Annecy and Savoie Mont Blanc are bidding to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Events would be taking place in two main areas – Annecy and Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Chamonix is just over 1 hour away from Annecy with good transport links by train and, if driving, motorway most of the way. The alpine skiing would be held here, amongst other events. Peak Retreats feature some lovely hotels in Chamonix, such as the Mercure which is located right in the centre of Chamonix. There is also a 4* MGM residence of self-catering ski apartments located in the centre called La Ginabelle. This sought after residence has an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and beauty salon.
If you don’t want to stay in Chamonix itself we have some great ski apartments located in pretty villages a little further down the Chamonix Valley. For example, Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche in the family favourite of Les Houches or L’Ours Bleu in unspoilt Vallorcine.
Events will also be held in the Aravis mountains in the resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz, both less than an hour from Annecy. Le Grand Bornand would host the biathlon and La Clusaz the cross-country skiing and ski jumping. We offer beautiful 4* MGM apartments in Le Grand Bornand, Le Village de Lessy. Village de Lessy is located in the centre of Chinaillon, close to the slopes and has the added benefit of leisure facilities with an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and even a spa and beauty centre. If you are after even more luxury, there is a brand new 5* hotel in La Clusaz, Au Coeur du Village. This hotel enjoys an excellent south-facing location in the heart of the village with direct access to the slopes.