Self catered ski holidays in France are increasing in popularity. With a varied selection of amazing restaurants in the Alps on offer, staying in a self catered ski chalet lets you experience a range of delectable mountain cuisine. Whether it be sampling a taste of Michelin Star restaurants in Courchevel, or enjoying more traditional Savoyard cuisine in Morzine or Val d’Isere, the Alps’ best restaurants guarantee to replenish your energy for days in the mountains.
Whether you are searching for great family properties, or flexible dining options for large groups, there is so much on offer. In this blog, we look at ten of the best luxury self catered chalets in the French Alps…
Top luxury self catered ski-in ski-out chalets are hard to come by, yet Chalet Tajj offers just that. Situated in the heart of Tignes, this trendy chalet sits at the end of the Troilles black piste, within the beginner ski area. For non-skiers, the 60m² south-facing, heated terrace is perfect for watching the rest of the group finish their day. Even better, Chalet Tajj is one of our luxury chalets with an outdoor hot tub, perfect for soaking in the bubbles.
Inside this luxury self catered ski chalet, open-plan living spaces exude individual identity whilst maintaining a continual charm and flow. One of the real unique, stand-out features of this luxury Tignes chalet is the unique aquarium headboard in the master!
#2 Les Rives d’Argentière, Argentière
Available on a self catered and catered package, Les Rives d’Argentière is an amazing property for up to 50 people. If you’re looking for a corporate ski chalet or a ski chalet suitable for weddings, then this property should definitely be considered. Les Rives d’Argentière is actually made up of 4 individual chalets (Terre, Ardoise, Cristal and Granit) which are all internally linked and can be opened up to accommodate large groups.
Argentière is located in the well-known Chamonix Valley. Although a resort in its own right, Argentière shares the same adrenaline pumping ski area as Chamonix. It also therefore means you can enjoy the benefits of a traditional Savoyard hamlet with a laid back atmosphere, whilst being within easy reach of the buzzing Chamonix centre. Across both resorts, you’ll be sure to indulge in the variety of restaurants and well-stocked supermarkets to satiate the tastebuds. If a luxury self catered holiday in Argentière or Chamonix appeals, then be sure to check out Les Rives d’Argentière.
Located in a convenient central location, Chalet Nanook is in an idyllic position for your luxury self catered ski holiday in St Martin de Belleville. Finished to the highest standards, this 467m² ultimate ski chalet effortlessly oozes an alpine chic feel throughout its living spaces. Every detail has been meticulously thought of, as you’d expect from one of the best luxury self catered chalets. After a day skiing in the Three Valleys, there’s no better place to recover than Chalet Nanook’s inviting luxury spa. Not only is it one of our luxury self catered chalets with a swimming pool, the wellness facilities extend to include a hot tub, sauna, Hammam, massage room and more. Chalet Nanook’s facilities will relinquish every post-ski recovery desire you can dream of.
Chalet Nanook features on Ultimate Luxury Chalets, our collection of top 100 luxury ski chalets in the Alps. This is not only one of the best luxury self catered chalets in France, but one of the best ski chalets across Europe.
Dou Lodge lies in a fantastic ski-in ski-out location onto the Mont Blanc Cachettes piste. Despite not technically being a chalet, Dou Lodge is comparative with our top luxury chalets in Les Arcs, sleeping 8-12 guests. This 208m² top floor apartment features open-plan living and double-height ceilings, in a light, minimalistic style. Perfect on your return from a day skiing in Les Arcs Paradiski, Dou Lodge looks out to breathtaking Tarentaise Valley views. Soak up the views from the 23m² terrace, or on the comfortable sofas in front of the warmth of the fireplace, whilst the little ones make the most of the cosy cinema room.
Our best luxury self catered ski chalets in France offer an impressive array of wellness facilities, and Dou Lodge is no exception. The apartment has shared access to a gym, swimming pool, Hammam and sauna. Guests also have use of a private ski locker and the residence’s reception, for any questions you might have on your self catered ski holiday.
For luxury self catered ski holidays in Méribel, the Antarès Residence offers the exclusive answer to all your desires. Antarès Mira 6 is a collection of three individual ski apartments, suitable for groups of 6 guests. Ranging from 103-125m², each chalet-apartment is stylish and comfortable, featuring light wooden chic interiors. Suitable for groups of families and friends, open-plan living and dining is well-suited to evenings of entertaining on your holiday.
