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Chalet La FolieFrance

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In Three Words

  • Traditional
  • Chic
  • Cosy

Best Bits for Kids

  • PlayStation mezzanine
  • Bunk room
  • Nanny service
  • Intro
  • For Kids
  • For Adults
  • Rooms
  • Food
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La Folie is a stunning newly converted farm, full of character and with luxuries abound.  It features exposed beams throughout, quality furnishings and fabrics and all the modern high tech facilities you could imagine.  Situated just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of family friendly resort Chatel, it’s enviable position means you have easy access to the slopes and the town itself, as well as fantastic views of the whole valley.  La Folie is a perfect chalet for 2 families, with 4 beautiful en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests.

For Kids

  • Your hosts at La Folie fully understand the challenges of skiing with little ones, and so aim to provide everything you need so you can just concentrate on relaxing, enjoying the skiing and spending quality time together as a family.
  • Children’s bedroom with handcrafted wooden bunk beds.
  • Additional children’s beds and cots can be placed in any bedroom.
  • Mezzanine with PlayStation and DVD collection.
  • Car seats for all ages, high chairs, off road buggy, bottle sterilizer all free for guest use.
  • Large selection of toys, games, books, and arts &crafts equipment.
  • Baby bits service to save on luggage space.  The chalet will organize nappies, wipes or formula for your arrival at no extra cost (just cost of items purchased).
  • Homemade children’s teas – carefully designed to suit any likes / dislikes and dietary requirements
  • An in-house babysitting service is available for daytime or evenings (extra cost).
  • Your chalet hosts can also organise a qualified nanny service if required, or manage reservations at the local crèche.
  • The chalet work with excellent private ski instructors who specialize in teaching children, and also a choice of local ski school for group lessons. 

For Adults

  • World class skiing in the Portes du Soleil – over 650km of pistes to explore
  • Concierge service to take care of ski passes, lessons, equipment hire
  • Airport transfers are included from Geneva airport, and at just a 90 minute chauffeured drive it’s a nice short transfer for travelling with children.
  • Friendly team of staff to look after your every need - driver, chalet host, and chef
  • Champagne reception on arrival
  • Breakfast (including cooked option) and homemade afternoon tea every day.  Gourmet 4 course evening meals on 4 nights, plus one evening of 2 course ‘comfort food’, and a traditional Raclette evening.
  • Open bar including selection of award winning wines chosen to match the menu
  • Luxurious Molton Brown products
  • Sauna


La Folie features 4 luxurious bedrooms arranged over 2 floors

Bedroom 1
Double bed, south facing terrace, fitted wardrobes, large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower

Bedroom 2
Children’s room with bunk bed, en-suite bathroom.  Additional children’s beds or cots available.

Bedroom 3
Double bed, south facing balcony, fitted wardrobes and dressing area, large en-suite bathroom with drench shower.

Bedroom 4
Twin or double, south facing balcony, fitted wardrobes, large en-suite bathroom with drench shower.


Room features

  • Luxury linens
  • Fluffy towels and waffle dressing gowns
  • Molton Brown products
  • Hairdryers
  • Flat screen TV with HDMI to connect laptop / iPad
  • Wi-Fi in each room


Food and wine is taken very seriously at La Folie, and the bespoke menus are both carefully designed and lovingly prepared for guest’s enjoyment. 

The chalet owners offer a flexible week of evening dining – with 4 nights of gourmet dining (canapés, starter, main, dessert and cheese), one evening of 2 course ‘comfort food’ to enjoy in a less formal setting, and one evening of traditional Savoyard fayre – either Fondue or Raclette.

Breakfasts can be hearty, healthy or indulgent depending on your individual tastes each morning.  Continental is available throughout the week and a different cooked option is offered each day including Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Full English, or Eggs Benedict plus there’s always a warming pot of porridge on the hob with a choice of toppings.

Each afternoon after skiing there is a delicious homemade cake or biscuits waiting for you in front of a roaring fire.


Chatel is part of the enormous Portes du Soleil ski domain with over 650km of pistes for all abilities.  At La Folie your hosts will not only arrange any lesson requirements you and your children have, but also advise each day on best routes for your group, best lunch spots (for the kids and the grown ups!), and arrangements for the children’s ski school pick ups. 

In Town
Chatel is a truly family friendly ski resort with outdoor ice rink, fantastic new pool complex, carousel, dedicated sledging runs, children’s workshops and a weekly calendar of events including shows and local visits.

Top Tips

Chatel is one of the easiest resorts in the Alps to access, with a choice low cost and midrange flights into Geneva airport, and just a 90 minute transfer to the door of your luxury chalet.

Chatel is a snow sure resort and offers great value for money

Your chalet hosts have the best insider knowledge about the area and the skiing – so make sure you pick their brains!


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