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Selections Résidence Les Chalets de Flambeau is considered to be one of the most luxurious options in the charming village of Val Cenis. The apartments are spread across 8 traditional chalets, on the slopes. Les Chalets de Flambeau is on the edge of town and within easy walking distance of the brand-new lift and picturesque village.
The apartments are lavishly furnished, with all possible comforts considered. The beds are extremely comfortable so you are guaranteed a peaceful sleep. The kitchen is very well-equipped with many appliances which will make self-catering easy during your holiday. You can order delicious bread and pastries from the reception of the residence even though there is an independent bakery right next to the building if fancy collecting your own bread for the day. In addition to a bakery, ski shop and ESF ski school there is a variety of businesses based in the residence to make sure you never have to go very far.
The residence has its own spa. It is also possible to book treatments such as massages and facials (extra fees apply).
There is a wonderful indoor swimming pool as well as a special kids pool next to the wellness center which is free for all guests. Jacuzzi’s, hammams and saunas are available for the older guests to enjoy after a long day exploring this fantastic ski area. It is also possible to book treatments such as massages and facials (extra fees apply for treatments). The swimming pool has a lovely view of the mountains and the trees – it is impossible to forget that you are right on the slopes of the beautiful Val Cenis.
- Some of the apartments are duplexes
- You can arrange early check-in directly with the residence (extra fees will have to be paid directly to the residence)
- You can book spa treatments in advance
- There is a daycare in the building next to the Residence and is provided by ESF. It is free of charge and children from 3 months old up to and including 12 years old are welcome here.
For the early arrival, booking of spa treatments and daycare you will need to contact the reception directly.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A lift pass for Val Cenis is included in the fare.
Travel by own transport / plane:
3-day trip including 2-day lift pass
4-day trip including 2-day ski pass
5-day trip including 3-day lift pass
6-day trip including 4-day lift pass
7-day trip including 5-day lift pass
8-day trip including 6-day 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.
The lift pass for children up to age 4 and senior citizens from 75 years is free. If you are entitled to the free lift pass, choose 'no lift pass' when booking. The free ski pass and discounted lift passes can be picked up at the resort upon presentation of your ID.
On site you pay a deposit of € 1, - for the hands-free lift pass.
Lift pass action:
With the Eskimo lift pass you can ski for 1 day in Aussois, 1 day in La Norma, 1 day in Bonneval Sur Arc, 1 day in Bessans, and 1 day in Valfréjus. These areas are not connected, but you can access them with the ski bus. The ski bus fare to these destinations is included with the lift pass.
The above fees and discounts are valid when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.
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.
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.
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 materials can be booked:
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.
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.
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.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.