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Lazy Tuscany Summer Nights from € 69 pp on half-board base

enjoy the sunset in Tuscany

We have opened the doors in our brand new location Casale Cardini and offer a special opening discount to make your discover this Tuscan delight….

Eden’s kitchen open every day of the week

mother's day lunch at chalet White Eden

Eden’s Kitchen open all days of the week The winter is going towards the end but after only a small 2 week break, we will re-open our door and you can enjoy 7 days a week a delicious a la carte dinner from 19.00 hour but dont hesitate to stop by earlier for snacks and drink! Delicious a la care menu with local products like meat from the butcher in Seez, chees from the local fram and much more. For reservation, please call: 0033-457372457 or 0033-768487321…

Family holiday in the Alps – Happy Families all year round!

small wonders happy family

The mountains are getting more and more a holiday destination for the families. Why? Just think about a family getaway high up in the mountains and you start to breathe a bit easier already. Surrounded by forest and the fragrant smell of pines and spruce, the French Alps are therapeutic retreats for active families. There’s no better place to leave the stress of everyday life behind and relax in a gorgeous outdoor setting. FAMILY HOLIDAY IN THE ALPS The Small Wonders catered chalets offer eagle’s views of the surrounding mountain scenery and are  hidden gems in a fertile valley, surrounded by mountains, providing splendid walks through dense woods all the way up to the everlasting snowy peaks. Especially for all active families, stay with us 6 nights in July or…

Alpine cycling, agenda’s are drawn and le Tour passes us once again

Alpine Cycling

It is that time of the year where agenda’s are being drawn and all the alpine cycling for the summer is planned. All kinds of professional and semi-professional rides take place during the summer, visiting the most famous cols and mountain rides. It was only a week ago when in Paris the route for le Tour de France was announced which always set’s off the start of the alpine cycling season. Unfortunately we will not have the mythic finish on the Alpe d’Huez this year, but what about stage 17 passing on the 19th of July when they go over numerous cols of the highest category like the col de la Croix de Fer, Col d’Ornon, Col du Telegraph and not to forget the Galibier. While doing so they will…

Introduction Espace Killy

A small introduction to Espace Killy As our (returning) guests know, Small Wonders offers a lively home of glowing warmth – called Chalet Le Bullou – in the beautiful village of Tignes Les Brévières. The chalet is situated a stroll from the cosy village centre with direct access to some of most exceptional skiing in Europe: L’Espace Killy. Therefore let’s provide you with a short introduction of this ski area named after Jean Claude Killy, the triple downhill Olympic winner of Grenoble in 1968. Espace Killy is officially described as Le plus bel espace de ski du monde and encompasses three mountains and two valleys, joining the two skiing regions of Val d‘Isère and Tignes. For sure it is one of the best ski areas in the world, with unlimited…

ski holiday January

special offer Small wonders free ski pass

A couple of reasons why to book your (short) ski holiday January 2017 Our chalets are fully booked for the first weeks of the season, but some chalets offer availability during the month of January 2017. Don’t wait and get that bargain deal, you will be amazed by the weather -and snow conditions in the French Alps. Not convinced, have a look at the reasons why you should be on ski holiday January: Queues, I can’t seem to find any? There’s nothing better than getting to your favorite lift and sliding straight through the barriers. Without queuing and getting caught in other skiers’ skis. Even in the Espace Killy (tignes and val d’isère), you will be sitting alone in one of the comfy chair lifts. Powder runs! If Mother Nature…

Savoyard evening Tignes

Make the chalet night off a special evening A very unique and magical experience and one of my favourites…our guests will enjoy a traditional Savoyard meal with everything sourced locally in a beautiful surrounding, before taboganning down. One evening in the week during winter we close the kitchen en give you the change to try something local. In colaboration with Evolution2 we offer this special packages for our guests at chalet le Bullou and chalet White Eden. You will be  picked up from Brevieres/Sainte Foy (usually 18:30 but will be confirmed closer to the night) and taken to the camp, starting their night sat on warm furs around a big fire pit drinking kir and hot soup, with Dougal the manager describing where they are in the Savoie and what…

Snow Forecast

snow forecast

Good snow Forecast French Alps The Alpes have been blessed with major dumps of snow over the past 2 weeks creating that base needed for a good ski season. We  have had good snow forecast in previous years as well but in the end did not turn into reality whereas now there are ski station like Alpe d’Huez that have opened exceptionally early because of the good conditions. Is this going to be one of the powder years? Where we can ski from December to May? The last 2 years the snow forecast did not live up to the expectations with the first big dumps of snow in January. Seasons did stretch till the end but mainly skiing over December and January have been disappointing. For us at Small Wonders…

sales ski passes Sainte Foy live with great deals

sales ski passes Sainte Foy

Online sales ski passes Sainte Foy Tarentaise now  available for winter 2016/2017 You can book ski passes Sainte foy now online on  www.saintefoy-ski.com/en/ In addition to the Family Pack, Sainte foy offers other price reductions for Christmas and at the end of the season which you will find on this link http://www.saintefoy-ski.com/en/offres-speciales Christmas offer ski 7 days at the price of a 6-day pass, if 1st day skiing is Saturday 17th December 2016, Sunday 18th December 2016 or Monday 19th December 2016. End of Season Special Offer Children –13 years free from Saturday 25th March to Monday 17th April 2017. Subject to at least one paying adult : 1 paying adult = 1 free child. Applicable to Sainte Foy Tarentaise 6-day ski passes. In Sainte Foy Tarentaise, ski passes are…

Extra tickets for the half-term eurostar’s ski train

Train tickets got sold out so fast in July for the half-term eurostar ski train from Londen that two extra outbound trains are scheduled. This will be for Saturday the 11th and 18th of February. Eurostar’s services to the French Alps. It offers a smoother way to reach a myriad of ski resorts, offering short transfers to the resorts from local stations plus a generous baggage allowance that includes two suitcases, hand luggage and skis or snowboards at no extra cost. Prices for a return ticket are around 300 GBP. This train gives very good acces to ski resorts like Tignes and St. Foy where 2 of our catered chalets are located. You can find more information about this subject here Getting to our chalets Getting to, for example Grenoble…

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