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Mill-Vindee
WATERMILL - VENDEE
2 GITES SLEEP 12 & 20


Villa Vindee
VILLA - VENDEE
SLEEPS UP TO 11


"The location is fantastic with easy access to the whole of porte du soleil ski area and we were also very impressed with local ski area as well bearing in mind our group ranged from novice to advanced skiiers!"

"Hot tub is a delight after a heavy day's skiing Thank you very much and can't wait to return next year"

"Just quick email to say what fantastic time we have had at Chalet. It certainly is fantastic part of the world and place we will be visiting again soon"

"We could not have enjoyed the holiday any more, the chalet was wonderful (you have thought of everything)"

"The location of the chalet was excellent, with everything you need to close proximity (slopes, supermarkets, ski hire, etc). We will certainly been visiting that area again so I will be in contact soon"

"The hot tub was absolutely brilliant. The fireworks in Morzine were truly magical memory we will not forget"

 

Things to do:

This section includes photos and views on things to do in the area, it is split into three sections, these being Walking Distance from Chalet Etoile (at or a short walk from Chalet), In Vallee D'Aulps (i.e. a very short drive), Day Trips outside the Valley (Typically 30 to 90 minutes away by car). Detailed information about almost all these can also be found on this tourist site link, we don't put more specific links in as they are changing the site all the time - www.valleedaulps.com/tourism_
vallee_d_aulps_ete_anglais.html
There is also a Tourist Information Office in the village, they speak good English and are always very helpful.


Walking Distance from or at Chalet Etoile

Walking/Trekking
There are number walks you can take direct from the chalet, you can obtain free maps from the Tourist Office in the village. They provide a booklet 'Balades Vallee D'Aulps' along with a more detailed A4 page on each specific walk you are interested in. The two give you the information you need on degree of difficulty, time to complete, the climb (or descent) involved. If you have young children an option is to take the Gondola up, then one of the walks back down to Chalet Etoile. There are hundreds of kilometers of such marked walks in the valley.

Abbaye D'Aulps
The Aulps Abbey is located in the heart of the valley in Saint Jean D'Aulps. It was founded around 1095 by a group of monks from the Abbey of Molesme in Burgundy and was affiliated with the Cistercien order in 1136. It is now the site of a museum with permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, a tea room and a shop. There are guided tours of the grounds and five parts to the museum on a number of floors. This is the opposite side of the village to us, so is good 20 minute walk.

Restaurants/Bars
There are four restaurants in walking distance from the chalet, Le Petit Coq, L'Amandier, Le National, and Mon P'tit Resto. L'Amandier serves excellent cuisine ranging from traditional Savoyarde dishes to a range of varied set menus. It has a very cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Le National is primarily a sports bar with pool table and Sky TV but does serve freshly baked Pizzas. The other two offer a wide range of dishes.

Small number of Shops
(Including 'Huit a 8' Supermarket)
The is a large Carrefour Supermarket on the way into Morzine just 2km away, however there is also a small all day opening 'Huit a 8' in the village. There are also 2 bakeries, a bank, a specialist cheese shop, a post office and a number of other small village shops where you can get cards and souvenirs.

Eating In
We provide a large gas BBQ with table and chairs on the terrace, the terrace area has double doors into the kitchen so is ideal for this, the outside table seats eight easily, more with a squeeze. There are fabulous views up and down the valley. The dining area inside provides ample space for groups of up to twelve, or table leaves can easily be removed to make more suitable for smaller groups.

DVD Library/Satelite TV/Books/Games/Broadband
We provide a large library of DVDs for all ages, approximately 160 titles. There is also a small selection of hardback and paperback books, along with children's games (chess, draughts, connect 4, playing cards etc). There is also a TV, DVD player, Sky Box (free channels only) & a portable CD/Tape player and radio.

Hot Tub
There is an outside hot tub, a brand new high specification 'Beachcomber 350', designed for 8-9 people. Ideal if you have been out all day walking. This has various jet settings, different level seats, and flashing colored underwater lights if you wish. It is below the terrace area, with doors to it from one of the bedrooms or access can be by steps down the side of the chalet from the higher terrace BBQ area. (This is maintained and checked three times per week by specialist company).

 

In Vallee D'Aulps
(i.e. a short drive from Chalet Etoile)

Walking / Trekking -
There are 200km of signposted footpaths in the Vallée d’Aulps. If you’re planning on just a short walk or on conquering a peak it won’t take you long to discover many wonderful villages of the valley, with their traditional architecture as well as stunning flora and fauna. Free route leaflets are available in English (last 1-6 hrs) from tourist office in the village. During most of the summer the cable cars, gondolas, and chair lifts in place for skiers are in operation for summer visitors and as such you can access a wide range of walks easily and safely, even high altitude areas above Avoriaz, and across into Switzerland. Some 380km of paths between France and Switzerland are also accessible using these mountain lifts.

Mountain Biking

Lindarets (The Goat Village)

Pony Trekking

Fishing

White Water Rafting

Devils Gorge Trip

Tennis

Swimming

Avoriaz

Climbing

Kayaking/Canoeing

Paragliding

Golf & Mini Golf

Canyoning

Stream & Pools


Day Trips outside the Valley
(Typically 30 to 90 minutes drive away)

Geneva

Lake Geneva

Thonon

Chamonix / Mont Blanc

Vallee D'Abondance

Annecy

Lake Beaches

Yvoire