We feature a number of Antarès properties, on and off portfolio, to suit your different group requirements. These include Antarès Mira 8, Antarès Mira Penthouse, Antarès Naos 203, Antarès Naos 204, Antarès Naos 4-6, Antarès Naos 401, Antarès Naos 6-8, Antarès Naos 8-10 and more. All the apartments also have use of the residence’s 800m² spa complex and wellness clinic for ultimate relaxation! A hair salon, large boutique ski shop, lounge bar, tea lounge, conference room and kid’s spaces. For further details about these top luxury self catered chalets in Méribel, get in touch with our team.
Chalet Yeti is one of our top luxury self catered chalets in Val d’Isère, sleeping 10 guests. It’s located just a short distance from the famous Face de Bellevarde piste, in the quieter hamlet of Les Carats. Chalet Yeti commands a fantastic position for your self catered ski holiday in the French Alps. Inside, this 335m² luxury self catered chalet, you’ll find traditional alpine architecture married with plush furnishings. Perfect after a day’s skiing in Val d’Isère, Chalet Yeti also has an indoor swimming pool, Hammam, TV lounge and bar area for relaxation.
Should you choose not to cook during your self catered holiday in Val d’Isère, why not try Huski? This company will pre-prepare hearty meals and deliver them to your door, meaning you won’t have to step foot out of your chalet once you’ve returned from the slopes. Alternatively, check out our article on the 5 best places to eat in Val d’Isère for all occasions.
Megève is a charming farming town that has evolved into one of the most affluent resorts in the French Alps. This amazing resort has an array of restaurant options and perhaps surprisingly accommodate various budgets. You have options which vary from the 3 Michelin Star Flocons de Sel to Megève restaurants serving traditional, local cuisine. For more on restaurants and what to expect on a luxury ski holiday in Megève, check out our Megève resort guide.
Chalet Lamartine is just 450m from the centre of the resort. This gives you the best of both worlds. All the resort’s facilities are close at hand, but you can also experience the peace and quiet of being located in a peaceful area. The chalet has 6 en-suite bedrooms, a cinema room and an outdoor hot tub. It has all the facilities you would expect of a luxury chalet in Megève and offers great value for luxury in comparison to other luxury self catered chalets in Megève.
If a self catered ski holiday in the Portes du Soleil is on your travel wish list this year, look no further than Chalet Griffonner. This stunning property is one of our top luxury self catered chalets in Morzine and accommodates 8 adults and 2 children. Suitable for family ski holidays, the chalet has been elegantly finished, fusing alpine elements with a homely ambience. Featuring as one of our luxury chalets with a hot tub, Chalet Griffonner stands out as having no better place to soak up the mountain landscape than in its outdoor hot tub. Sitting on the sun-drenched side of the valley, means you’ll be able to make the most of the daylight in this top luxury self catered chalet!
Located in one of the most prestigious French ski resorts, it’s clear to see why Chalet Anchorage is one of our best luxury self catered chalets in France. Just a short walk from the Pralong piste, this chalet creates an inspiring experience for 10 guests, in total privacy. From here, it is just a short ski to reach Courchevel 1850’s exclusive resort centre offering high-end shopping and dining experiences. Not forgetting to mention Courchevel’s après scene!
Oozing rustic alpine charm, this cosy self catered chalet is the definition of mountain luxury. Cosy up by the open fireplace in Anchorage’s generous living area, under a signature wooden chandelier and high ceilings. Alternatively, the unique indoor hot tub will host your post-ski relaxation, surrounded by natural stone and wood elements.
In view of Mont Blanc, Chalet Seren builds a strong foundation for being one of our top luxury self catered chalets in Chamonix. Embodying elegance and style throughout modern interiors, Chalet Seren spreads across 250m² of living for 10 guests to enjoy. This contemporary alpine chalet also boasts impressive facilities, such as an outdoor hot tub, sauna and cinema room.
Chalet Seren sits in a fantastic central location for your ski holiday in Chamonix. Being within walking distance from everything strengthens Chalet Seren’s case as one of the top luxury self catered chalets in France. Chamonix’s main lively high streets are found just a 5-minute walk from the chalet, including many bars and restaurants. The Aiguille du Midi is also a 5-minute walk away – the perfect non-skiing activity in Chamonix. For skiing, Le Brévènt ski lift is a 15-minute walk through town.
It’s been hard to pick just 10 of the best luxury self catered chalets in France, when have an ever-growing portfolio. The next time you’re looking to plan your luxury self catered ski holiday, be sure to contact us. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1202 203650 or send an email, to plan your self catered holiday today…
Check out our other blogs for the Top 10 Self Catered Chalets in Switzerland and the Top 10 Self Catered Chalets in Austria or explore our full collection of luxury self catered chalets here – there’s bound to be something for your group!