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Rive Gauche Chalet, Le Fornet

5 bedroom Chalet in Val d'Isere. Sleeps 10

This is a brand new super chic chalet offering holiday makers a sophisticated and unique property perched at the bottom of the Mangard blue piste and 150 metres from the Fornet cable car.

Being so close to the slopes you'll easily be able to ski back to the door after a fun filled day on the mountain as well as catch the first lifts in the morning. However, the proximity to the cable car is of little matter in this property as a driver is included so you can easily access any of the lift stations in the valley. With this chauffeur service, you'll have the best of both worlds, a peaceful tranquil location in a beautiful hamlet with stunning views as well as straightforward access to the apres / night-life scene in Val d'Isere centre. 

This is certainly a property with the WOW factor. It boasts a stunning contemporary alpine interior using reclaimed wood, quirky light fittings and all the modern conveniences (and more) you would want in a home away from home. The living room includes a cosy log fire for winter evenings in as well as a flat screen TV, DVD player and high-speed WiFi access so you can keep up with the world outside Val d'siere, perhaps making your friends jealous with pictures of this fantastic property that you are staying in. 

On the lower ground floor there is a pool and hammam, so after you have finished on the pistes you can relax and unwind in these spa facilities; soothing any aches and pains ready to hit the slopes afresh in the morning. 

Sleeping

The chalet is able to accommodate up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are double / twin en-suite rooms and 1 is a bunk bed room. 

What's included

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Continental breakfast on staff day-off
  • Champagne & canapés served on one evening
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation
  • Three-course suppers on 6 evenings
  • Afternoon tea
  • Children's menu and sitting available
  • Carefully selected superior wines
  • All soft drinks and juices
  • Three standard spirits
  • Profesional chef
  • Experienced host
  • Luxury 4x4 chauffeur service 08:00 - 20:00
  • Concierge service (e.g. arrangements for airport transfers, lift passes, childcare, ski hire and lessons)
  • Aesop bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers
  • WiFi

Worth knowing...

This property can also be combined with its sister chalet Vieux Pont which is right next door and can sleep an additional 10 people accommodating up to 20 guests.

Who should go...

Recommended for those that want a stylish mountain retreat with every modern luxury and first class food.

Dining

The half board catering available with the chalet is some of the best you are likely to experience on a ski holiday. Their chefs have experience of working on super yachts, luxury villas and in Michelin starred restaurants. You are in for a treat. Fresh bread and pastries for breakfast with a hot option, mouth watering cakes for afternoon tea with fruit and three course evening meals cooked to perfection with complimentary dining wines included.

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Families & Kids

If you are looking for some time to yourself whilst you are on holiday, then this company can assist you making childcare bookings. It is advisable during peak periods (Christmas, New Year, half term and Easter) that you book as far in advance as possible. The company are also able to supply baby cots and high-chairs and these need to be reserved in advance.

Also see: Childcare in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Transfers

You can organise your airport transfers through the company as part of your package.

Also see: Transfers to Val d'Isere, France

Ski Hire

If you don't have your own equipment, this company can make recommendations on where to hire your skis or snowboard and arrange for them to be delivered to your door.

Also see: Ski Hire in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Lifts & Passes

Lift passes can be booked in advance through the company and delivered to the chalet on arrival.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Val d'Isere, France

Instructors & Lessons

If you would like to take lessons on your holiday, you can book your tuition through this company as part of you package. 

Also see: Ski Schools in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val d'Isere whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Guides & Tours in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Local Shuttles

With your private 7 seater Landrover Discovery and driver you are unlikely to need to use public transport. However, the local ski shuttle bus stop is situated just a 2 minute walk away at the bottom of the hill. The service runs regularly and will take you to and from Val d'isere in the evening. 

Reviews

  • "A private chef, fine wines, the comforts of a boutique hotel … a hip hideaway in the French Alps makes for a very special ski trip." - The Guardian

Towns Nearby

Le Fornet village is full of delightful chic chalets that are built in the traditional savoyard wood and stone style giving a classic old mountain feel to the village. This beautiful village is located only 5 kilometres outside of Val d'Isere centre and although it is extremely picturesque it still remains much less busy and dense then the Val d'Isere resort centre as it lies outside of the main town. 

Restaurants Nearby

There are a few lovely traditional Savoyard and gourmet style restaurants in Le Fornet and although there are not many of them in this small village the few that stand have an excellent reputation for delicious food and great service.

Also see: Restaurants in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Sights Nearby

The Vanoise National Park is accessible from Val d'Isere and is well worth a hike over to in the summer months. It's a protected area of natural beauty and you're sure to spot some of the local wildlife on your visit.

Things to Do Nearby

In the winter Le Fornet provides the perfect place for a quiet mountain stay. With its own fanstastic ski area that connects to the whole of the Espace Killy, you can enjoy fabulous skiing as well as some of the best off piste skiing that Val d'Isere has to offer. The peaceful and calm feel of Le Fornet means it is perfect for a chalet holiday with friends and family. The regular bus service into the centre of Val d'isere takes only 10 minutes, meaning you can be on the high street browising the shops, exploring the bars or dining at one of the many delicious central restaurants in no time. The bus service also gives access to the Solaise, Bellevarde and La Daille ski areas. The summer in Le Fornet is much quieter with the splendid mountains turning from white to green the little village is just as beautiful and with the (usually) sunny weather there is lots to explore and plenty of summer activities to do. Le Fornet marks the start of the Col d'Iseran in the summer which makes it way winding up the mountain hillside with spectacular views, in contrast, in the winter it is snow covered and skiable. There is also some summer skiing in Le Fornet with the high glacier providing snow throughout the year, however, the skiing here is sometimes closed so alternatively you can hop in the car and in a short drive over to Tignes ski the glacier there.

Also see: Things To Do in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

The Fornet gondola operates in summer and winter and links to the Vallon bubble which in turn gives you access to the glacier.  

Also see: Ski Areas in Val d'Isere, France

Nightlife Nearby

There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink, or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!

Also see: Bars in Val d'Isere - Le Fornet, France

Check-in Time

16:00

Check-out Time

10:00

Check-in Arrangements

If you plan to arrive prior to 16:00, the company will do their best to have the chalet ready for you but this cannot be guaranteed.

Check-out Arrangements

If you wish to leave later than 10:00 the company will do their best to accommodate your request within reason. 


Location: Val d'Isere - Le Fornet


Style

Catering Basis: Catered

Property Style: Chalet

Run By: Agent/Operator

Vibe / Atmosphere: Chic | Traditional & Modern mix


Stats

Sleeps: Sleeps 10

Bedrooms: 5 bedroom


Services

Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Private Chef

Transport: Chauffeur / Driver


Facilities

Access: Children welcome | Ski to door

Room: Balcony | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room

Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property

Entertainment: Computer | DVD Player | TV | WiFi / Internet

Kitchen/Laundry: Tumble Dryer | Washing Machine

Outdoor: Terrace

Spa & Fitness: Hammam / Steam-room | Pool (indoor)

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter


Prices & Availability

Address: Chemin du Vieux Pont, Le Fornet | Val d'Isere - Le Fornet | 73150

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