Walkers, Cyclists, Motorbikers, Mountain lovers..... Welcome to the heart of the French Alps.
Situated between the Vanoise National Park and the Beaufortain range, close to Bourg Saint Maurice and some of the most renowned Alpine passes (Madeleine, Petit Saint Bernard, Iseran...) the Gîte de Montvilliers, a charming old village school and farmhouse overlooking the Isere valley, is an ideal base for all forms of mountain activities.
La Route des Grandes Alpes Begun in 1909, both to improve the access of isolated Alpine populations and to fulfill the growing interest in automobile tourism by creating a spectacular itinerary from Evian to Nice through the highest passes and most interesting valleys.
What really made it for us was the hospitality extended by Yves and Marie. It was possibly the busiest week of the season at half term in February and there were 20 or so guests in the gite. However, nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, including different breakfast/meal times and lifts to and from the slopes to suit the various demands of all the resident families. We were fortunate to be in the company of some really nice fellow guests and my boys (12,9 and 6) had a wonderful time. Eliott W, Warrington