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Hotel La Folie Douce

Chamonix

La Folie Douce is famous for its incredible food, opulent decor and the atmosphere...Oh the atmosphere! A typical day will be peppered with live acts and unexpected music and artistic programmes which can pop up outside and inside the hotel, around dinner, or on the sun terrace and through the evening. It’s a hotel for everyone: for families as much as couples and solo travellers with a kids adventure park, childcare in-house and lots and lots of things to do.

Chamonix offers a huge choice of outdoor activities (we include some of the best for free with our Active Pack) and you can try rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and much more. It’s also a very special resort for those with a penchant for discovery and will offer cultural highlights like the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, (one of Europe’s highest cable-cars), or a ride on the famous rack-railway to 6,200ft to see the stunning Mer de Glace glacier.

See Top things to do in Chamonix

At A Glance

  • Boutique Spa Hotel
  • Chamonix Centre
  • 24hr reception, Wi Fi.
  • Spa: Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam room
  • Entertainments, Kids Club and much more!

Your Holiday Includes

  • Your Hotel accommodation
  • Direct Flights (unless self-drive)
  • Airport Transfers (1 hr)
  • Daily breakfast (and it’s good!)
  • 3 course dinners, speciality restaurant:
    Discounted rate: £23*
  • Active Pack- free bike hire & activities

Activities Included

  • Free Mountain bike hire (3 days)
  • Free White Water Rafting(12+), or
  • Free Acro Park treetop adventure park*
  • Guided Mtn Bike ride (3hrs) £59
  • Mont Blanc Multipass: £29 per day**

Acropark is free for non-takers of our rafting activity and for under 12’s *Mont Blanc Multipass: £29 per day (based on a 3 day pass) and gives access to all lifts (for biking/walking); access to the Aiguille du Midi; the Mer du Glace and ice caves/museum (red mountain train); one free Luge ride

 

 

About La Folie Douce

Air dances, themed nights, acoustic live bands are just some of the unexpected live acts that the Folie likes to put on for its guests. You are treated royally here, by their incredible team of staff. No day is boring at La Folie! And it’s great for kids, too…

If you’ve children who want to blow off some steam then make use of the hotel’s own Kids play park and treetop adventure course. It’s right outside the sun terrace, so parents can enjoy some RnR with a drink in the evening sun while the kids go wild.

Dine in the famed la Fruitiere, a chic bistro where good food is in the spotlight. It’s a place that has outstanding style and elegance, thanks to the staff. Expect evening entertainments and much dancing throughout dinner, which is a real show.

After an unforgettable day’s climbing, walking or exploring the multitude of culture-spots around Mont Blanc you’ll look forward to heading back to the luxurious comforts of La Folie Douce. Head out to the sun terrace (the views of Mont Blanc are incredible), or take a dip in the hotels’ luxury spa and recuperate yourself. Take it slow for a while. You’ve earned it.

Eat, drink and be active

We offer breakfast with our package, which in itself is an exceptional event. La Folie is famed for its dining experiences, so expect a hearty choice and a meal you will be itching to get out of bed for. If the mountain vistas from your room don’t spring you into action - the breakfasts will!

  • Continental / cooked hearty breakfast (7 days)
  • Themed meal times: Three course a la carte bistrot dinner (discounted rate) £23pp

Activities included

We’ve put together our inclusive Active Packs so that you have a selection of the best activities to sink your teeth into. We offer 3 consecutive days (free use) of a top-notch mountain bike during your stay, to help you explore the area. We’ll even help you get wet with free sessions of Whitewater rafting. Nothing breaks the ice with your fellow hotel guests like heading down some rapids in a rubber boat. Don’t worry it’s fully guided and very well organised activity that will have you (age12+) asking for more. For the under 12’s we have the ACROPARK, an adventure park with treetop fun, that they’ll simply LOVE!

Mont Blanc Multipass - £29

Our free Active Packs will keep you busy enough, but if you’ve got any spare time, our Mont Blanc lift pass (from £29 per day*) will give you access to all lifts for biking, walking, climbing and the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, (one of Europe’s highest cable-cars), or a ride on the famous rack-railway to 6,200ft to see the stunning Mer de Glace glacier.

*based on a 3 days pass

Hotel La Folie Douce Prices & Offers

7Nts Accommodation, Flights & Transfers, Half-board Catering, Free Active Pack & Bike Hire

Jul 2020
Offers
19 Jul Sunday
7 Nights From
£1,000.66pp
w/ Flights
£848.68pp
Self Travel
Offers
26 Jul Sunday
7 Nights From
£957.66pp
w/ Flights
£848.68pp
Self Travel
Aug 2020
Offers
02 Aug Sunday
7 Nights From
£942.66pp
w/ Flights
£848.68pp
Self Travel
Offers
09 Aug Sunday
7 Nights From
£939.66pp
w/ Flights
£848.68pp
Self Travel
Offers
16 Aug Sunday
7 Nights From
£938.66pp
w/ Flights
£848.68pp
Self Travel
Offers
30 Aug Sunday
7 Nights From
£774.22pp
w/ Flights
£695.24pp
Self Travel

Try these activities out

Our holidays come with more free activities than you could shake a kayak paddle at. If you reckon you can handle even more, you can book extras with us. Here’s a selection of some of the best.

