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Résidence le Bouquetin II

When you go on holiday with a group of friends or family and you want to stay in a comfortable apartment in a quiet location you need not look any further! Residence le Bouquetin II consists of beautiful apartments where you can stay with a group of up to 10 people. The peaceful environment in which the residence is located ensures that you have no trouble relaxing. The ski slope is practically on the doorstep, so you can be on the freshly fallen snow inno time. The cosy center of the ski resort can be reached within a few minutes, ideal when you want to be on the dance floor late into the night. A snack can be enjoyed in the cosy restaurants in the village. This is a perfect place for a wonderful holiday with your family or friends!
  • Quiet
  • Suitable for groups up to 10 people

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Location and surroundings

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.

Vars

Vars consists of four small villages: Saint Marcellin, Sainte Cathérine, Sainte Marie de Vars and Vars les Claux. The pistes, lifts and most accommodations can be found in Vars les Claux at an altitude of approximately 1900 meters.

Vars is known for its 'Ski de Vitesse' competitions. Together with Risoul, Vars has the largest ski resort of the Southern Alps. Besides skiing, many visitors are attracted to the evening entertainment as well. There are different bars, restaurants, nightclubs and a cinema to keep you busy in the evenings.

Also if you would like to try something different during the day there are plenty of options like ice skating in the ice rink, parasailing, joining a torch tour or even dog sleigh tours.

Vars

  • Charming destination
  • Plenty blue slopes
  • Great for families

Location and surroundings

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

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
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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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Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to age of 4 and senior citizens from 75 years old is free. Children from 5 to 11 years old and seniors aged 65 to 74 receive discounts on the lift pass. These discounts will be automatically calculated in your package price. When you are entitled to the free lift pass, choose "No lift pass" when booking. The free lift pass and discounted lift passes can be picked up locally by presenting your ID.

Deposit:

On site there is a deposit of € 2 is required for the purchase of the lift pass.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is not required.

When staying at Hotel Village Club du Soleil Vars, your lift pass for 6 days is included. It is not possible to expand it. Child and senior discounts do not apply.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used on site.

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).

When you stay at Hotel Village Club du Soleil Vars is your ski equipment for 6 days is included. It is not possible to extend this.

The following materials 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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