Late Summer and Autumn in Serre Chevalier


Special offers, short breaks and flexible arrival available.

September is a great month to enjoy Monetier-les-Bains. Although Autumn may  come early, the daytime temperatures are still pleasant and ideal for walking. The trees begin to take on their vivid colours once October arrives and the animals start to prepare their nests for winter. As Serre Chevalier is in the middle of a larch forest. it is particularly colourful.

There are many opportunities in the Serre Chevalier valley, from a gentle stroll along the riverbanks, to a full days hike on the GR54 (Grand Randonée) . Suitable maps are available in the village newsagents, and there is a book of some of the most popular routes in the apartment. The route from the Pont de l’Alp (park opposite the Auberge des Amis towards the Col du Lauteret) to the Grand Lac du Monetier (map IGN TOP 25 No 3535 OT) takes a good four to five hours passing waterfalls, marmot colonies, and perhaps some ibex

A trip to the Val de Clarée , between Briancon and Montgenevre is another possibility. A protected area, once earmarked for an autoroute,  the author Emilie Carle who was brought up in the valley, successfully helped to save it from development .You can read her book ‘Wild Herb Soup’ which describes her difficult life there in the early 20th century. There is a copy of the book in the apartment in both French and English.

Wolf tracks have been seen in the area, possibly wandering from Italy, just a few miles away. Climbers will find many marked routes up the cliffs in both  Plampinet and at the head of the valley in Nevache.

Christmas and New Year Availability.

We now have unexpected availability at Chalet Chamoissiere for Christmas and New Year.  Commencing from Dec 19th-26th and Dec 26th-Jan 2nd. Although full weeks bookings are preferred we will consider stays of 10 nights or longer between these dates.

Prices are online at and you can reserve instantly online. Prices include linen and towels. There are discounts available for a two week booking.

10 things our guests have said about Chalet Chamoissiere.

  1. This was the best ski trip I have had in ages. Fantastically well equipped and managed apt. Amazing communal facilities and great location. Had to dig the car out – so shovel was v. handy! Loved it. thanks….
  2. Extremely comfortable for the two of us, with everything we needed, convenient for the lifts and wonderful extras like the pool and haman.
  3. What a fabulous, cosy, well equipped, secure, luxurious, perfectly-located holiday apartment. Spa facilities superb too! Thank you and we’ll be back!
  4. I cant fault anything, the location was superb for the ski lifts.The apartment was the best that we have stayed in on a ski holiday.
  5. The smallest thing had been thought of from all the kitchen equipment to the herbs and fresh coffee in the fridge.
  6. The ingenious layout and high level of equipment makes this place more than adequate for a family of four.We have always been very warmly greeted and have always found the apartment to be spotlessly clean and well maintained.
  7. Our endearing and enduring memory of staying at La Chamoissiere was the incredible 360 degree view of the mountains we had just walked as we relaxed in the pool.
  8. We have just returned from a fabulous trip. The conditions were excellent, and the apartment surpassed expectations. It was only a stones throw from the slopes, so we were able to come home for a leisurely lunch each day.
  9. A fantastic apartment, spacious and very well equipped. Lots of storage space and a wonderful pool and sauna. Well sited for the lifts in Monetier, which is a delightful village
  10. We were thrilled to be able to swim outside under the stars, surrounded by mountains. Snow conditions excellent. We can’t wait to go back. Many thanks for everything.