Via Ferrata

Mountain Biking

Paddle boarding

Parapenting

White Water Rafting

Horse Riding

Canyoning

Rock Climbing

Kayaking

Book smart & save money

  • Self Travel and save up to £250 to £300pp on the cost of flights (drive-time 7-8 hrs on French side)
  • We recommend our 2-week breaks which can save you up to £400pp and give you more time to enjoy the huge range of activities
  • Been before? – remember you get holiday discounts if you have your loyalty card! Apply to join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • Remember that our Kids Clubs (5 half-days) are free! But do remember to book them in advance.
  • All the activities you should need for your week away are free and inclusive
  • Book our Travel Medical & Active Sports Insurance from only £12 p/person
  • Book any holiday for June and save £’s over our peak dates. Different month - same great holiday!

Why Choose Hotel La Folie Douce?

Because it’s functional and stylish

Plan B is a thoroughly modern hotel, designed from scratch for alpine enthusiasts and active families. It has everything you will need, from a reception to help you have a wonderful week of activities to a kids creche and spa (leisure suite) with an excellent restaurant.

To be in the heart of Chamonix

Cham’ is a really special place to visit if you love the mountains. It is steeped in history and has played a central role in the history of the French Alps. It has just celebrated 150 years since the Golden Age of Mountaineering

More on Chamonix

Proximity to Aiguille du Midi

The hotel is only 5 mins walk to the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest cable car in Europe. A trip up the cable car opens up a wealth of activities and walking itineraries (for all abilities) or just sight seeing that will keep you busy for days.

More on sights in Chamonix

For the hiking and biking

Chamonix is famous for its hiking and climbing and has some pretty amazing biking too. We’d recommend hiring a guide if you wish to go up into the mountains, which we can arrange from £56 per half day, it’s not as expensive as you might think and will have you ‘walking on air’ when you return. An epic (half) day out.

Plenty to do for the not-so-active

Chamonix is as popular for the not-so-active sight see-ers as it is for the more active travelers. It has a plethora of sights and things to do from museums and ice caves to cable cars and mountain trains. Then, when you’re done (in!) an array of cafes and excellent restaurants to relax in.

Location

The Folie is in the centre of Chamonix - just a very short walk to the Aiguille du Midi cable car and the best bars, shops and amenities in town. Get to the lake then grab a bike or take the free shuttle bus. There, you can enjoy some kayaking and paddle boarding. For self drive holidays: Chamonix is about 8 hours’ drive south-east of Calais. Our holidays start on a Sunday so lots of guests enjoy a stop over when driving down.

  • Flights: Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Bristol, Liverpool
  • Fly to: Geneva, Flight time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Transfer approx. 1 hour
  • Drive times (self drive) 8 hrs from Calais

About Chamonix

Chamonix offers a huge choice of outdoor activities (we include some of the best for free with our Active Pack) and you can try rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and much more. It’s also a very special resort for those with a penchant for discovery and will offer cultural highlights like the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, (one of Europe’s highest cable-cars), or a ride on the famous rack-railway to 6,200ft to see the stunning Mer de Glace glacier.

Family-friendly fun

Chamonix is a great resort for families that like lots of variety as well as some great sporting activities. It’s also just an hour from the airport which means no lengthy, excitement-sapping transfers!

Our hotel Folie Douce is great for kids. It offers a creche service and free use of its very own adventure park in the trees with nets, rope swings and much more

Book smart & save money

  • Self Travel & save up to £250 on the cost of flights (drive-time 7-8 hrs on French side)
  • We recommend our 2-week breaks which can save you up to £400pp and give you more time to enjoy the huge range of activities
  • Been before? – remember you get holiday discounts if you have your loyalty card! Apply to join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • Remember that our Kids Clubs (5 half-days) are free! But do remember to book them in advance, and enjoy a breather!
  • All the activities you should need for your week away are free and inclusive
  • Book our Travel Medical & Active Sports Insurance from only £12 p/person
  • Book any holiday for June and save £’s over our peak dates. Different month - same great holiday!

For the Sights

Why not discover some incredible scenery by taking the Brévent cable car from Chamonix centre. You can stop off at Plan Praz (2,000m) and hike or bike the well-trodden trails and mountain paths. From the southern side, you can enjoy fantastic views of Mont Blanc. And even some parapenting if you fancy an alternative way down, back to base.

For the Weather

Chamonix is a south eastern resort and has one of the best sunshine records in the Alps. The resort is situated around a large lake, its centre-point, which is used for watersports and relaxation.

Warm temps and lake activities with lots of sun bathing - seems to be the activity that prevails, most days of the summer! You can cool off with an altitude rising hike or bike to the mountains too.

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