Argentiere, France

Argentiere Holiday Rental Chalets - Argentiere Apartments

Argentière is a picturesque skiing, alpine walking and mountaineering village in the French Alps and its altitude is 1252m (4101 ft.). Argentière is found in the Haute-Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes region of France.

Argentière is located near the head of the valley of Chamonix approximately 7km from Chamonix. The village also lies on the route of the incredibly scenic Mont Blanc Express railroad. When you rent self-catering accommodation in Argentière you can also visit the Argentière glacier which lies to the south-east of the village.

Stay in an Argentière holiday rental chalet or apartment in winter months if you are a fan of skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. In the winter season - typically mid-December to early May - Argentière is an ideal location for those who seek an exceptional alpine sports experience. A stay in Argentière village is equally popular in the summer season - June through September - for alpine walkers, rock & ice climbers and as a base for many other alpine sports activities.

Argentière is the starting point for the Telepherique du Lognon cable car up to Les Grands Montets (3,295m), a skiing area reknown for its steep and demanding slopes, both on-piste as well as off-piste. In total, the skiing area is served by 1 cable car (2 sections), 1 gondola, 5 chair-lifts and some ski lifts. Les Grands Montets draws skiers from all around the world to the Chamonix Valley each and every year.

When you rent a self-catering holiday home in Argentiere – you’re also in a central location to three other ski-zones: the Valle Blanche, Domaine de Balme and Brevent/Flegere are all a short journey from Argentiere. Four easily accessible 'snow-sure' systems, mostly above 2000m provide more than 150km of marked pistes plus extensive 'off-piste' areas with runs suitable for all grades of skier from Beginner to Advanced.

Travelling to your Argentiere holiday rental property: Driving to Argentière from Paris involves covering a distance of 622kms. The journey is an 8- to 12-hour drive (depending on conditions) from Calais. Eurostar offers services from London Waterloo to Paris and Saint Gervais les Bains; it also offers a direct service to Bourge St Maurice and Aime La Plange on Fridays and Saturdays (overnighter), taking about 10 hours. From these destinations, local SNCF (French Rail) trains go to the Chamonix Valley. Argentière can be easily reached from Geneva Airport (98kms), Lyon (228kms).  From UK airports the following airlines serve Lyon – Air France, bmi, British Airways, easyJet and Aer Lingus.

Temperatures go well below zero degrees during the winter period – there is lots of powdery snow though! Rainfall is frequent in summer months, but also expect lots of sunshine, making conditions ideal for hikers.