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Résidence Odalys Les Balcons du Soleil

Up high in the typical mountain village of St. Francois Longchamp you will find the Residence Les Balcons du Soleil. The complex is built in traditional chalet style and accommodates several apartments. As the name suggests, most apartments have a balcony, where you can really enjoy relaxing after a long day on the slopes. Near the residence are some shops and the ski lift is about 800 meters away. By staying in this beautiful complex you are guaranteed a lot of fun in the snow!
  • Directly on the slopes
  • Daily bread-service
  • Stunning views

Room types

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) general type A
for 2 to 4 persons
  • surface circa 25m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Television (added costs (costs: about 40,00 € per week))
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (2 x one person pulll-out bed)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • 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 circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • extra linen package: circa 13,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in public area: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) type B
for 2 to 6 persons
  • surface circa 37-45m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Television (added costs (costs: about 40,00 € per week))
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons pull-out bed)
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • 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 circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • extra linen package: circa 13,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in public area: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
4-room apartment (3 bedrooms) duplex
for 2 to 8 persons
  • surface circa 64m²
  • Number of beds: 8
  • Balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons pull-out bed)
  • Bedroom(s): 3 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • 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 circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • extra linen package: circa 13,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in public area: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)

Board basis

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 200 metres
distance to airport chambéry approx. 90 kilometres
distance to ski lift approx. 800 metres
distance to ski school approx. 800 metres
nearest shops approx. 200 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 200 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 200 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • reception (open: saturday from 14:00 untill 20:00 o'clock, open: thursday and friday from 08:00 till 10:00 hours and from 16:00 till 19:00 hours, open: sunday untill tuesday from 08:00 until 10:00 o'clock and from 16:00 untill 19:00 o'clock, closed on wednesday)
  • elevator
  • parking garage
  • parking
  • wireless internet internet in public area (added costs costs: about 20,00 € per week), login with up to 2 device(s) possible
  • bed linen included
  • wash room facilities: washing machine: in the accommodation
  • pets allowed
Optional facilities
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • extra linen package: circa 13,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit (to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in public area: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (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 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
Children
  • baby package including: (cot (exl. linen), baby bath tub, children's chair)

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. François Longchamp is becoming increasingly popular among young people. It is not big, but very cosy! In the middle of the village you will find a central snow square where many of the slopes lead to. So it's easy to ski back to your apartment in St. François!

St. François Longchamp

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

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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

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 200 metres
distance to airport chambéry approx. 90 kilometres
distance to ski lift approx. 800 metres
distance to ski school approx. 800 metres
nearest shops approx. 200 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 200 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 200 metres

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.

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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