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Chamonix Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments in Chamonix to rent

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Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your ski trip or summer holiday to Chamonix, especially for small groups of friends or family.

Very popular among visitors, apartments in Chamonix come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from small and functional studios to large flats with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, apartments tend to be cheaper than catered chalets, so they are a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

We’ve written a complete guide on apartment rentals in Chamonix to help you make the most of your ski trip. Read on for the best insider's tips.

3 things to look out for when booking an apartment in Chamonix

It couldn't be easier to book an apartment in Chamonix. All you have to do is fill in the box at the top of this page or visit our Holiday Rentals page, featuring a great selection of apartments and chalets handpicked by us from a list of accommodation providers. To start your booking process, set your requirements – at least your arrival date and number of people – and we’ll show you which properties are available.

There are a few things you may want to consider beforehand to make sure you find the perfect ski apartment:

1. When should you book your apartment?
We recommend you book your apartment as soon as possible. Holiday rentals usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Our top tip is that you book your accommodation before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and apartment start/end dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

As for the best time to stay in an apartment, they're usually open for bookings during the winter and summer high seasons – from December to April and from June to September. However, some accommodation companies may offer interseason holiday rentals for large parties – specify your desired dates in the Special Requirements box while booking and our team will get back to you with alternative options.

2. How long should you book your apartment for?
Ski apartments in Chamonix are generally rented on a weekly basis, usually from Saturday to Saturday. However, these dates can occasionally be flexible and some companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Lately, thanks to the increased offer in flights, especially cheap ones, shorter and longer ski breaks are becoming more and more popular so some accommodation companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Therefore, even if you can only find seven-day offers on our Holiday Rentals page, we may be able to accommodate shorter and longer bookings – state your desired dates in the Special Requirements box and we’ll get back to you with alternative options.

On the other hand, summer apartment bookings in Chamonix are generally more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you may be able to come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. Again, state your requirements in the Special Requirements box while booking.

3. How big is your group?
Apartments to rent in Chamonix range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday – you can filter our holiday rentals by capacity at the top of the page.

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Catering options & apartment add-ons in Chamonix

Apartments in Chamonix are generally rented out on a self-catered basis, so they're usually cheaper than catered chalet ski trips. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.

Apartment catering options in Chamonix
Catering options are often the first on the list of add-ons and they range from private chefs who can cook all or some of your meals to welcome packs with everything you need for your first breakfast in the mountains and grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are also plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Chamonix, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Recently, a few takeaway services have established themselves here offering budget-friendly, hassle-free catering options for your ski holiday.

Apartment add-ons in Chamonix
Accommodation companies offer dozens of other add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passesski lessonstransfersactivities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.

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Prices for apartment rentals in Chamonix

Chamonix apartment prices vary depending on the size of the apartment, its facilities and services, its location within the resort, your desired dates, the size of your party, the length of your stay and many other factors. In general, you can benefit from discounts when booking early while there may also be deals to be had outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

How much do Chamonix apartments cost?
Apartment prices in Chamonix range from around the €400 mark for a 2-4 person studio in the non-peak weeks to as much as about €7000 for the large luxury apartments in peak weeks.

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Luxury apartments in Chamonix

Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Chamonix without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Chamonix?
You'll find them in the centre of Chamonix, near the slopes of Brévent and Les Planards. There are also a couple of luxury developments in Les Houches, near the Prarion lift, as well as in Argentière and in Les Bossons, on the outskirts of Chamonix town.

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Group apartments in Chamonix

If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Chamonix is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Chamonix has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Where can you find big apartments for groups in Chamonix?
Most of the valley's off-the-mountain action, including all the major events, a wide range of restaurants and Chamonix's famous nightlife, are located in the main town. Therefore, this is where you want to be of you're coming with a group of friends or if you want to show your staff all that Chamonix has to offer.

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Family apartments in Chamonix

Chamonix is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Chamonix?
Most of the valley's apartments are located in Chamonix town, which also boasts facilities like a swimming pool and a cinema to help keep the kids entertained. To be close to the nursery slopes, look for accommodation near the Savoy or Les Planards areas. The only trade-off is that accommodation prices here generally reflect being in the thick of it.

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Budget apartments in Chamonix

There are some great bargains to be had in Chamonix when booking your accommodation outside the main hotspots in resort.

How can you save money on your Chamonix accommodation?
When people think of self-catering apartments in Chamonix, their mind usually pictures the infamous Cham Sud buildings, located behind the Aiguille du Midi lift station. While it is no longer the only option for those looking for apartments in town, Cham Sud is still Chamonix's only real large apartment complex and offers good, cheaper options for those wanting to come to Chamonix for a ski holiday. The exterior of the buildings is a bit dated and the apartments are a real mixed bag – some are tiny studios with few facilities whereas others have been tastefully renovated and offer a good central option. The advantage of being in Cham Sud is its close proximity to the Aiguille du Midi lift station and the centre of town. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, however, this is probably not the place for you – Cham Sud tends to attract a younger holidaymaker and can be pretty lively in the winter months with a number of bars and a nightclub on the ground floor.

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Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Chamonix

Finding ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Chamonix isn't an easy task. With the different ski areas being scattered along the length of the valley, there aren't that many apartments located at the foot of the slopes.

Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Chamonix?
Les Houches is the town where your chances of enjoying ski-to-the-door privileges are the highest, as there are a couple of apartment residences dotted along the famous black Kandahar piste and the more gentle Aillouds blue run. In the other towns in the valley, you should be content with staying close to the main lifts transporting people up the mountain. Search for apartments in the Savoy and Planards area in Chamonix town, at the foot of the Flégère gondola in Les Praz, by the Vallorcine cable car in Vallorcine or right at the departure of the Prarion gondola and the Bellevue cable car in Les Houches.

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More inspiration...

Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Chamonix. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent in the valley, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.

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