Studio Apartment in Brides les Bains, near Meribel, Three Valleys, Savoie, French Alps, France - Convenient For Access To 3 Vallees Skiing But Beautiful In Its Own Right, Especially In Summer
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About Nicki Reynolds
I'm in a long-term relationship but was previously single and that was never a problem with skiing as it's easy to meet people on the slopes and in the town as it's such a friendly place. I look forward to going back there several times a year, both summer and winter, and catching up with people I know as well as making new friends and have now introduced my partner to the sport. I sometimes ski with the Ski Club of UK as that's quite sociable for skiing, lunch and the essential apres-ski unless the skiing such a large area has exhausted me by the end of the day!
Nicki Reynolds purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Nicki Reynolds chose Brides-les-Bains
I bought my apartment in 2008 and used it for the first time that summer. I immediately fell in love with the town and its laid back but active atmosphere with all its bars and restaurants, beautiful mountain and riverside walks, the many bridges and views of the white water, the local park and knowing I could be active all day or just relax, drink coffee and people watch and it didn't matter which. I skied at Meribel and beyond the following winter, when Brides also had heavy snow, and was impressed with the vastness of the linked area (in fact, 4 valleys are linked these days) but also the easy accessibility. I tend to take the gondola up when the roads are snowy but, otherwise, drive up to Meribel Village or Le Raffort where parking is free. I now ski there at least twice a year!
What makes this Apartment unique
I love the fact that staying in Brides les Bains makes skiing the Three Valleys cost-effective but accessibility is not compromised and I appreciate the luxury of my apartment so it always feels like a treat to stay there. Everything you need is on hand, either there or in the town, and it makes a lovely change from more regimented catered chalets as you can eat where and when you like. I love Brides just as much in the summer as it is such a beautiful, quintessentially French spa town and you lose count of the number of other walkers offering a 'bonjour' when you're out and about. The views are second to none and I always come back to the UK completely refreshed and looking forward to going back to my special retreat in France.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great space for a relaxed skiing trip
Easy to get to by car and short walk to the gondola that takes you straight up the mountain. Great space and very easy process
Comfortable and well priced accommodation
Overall i'd say this accommodation is very good.
10 or 15 minute walk from the town centre and L'Olympe gondola.
Common areas look a little tired but this didn't effect our stay.
Accommodation was well presented and comfortable. Everything in easy reach.
The property is homely and provided an excellent base for our skiing holiday. Just a short walk to a good choice of restaurants and the telecabin to Meribel.
The apartment was cosy and Nicki made it easy for us with the information provided.
We will definitely be back. Thanks
Great self catering ski apartment. Fabulous location
Everything you need in an appartment in fantastic ski location only 20 mins from three valleys on the gondola.
Fantastic value for money
Great apartment with home comforts of British tv and wifi, with the added bonus of access to a pool and sauna (8 euros for exclusive use of sauna). Very dog friendly - there is an exit at the end of the corridor that you can use to safely let your dog out. We drove up the mountain each day (20 minutes) and had a great tip from the owner to park for free in Meribel Village - we could literally ski back to the carpark. Added bonus of carparking under the building. Would definitely recommend and are booking for next year.
Lovely apartment in a good location
Had a wonderful couple of nights in Brides. Apartment was comfortable and well located giving us access to great skiing in the Trois Vallee. Would stay here again
Special interest holidays:
In the summer, Brides les Bains is renowned for its spa facilities, with its local alpine water and local restaurants cater to people on a health break. Walking holidays are very popular and the local tourist office provides details of local mountain and riverside trails. There is a golf course at Meribel and fishing facilities at the lake in nearby Bozel. Bozel is also a National Park area with sighting of wildlife available.
There is a beautiful fishing/swimming lake and sunbathing area at Bozel which is about 10 minutes by car.
Car hire is not essential as, in winter, there is easy access to Meribel by local or shuttle bus and the Olympic Gondola and, in summer, there are plenty of walks around Brides to keep anyone occupied and there are also buses to Courchevel, Moutiers and Bozel. However, a car would offer easier access further afield to places such as Annecy. The nearest airports are Grenoble, Chambery and Geneva, maximum two hours drive.
Bozel and Moutiers are each around 10 to 15 minutes' drive with Meribel being around 20 minutes' drive. Annecy is about one hour, 20 minutes away.
Residence Cybele was originally built to accommodate athletes during the 1992 Winter Olympics and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.
There are a number of restaurants and pubs in Brides les Bains so you can choose to apres ski within walking distance of your apartment. There are also several shops providing day to day groceries and ski equipment/clothing, including a ski rental shop at the residence itself which offers good discounts on hire. Breakfast (croissants etc) can also be purchased in the restaurant opposite every morning.
If you have a car then there is a large Carrefour in nearby Moutiers which offers great savings on local prices and there is also a supermarket nearer to Brides les Bains, on the main road on the way to Moutiers.
Lift pass prices for skiers staying in Brides-les-Bains include access to the gondola and these can be purchased in-resort or in advance.
In the summer, this is a great location for hill walking, cycling, tennis (facilities in the town and in nearby Moutiers) and river-rafting. Brides les Bains is a genuine dual season resort so is as busy in summer as in winter. It is known for its spa facilities and, in the summer, local restaurants offer calorie controlled menus! The local water is free and comes highly recommended!
Other activities in Brides les Bains include a fitness/spa centre with hammam, saunas, treatments and whirlpool, cinema, night clubs, a casino, bars and restaurants...