


  • Self-catering


  • We can provide full services if required (shopping, cleaning, catering, ski lessons etc). Prices on request.

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