Best Luxury Chalets in the French Alps for Christmas
December 14, 2017
Discover 10 of the best luxury ski chalets in the French Alps for an absolutely unforgettable festive season this winter.
Winter is coming, and the holiday season is just around the corner. With some of Europe's best ski stations located in the Alps, France is the perfect choice for a luxurious ski holiday during the Christmas period. From endless snowy peaks to Michelin-starred restaurants, designer boutiques and of course unforgettable après-ski, France's top resorts have got it all.
And when it comes to luxurious accommodation, you'll find some of the most fabulous chalets in the world in the French Alps. Whether you're looking for an infinity pool or a 5-star spa, a home entertainment room or a rooftop hot tub the possibilities are endless and the choice is entirely up to you.
To help you plan your Christmas vacation we've put together a list of 10 of the best luxury chalets in France. Take a look at our shortlist below and discover some of the most sumptuous chalets around just in time for this year's festive season.
Eco Lodge- Chamonix
As its name suggests, the Eco Lodge in Chamonix is a luxury ski lodge with a difference. Built to the very highest specifications, the Eco Lodge was designed using green technology and is entirely self-sufficient thanks to its advanced renewable energy system. Located just minutes from the centre of the resort, the stylish wooden chalet is set in the prestigious hamlet of Les Nants and overlooks the Chamonix Valley. There are 5 comfortable bedrooms plus a large open-plan living space equipped with Apple TV and a top of the range sound system. Outside, you'll find a large terrace with a deluxe hot tub and a unique 'scenic' sauna offering spectacular views over Mont Blanc and Le Dru. With a private chef, in-resort driver and concierge service on hand throughout your stay, why not make it a green Christmas this year at Chamonix's wonderful Eco Lodge.
Chalet Valentine- Méribel
If you're planning to spend Christmas with a large group of family and friends, the Chalet Valentine in Méribel is the ideal choice. This outstanding new luxury chalet has 7 bedrooms, plus several open-plan lounge and dining areas spread over 4 floors. Beautifully designed and decorated in contemporary Alpine style, the chalet offers guests every possible comfort including a private spa and wellness area with hammam and treatment rooms, a home entertainment room, games room and a mezzanine space with a library. Outside you'll find a fabulous terrace with an outdoor hot tub plus sauna and plunge pool overlooking the Three Valleys, the perfect spot to relax in style after a long day spent on the slopes.
Chalet Rock 'n Love- Tignes
For a rock and roll Christmas vacation this year, look no further than the Chalet Rock 'n Love in beautiful Tignes. This incredible chalet was created by designer Guerlain Chicherit and offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience with its retro 70s concept. Decorated with psychedelic colours and featuring vintage cars and guitars throughout, the chalet has a wellbeing centre complete with a heated indoor pool, private gym, steam and massage rooms, an outdoor jacuzzi and a spacious open-plan living area featuring a Wurlitzer-style Juke box and a custom pool table made from the body of a Mini Cooper. With 4 master suites, plus the amazing Garage Room for the kids equipped with 3 real cars which have been transformed into double beds, the whole family will love spending Christmas in this unique space.
Chalet La Colombe- Courcheval 1850
A stunning new boutique chalet, La Colombe is located in the heart of Courcheval 1850 in an exclusive private hamlet. This magnificent 5-bedroom chalet can sleep up to 10 guests comfortably and is ideal for a family getaway or Christmas break spent with friends. Just 100m away from the pistes, the chalet has a spacious open-plan living and dining area with a fireplace overlooking the mountains, a hi-tech home cinema room with a private bar and a breath-taking spa with facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, hammam and massage room. The chalet is offered on a catered basis and the package includes daily housekeeping, a bespoke driver and a 24-hour in-resort concierge service to take care of all those little details during your stay.
Chalet Lhotse- Val d'Isere
Located in the heart of Val d'Isere, the Chalet Lhotse is a sensational home away from home in the mountains. Newly renovated, Lhotse has 6 double bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with a private terrace, plus 2 additional bedrooms which can be used for children if required. Over 5000m² in total, the chalet has a large open-plan living and dining area with a private bar which is the perfect spot for some après-ski action at the end of the day. The kids will love the mezzanine lounge area with its widescreen TV and games console, while the adults will enjoy the spacious spa facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, massage room, sauna, hammam, gym and Jacuzzi. And if that's not enough to keep you busy, you'll also find a fabulous outdoor hot tub on the upper terrace overlooking Val d'Isere's most infamous black run, La Face de Bellevarde.
