Summer Ste Foy Tarentaise Apartment for rent in summer in Sainte Foy Tarentaise Summer Accommodation Sainte Foy Tarentaise French Alps Activity Holidays

Summer Accommodation Sainte Foy Tarentaise

Summer in Sainte Foy Tarentaise

Being a traditional Alpine village has its advantages in the summer months, when, unlike purpose built ski resorts, the village really comes to life, with a wealth of activities on tap for the active - or those who just want to enjoy some clean mountain air over a glass or two of wine!!

"There's really too much to do in just a week - or even a fortnight..."

The apartment has a dual aspect, with terraces facing South and North - so sunshine at the back in the mornings, and from late morning through to evening on the main south-facing terrace. Garden furniture and parasol are provided.

Views from both aspects are fantastic - although the one from the front looking out to Mont Pourri is somewhat spectacular!!

If you can tear yourselves away from the views though, there is a wealth of active things to do in the area - we highlight just a few here, but there are plenty more ideas in the information pack in the apartment.

Watersports at Tignes - Canoeing, Paddleboards, Sailing - and of course, THE Waterslide!

Tignes is about a 15-20 minute drive away from the apartment, and has a wide range of things going-on during the summer - including the rather scary waterslide in the video above!


Centre Nautique Bourg St Maurice - Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Diving Boards, Picnic Area

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  The Centre Nautique in Bourg St Maurice is a wonderful place to while away a few hours, with both indoor and outdoor pools, diving boards and slides. With enclosed grassy areas around the pool, it's a great place to take the kids, where they can roam free, yet in a safe environment.

Mountain Biking Les Arcs, Tignes, Sainte Foy

Natually there is plenty of mountain biking to be done in the area, with MTB Trails at Sainte Foy, Les Arcs and Tignes. The Sainte Foy MTB Trails mainly start from the ski resort, with a minibus and bike trailer running regularly from the village up to the resort and then on to the start of the runs - some of which lead down as far as the village itself.

Les Arcs is a popular choice for downhillers, but also one of the best areas in the French Alps for Cross-Country Trails. Access to the trails is via the Funicular at Bourg St Maurice.

Tignes has even more extensive trails of all standards, and what's more, the lifts are currently free during the summer months!


Rafting

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Bourg St Maurice is renowned for it's kayaking on the River Isere, and it's also a great place to enjoy the thrills and spills of white-water rafting - great fun for all the family!!


Adventure Playground Seez

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  In the heart of the Malgovert forest in Séez, another great place for a day out, with aerial walkways, zip wires, rope swings etc. Fun for ALL the family, with different routes for adults and children of various ages. Safety is assured since you are constantly connected to a safety wire as you go round the circuits.

Paragliding (Parapente)

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  A number of companies in the Sainte Foy area offer paragliding lessons, as well as tandem flights with an instructor, which is an excellent way to experience this exciting sport, and get some fantastic views of the mountains.

Walking in and around Sainte Foy Tarentaise

Needless to say, there are more than enough walks to keep you occupied for your holiday, or in fact a lifetime!

We're steadily compiling a list of our favourites, which are described in the Information Pack in the apartment. In addition, we've provided a couple of walks guides covering walks for all standards, together with a detailed local map of the area.

In the meantime, here's a taster - the walk up to the Refuge de Ruitor, just above Sainte Foy.


Historic Villages

There are a number of interesting mountain villages to visit - the most famous of which is Le Monal, which is classified as an historic site, and only accessible on foot, as vehicle access is banned in order to preserve the environment.

Le Monal

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  The ancient farming hamlet of Le Monal is a listed site due to its architectural, historical and geographical significance. It occupies a privileged position nestled in a bowl at the mouth of the Clou valley, surrounded by the larch forest, facing the massif of Mont Pourri and it's glaciers. The site comprises 3 groups of chalets arranged around the St Clair chapel surrounded by 3 ponds and several mountain streams. Most of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries and many still have milk stores.

These are small stone huts straddling a stream, which served as refrigerators allowing the milk to be kept fresh. Le Monal was gradually abandoned during the 20th century as people moved down out of the High Tarentaise to find work in the towns in the valley.

Its listed status has ensured that the restoration work has respected the local traditions in every way.