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Les Chalets de la Fontaine  

AlpsSaint Jean d'Arves, Chalet
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The Chalets



One of the many things that make holidays in the Chalets La Fontaine du Roi stand out is the chalets’ excellent location in the very heart of the hamlet, La Chal, which itself can be found in the village of Saint Jean d’Arves. This village is a quaint destination in the Aiguilles d’Arves valley of the French Alps, and as a result, this south facing property has magnificent views of the Arves Peaks.
The 3-star Chalets La Fontaine du Roi are conveniently close to the local amenities, less than 100 metres from the nearest shops, and 200 metres from the ski lifts. The ski slopes themselves are just 500 metres away and can be reached by the free shuttle bus service which circles the entire resort.


The Chalets

The 11 small, rustic wooden cottages fit in perfectly with the traditional surroundings of the hamlet of La Chal. Each of these chalets contain between two and four spacious, cosy apartments that have all been warmly decorated with typical Alpine décor and benefit from the bright sunshine all year round in the Aiguilles d’Arves.
There are ski in ski out facilities to make the property easily accessible for skiing guests and a selection of first class amenities on offer as well. An indoor heated swimming pool plus two saunas are perfect for guests looking to warm up and wind down after an active day on the ski slopes. Leisurely activities like ping-pong, bowling and badminton are also available and some of the larger chalets come with wooden stoves where guests can enjoy creating their own meals.


Board options

All of the apartments in the Chalets la Fontaine du Roi come with well-equipped kitchens which allow guests to enjoy a fully self-catered holiday. The local shops and amenities are located less than 100 metres away, so it is easy to stock up on groceries and cook delicious meals, while in La Chal there are three popular restaurants, all of which serve authentic French cuisine and are also just 100 metres from the chalets.


Central location
Indoor Swimming pool


The Resort


Saint Jean d'Arves

Nestled snugly in the heart of the Maurienne Valley opposite the Aiguilles d’Arves, Saint Jean d’Arves is one of the most beautiful villages in the French Alps. The resort is made up of twenty tiny hamlets, including La Chal, all of which add their own authentic charm to the resort. As a destination for skiing holidays, this traditional town is an excellent choice thanks to its unbeatable panoramic views of the icy mountain peaks. The Chalets la Fontaine du Roi can be found in the hamlet of La Chal, within close walking distance of the slopes and near to the small selection of bars, restaurants and shops which can be found in the town.


The Sybelles Ski Area

Despite being a small, peaceful village, Saint Jean d’Arves provides guests with access to the largest ski area in the Maurienne Valley, ideal for beginner and advanced skiers alike. Located at an altitude of 1550m to 2207m, there are 43 runs to be found in Saint Jean d’Arves itself, with easy access to the huge ski area The Sybelles as well. With highly varied terrain, it’s a great choice for first-time skiers on family holidays, as well as seasoned experts. The altitude ranges from 1600m to 2265m and there are more than 310km of slopes to enjoy, which includes 33 km of cross country slopes. Of the 124 ski slopes in the area, 25 are green, 56 are blue, 34 red and nine are black. There is easy access guaranteed from all of the resorts within the area, with 41 fast-paced, group ski lifts running throughout the day. 441 snow-guns service the area, ensuring that the pristine snow is in top quality condition throughout the season.


Other activities

There is a whole host of activities for holidaymakers to enjoy besides skiing in Saint Jean d’Arves during winter. Snowshoeing is especially popular and guided tours led by professionals take place in the village throughout the ski season. This is an adventurous way to explore the snow-covered slopes and forests of the Maurienne Valley and take in the stunning panoramic views. Sledging and dog-sled rides led by packs of huskies are two more exciting activities, both of which can be adjusted to suit either children or adults.


Useful Information


Late arrival (after 8 pm)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your voucher



End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure. Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 70-140 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.



On arrival you have to pay a deposit of 260 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, French Cheque) for your apartment. Your deposit will be returned to you 15 days after your departure with any necessary deductions made for breakages and additional cleaning.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe du Séjour (Local Tourist Tax)
- Water and Electricity Charges (from June to September) 25 Eu/week or 5 Eu/week


Payable Extras

- Linen pack (sheets and bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath Towels
- Hand Towels
- Television
- Pets
- Daily cleaning service

Mid/End of stay cleaning service
- Cleaning kit
- Covered parking


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Madame Vacances offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking Contract

Your stay at Les Chalets de la Fontaine is contracted with the Madame Vacances Group, working as a Travel Agent (Siret: 491 366 092 00014; Numéro de Licence: IM073100089)


Travel Information



Les Chalets de la Fontaine LACHAL 73530 SAINT JEAN D'ARVES (0033) 479 65 08 41



By car:
Calais to Saint Jean d’Arves – 8 hours
By plane:

Nearest airports:

Chambery Airport: 102km (1.5 hours)

Annecy Airport: 145km (1.5 hours)

Chambery Airport: 147km (2 hours)

Lyon Airport: 179km (2 hours)



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2 bedroom chalet, sleeps up to 6

Rooms : 2 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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Standard conditions

Please choose the number of accommodation units before booking.
To book more than one room, please call us on
0203 475 4756
or make separate reservations on line for each room.

3 bedroom, 2 storey duplex chalet, sleeps 6/8

Rooms : 3 Bedroom(s), 2 Bathrooms, 1 Balcony, 1 Kitchen

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3 bedroom, 2 storey duplex chalet, sleeps 6/10

Rooms : 3 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Shower Room, 1 Balcony, 1 Kitchen

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1 bedroom chalet, sleeps 4/5

Rooms : 1 Bedroom(s), 1 Shower Room, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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 5 Fully booked



- Ski Area opening : 22/12/2018 - 19/04/2019
- Altitude : at 1300m to 2240m
- Slopes : 310km

4 black slopes
39 red slopes


61 blue slopes
21 green slopes



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Traveller Reviews brought to you by
Madame Vacances Residence et Chalets La Fontaine du Roi
la Chal, 73530 Saint Jean d'Arves, France
3.5 of 5 bubbles
148 Reviews
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Saint Jean d'Arves
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
Very Good
Recent Reviews:
Trip type:
Not great
13 Apr 2018
Had apartment for 8 which was fine for our family of 4. The situation is good with great views. Apartment was dirty and shabby but you get what you pay... more »
Gábor T
London, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Friends getaway
It is alright.
17 Mar 2018
The apartments are nice and cheap but if you want hot water and internet forget about it. We stayed in a 12 people apartment however the hot water is only... more »
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Nice chalet in a family sky station
22 Jan 2018
Stayed at this chalet for the first time The chalet was ok clean but the mattress and the bed were not that comfortable There is a swimming pool open from... more »
Bratislava, Slovakia
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Second winter skiing visit
21 Jan 2018
Stayed with 5 friends in a studio proportioned for 8. Comfortable, clean, with panoramic view. Well equipped kitchen, easy to prepare simple fast meals appreciated by the group. Bakery and... more »
Chaim M
Trip type:
18 Sep 2017
the flat was as we expected for the price we paid although nicer and more spacious than others we've encountered at other places but the service was exceptional. we delivered... more »
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