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Résidence Maeva Home Le Thabor

Résidence Maeva Home Le Thabor is a nice apartment complex for a holiday with the whole family. These comfortable apartments of Résidence Le Thabor, are spread over four buildings (Caribou, Elan, Renne and Chamois). The residence is located at the top of the village of 1800, directly on the blue slope Violettes. In the morning you can therefore start your first descent right from the residence, which will lead you to the lifts of Jeux and Aynard, just 100 meters away.

The attractive center of Valmeinier is also within walking distance. Here you will find various shops, restaurants and cozy bars. Don't feel like going out at night? The residence itself offers two lovely restaurants, where you can enjoy a delicious French dinner!

  • Right on the slope Violettes
  • Walking distance to the center
  • Fantastic view

Room types

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type A comfort
for 2 till 5 persons
  • Number of beds: 5
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • Television
  • (Living) room(s): sleeps 3 (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x two persons pull-out bed)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, toilet
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: (to be paid at resort, obligated)

Boardtype

For a surcharge of € 22.50 per person/night you can book a half board basis. If you stay at Résidence Le Thabor during Christmas, an extra one-off amount of € 10 per person will be added. If you are staying at Résidence Le Thabor during New Year's Eve, an additional one-off amount of € 15 per person will be added. You then have a compulsory Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner included.

Reduced rates of € 10 per person per night apply for children from 2 to 12 years old. For the Christmas dinner there is a one-off extra € 5 per child and for the New Year's Eve dinner there is a one-off extra € 8 per child.

Half board is served in Restaurant Le Chardon Bleu, which is approximately 300 meters away.

Self catering

Tip!

The published photos are an example of the apartments. The apartments may look different in reality.

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to centre: approx. 400 metres
directly next to the ski piste.

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Facilities

General Information
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
Optional facilities
  • parking garage available: on request (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: (to be paid at resort, obligated)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Valmeinier

Valmeinier consists of the authentic and traditional village of Valmeinier 1500 and the more modern Valmeinier 1800 built especially for winter sports. This village is built alongside the piste and offers plenty of entertaining options. The hotels and apartments are predominantly built in chalet style. The lively village square of Valmeinier 1800 has numerous restaurants, bars and terraces. on Wednesday evening you can ski on the illuminated piste between 5 and 6.30 PM (on Monday evening during school holidays).

Valmeinier is also an ideal base for hiking tours into the area. Various hiking trails have been set out in the natural surroundings. There is a fun park with a boarder cross and a half pipe for snowboarders.

Valmeinier

  • Modern village
  • Good connection to Valloire
  • 150 km of slopes, something for everyone

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to centre: approx. 400 metres
directly next to the ski piste.

Galibier Thabor

Together with Valmeinier, Valloire in the French Savoie forms the largest ski area in the Haute Maurienne, the Galibier Thabor. More than three quarters of the 150 km (93 ml) of pistes are located at Valloire and this is the place to be for the real ski and snowboard fanatics. The 150 km (93 ml) of pistes are suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Since this is a relatively new resort, it is also equipped with a modern ski lift system. The resort of Valmeinier is connected to the resort of Valloire by cable car. From Valmeinier 1800 you can make great tours via Valmeinier 1500 to Les Verneys and Valloire and, of course, in the other direction too.

Together, Valloire and Valmeinier have 40 km (25 ml) of cross country skiing tracks ranging in difficulty and snowboarders can test their skills in the snow park which also includes a half pipe.
 
A tip: in the village of Orelle, approximately 25 minutes drive from Valmeinier, you can catch the ski lift to Val Thorens, which is part of the biggest interconnected ski area of Les Trois Vallées. If you want to ski or snowboard here for the day you need to pay approximately € 40,- on location.

Galibier Thabor

  • The most famous winter sports area of ​​the Mauriënne Valley
  • At the foot of the imposing Grand Galibier
  • A total of 150 kilometres of slopes

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mouth mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Required documentation before arrival
Yes
Proof of a negative PCR test is mandatory for all 11 years and older, within 72 hours of departure
Covid test on destination at arrival
No
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure destination)
No
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure home country)
Yes

It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.

When you enter France you need to fill in a “Declaration sur l'honneur”.

Quarantaine after arrival on destination
No
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
Max. 10 persons
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open
Only terraces are open; max. 6 persons per table
Bars / Apres-ski
Open
Only terraces are open; max. 6 persons per table
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Events open air or indoor
No
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over. Allowed for all trips during 06:00 - 19:00 and only for essential trips between 19:00 -06:00
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Closed
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Wellness
Closed
Additional measures per ski region
No
Good to know

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years and seniors aged 75 and over is free on display of an ID card. When you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose "No lift pass" when booking.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is required for all free lift passes.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking through Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

Lift pass (extra information):

In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.

You can select ski and snowboard directly upon booking. With short-stay holidays it is not possible to book ski lessons. You can arrange ski lessons at the resort.

When booking ski lessons, your level is requested:Beginners: Choose if you have never skied before.Intermediate: Choose if you have skied before and know how to break and turn.|Advanced: Choose if you are an accomplished skier but wish to improve your technique.

The ski and snow board lessons start on Sunday.

Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.

When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:

 Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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