We are in one of the most easterly and spectacularly beautiful parts of France, in the Alps right up against the Italian border. As well as resorts, the Petit St Bernard and Col de l’Iseran mountain passes are open in the summer.
The Auberge sur la Montagne is situated at La Thuile, at 1250 metres altitude just off the RD902 road between Bourg St Maurice and Val d’Isère, whilst La Croix and Marquise are at Sainte Foy Chef-lieu (village).
All our other chalets and apartments are nestled on the side of the mountain at 1550 metres altitude, close to the centre of Sainte Foy ski resort and its lifts, ski slopes, shops, bars and restaurants.
Travel & Transfers
There are plenty of travel and transfer options available so that your journey can be straightforward, stress free and reliable.
We are a steady 10 hours drive from the channel ports.
Tip: avoid the worst of the traffic by arriving in the mountains early morning or late afternoon, as the traffic is heaviest during the middle of the day.
Tip: do NOT take a route which crosses one of the mountains passes (cols) as they are all closed from November to May each year. Many sat-nav systems direct you over the Col du Petit St Bernard so take care to avoid that route.
Our nearest railway station is Bourg St Maurice, which is served by a direct Eurostar service in winter. In winter and summer you can take the regular Eurostar service to Paris, Lille or Lyon and change to a French railways train. Details from Rail Europe or Voyages SNCF.
Tip: note that the Eurostar trains do not have sleeping berths so for overnight journeys you may prefer to change to a French sleeper train at Paris or Lille
Our nearest airports are:
- Chambery – about 1½ hours drive
- Grenoble – about 2 hours drive
- Geneva – about 2½ hours drive
- Lyon – about 2½ hours drive away
- St Etienne – about 3½ drive.
These are all served by the national carriers and/or one or more of the low cost airlines. Skyscanner is a useful site for finding flights from your nearest airport.
Tip: to avoid the worst of the traffic on busy weeks aim for flights which arrive early morning or late afternoon.
Private transfers: We have 4 minibuses and with pre-booking can collect you from the airport or rail station. We can also arrange to take you to other resorts during the week subject to demand. Ask for details.
Group transfers: we are sometimes able to offer transfers on a seat-by-seat basis on a group transfer. These are usually on Saturdays from/to Geneva. They’re a more economic way of travelling for one or two people. Ask for details.
- Coach transfers: There are regular direct coaches from the airports during the winter and it is possible to transfer by train in the summer. Try Altibus or Ben’s Bus.
Tip: check the times of the coaches before booking your flight to avoid lengthy waits at the airport.
You can rent a car from any of the major operators or try Rhino Car Hire, simply quote ‘Auberge-Montagne’ and get up to 10% discount.
Tip: Check your airline website as they often offer discounted car rental.
Tip: DO book a snow pack and ski rack
Tip: Book from the Swiss side at Geneva – although a little more expensive than the French side most of the cars have snow tyres and come with a Swiss motorway toll sticker which makes getting to and from the airport faster and easier.
Tip: Do NOT take the Mont Blanc tunnel from Geneva in winter as the Col du Petit St Bernard is closed from November to May every year.
An expensive option but are a little cheaper when pre-booked. Try Altitude Espace.
We strongly recommend that you have full travel and winter sports insurance cover. You can choose from a range of suitable policies from Fogg Travel insurance by clicking this link.
Their site is clear and easy to use, and you can arrange your insurance instantly with a credit or Switch card. You can also take insurance with your lift pass, which covers you for evacuation from the mountain in case of accident, together with various other elements. Details can be found at Carre Neige Insurance.
Weather & Webcams
This page includes links to the webcams at our local resorts, together with up-to-date snow and weather reports. So keep watching this space and we look forward to welcoming you to Sainte Foy soon!
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