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CHALET MERLO Le Miroir . Sainte Foy


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The Chalet The Chalet Merlo Experience Relax & Rejuvenate Tantalise the Tastebuds Recline & Revitalise Languish & Liberate Invigorate & Energise

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The Setting Picturesque & Unadorned A Winter Wonderland Beautiful & Blooming Summer

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The Activities World Class Exhilarate & Stimulate Alternative Action Apres Ski Magic Summer Sensation

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Travel & Reservations Travelling Here Traveller’s Information Reservations Your Own Dream Chalet In The Mountains?

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THE CHALET THE CHALET MERLO EXPERIENCE RELAX & REJUVENATE TANTALISE THE TASTEBUDS RECLINE & REVITALISE LANGUISH & LIBERATE INVIGORATE & ENERGISE

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The Chalet Merlo Experience At Chalet Merlo, we believe that our guests should experience a wealth of choice, service, and quality in surroundings that are truly spectacular. That’s why we’re situated in the heart of the French Alps with breathtaking views, beautiful décor, and a wide selection of upscale amenities. We believe that you should be able to choose; whether it be tearing up the terrain at one of the local, world-class resorts, pampering yourself in our private spa, keeping in shape in our fully-equipped gym, or simply sampling the superb dining and wines. Chalet Merlo offers endless entertainment opportunities that will suit the taste of any visitor. Our staff are here to ensure that your expectations are exceeded. An unobtrusive team that are helpful and experienced, we’ll leave you knowing that nothing is too much trouble.

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Relax & Rejuvenate At Chalet Merlo, your accommodation will envelope you in a memorable experience filled with tasteful dÊcor, fine furnishings, and original artwork; all set in relaxing, spacious rooms. Unwind in front of a glowing fire while enjoying a glass of fine wine in our living area, or take some time to dip into our extensive library of books and DVDs in the home cinema. The kids will enjoy the mezzanine seating area equipped with Playstation and Xbox video game systems, and for those needing peace of mind in relation to work, full office facilities and Wi-Fi are available for you to keep in touch.

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Tantalise the Tastebuds We know that fine dining is a personal choice. That’s why we have a Host who can discuss menu ideas with you as well as suggest accompanying wines from our cellar. Whether you enjoy local cuisine, simple fare, or exotic indulgence, we aim to provide a culinary experience to be savoured by every member of your party. All our meals are prepared using fresh produce of the day and are created by top quality chefs who will surprise you with their flair for food. Our extensive wine cellar is carefully hand picked and stocked by highly recommended specialist vintners. Whether your penchant is fine champagne, light crisp whites, or rich blooded reds, rest assured that we will have a broad selection for you to choose from.

Indulge your palate with our selection of carefully prepared menus

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Recline & Revitalise We want the Chalet Merlo experience to extend to your dreams. With this in mind, we’ve adorned each of our six bedrooms (all with modern ensuite bathrooms) with the highest quality bed linens, soft, fluffy towels, designer bathrobes, and luxurious toiletries. Looking out on your private balcony, let the spectacular mountain views take your breath away after you’ve enjoyed a blissful night’s sleep.

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Languish & Liberate Luxurious pampering is on hand if you’ve had a hard day on the mountain, or if you just want to take time off from everything to spoil yourself. Whichever scenario, you will find no better relaxation than the tranquil surroundings at Chalet Merlo. Our staff are on hand to arrange for a variety of massage and spa treatments in our private spa chalet, and our spacious cedar sauna is available to our guests at all times. After your day of indulgence, slip into our secluded outdoor jacuzzi and enjoy the views of Isere valley while sipping a glass of champagne.

Choose your relaxation: spa, hot-tub, massage, or sauna

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Invigorate & Energise Many of our guests like to keep up with their exercise routines while on holiday, or just balance out their muscles after the day’s sporting activities. Whether you’re looking to burn calories, or release tension, Chalet Merlo’s two-floor, fully-equipped fitness center offers you extensive work-out possibilities. Equipment includes:

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Cable Cross Over Machine

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THE SETTING PICTURESQUE & UNADORNED A WINTER WONDERLAND BEAUTIFUL & BLOOMING SUMMER

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Picturesque & Unadorned Chalet Merlo is situated in le Miroir, a village that offers an authentic alpine experience that the neighbouring resorts do not. Keen off-piste and heliski enthusiasts note it as a ‘must do’ destination, as well as those who appreciate local architecture and ambiance. At the same time, this unassuming hamlet is home to Chez Marie, a prized restaurant destination, both summer and winter. A little further down the valley is the Monal, a favourite amongst locals for its wine bar and restaurant, and also the tapas bar Le Grange. Meanwhile, going up the valley takes you to the nightlife of the big resorts and a plethora of restaurants and bars. If you would like a night out, whether locally or further afield, we can organise a dedicated chauffeur to be on hand to take you there. With so many choices available, you’ll want to extend your stay just to fit it all in!

