Chalet Etoile

Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand

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Getting around Chinaillon

The ski bus.

The ski bus stop "La Bergerie" is located at the top of the drive, on the opposite side of the road.  The buses go to the village and the ski lifts and then down to Le Grand Bornand where you can get a bus to La Clusaz.

The stop closest to the Chalet is LA BERGERIE is a request stop please remember to press the red arret button.

The buses run very frequently during the ski season.

Driving:

There is plenty of  parking on the road by the ski lifts.  In peak season when the resort is very busy, you may find it hard to find a space.  At other times it is very easy.

The roads in the area are kept very clear and snow free, and although the snow plough makes regular visits to our drive, if you are in an English two wheel drive car without chains or winter tyres, you may encounter a few problems. It is a legal requirement in the Alps to carry snow chains in your car.  Four wheel drive cars, or local rental cars with winter tyres tend to have no problem at all.

Walking:

It is a very easy walk to both the pistes and shops and restaurants in the village (as long as you are not carrying skis and boots and small children!)   Our 6 year old had no problem with the walk and really enjoys it.

Returning from a trip to the village, you can walk through the very picturesqe old village where the road is much quieter.  When the road ends (with just driveways to various chalets) there is an attractive wooded footpath (ahead but slightly to the left) that takes you back to the chalet.  This is a pretty walk especially on clear moonlit evenings or after snowfalls.