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Chalets & Résidence de la Madeleine

On a beautiful location in St. Francois Longchamp you find Chalets & Résidence de la Madeleine. In the résidence you will find luxurious 2-room apartments and there are also some nice chalets with different sizes. The rooms are ideal for a skiing trip with a small group of friends or family. The rooms are decorated both comfortably and modern. The chalets have their own fireplace. The pistes are practically at the feet of the chalets and résidence. Also, the centre of St. Francois Longchamp is around the corner.
  • Luxe apartements and chalets
  • Comfortable and modern decorated
  • Ideal for small groups
  • Your own fireplace in the chalets

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Tip!

Pets (on request) are only allowed in the chalets. The apartments do not allow pets.

The layout of the 8-person apartment can vary, but there are always 8 places to sleep

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.

St. François Longchamp

 St. Francois Longchamp has plenty of green, blue, red and black so there are lots of options for skiers of all levels. The ski area offers no less than 160 kilometers of piste and for cross-country skiers, Montaimont is a nice area with a whopping 40 kilometers of trails for both the advanced and novice cross-country skier. The village is divided into two levels: Saint Francois Longchamp 1450 and 1650. The village is very cozy and welcoming and non-skiers will enjoy themselves here too. The après-ski is not huge here, but you can always enjoy a drink on a sunny terrace or grab a bite to eat. There are bars to enjoy a drink or two in the evening. Furthermore, there are numerous opportunities for other activies, such as a gym, snow hiking, paragliding and dog sledding. For families with children there are good facilities such as childcare and child-friendly ski school.

St. François Longchamp

  • Lovely ski resort in Le Grand Domaine
  • Popular ski area among families
  • Different ski slopes for every kind of skier

Location and surroundings

Le Grand Domaine

 

The ski area of Le Grand Domaine varies in altitude from 1250 meters to 2550 meters.  It is a fantastic choice for half term as it remains relatively unknown within the English market. Besides ski slopes at every level, Le Grand Domaine also offers a snow park with a half pipe for snowboarders. The area is also highly regarded for its many natural obstacles perfect for freestylers!

The resort of Valmorel is surrounded by the famous mountain pass of Col de la Madeleine. The buildings in Valmorel have a maximum height of three floors and they are built in authentic Chalet style. St. François Longchamp 1650 and 1450 are located at the other end of the Col de la Madeleine in the Vallée de Maurienne. Together, these resorts make up Le Grand Domaine, a very diverse ski area with something to offer everyone.

If you are looking to explore beyond the pistes,  there is 15 kmof cross country tracks in the stunning area of Montaimon (approx. 3 km from Valmorel).

Le Grand Domaine

  • Sun all afternoon
  • Fantastic location
  • Wide and well-groomed 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

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
2 metres
Mouth mask
Yes
Mandatory in public areas and in lively places; such as markets (from 11 years).
Max persons together outdoors
N / A
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Club/Nightlife
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Events open air or indoor
Yes
With vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Transfer
Yes
A mouth mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mouth mask + vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory, health card is needed for a lift pass - probably from 18 December.
Ski rental
Yes
Mouth mask
Ski lessons
Yes
Mouth mask obligatory at the gathering at beginning/end of each lesson
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No

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.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years old and for those aged 75 an older, the lift pass is free.

This lift pass can not be booked through Sunweb. For this pass there is a cost of approximately €10.00 per person. If you are entitled to this list pass, select ‘no lift pass’ when booking. This list pass can be picked up at the resort by presenting your ID.

There is a free toboggan run included with the lift pass.

You do not have to pay a deposit for this lift pass.

In the booking steps 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 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 the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in 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.

Please note: From 8/2 the snowboard lessons are given in the afternoon and are 2h instead of 2.5h.

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 snowboard lessons begin on Sunday.

- When selecting your lessons you will be asked for your level:

Beginners: Select beginners if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already turn and break? Chose average lessons.

Advanced: Can you already ski well yet wish to improve your technique? Opt for advanced.

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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