Nestled halfway up the Isere valley with uninterrupted mountain views

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A Winter Wonderland There is nothing quite like a snowfall to transform the view into a pure and spectacular scene. To breathe the fresh, cold mountain air and hear the crunch of snow underfoot after those flakes have fallen­—surely this is one of life’s greatest riches. The winter months in the Tarentaise area offer a choice of resorts at snow sure heights, so powder and snow depth are a certainty. The clarity of air is unmatched, revealing abundant views of breathtaking glaciers and peaks.

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Inhale crisp, clean mountain air after a snowfall and wonder at the spectacular scene before you

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Blooming & Beautiful Summer The surrounding high mountain cols that have been closed through the winter re-open to offer unseen spectacular views as the wildlife and plants emerge from their winter hibernation. From mountain marmottes, to rare wild alpine flowers, there is so much to see and do that each day will offer a new adventure. Temperatures are ambient and the air so pure that the clarity of light is almost surreal.

When the snow has disappeared, the Tarentaise turns its head to the sun

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Sunshine, lush vegetation, rare wildlife and richness of colours will astound you

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THE ACTIVITIES WORLD CLASS EXHILARATE & STIMULATE ALTERNATIVE ACTION APRES SKI MAGIC SUMMER SENSATION

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World Class Chalet Merlo is nestled between five world class resorts: Val d’Isere, Tignes, Ste Foy, Les Arcs and La Rosiere. All under 20 minutes away, each offers a variety of star qualities, providing an abundance of choices for all tastes and abilities. Check the conditions the night before and choose the best resort for the next day’s activities. Choosing a resort can be difficult with so much on offer, but thankfully, getting there is easy with your own private minibus and chauffeur. Of course, the best part is being able to come home after the hustle and bustle of a busy resort to the comfort of the chalet.

The surrounding world class resorts ensure a great day out for any skier or snowboarder.

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Exhilarate & Stimulate At Chalet Merlo, skiing and snowboarding hold pride of place in the level of choice for our guests and we believe that there is no better area in the world for variety of terrain. For those that crave the best of the virgin snow and want to get away from the resorts, a day or two of heliskiing is a superb choice. Alternatively, the off-piste routes out of all the surrounding resorts are copious, varied and as long as you like. Indeed one of the most renowned routes off the Fogliettaz in Ste Foy finishes at the back door of Chalet Merlo. Naturally, our experienced staff will organize Guides, heliski trips and any necessary off-piste equipment for you.

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Off-piste heaven starts here!

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Alternative Action For those that like an excursion away from the main stream, or simply want to have some fun with other winter activities, the list of possibilities is impressive. There is so much on offer that although boredom is not a probability, not having enough time to enjoy everything is a possibility! Ice skating in Val d’Isere, snow shoeing in Ste Foy or paragliding in Tignes only just scratch the surface of activities available. Skidoo riding and ice driving are a blast, feeling like an expolorer on the back of a husky team is exhilarating, whilst seeing the mountains from a microlight or helicopter is a buzz.

A choice of unmatched itineraries for any winter activity enthusiast

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Apres Ski Magic For your time not spent on the slopes, enjoy the restaurants, shopping, theatres, and special events at the local villages and resorts. There are torchlight descents, topical talks from famous adventurers, and concerts from musicians, both classical and modern. Special pedestrian markets occur each week and firework displays are a regular scene. There are plenty of patisseries serving the most delicious cakes, pastries and fondant fancies, so to find room in your day for a little sweet indulgence is a must. This is of course aside from the multitude of bars, pubs and wine bars available for partygoers and night life lovers.

The fun doesn’t stop as the sun goes down.....just the dress code

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Summer Sensation A summer holiday in the mountains once tried, is always worth re-visiting. There is so much to see and do that there is never enough time to fit in all the fun and culture. Going up the mountain there is climbing, or via ferrata and for the speed seekers there is mountain biking (many of the resorts open their lifts for the uphill so you can just feed that need on the downhill!). Lower down the valley there are all the water sports, canyoning (climbing through waterfalls), white water rafting and hydrospeed. For the more traditional there are tennis courts, golf courses, horse back riding, hiking and road biking. For families with young children there are swimming pools and adventure parks. The mountains in summer are not all about high energy activities though, indeed, as the cols open after the snow melts, accessibility of pretty Italian villages becomes easy. Ice cream as only the Italians can make is worthy of a family visit over the border into La Thuile, whilst the views en route are spectacular. The local towns in the area surrounding Chalet Merlo have weekly markets, and fetes of all sorts abound. There are wine and antique fairs as well as everything from local cheese houses to alpine wildflower parks. If you don’t feel like travelling far from home, why not book in a lunch at Chez Marie, and then stay the afternoon to swim and sit by their outdoor pool, surrounded by sweet peas and stunning scenery. For more information about summer activity weeks or special events, please visit our website at: www.chaletmerlo.eu.

