Résidence Les Gémeaux

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Résidence Les Gémeaux

Résidence Les Gémeaux is a simple residence on the outskirts of the center of Flaine. It's a peaceful location, so you can unwind after a busy day on the slopes. The nearest slopes are just 250 meters away, so it's only a short walk in the morning! The apartments owned by different owners, so the exact layout of your apartment will remain a surprise, but they are all simply and nicely furnished. In the center of Flaine, you have plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants and bars.
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  • Edge of the center
  • Budget choice
  • 250m from the slopes
  • Quiet location
Room types
studio type B

for 2 till 4 persons

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type A comfort

for 2 till 6 persons

  • surface: 40m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Television (free of charge)
  • (Living) room(s): sleeps 4 (various bed types), dining corner
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 2 (various bed types)
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, toilet
studio type A comfort

for 2 till 4 persons

  • surface: 25m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Television (free of charge)
  • (Living) room(s): sleeps 4 (various bed types), dining corner
  • bathroom with: bath and shower, toilet

Location and surroundings

Accommodation different from furnishing/owner
on the edge of the centre
distance to ski piste approx. 250 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres
distance to ski school approx. 250 metres

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General Information

  • Parking
  • Deposit (to be paid with credit card)
  • Bed linen excluded
  • Bath towels excluded
  • Pets allowed
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Optional facilities

  • linen package: on request circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: on request circa 7,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 128,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: on request circa 29,00 € per piece per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • baby cot: circa 16,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • children's chair in the room: circa 16,00 € per week(s) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
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Mandatory additional costs

  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 0,90 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
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Deposit

  • deposit: circa 760,00 € per unit per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
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Children

  • Baby package aincluding: (cot (exl. linen), children's chair)
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Flaine

In the heart of the ski area Le Grand Massif is the resort Flaine. It is situated at an altitude of 1600m, and is designed by the famous urban architect Breuer. The resort consists of mainly white buildings in order for them to blend into the naturally white surroundings.

Skiing in Flaine

Flaine is part of the extensive Les Grand Massif ski area. Overall this area has over 265km of ski slopes. It also includes the famous French resorts of Samoëns, Morillon and Les Carroz d’Araches. It is a perfect area for beginner to intermediate skiers/snowboarders. The highest point of Les Grand Massif is approximately 2500m, making it a fairly snow sure destination through the whole of the winter season.

The Resort

Flaine is an entirely car free village consisting of three different neighbourhoods: Flaine Forêt, Flaine Forum and Flaine Front de Neige. These neighbourhoods are connected to each other by public lifts. Besides skiing there are many other great activities in Flaine. Enjoy a drink at one of the lively après-ski bars including The White Pub, L’Eloge and the West Mountain. For non skiers there are also plenty of options such as snow showing, ice skating, snowmobiling, paragliding, dog sledding, rock climbing and bowling.

Sunweb has a great range of different ski packages available in Flaine. From all inclusive luxurious hotels to simple cheap apartments. There are packages to suit all groups.

Flaine

Location and surroundings

Accommodation different from furnishing/owner
on the edge of the centre
distance to ski piste approx. 250 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres
distance to ski school approx. 250 metres

Le Grand Massif

The ski area of Le Grand Massif, with approximately 265km of pistes, is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in France. The area has an altitude of 900m to 2500m. The ski area Le Grand Massif is known as a snow-sure resort. If there is snow falling in the French Alpes, it likely to be snowing in Flaine! Every year we get many messages from guests who have chosen to return to Le Grand Massif, a strong sign that once visited you will want to keep going back!

 

The pistes of Grand Massif are well-connected, consisting of Flaine, Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz. The combination of these areas, make it the fourth biggest ski area in France. This fantastic area offers plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Novices and intermediate skiers can head to one of the many wide pistes that are also ideal for snowboarders.

 

Snowboarders in Le Grand Massif can also test their skills in one of Europe’s biggest snow parks that include a half pipe, boarder cross and various jumps. Highly experienced will be happy to know that there is a challenge in Grand Massif: Gers descent!

