Accommodation Briancon area?

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AlexN
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Accommodation Briancon area?

Post by AlexN » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:29 pm

Anyone know of accommodation around Briancon/Argentiere with fairly easy access for Durance etc? Chalets? Basic is fine.

Looking for accommodation for a group of around four and going early enough in the year that if cost is not prohibitive then warmth and comfort would be good.

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks
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Post by Technical Swim » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:48 pm

I rented a really nice chalet via Stuart Woodwood of www.canoecontrol.com (it belonged to a friend of his) that was very near the Durance in Argentiere.
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Post by Frank B » Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:55 pm

We stayed at the youth hostel in Guillestre in July 2005. Very comfortable, eat in or out as you choose, nice clean rooms,highly recommended

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Post by ChrisMac » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:22 pm

We have tended to book Gites in the area for the last 2 or 3 years and they have always been very good and reasonably priced. All bookable over the net

http://www.gites-de-france.fr/eng/index.htm

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Post by james fleming » Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:39 pm

We have used "Mona Lisa" Hotels and stayed at La Guisane, in Briancon. You can see them at http://www.monalisahotels.com/public/ho ... n.php?id=9

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Accomodation near Briancon

Post by Stuart J Woodward » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:09 pm

Take a look at Kate and Mark Banks web site www.alpineplayground.com

They have a number Gites and apartment in and around the Briancon Vallouise area. Anything from large groups to two people.

We have used their property for many years, good value for money.

Stuart
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Post by Ros » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:38 pm

We got a chalet from http://www.alpbase.com/english/chalets/apartment.html - they have a few in Vallouise / Les Vigneaux.
We had "chalet Choucas" between 5 and reckoned that though it cost a bit more than camping it was worth it since having a fridge meant we didn't have to do a daily trip to the supermarket. It was easily walkable into Vallouise village.

The owner is English (but he does talk a lot.....).

We booked at fairly short notice and were able to book the fri night too i.e. total of 8 nights, since the chalet wasn't occupied the week before.

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Re: Accomodation near Briancon

Post by EdC » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:46 pm

Stuart J Woodward wrote:Take a look at Kate and Mark Banks web site www.alpineplayground.com

They have a number Gites and apartment in and around the Briancon Vallouise area. Anything from large groups to two people.

We have used their property for many years, good value for money.

Stuart
I was just about to make the same recommendation!
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Re: Accomodation near Briancon

Post by Fast Pat » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:58 pm

EdC wrote:
Stuart J Woodward wrote:Take a look at Kate and Mark Banks web site www.alpineplayground.com

They have a number Gites and apartment in and around the Briancon Vallouise area. Anything from large groups to two people.

We have used their property for many years, good value for money.

Stuart
I was just about to make the same recommendation!
Ed
And so was I !

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Accomodation near Briancon

Post by Stuart J Woodward » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:58 pm

A really big advantage to book with kate and Mark Banks (www.Alpineplayground.com) is you will get loads of great advice.

As residents they know the area really well, ski all winter, mountain bike, sail lakes and paddle the rivers in the summer.

They are great friends of both Slime and myself. They helped me a huge amount when I came to the area first.

If you have any problems kate will try her best to help.

Stuart.
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Post by Steve B » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:11 pm

I'd like to take a look at that Stuart, but the web site is asking for a login name and password. Any idea why, or what to do about it?
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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:20 am

Hi Steve.

Is that my site or Alpineplayground.

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Post by Chas C » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:36 am

Stuart - its the Alpineplayground site.

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Post by Steve B » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:28 pm

Sorry, that wasn't clear was it - yes, as Chas says I meant the alpineplayground site. I've just checked again - no change.
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Post by EdC » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:00 pm

Mark has just sent me their new website address
http://www.english.hautes-alpes.biz/

they know about the problems with alpineplayground site.

Ed

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