Chatel is situated behind Lake Geneva in the Abondance valley of the French Alps, Chatel is a pretty Swiss style Savoyard village retaining its rustic charm with traditional wooden chalets. In winter it is one of the twelve French/Swiss resorts that form part of the ‘Portes du Soleil’, a huge ski area of 266 lifts and 650 km of family friendly skiing.
Bordering onto Switzerland, the summer attractions are numerous, including alpine walking whilst enjoying the birds, wildlife and alpine flowers. For the more active there is mountain biking, to swimming, fishing, paragliding, thermal bathing and rafting plus lots of children’s activities. It has two cinemas, a bowling alley, an ice rink, an outdoor swimming pool and the unique 2000m aerial ‘Fantasticable’. Sophisticated Lake Geneva, (e.g. Evian, Thonon, Montreaux, Lausanne [Olympic Museum], plus Chamonix and Mont Blanc are all within easy reach.
This is family orientated village and not a coach tour resort and the area is peaceful with an excellent selection of bars and shops, including numerous ski hire/sales shops. The Chatel website at www.chatel.com will provide plenty of information and includes webcams.
Situated at 1350 metres 'Chamois' is a chalet apartment ideal for either a winter skiing holiday or a summer alpine holiday.
The 50 sq. m. chalet apartment is above Chatel in Petit Chatel, and has views across the whole valley. With its own shop, cafe and bar, Petit Chatel even boasts 2 petanque pitches! During ski season it is only 200m to the local Barbossine chair lift whilst a free bus service runs into Chatel in both winter and summer.
Superbly positioned and equipped the apartment has a comfortable lounge area. The furniture has been chosen to maximise space and includes a double sofa bed, easy chairs and with a dining area that can seat 6 for meals.
Indoor entertainment includes satellite TV & DVD, Hi-Fi and assorted music, games, boules and books and magazines.
There are two comfortable and roomy bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second is twin bedded. Both the lounge and double bedroom lead onto a child friendly 9m sun-facing balcony, furnished and with terrific unrestricted views.
The apartment can comfortably sleep a family of 4/5 or 2 couples. Let as a self catering unit clients will need to supply sheets, pillowcases and towels.
The modern kitchen is fully fitted with usual kitchen equipment including fridge, microwave and traditional oven.
There is a full bathroom with bath/shower plus a separate WC. The apartment, one of four privately owned within the Chalet, has its own garage/ski store. Also available: travel cot, high chair and pushchair.