'Stunning location...quiet but close enough to everywhere else as/when you needed it...spotlessly clean and well-equipped - and the most wonderful of views'. These are comments from a renter who enjoyed his stay in our flat which is within walking distance of the ski-lifts and the best nursery and intermediate slopes in Chamonix. Argentière which has some of the best piste and off-piste skiing in the world is 5 minutes down the road, although many find the Le Tour slopes all they need for a week. Argentière also has a number of good restaurants and shops. The whole area is teeming with activities, both in summer and winter; a walker's paradise, ideal for family holidays and for those who just want to relax in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. May and June are great months to visit when the mountain flowers are appearing. Le Tour is also very well placed for visiting Switzerland (10 mins), Italy (30 mins), and Annecy and Geneva (1 hour). Lock-up garage and plenty of outside parking.
Le Tour has more sunshine than any other part of the valley. Summer activities in Chamonix include summer-tobogganing, canyoning, white-water rafting, ice-climbing, mountain biking, and adventure trails up in the trees; and sometimes you can't see the sky for the parachutists. Take the train to visit the inside of the glacier, or from Le Fayet to the nearest you can be transported to the summit of Mont Blanc. Chamonix is the European centre for mountaineering and has a very good climbing school. In the winter the skiing is famed world wide and the area has over 600 kms of pistes and 200 lifts. Argentière has some of the best off-piste skiing in Europe. Le Tour has excellent nursery slopes and good intermediate skiing for the whole family.