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Résidences Castor & Pollux

Résidences Castor & Pollux is a large complex just 100 metres from the slopes of Risoul. The apartments are spread over 2 buildings, all within walking distance of the centre.

The apartments are nicely furnished and come equipped with all the necessary facilities. After a day of slaloming down the slopes, you can cosy-up in your apartment or look for fun in the centre; you will find several excellent restaurants there, and a number of bars to end the day in style in.

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Walking distance to the centre
  • Close to the slopes

Room types

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) general
for 2 to 6 persons
  • surface approx. 28m²
  • number of beds: 6
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • dishwasher
  • television (flat screen, added costs)
  • (living) room(s)
  • cabin(s) (cabin 1: sleeps 4 (1 x two persons sleeping couch; 1 x two persons pull-out bed))
  • alcove(s): 1 alcove
  • 1st alcove, 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) duplex type A
for 2 to 8 persons
  • surface approx. 47m²
  • number of beds: 8
  • balcony
  • kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • dishwasher
  • television (number: 1) (added costs)
  • (living) room(s)
  • bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 4 (1 x two persons sleeping couch; 1 x two persons pull-out bed), first floor
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), first floor
  • alcove(s): 1 alcove
  • 1st alcove, 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: shower, sink
  • bathroom 2: bath, sink, toilet
studio cabin type C (Studio 5 Pers.)
for 2 to 5 persons
  • surface approx. 28m²
  • number of beds: 5
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • dishwasher
  • television (flat screen, added costs)
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 1 (1 x one person sleeping couch)
  • cabin(s) (cabin 1: 2 sleeping places (1 x single bed; 1 x one person pull-out bed))
  • alcove(s): 1 alcove
  • 1st alcove, 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
studio type A
for 2 to 4 persons
  • surface approx. 22m²
  • number of beds: 4
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • dishwasher
  • (mini) fridge
  • television (added costs)
  • (living) room(s)
  • cabin(s) (cabin 1: sleeps 4 (2 bunkbeds (4 x single bed)))
  • bathroom with: bath, sink, toilet

Board basis

Room only

Tip!

  • The swimming pool is accessible to everyone, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location and surroundings

Distance to centre: approx. 300 metres
Distance to airport grenoble airport approx. 205 kilometres: Marseille airport approx. 240 kilometres
Distance to train station: Mont Dauphin train station approx. 17 kilometres
Distance to ski piste approx. 100 metres
Distance to ski lift approx. 500 metres
Nearest shops approx. 100 metres
Nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
Nearest restaurant approx. 100 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • Official classification: 3 stars
  • class: general
  • reception (open: saturday from 08:00 untill 20:00 o'clock, open: friday from 16:00 untill 19:00 o'clock, open: sunday from 09:00 untill 12:00 and from 16:00 untill 19:00 o'clock, open: monday untill thursday from 16:00 untill 19:00 o'clock)
  • elevator
  • parking approx. 1600 metres (upon availability)
  • wireless internet in the room (added costs costs: about 3,00 € every 30 minutes)
  • deposit (to be paid with cash or credit card)
  • tourist tax (to be paid with cash or credit card)
  • pets allowed max: 1 pet(s) per room/apartment
  • baby package: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year, on request (included in the package price)
  • cleaning package: on request (included in the package price)
Optional facilities
  • bath towel package: on request approx. 8,00 € per set per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: on request approx. 8,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in the room: approx. 15,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): on request approx. 49,00 € (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: on request approx. 55,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in the room: approx. 9,00 € per day (to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 1,50 € per person per night to be paid with cash or credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: approx. 300,00 € per stay to be paid with cash or credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Children
  • cot
  • children's chair
Swimming pools
  • indoor swimming pool (entrance from 18 years old)(heated)

Risoul

Risoul is built in such a way that almost every  accommodation is right by the slopes. If not, they’re only a few metres walk away. This is so convenient in the afternoons: you can ski or snowboard right back to your apartment. Natural materials have been used extensively in the construction of accommodation here, giving the resort its characteristic cosy look.

 

Just like in the nearby Vars, there is plenty to do in Risoul. You will find several fantastic restaurants and bars to spend your evening in, and nightclubs where you can enjoy the lively après-ski scene.

Risoul

  • Accommodation directly by the slopes
  • Cosy and traditional ski resort
  • Vibrant après ski scene

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La Fôret Blanche

In the Hautes Alpes, two ski resorts have combined together to form a ski area called La Forêt Blanche. If you like skiing in the trees this is the place for you!

Vars is the largest and most famous place of the two and consists of a combination of four small villages. Three of them are at an altitude of about 1650 meters. Risoul is a modern station and more suited to families.

Skiers can test their speed on the Kilomètre Lance, known as the fastest track in the world - see how fast you can go!

Surf Country, the largest snow park in Europe, with a fun park and a half pipe attracts snow-boarders and skiers alike and cross-country skiers find approximately 43 kilometers of trails.

To make it complete, there are various events held throughout the year so you will never get bored.

La Fôret Blanche

  • 180 kilometres of slopes
  • Area for beginner and advanced skiers
  • Plenty of non ski activities

Location and surroundings

Distance to centre: approx. 300 metres
Distance to airport grenoble airport approx. 205 kilometres: Marseille airport approx. 240 kilometres
Distance to train station: Mont Dauphin train station approx. 17 kilometres
Distance to ski piste approx. 100 metres
Distance to ski lift approx. 500 metres
Nearest shops approx. 100 metres
Nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
Nearest restaurant approx. 100 metres

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. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab on the yellow menu above.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

A La Forêt Blanche ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children up to 4 years old are free. This discount can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further into the booking steps. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.

Children up to 11 years old can go tobogganing for free once with their ski pass!

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

The following equipment can be booked:

Bronze

This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. 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. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for 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 (e.g. off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.
Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about classes.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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