from 1/01 to 4/02/22
and from 5/03 to 22/04/22
A village with its feet in the clouds and its head at the peaks… At an altitude of 1,450 m, the air is pure, the snow is fresh and all you can think about is exploring your surroundings. This is the perfect setting for a family holiday. Thanks to the fun activities and fascinating discoveries on offer, Villard-Reculas is the ideal wild environment where you can also ski along the superb, long slopes. This area has managed to stave off the big investors, and preserve the traditional architecture and village spirit. You are pretty much guaranteed sun here and are only a chairlift ride away from the Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski area!
Your accommodation, l’Ardoisière Chalet
At the heart of this little, traditional mountain village, you’ll find all the modern comforts you could possibly need at the ‘L’Ardoisière’ chalet. This stone and wood chalet boasts 3 luxury apartments, decorated in a traditional mountain style, with high quality, yet understated furnishings. It is south facing so you can benefit from the sun all day long, adding a whole host of changing colours to the superb panoramic view. The chalet has a surface area of 120 m² meaning there’s space for everyone, with comfortable facilities and top-of-the-range services (the beds are made upon arrival!) And we haven’t even mentioned the ski locker with shoes dryer, the spa and the games room!
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Snowshoeing with dogs
Do you know the best way to motivate the whole family to come for a snowshoeing hike? Choose to go with these four-legged friends! With a husky tied to a harness, the hike will be made easier for you and you’ll love the magical experience between you and the animal. After getting to know the pack, you’ll learn how to guide the dogs using simple commands and precise gestures. The dog will adapt to your pace so don’t worry, just let go and feel the wind on your cheeks! It won’t be only the youngest family members who come back with a big smile on their faces.
STORYTELLING TOUR of Villard-Reculas
Come closer and let us tell you all about the history of Villard-Reculas through stories and anecdotes from the locals themselves… They have shared their memories with Maud, actress and storyteller, who will take you on a tour of the village, a journey back to mountain life in bygone days. There’s nobody quite like Maud to whisk you back in time, for a timeless experience. And what better a village than Villard-Reculas, which has managed to resist the tourism frenzy and remain authentic. So come on this journey with Maud…
The mountains is also about tobogganing and tubing!
How can you convince your children that inflatable rings are not for babies? With a tubing session on the snow of course! Either alone on a big inflatable ring, whizzing down the slope to beat dad’s record, or together for a ‘parents vs children’ race, or even better, attached all together for a thrilling descent all at the same time! The toboggan run is on a track and you’ll be flying over the jumps, round the bends and over obstacles. You’re in for a thrilling and exciting ride, in complete safety thanks to the tracks.
The goat cheese dairy, for a taste of the mountains
The goats you can see from your balcony not only provide a change of scenery, they also produce rich milk that Clément then transforms into cheese that is full of flavour. Come and meet him and his animals, and he’ll tell you all about his profession, how he gets through the long winters in the mountains, deals with the mountainous terrain, and the issue of predators. But above-all, he’ll introduce you to the different flavours he achieves through a varied maturing process, and will pass on his passion for this profession.
An evening hike in a subdued atmosphere
An evening snowshoeing hike in the moonlight… In the twilight hours, the light of the moon gives these landscapes an almost mystical appearance, and this is when you’ll be following Quentin into the forest. In the shade of the trees, you’ll be plunged into darkness and you’ll see why you needed to bring a head lamp. The moonlight streaming through the branches of the trees highlights the evening humidity. There are signs of life all around: animal footprints, lights from the surrounding villages, and a starry sky unlike any other you’ve seen before. You’ll remember this surreal atmosphere for a very long time…
Holiday possible from 1/01 to 4/02/22 and from 5/03 to 22/04/22
‘Family’ package deal
- 8 days / 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday)
- Apartment for 8 people
The price includes
- 7 nights in an apartment (capacity: 8 people)
- Bath linen
- End-of-stay cleaning
- Dishes and cutlery
- Tourist tax
Our favourite experiences
Snowshoeing with dogs
Every Friday during the French school holidays. €35/6-11 years old and €45/12 years old and over (make sure you bring snowshoes)
Villard-Reculas Tourist Office
Once per week during the French school holidays. Free-of-charge.
Villard-Reculas Tourist Office
Tour of the goat cheese dairy
Free-of-charge. Self-guided or guided tour organised by Villard-Reculas Tourist Office.
‘La Chèvre…Rie’ – Clément Marais
Toboggan run and tubing
Prices (1 or 2 people): 1 ride: €7, 5 rides + 1 free: €30, 10 rides + 2 free: €57, 20 rides + 4 free: €90. Every day from 10:30am to 5:45pm. From the age of 5.
Tubing Xperience:From €4/person per ride. Every day from 9am to 5:15pm. From the age of 5.
Sata Alpe d’Huez
Evening snowshoeing hike
Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm – 4 people minimum €20/person, equipment provided (snowshoes, poles, head lamp).
Villard-Reculas ESF ski school
L’Ardoisière Chalet – 30 route des Alpages – 38114 Villard-Reculas