Savoie Alps – Belle Plagne, France
With glorious scenery, the freshest mountain air, and one of the most pristine environments on the planet, it is easy to see why families are increasingly choosing the Alps in summer for a rewarding and fun-filled holiday.
Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines ◊◊◊◊◊
The superb Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines offers family accommodation in a beautiful alpine mountain setting, close to Belle Plagne village centre and the start of many family walking paths.
- Superb Chalet Hotel in a wonderful mountain setting
- Indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam-room, indoor spa-bath and outdoor hot tubs
- Dedicated Esprit Nursery, Sun Squad Club and Sunset Club for children
- Choice of comfortable and spacious family bedrooms and suites, all with en suite bath/wc, hairdryer, adult bathrobes, satellite TV/DVD player, and most with south-facing balcony
- Stylish dining room with large sun-terrace
- Reception lounge and bar with FREE WiFi
- Buffet breakfast with daily hot option
- FREE packed lunches (5 days a week)
- FREE soft drinks for children all day
- Children’s High Tea*
- Pre-dinner apéritif and a choice of complimentary wines included throughout dinner
- 5-course evening meals with a choice of menu plus vegetarian option
- FREE tea/coffee and chocolates after dinner
- Weekly barbecue or al fresco meal
- Friendly service from your Chalet Hotel team
- FREE day trip to Annecy
Wardrup Party Family
“Beautiful Chalet Hotel and location with outstanding child care, which really sets this holiday apart from others.”
Wardrup Party, July 2013
Fleur Lawrence Family
“We have all had a fantastic holiday. All the staff are exceptionally helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble. The meals were delicious and the accommodation excellent. The childcare staff were all amazing and the children had a fabulous time here.”
Belle Plagne, July 2012
“Great hotel, food and accommodation. What made the holiday special was the truly wonderful staff; it is a very personal & friendly service.”
Belle Plagne, August 2012
“have had a great time at Deux Domaines and will definitely return for another summer holiday. All the staff are fabulous and the food is great!”
Belle Plagne, August 2012
There are comfortable communal areas, a dedicated nursery and child care rooms and excellent leisure facilities. The indoor swimming pool is available to the family during opening hours and the adult only wellness centre offers relaxation in the sauna, steam room or hot tubs.Start the day with a full buffet breakfast which includes a daily hot option. A light packed lunch is included 5 days a week (daily except Mondays and Saturdays). Children’s High Tea is included in our child prices, and is served at 5.30pm for those under 12 years old, providing a healthy menu more tailored to child tastes. If you wish your child/ren to join you at the main evening dinner, this can be booked at a supplement of £39 per child per week (£55 for 10/11-night holidays) for the full adult menu.
Our 5-course dinner service starts with canapés and an apéritif served in the lounge bar, followed by appetiser, main course, dessert and cheese to finish, all accompanied by a selection of complimentary wines. We offer choices for each course and ask that you make your selection at breakfast each day, so our chef’s team can prepare everything fresh for you that evening.
Once a week a more informal barbecue or al fresco dinner is included and on Mondays the restaurant and kitchen staff have a well deserved day off, so dinner is not included and you are free to try a local restaurant in the village that evening. A number of events are arranged by our Chalet Hotel team, including quiz evenings, a talk on the local area, wine tasting and a cookery demonstration.
Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines is also open to guests from our sister company, Inghams, as well as to private and international visitors, creating a convivial and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
There is a choice of spacious rooms and suites, all with modern bathrooms, hair dryer, bathrobes, TV/DVD and most with balcony.
Belle Plagne rooms (sleep 2-3) have twin/double beds and a full sized single bed/sofa. Some rooms can be interconnected for complete family convenience.
Paradiski Suites (sleep 4-5) and consist of a Belle Plagne room interconnecting with a lounge or second sleeping area with double sofa bed, TV/DVD, balcony additional en suite shower/wc.
There is also a Super Suite (sleep 6-8) which is a Paradiski Suite interconnecting to a Belle Plagne room giving 3 separate sleeping areas.
All rooms will take at least one cot.
Your Travel Options
Direct flights to Geneva are available from 4 local UK airports with Esprit coach transfer to and from Belle Plagne included, plus 5 further UK departure airports available on a Fly-Drive basis with car hire on arrival.
more »Car Hire
Car hire is available with a supplement.
Belle Plagne is approximately 595 miles from Calais.
Discovering Belle Plagne
The aptly named Belle Plagne is an attractive village of local stone and wooden buildings, with a flower- filled pedestrianised centre, located on the spectacular Bellecôte Massif on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. It is an ideal base from which to discover this amazing region of rolling green pastures, pine woods and panoramic vistas of the mountains all around.
