Very attractive comfortable apartment facing south and east with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The residence 'Les Jardins Alpins' was built as recently as 1994 in a luxurious, but traditional style and our apartment has only just become available for letting, having been used only for the family's holidays. It is situated in a quiet residential area of St. Gervais, ideally situated close to the telecabin lift, which is literally 2 minutes walk away, but not seen from the apartment. The village centre with its shops and restaurants is only a short 10 minutes walk away. The apartment is in superb 'as new' condition and is tastefully pine clad, giving a chalet appearance internally. It has 36.5 sq. metres of accommodation and most of the furniture is in matching pine of high quality.
It has two bedrooms with a double bed in one bedroom and a convertible single bed that slides open as a double bed in the other bedroom. There is also a collapsible baby's cot and baby bath. The lounge/dining room, which leads out onto the balcony, has a sofa, dining table and chairs for up to 4 people, a colour television, DVD player and radio and Wi-fi access to the Internet. Part of the lounge and one of the bedrooms has a pine clad sloping ceiling with wooden beams making it very attractive and creates a chalet style interior appearance.
The kitchen area is very well equipped with electric hobs, electric oven, dish washer, washing machine, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, plenty of matching crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Area Description:: The whole area has so much to offer with the widest range of activities imaginable in both summer and winter, for the young and the 'not so young'. The wooded mountains and views are magnificent and are an absolute paradise for skiers or mountain walkers. While you explore or ski, young children can be looked after at the crèche or kindergarten at Le Bettex, where there are also activity clubs for older children. In summer you can walk for miles on marked paths, in meadows or high altitude, including the well loved 'balcony walks' along the Chamonix valley. Megève, the beautiful town well known to the rich and famous, can be easily reached by car within about 10 minutes, or more leisurely with spectacular views via the very efficient mountain lift system. Chamonix, immediately at the foot of Mont Blanc (4807m), can be reached by car within 25-30 minutes and a visit by cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi (3804m high) near the summit of Mont Blanc is absolutely breathtaking.
Seasonal Activities:: WINTER: ski, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow shoe walking (snow hikes over special routes), snow park (for special snow activities), ski entertainment area for young children, crèche facility & kindergarten at Le Bettex (next village up the mountain from St. Gervais). SUMMER: tennis, walking, fishing, horse riding, golf (also championship courses at Megève and Chamonix), mini-golf, cycling, mountain biking on marked trails, canoeing, white water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, rock climbing, hot-air ballooning (discovery flight), water sports lake with beach (20 mins), summer tobogganing at Megève and Chamonix, summer skiing on Mont Blanc. SUMMER & WINTER: ice-skating, ice dancing & ice hockey (Olympic ice rink), indoor & outdoor swimming, paragliding, hang-gliding, thermal baths, mountain railway (St. Gervais to Mont Blanc), activity clubs for children (Le Bettex), sports centre (Megève), mountaineering at Chamonix (with professional guide).
Mountaineering:: The 4810m summit of Mont Blanc rises on the communal territory of Saint Gervais. From the resort, mountaineers can follow the famous 'Voie Royale' to Mont Blanc, conquered in 1855 by an Englishman named Hudson.
Start with an excursion on the Mont Blanc Tramway before walking towards the Tête Rousse mountain refuge and a stop over near the 'Aiguille de Goûter'. Climb the 'Dôme du Goûter' towards the Vallot mountain refuge and the final ridge to the summit at 4810 metres. It is advisable to hire one of the experienced professional mountain guides, who have offices at St. Gervais.