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A summer holiday in the mountains once tried will have you coming back for more

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TRAVEL & RESERVATIONS TRAVELLING HERE TRAVELLER’S INFORMATION RESERVATIONS YOUR OWN DREAM CHALET IN THE MOUNTAINS?

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Valle d’Aosta

Mt. Blanc 4,800 m

Travelling Here Chalet Merlo provides transportation to and from Grenoble, Geneva, Lyon, and Chambery airports and Bourg St. Maurice train station. We can also arrange private helicopter charters and car rentals for your convenience.

By Air

La Rosière 2,650 m

Bourg St. Maurice

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*Trains from London and Paris

Lyon, St. Expeury (LYS) Offers direct flights from most UK airports. Located about 2½ hours from the chalet.

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Geneva (GVA) Provides direct flights from most UK and US airports. Located about 2½ hours from the chalet.

Les Arcs

St. Foy–Tarentaise

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Chambery (CMF) Flights from many regional airports in the UK. Located about 1½ hours from the chalet.

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Grenoble (GNB) Flights from many regional airports in the UK. Located about 2¼ hours from the chalet.

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High speed Eurostar night and day trains operate from London and Ashford to Bourg St. Maurice. High speed trains also operate to and from Paris (Gare de Lyon). See the timetables for more details at: www.eurostar.com and www.sncf.com.

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La Plagne 3,251 m

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Vanoise National Park

Tignes 3,747 m

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Val d’Isère 3,500 m

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Traveller’s Information Before travelling to Chalet Merlo, please take care to make sure you and your party have the proper documentation required for entering another country—such as passports, and in some cases, visas. A great resource for this information is the French Embassy in your country: In the United Kingdom: www.ambafrance.org.uk In the United States: www.info-france-usa.org We encourage you to consider purchasing traveller’s insurance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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Reservations For up to date information on availability, pricing and booking of Chalet Merlo, please visit our website or contact us directly: www.chaletmerlo.eu contact@chaletmerlo.eu UK: +44 (0)845 324 3521 France: +33 (0)6 87 47 19 19

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Floorplans Ground Floor

Second Floor

Bedroom 1: Configured with one queen or two twin beds. Large armoire. En-suite shower room. Door with access to garden patio and hot tub.

Great room with fireplace, plasma screen tv/dvd/satellite and library, open to dining area. French doors to balcony with seating and mountain views. Upstairs wash-room.

Bedroom 2: Configured with one queen or two twin beds. Large armoire. En-suite shower room. Door with access to garden patio and hot tub. Bedroom 3: Bunk beds. Large armoire. En-suite with tub and shower. Small fold-away writing desk. Drawers stocked with toys, books, & games.

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Mezzanine

Bedroom 4: King size bed. Large armoire. En-suite monsoon shower room. Balcony with seating and mountain view.

Sitting area with home cinema and video game access.

Bedroom 5: Configured with one queen or two twin beds. Large armoire. En-suite bathroom with tub and shower. Bedroom 6: Configured with one queen or two twin beds. Large armoire. Bath with tub and shower.

First Floor

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Your Own Dream Chalet In The Mountains? Is this something you contemplate? Maybe inspired by a previous visit to Chalet Merlo? Or perhaps you are looking for a chalet of your own that has singular, stylish and authentic properties. French Mountain Property (FMP) could be the answer to your dreams as this is a company specialising in bespoke builds and is run by a team committed to quality without compromise. FMP custom made chalets are constructed to exceptionally high specifications using recovered timber and stone and each property has unique signature touches. The team at FMP will keep clients informed of progress at every stage of the build cycle with regular reports and photos; they also encourage clients to visit the site to ensure they feel involved in the creation of their dream mountain home. Chris Harrop is the creative engine of FMP. He has lived and worked in the Tarentaise valley for 27 years. As well as being an accomplished ski instructor and guide, he is also a long-time resident of a traditional working Savoyard village and is a fervent believer in the importance of their preservation. Chris leaves his mark on every FMP property with his hands-on style. Committed to the Savoie area, he says “having built our own properties and laid down roots here, we are dedicated to preserving its life, architecture and traditions”. French Mountain Property is run by a team fluent in French and English who aim to make the purchase and construction of your mountain home as stress free as possible. Visit: www.frenchmountainproperty.com for more details. 

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View From Chalet Balcony

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