For walkers, the possibilities are endless, whether you want a challenging full day hike or a gentler stroll in the flower-strewn meadows with the family. There is also a wide range of leisure activities available in the area, including rock-climbing, white water rafting, forest adventure courses and riding the gondolas to the mountain tops, as well as canyoning and parapenting for more adventurous adults!
Annecy – FREE day trip included!
Included on Fridays is a coach excursion to Annecy and its stunning lake, said to be the cleanest in Europe. There’s a stop for coffee in charming La Clusaz before arriving in Annecy itself, where there is time to visit the market, and stroll the pretty centre with its historic buildings and canals. Children will also enjoy the chance for a swim in the lake, or perhaps a boat cruise or pedalo ride!
Hiking and Biking
Paths radiate out from Belle Plagne and included are two FREE half-day guided walks, including one with a visit to a local Beaufort cheese farm and dairy to see the cows. Mountain bikes can be hired locally to enjoy the network of trails around Belle Plagne (Prices from £15 per day).
Join our resident experts and learn more on the tactics of Bridge. Perfect for those looking to improve, there are four nights of instruction followed by a match on the fifth night plus morning sessions are offered for beginners. Our leaders are qualified English Bridge Union instructors and dates available are:
Monday – Friday 27th -31st July and 3rd – 7th August 2015.
White Water Rafting
This is a thrilling activity, riding the rapids! There is a gentle course for beginners and families with children whilst experienced rafters can ride a more exhilarating course. Children must be over 10 and confident swimmers. Wetsuits, helmets and life jackets are provided as well as full instruction from your qualified leader. Prices approx £56/adult £49/child.
Forest Adventure Course and Zipwire
Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Chalet Hotel, this exciting course involves swinging through the trees on a mixture of rope-slides and pulleys, nets and bridges. Helmets are included along with full instruction from qualified staff. A good head for heights is recommended (but not compulsory!) and the children will want to do it again and again! Prices approx £18/adult £10 /child
Esprit Child Care
Our Esprit Nursery, Sun Squad and Sunset Club have dedicated spacious rooms in Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines for all our young guests. These rooms are fully equipped and provide an indoor base for children, but during the day they are out and about as much as possible, benefitting from the meadows around the village and using the swimming pool in the Chalet Hotel. Both Nursery and Sun Squad operate 5 days a week 9.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-5.30pm.
Esprit Sun Squad & Optional Adventures
Our daytime club runs for morning and afternoon sessions, for children aged 3-10 years, offering numerous activities including circus skills, arts and crafts, rides in the gondola, pool fun time, parachute picnic and other action-packed fun and games.
Supervised lunch including lunch, drinks and 2 hours’ staff supervision, can be booked as well as afternoon Sun Squad sessions, where the fun continues!
The Club is open 5 days a week (daily except Wednesdays & Saturdays) and morning sessions from 9.30 to 12.30 are FREE for all Esprit children. Lunchtime and afternoon sessions can then be pre-booked if parents are taking a full day out in the mountains.
|Sun Squad Club
|Half day sessions
|1 x ½ day
|3 x ½ days
|5 x ½ days
|10 x ½ days
- Archery including full coaching from an instructor. From 5 years: £14
- Mini Golf including gondola-lift down to Bellecôte. From 4 years: £9
- Rock climbing with instructor and all the equipment. From 5 years: £18
Optional Adventure prices are in addition to Sun Squad.
Run by qualified British nannies and caring for children aged 4-40 months, our exclusive Esprit Nursery provides a happy and stimulating environment for babies and toddlers, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor play, as well as respecting any specific sleeping and feeding routines your child may have. Sessions are structured to include a number of fun events as well as opportunities for a nap when required.
|Half day sessions
|3 x ½ days
|5 x ½ days
|10 x ½ days
Available 7.30-10.30pm from Sunday-Friday inclusive. This service differs from baby-sitting in that our staff are stationed in the corridors outside the bedrooms. They monitor all entrances and exits, patrol the corridors, and on hearing a child awake, will call down to the dining-room for you, or attend to the child directly if you have asked them to do so.
Free Esprit Sunset Club
Our Sunset Club is available FREE of charge 6 nights per week from 7.30-10.30pm (Sun-Fri) for 3-10 year olds, so parents can enjoy relaxing over dinner or an evening out without worrying about the children.
Esprit baby Listening & Child Patrol Service
Available 7.30-10.30pm from Sunday-Friday inclusive. This service differs from baby-sitting in that our staff are stationed in the corridors outside the bedrooms. They monitor all entrances and exits, patrol the corridors, and on hearing a child awake, will call down to the dining-room for you, or attend to the child directly if you have asked them to do so.sessions. Extra baby-sitting is bookable locally at approx. €9/hr, subject to staff availability.