There are also plenty of off-piste route or you can head off on one of the longer ski trails. We recommend the Cascade, a fantastic descent lasting 14 km.

 

There are rarely waiting times or queues in Flaine but you can expect the resort to be relatively full during French school holidays. On location you can opt for a hands free lift pass. This lift pass costs approximately € 3,- extra. All Sunweb packages include a lift pass for the full ski area (Grand Massif).

 

In the villages of Les Carroz and Samoëns you will find an extensive cross country skiing area. There is a total of 47 km of cross country tracks in the area. Samoëns is also the only ski resort with the official title of "Monument Historique”.

Le Grand Massif

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

Flight information

Sunweb offers flights and transfers packages to this resort. You can select which airport you wish to travel from in the PRICES AND BOOKING tab above. It is possible to select different flight departure and arrival times in Step 2 of the booking process.

All Sunweb flights are booked with EasyJet. Hold luggage and ski equipment as luggage are NOT included in your package price. This can be added as an extra in Step 2 of the booking process. The price of luggage varies, as per Easyjets policies. All flight bookings include one cabin bag per person (maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm; including handles and wheels).

Please read more about the luggage rules and regulations on EasyJet’s website. When making a flights booking with Sunweb, you are also agreeing to EasyJet’s Terms and Conditions.

Transfers:

Return airport transfers are included in your package price when booking a flight package with Sunweb. These however can be removed in Step 2 of the booking steps if you would like to add in a hire car or seek an alternative travel arrangement. All transfers are shared transfers to and from your accommodation and the airport.

Due to the nature of shared transfers, there may be a wait time at the airport before your departure. This can be up to 1.5 hours. Please note that there will NOT be a Sunweb rep waiting for you at the airport as the transfer is managed by a partner. All information regarding the transfer (meeting point, departure times etc) will be explained on your travel documents that are sent to you 14 days before departure. The transfer will drop you off in the resort area; you may have not be dropped exactly outside your accommodation.

Departure from the UK:

Please ensure that you are not late and have checked in online before arriving at the airport. In addition to checking in online, you will have to enter your passport information. This is called API (advanced passenger information) and you will receive instructions from Sunweb after you have booked the holiday.

Arrival on Resort:

If you are planning on checking in late on your arrival day, it is almost always possible to get into your hotel or apartment. However, it is very important that this is arranged in advance. You will receive your travel documents two weeks before your departure, and this will include instructions on how to arrange your late arrival and collection of the key.

Please Note:

Once you agree to Sunweb’s Term’s and Conditions you are legally obliged to pay for the holiday and any cancellation fees that may apply.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

The ski area of Flaine is open from the 09-12-2017 onwards. The ski area of Samoëns opens on 16-12-2017 and the whole of the Grand Massif ski area will be open form 23-12-2017 onwards.

In step 2 of the booking process 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 step 2 of 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 step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.

Discounts:

For children up to 4 years old and seniors aged 75 and over, the lift pass is free. If you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose 'no ski pass' when booking. The free lift pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.

Deposit:

On the spot a deposit of € 0.90 is required for the lift pass.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is not required.

When staying at Hotel Village Club du Soleil Flaine, your lift pass for 6 days is included. It is not possible to expand it. Children and seniors discounts are not applicable.

The above fees and discounts are only valid when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

The ski area of Flaine is open from the 09-12-2017 onwards. The ski area of Samoëns opens on 16-12-2017 and the whole of the Grand Massif ski area will be open form 23-12-2017 onwards.

If you want to book lessons, you can reserve them when making your booking. When you book your lessons, you should give an indication of your level, this way the ski school can put you in the correct classes. 

The minimum participation for the 5-day lessons of 2 hours, is 5 participants. If there are less than 5 people, you will be put in the lessons of 3 hours per day, for 3 days.

- The ski and snowboard lessons start on Sundays

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.

You can specify that you would like to include ski or snowboard hire directly when booking.

If you hire Gold or Diamond ski equipment, you can exchange this, once, for snowboard or free ride skis. (not applicable in the 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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