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Chalets du Belvédère are ideally placed for winter ski holidays and summer activity holidays in Tignes and the linked resort of Val d’Isère. Le Belvédère is nestled on the side of the mountain at 1550 metres altitude just above Les Brévières village.

Powder Ridge chalet is a 100m walk from the main building that houses the apartments, garage parking, ski lockers and boot room making it less suitable for very young children or the elderly.

The main building is 100m from the bubble lift that gives access to the main lifts & slopes and the village shops, bars & restaurants.

Le Belvédère is 500m via the road on foot or by car from the village centre of Tignes Les Brévières.

Travel & Transfers

By road

We are a steady 10 hours drive from the channel ports.

Tip: avoid the worst of the traffic by arriving in the mountains early morning or late afternoon, as the traffic is heaviest during the middle of the day.

Tip: do NOT take a route which crosses one of the mountain passes (cols) as they are all closed from November to May each year. Many sat-nav systems direct you over the Col du Petit St Bernard, so take care to avoid that route.

By train

Our nearest railway station is Bourg St Maurice, which is served by a direct Eurostar service in winter. In winter and summer you can take the regular Eurostar service to Paris or Lille and change to a French railways train. Details from Rail Europe or SNCF.

Tip: note that the Eurostar trains do not have sleeping berths so for overnight journeys you may prefer to change to a French sleeper train at Paris or Lille.

By air

Our nearest airports are:

• Chambery – about 1½ hours drive
• Grenoble – about 2 hours drive
• Geneva – about 2½ hours drive
• Lyon – about 2½ hours drive away
• St Etienne – about 3½ drive.

These are all served by the national carriers and/or one or more of the low cost airlines. Skyscanner is a useful site for finding flights from your nearest airport.

Tip: to avoid the worst of the traffic on busy weeks aim for flights which arrive early morning or late afternoon.

Transfers

Private transfers: With pre booking we can collect you from the airport or rail station in one of our minibuses. Ask for details.

Coach transfers: There are regular direct coaches from the airports during the winter and it is possible to transfer by train in the summer. Try Altibus or Ben’s Bus.

Tip: check the times of the coaches before booking your flight to avoid lengthy waits at the airport.

Car rental

You can rent a car from any of the major operators. We have arranged discounted rates with Rhino Car Hire, simply quote ‘Chalets-Belvedere’ and get up to 10% discount.

• Check your airline website as they often offer discounted car rental.
• Do book a snow pack and ski rack
• Book from the Swiss side at Geneva – although a little more expensive than the French side most of the cars have snow tyres and come with a Swiss motorway toll sticker which makes getting to and from the airport faster and easier.
• Do NOT take the Mont Blanc tunnel from Geneva in winter as the Col du Petit St Bernard is closed from November to May every year.

Taxis
An expensive option but a little cheaper when pre-booked. Try Altitude Espace.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have full travel and winter sports insurance cover. You can choose from a range of suitable policies from Fogg Travel insurance.

Their site is clear and easy to use, and you can arrange your insurance instantly with a credit or debit card.

You can also take insurance with your lift pass that covers you for evacuation from the mountain in case of accident, together with various other elements. Details can be found at Carre Neige Insurance.

Weather & Webcams

This page includes links to the webcams at our local resorts, together with up-to-date snow and weather reports. So keep watching this space and we look forward to welcoming you to Tignes soon!

WEBCAMS
Tignes
Select English, then About Tignes
Val d’Isérè
Select English, then click on webcam icon in top right corner
Sainte Foy
Then click on the webcam link
Les Arcs
Select English, then click on webcam icon top left of page
La Rosiere
Click on the link in the top menu bar

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