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Book your Val-d'Isère holiday rental

The name of Val-d'Isère is nothing short of legendary on the European ski circuit. It heralds a town that's nestled deep in the French Alps, surrounded by the rising ridges of the Tarentaise Valley. Together with the nearby town of Tignes, the resort forms the heart of the Espace Killy ski domain, which sprawls over the carved peaks of the Grande Motte, with its 300 kilometres of marked terrain and high-altitude off-piste areas. Val-d'Isère holiday lettings are also a great escape to the mountains in the summer months, when they fill up with hikers and bikers.


Activities and attractions in and around Val-d'Isere

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Val-d'Isere a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ecole du Ski Francais de Val d'Isere (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • L'Olympique Gondola (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Centre Aquasportif (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Solaise Gondola (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Funival Funicular (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Le Fornet Ski Resort (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
Outdoor activities

Skiing and hiking around a Val-d'Isère holiday let

There are 2 main reasons that Val-d'Isère reigns as one of France's biggest adventure destinations. The first is clear to see in the winter months. Plumes of powder are thrown across the pistes of the Espace Killy ski domain, with riders flocking to ski-in, ski-out Val-d'Isère holiday rentals close to the main lifts of the town. They transport folk up to a mesh of challenging black runs and smooth blues, all draped over the beautiful massifs of the Vanoise National Park. Come summer, the whole place thaws and hiking paths open up. Popular trails can take ramblers from their doorstep to La Corniche or the Refuge du Palet, where shimmering alpine lakes pepper the hidden valleys.


Seasonal weather averages in Val-d'Isere

Val-d'Isere is well known for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in December, January, March or November, when snowfall averages 3.75 inches and temperatures average -1°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Val-d'Isere

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Val-d'Isere is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Col de l'Iseran (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Lac de la Plagne (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Mount Pourri (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Bellecôte (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Bellecote Glacier (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Vanoise National Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Val-d'Isere

The nearest airport is in Turin (TRN-Turin Intl.), located 36.8 mi (59.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get around Val-d'Isère

If you're looking for Val-d'Isère holiday lettings for the winter ski season, then it's likely you'll be coming in on a planned transfer from Geneva, Chambery or Grenoble. It's okay to come without a car, then – the gondolas rise into the mountains right from the town centre and it's even possible to bag holiday cottages in Val-d'Isère with ski-in access, meaning you won't even have to walk to hit the snow. During the summer, more people opt for their own set of wheels. Local bus routes can transport you around the valley, but it's better to have the extra freedom if you want to reach all the trailheads and biking paths with ease.

Restaurants and bars

Areas to find restaurants in Val-d'Isère

  • Avenue du Prariond is the main artery of Val-d'Isère, home to French crepe cooks and Irish taverns with gastropub fare
  • Rue Nicolas Bazile has elegant French bistros that offer refined wines and haute cuisine
  • Pubs on the mountains of the Espace Killy serve filling Savoie foods to keep you fuelled up during ski sessions
  • Rue du Coin has loads of Swiss-French taverns that burst with casseroles and meat cuts and pungent cheeses
Maximise your budget

Stylish ski chalets with Val-d'Isère holiday lettings

There's certainly no shortage of luxury Val-d'Isère holiday rentals on the menu, if that's what you're after. In the style of Saint Moritz and Megeve, this resort channels some jet-setter vibes. The most elegant places of all fuse the convenience of on-piste locations and ski storage rooms with the opulence of crackling fireplaces and plush interior design. The architecture follows the style of the Savoie, making use of rich timbers and real stone. Most of these 5-star chalets come with outdoor deck spaces for those post-ski glasses of champagne, while some even have steaming hot tubs and saunas, to help soothe the muscles.

Can I find a vacation rental around Val-d'Isere?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,332 vacation rentals near Val-d'Isere. From 305 chalets to 2,599 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Val-d'Isere for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Val-d'Isere?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Val-d'Isere. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Le Fornet Ski Resort: 9,238 vacation rentals
  • Col de l'Iseran: 8,916 vacation rentals
  • Legettaz Ski Lift: 9,433 vacation rentals
  • Laisinant Express Ski Lift: 9,278 vacation rentals
  • Funival Funicular: 9,512 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Val-d'Isere listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Val-d'Isere?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 305 Chalets in Val-d'Isere. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Val-d'Isere include:

  • Flats: 2,599 rentals available
  • Houses: 356 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Val-d'Isere?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 376 vacation rentals with pool available in Val-d'Isere. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.