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Résidence Le Village Gaulois

Résidence Le Village Gaulois is ideally situated in St. Francois; directly by the piste and next to the ski lift. This is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful ski resort of Le Grand Domaine.

The apartments are comfortably and attractively furnished, and all have a balcony or a terrace. In the immediate vicinity of the residence you will find a bunch of nice restaurants shops and restaurants. To unwind after a long day, jump in the heated indoor pool or relax in the sauna.

  • Directly on the piste
  • Comfortable apartments
  • Next to the Marquis lift

Room types

4-room chalet (3 bedrooms)
for 2 till 8 persons
  • surface circa 50m²
  • Number of beds: 8
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Heating (free of charge; can be arranged individually: full day)
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (4 burners)
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • dishwasher (dining corner)
  • Television (flat screen)
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 3 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet number: 1
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 250,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,10 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • linen package: circa 10,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 6,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 46,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 39,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms)
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 35m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (2 x one person sleeping couch), dining corner
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, toilet
  • deposit: circa 250,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,10 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • linen package: circa 10,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 6,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 46,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 39,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
2-room apartment (1 bedroom)
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 27m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Heating (free of charge; can be arranged individually: full day)
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (2 burners)
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • Television (flat screen)
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 250,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,10 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • linen package: circa 10,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 6,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 46,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 39,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
3-room chalet (2 bedrooms)
for 2 till 7 persons
  • surface circa 37m²
  • Number of beds: 7
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Heating (free of charge; can be arranged individually: full day)
  • Kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate (4 burners)
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • dishwasher (dining corner)
  • Television (flat screen)
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: sleeps 3 (3 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet number: 1
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 250,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,10 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • linen package: circa 10,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 6,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 46,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 39,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)

Boardtype

At a surcharge of €38 per person per night, you can book half board. A reduced tarif of €19,- per person per night is valid for children from 3-7 years old and for 8 to 12 a fee of €28.50 applies.  Half-board is served in Restaurant Le Lac Bleu, which is 800 meters from the residence. The route is going via the slopes and in the evening it will take a bit longer when it is dark. Do you want to enjoy a nice dinner during Christmas as well? You will pay €30,- per person extra. During New Year's Eve you can enjoy a delicious dinner, which is €80,- per person. Special children's discounts will apply for children from 2-12 years old. Breakfast is served in buffet style from 7:30 until 9:15 and dinner is served between 19:00 and 20:15.
Self catering

Tip!

The residence is located on a hill, and is thus at a sloping road. The residence is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 800 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 200 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 50 metres: in stoeltjeslift du Marquis at approx. 50 meters
distance to ski school approx. 100 metres
nearest shops approx. 50 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 100 metres

Map

Facilities

General Information
  • Class: general
  • Reception (open from 09:00 till 12:00 hours and from 17:00 till 19:00 hours)
  • No elevator
  • No safe available
  • Lounge
  • wireless internet in the room (added costs), at the reception (free of charge)
  • Wash room facilities: washing machine: in the accommodation
  • Pets allowed max: 1 pet(s) per room/apartment
  • baby package: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
Optional facilities
  • linen package: circa 10,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 6,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 46,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 39,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,10 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 250,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Spa facilities
  • Sauna
Swimming pools
  • indoor swimming pool (number: 1)(fresh water, heated)

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

distance to centre: approx. 800 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 200 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 50 metres: in stoeltjeslift du Marquis at approx. 50 meters
distance to ski school approx. 100 metres
nearest shops approx. 50 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 100 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 100 metres

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

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
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).
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
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.
Quarantaine
No
Max persons together outdoors
No
Not allowed to come together
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Curfew
Yes
In the yellow area there is a curfew from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM, except in the regions of Hautes Alpes (05) and Alpes Maritimes (06), where the curfew is from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Closed
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over, and only take transport for essential trips. Travelling between the French regions is no longer allowed as of Monday 02.11.2020
Restaurants
Partially Open
Only takeaway and room service (hotels).
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Events open air or indoor
No
Museums, cinemas and theater are however opened again.
Shops
Opened till 8pm
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Closed
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Additional measures per ski region
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.

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.

Reviews

The average rating is:
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Rated categories:
Facilities
10
Holiday
10
Location
10
Meal
6
Personnel
10
Price/quality
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Rated by:
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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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