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Luxury chalets/apartments, catered/self-catered, close to slopes, view - The Great Escape



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Ideal location for family ski holidays and summer activity holidays

Chalets sur la Montagne are delightful, wood- and stone-built Savoyard ski chalets and apartments, nestled on the mountainside at Sainte Foy ski resort. They have spectacular views across the Tarentaise valley to the Aiguille Rouge and Mont Pourri mountains, and are just a short walk from the pistes. As they are private homes, the properties have a very high quality of furnishings and equipment throughout with plenty of storage space. There's very efficient electric heating and plenty of hot water. A good selection of books, videos, and games are provided. Please note that the chalets are strictly NON-SMOKING and pets are only accepted at Mercer for an additional charge.

Ski schools and children: Ski schools: The ESF ski school is like many other things in Ste Foy: small, friendly and intimate! The instructors in the ESF have a great record of successful teaching of our friends, family and guests. We can also arrange off-piste instruction and guiding.

Children: The Chalets sur la Montagne properties are a particularly suitable base for a holiday with children being perfectly placed to ski in probably the most child friendly resort in the world: Ste. Foy! Ski passes for the under 7’s are free.

The well equipped crèche takes those over 3 years and can link up with the ski school so that your children can be entertained and cared for from 9AM to 5PM should you so wish. Ste Foy is a resort where parents can ski with the peace of mind that their children are in good hands.

There is an exceptionally good state registered child minder who will take the under 3’s who lives 5 minutes drive away from the Chalet or we can arrange for childcare at the Chalet.

Non skiers: Non-skiers are well catered for with facilities for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, dog-sledding, ice-climbing, ice-fishing, ice-skating and swimming nearby. Or why not just relax on the sunny balcony at the Chalet, and leave the strenuous activities to others. Shoppers will enjoy a stroll around the shops and weekly markets at the major resorts.

Summer: There are numerous walking and mountain bike routes in the area, to suit all levels of ability. In the peak summer months of July and August, many of the ski lifts in the neighbouring resorts of Les Arcs, Val d’Isère and Tignes are open to cyclists and walkers to allow access to the high mountains without the hard work of climbing them! For walkers, we are also very close to the Vanoise National Park with its unique and varied flora and fauna.

In addition to walking and mountain biking, there are numerous other activities available within easy reach, including river sports (canoeing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, cannoning), skiing, golf, horse riding, tennis, fishing, bird watching and rock climbing. Cultural interests include the Baroque church trail, the local Vins de Savoie vineyards, concerts in a variety of venues and many local fêtes which take place throughout the summer.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet The Great Escape, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 4 Bathrooms

The Great Escape is a spacious detached chalet in a peaceful location yet just a short walk from the resort centre, lifts and ski slopes. It is divided into two independent parts which can be rented together or separately. The chalet has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8-9 whilst the apartment has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 2-6. Both are well-equipped with an open-plan living room with dining area and kitchen.

In winter, the chalet is available on a self-catered or fully catered basis to include breakfast, après-ski tea and cakes, and a 3-course dinner with wine and coffee. A two-course children's supper is available if required.

In summer, it is available on a self-catered basis only.

  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French
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

Thanks for all your help whilst we were on holiday we all had a great time. Great service, good food, great resort and a lovely chalet.
Dec 2012
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery at 200 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais, Le Havre at 900 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bourg St Maurice at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Albertville at 65 Kilometres Car: not necessary

We are nestled on the side of the mountain at 1550 metres altitude, close to the slopes and resort centre at Sainte Foy in the Tarentaise valley in the French Alps. We are ideally placed for winter ski holidays at Sainte Foy Tarentaise and the nearby resorts of 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 as well as the national carriers. Eurostar runs direct services from Waterloo or Ashford to Bourg St Maurice during the winter.

Other Activities: Dog sledding, white water sports, canyoning

Ski: Winter Sports: All our chalets are situated in the heart of the small ski resort of Sainte Foy Tarentaise which gives you the most fantastic choice of downhill winter sports! Some guests choose to ski a different resort each day; others choose to ski the world famous Val d'Isère - Tignes circuit without paying world famous resort prices or enduring world famous resort commercialisation!

You are just a 100m walk from the off-piste paradise of Sainte Foy: it's uncrowded and the powder can last untracked for days. It’s also a perfect place for children and beginners as well as for a relaxing ski holiday away from the crowds. You can drive to the Espace Killy in 20 minutes at Tignes Les Brévières and to the Les Arcs area in 15 minutes at Villaroger.

Lift Passes: Sainte Foy offers one of the cheapest lift passes in the French Alps. It also allows you a half-price day pass at Val d'Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs and La Rosiere.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year (8-bed chalet only)
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School holidays
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices quoted are for self-catering for both the chalet and apartment booked together by the same group. Prices for either part separately available on request. Catering services are available at an extra cost during the winter months - ask for details.
Tourist tax of 60 cents per person aged 18 and over per night will be added to the rental rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • chalet


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • 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
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Chalet Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Chalet ensuite 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Chalet ensuite 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Chalet 1 - 2 Single Bed, Ensuite
  • Chalet 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Chalet 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Chalet 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Apartment 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Apartment 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • APARTMENT - sleeps 4-6 Ground floor - 1 double bedroom - 1 twin bedroom - Separate bathroom with bath/shower and WC CHALET - sleeps 8-9 Entrance floor - 1 twin bedded room with ensuite shower & washbasin - Separate WC Upper Floor - Double bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower, wash basin and WC - 2 double/twin bedrooms - Separate bathroom with bath/shower and WC


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


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


  • The accommodation for up to 15 people is divided into two independent parts with separate entrances that can be rented together or separately. The chalet sleeps 8-9 in 4 bedrooms, and the apartment sleeps 4-6 in 2 bedrooms. Each has it's own open plan living room, comfortable seating, dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Additional child beds, cots and high chairs are available on request. There is Sky Freeview TV in the chalet, but not in the apartment.

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