Chalet Baltoro- Courcheval 1850
If you're looking to beat the crowds to the pistes this year, the Chalet Baltoro in Courcheval 1850 is a great place to do it. A ski-in, ski-out chalet, Baltoro is just steps away from the Cospillot lift ensuring you'll get to make the most of the fresh powder every single day. With 570m² of living space spread over 3 levels, the Baltoro can accommodate up to 10 guests in its 5 double ensuite bedrooms. Decorated in chic contemporary style, the fully-staffed chalet features 2 stylish lounge areas, a dining room, library, games room and an underground spa zone with a heated indoor pool complete with waterfalls and swim jet plus a steam room. In addition, chalet guests also enjoy full access to the facilities of the nearby luxury Hotel Le K2 including a restaurant, spa, beauty area, pool, cinema room, bar, nightclub and 2 children's playrooms.
Chalet Alpaca- Meribel
One of Meribel's largest and most glamorous private residences, the Chalet Alpaca is a striking contemporary home in the mountains. With space to accommodate up to 14 guests, the chalet has 3 floors each featuring thrilling views over the valley. The chic interior combines natural materials with a fresh modern design, and the lounge spaces are cosy and welcoming with an open fireplace plus full-length windows to allow guests to enjoy the fabulous views. The top floor of the chalet is where you'll find the magnificent master suite complete with a wood-burning stove, walk-in dressing room, ensuite bathroom and a private balcony with glorious views of nearby Saulire. Down on the lower ground floors, the chalet boasts a spa and wellness area with a hammam, sauna, massage room, home gym and even an indoor climbing wall to really get the adrenalin going. Outside, the Alpaca has multiple wraparound terraces, but the pièce de resistance is the outdoor space on the upper level which is home to a stunning heated pool, copper hot tub and a fire pit for spending unforgettable evenings under the stars.
Chalet Jejalp- Morzine
If you're spending the Christmas period with the family this year, the Chalet Jejalp in Morzine will make the perfect base for your group. This beautifully-designed chalet is built around a central atrium with a double height glass wine cellar spread over 2 floors. Stylishly decorated with a contemporary Alpine feel, the chalet is spacious and light-filled with several lounge areas to kick back and relax after you've spent the day on the slopes. On the upper level you'll find both an impressive home cinema room plus a pool room with a private bar. The spa zone is located on the middle floor of the chalet and offers panoramic views of the valley from the sunken Jacuzzi and sauna, thanks to full-length glass windows throughout. And on the ground floor the chalet also has a private gym so guests can enjoy a daily workout during their stay. Jejalp comes fully staffed and a dedicated manager, host, chef and chauffeur will all be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly for the duration of your stay in Morzine.
Chalet TwentySix- Morzine
With all the comfort of a boutique hotel, Chalet TwentySix in Morzine is a wonderful choice for a Christmas vacation. Situated just minutes away from the centre of the station, this contemporary chalet is perched on the top of a mountain with awe-inspiring views of the Pointe de Nyon and Morzine itself. One whole floor of the chalet is dedicated to fitness and well-being with a luxurious spa, hammam, rainfall shower plus a treatment room with an incredible vaulted ceiling. Outside, a heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub await you on the spacious terrace. Relax in the crisp mountain air and enjoy idyllic views over the valley as you soak away after a long day spent skiing or snowboarding. With a wood-burning fireplace, private bar and lounge area, several living spaces, a well-stocked library and a top-of-the-range home cinema and games room on offer, you may well decide to spend all your time indoors while you're staying at the TwentySix.
Chalet Grande Corniche- Les Gets
Last but by no means least on our list of the top 10 luxury chalets in the French Alps, is the exceptional Chalet Grande Corniche in Les Gets. With 6 double bedrooms plus a bunkbed room for 3 children, the chalet can welcome up to 12 guests while a further 4 guests can be accommodated in adjacent guest house, the Petite Corniche. Built in traditional Savoyard style, this elegant chalet perfectly combines rustic charm with contemporary design, and offers spectacular views of Mont Blanc from the open-plan living/dining area. The comprehensive list of facilities includes a beautiful outdoor heated infinity pool and hot tub, a unique glass sauna with a sunken seating area, a massage room and a private gym. Kids will love the internal slide which connects the 2nd floor bar with the wine cellar and snooker room on the lower ground floor, while the whole family will enjoy the brand new two-tier cinema room for cosy evenings spent with a bucket of popcorn and the latest Hollywood blockbuster.