St Gervais Les Bains

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About St Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais-les-Bains is a town in the France Alps and lies between the better known resorts of Chamonix and Megeve. This is a traditional alpine village (rather than a purpose built ski resort) and thus with its local year round population retains its strong French character and charm. The best places to stay in Saint Gervais-les-Bains are ideal bases for enjoying the alpine experience all year round.

This has been a popular holiday destination since the early 1900’s, when it was a renowned spa destination, and its thermal waters are still a big draw today!

During the winter season St Gervais becomes a playground for all wintersports enthusiasts. And with 450 kilometres of piste this is the third largest ski area in France - and one of the least busy for its size. As well as skiing and snowboarding there's plenty of other activities to try your hand at from snowshoeing to paragliding.

In summer the area is home to mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, paragliders and rafters. But there's also plenty on offer for those who simply want to stroll around town - there's a wealth of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Or you can take the historic Mont Blanc Tramway from Le Fayet train station to Nid d’Aigle station at an altitude of 2373m - just don't forget your camera.

The best places to stay in Saint Gervais-des-Bains are great bases whether you're here for the winter or summer activities.

For a Great Value Alpine Chalet

  • La Ferme de Cupelin is a spacious, cosy wood panelled chalet, open for visitors all year round. The rooms have their own balconies with breathtaking mountain views, and the restaurant comes highly recommended.

For central location

  • La Feline Blanche is a small hotel that represents great value for money in the centre of the village and ideally placed for all the available activities. It has a cosy rustic feel and has great alpine views. Rooms start from as little as €85 per night.

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Best Hotels in St Gervais Les Bains

  • La Ferme de Cupelin 7 rooms from £75

    St Gervais Les Bains (Megeve)

    This traditional alpine abode provides a delightful stay in both summer and winter. Spacious yet cosy, wood panelled rooms have private balconies and large, modern bathrooms. A hearty continental breakfast is served to fuel your days outdoor pursuits. There is a pleasant garden with mountain views.

    Skiing  -  The popular ski resorts of St. Gervais, Megeve, Saint Nicolas de Veroce, Les Contamines, Combloux and La Giettaz are close by.
    Sights nearby  -  The nearby church and museum of Saint Nicolas is brimming with Baroque pieces and architecture.
    Great walks  -  Take the Tramway du Mont Blanc for beautiful and scenic walking routes.
    Full of character
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  • La Feline Blanche 10 rooms from £75

    St Gervais Les Bains

    Intimate, boutique hotel located in the alpine spa town of Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains with easy access to the slopes. Its sleek rooms combine a rustic feel, with white-washed wooden cladding with soft grey palettes and soft furnishings. Boasts fabulous mountain views. Total value chic.

    Value chic  -  Stylish accommodation at a fraction of the price
    Active Holiday  -  Perfect for skiing, climbing, mountain biking.
    Great walks  -  Beautiful walking trails in Saint-Gervais, Megeve and Combloux.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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