Sainte Foy Tarentaise is one of France’s smaller resorts and a hidden gem. A modern, yet traditionally styled, village full of charm. It is set in picturesque surroundings and offers the warmest of welcomes throughout the summer months whether you are a family, couple or single, you can get active, have a relaxing retreat or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.
This stunning commune covers over 11,000 hectares and spans a height difference of 2856m, from its lowest point at Viclaire at 890m to the summit of the Grande Sassière at 3746m.
It is bounded to the South by the river Isère and to the north for 20km by the Italian border. This can be easily crossed by two mountain passes – the Col du Mont and the Col du Rocher Blanc. To the east and west it is bounded by the “nants” (mountain streams) of Moulins and La Balme (or Nant Cruet).
Amongst the 100 or so hamlets that make up the commune is to be found Le Miroir (the mirror) a heritage protected site. Untouched since the Middle Ages, Le Miroir is renowned for its colonnaded chalets, an attractive architectural feature with practical origins.
The use of such columns originated in the Italian Aosta valley. They support the roof overhang, which provides a covered area allowing dry air to circulate in the hay loft or wood store, and allowing the building’s occupants to circulate from one floor to another sheltered from inclement weather.
Such chalets can also be seen in La Mazure, Montalbert, Le Baptieu, La Thuile, and Bonconseil (now Sainte Foy ski resort).
Come and discover all this natural beauty for yourself…
Travel to Sainte Foy
Sainte Foy is one of the more accessible locations in the Alps. You can fly, drive, train or even cycle if you want!
You may wish to make your own arrangements – If this is your preferred option please just let us know your estimated time of arrival in the resort, so we can be ready to greet you. Alternatively, contact our customer service team who will be pleased to advise and help you make arrangements for travel.
To speed up your journey even further, helicopter transfers can be arranged, depending on weather. In the event that the weather prevents helicopter transfers at the last minute, then we will ensure a road transfer alternative is on hand.
Driving from the UK, Sainte Foy is 575 miles from Calais, of which approximately 500 miles is on motorway. Channel crossings can be made by tunnel or ferry.
Lyon (120 miles / 2.5 hours), Grenoble (120 miles / 2.5 hours), Geneva (92 miles / 2.5 hours) and Chambery (72 miles / 1.5 hours) are the most regularly used airports and are served by a variety of charter, scheduled and low-cost airline services. All the well known car hire firms are available at the airports.
Arguably the best way to relax and get into the holiday spirit the moment you leave your door. There are day or overnight services available: www.eurostar.co.uk
The train goes through to Bourg St Maurice, where our resort team can arrange your transfers straight to the chalet, approximately a 15-20 minute drive.
Whichever way you choose to get here, our team are available to advise on your travel arrangements, and once in the resort, we will be here to warmly welcome you and ensure your Venture Sun holiday starts the moment you arrive.
Venture Sun Service
Venture Sun’s luxury summer accommodation offer something for everyone.
Take a look at our selection of Luxury Chalets and Self-Catered Apartments, and bear in mind that because the chalets are all next to one another, it is easy for us to look after large groups across multiple chalets with your party still eating and socialising together in one chalet each evening.
Feel free to browse through our website at your leisure and don’t hesitate to request a quick quote.