French Alps ski chalet close to pistes and restaurants is perfect for a family holiday
- Semi-detached chalet
- Slopes 1 km, Village 5.6 km
- Ski bus 350 m
- Stunning mountain views
- Balcony, terrace and garden
About Chalet Lydie ...
Chalet Lydie is one of a pair of 4 star semi-detached chalets close to the charming village of Manigod and just 1km from some great skiing at Croix Fry.
Set over three floors, it is ideal for families wishing to holiday together. Larger groups can also be accommodated by renting Chalet Lydie with the next door Chalet de Paul et Marie - together the two properties sleep up to 16 people comfortably.
Chalet Lydie has a large living area to accommodate everyone, and there's also room for 16 people to eat together by putting the two tables together. Access between the chalets is via the balcony off the main area - convenient for groups but if you only want to book one of the chalets, the access can be locked off and your privacy guaranteed.
The views from this south-facing chalet are incredible - from your terrace you can admire the stunning Aravis valley, framed by Etale, Sulens and Mont Charvin.
Note : during winter season please make sure to have snow tires and chains for your vehicles, since the access to the chalet is rather steep.
The property ...
Despite its traditional appearance from outside, Chalet Lydie's stunning contemporary interior is designed to make the most of the mountain views and light.
Bleached woods and neutral tones perfectly complement faux fur and wool textiles and splashes of colour. The property is set over two floors, with access to the basement where you can store ski equipment or bikes.
The spacious open-plan living area is on the ground floor, with a well-equipped kitchen and dining table for eight people. A large corner sofa and pouffes provide the perfect place to watch television or gather around the log burner, and sliding double doors open on to the balcony, which overlooks the valley.
There's a double bedroom on this floor, as well as a toilet and a bathroom. There are three more bedrooms upstairs, all of which have double or ziplink beds which can be made into twins. The two bedrooms at the front of the property open on to a balcony - the perfect place for your first morning coffee! There is also a second bathroom and wc on this floor.
About the area ...
Skiers and boarders will love Chalet Lydie, just a few minutes’ drive from the lifts at Croix Fry.
If you’d rather not take the car out, the ski bus stops just 350 m from your door. There’s an ESF ski school base at Croix Fry, where beginners can find their feet on the gentle nursery slopes. Those with more experience can ski from here or explore the 220km of pistes between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, which are all covered by the Aravis ski pass. Competent skiers can even ski back to the chalet!
There are plenty of trails for cross-country skiers on the nearby Beauregard plateau, where you an also enjoy snow shoe trails, with views across to Mont Blanc. If there are non-skiers in your party, there are heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools at La Clusaz as well as an ice-skating rink and cinema.
You could also try dog-sledding, sleigh rides or the local specialty - paret sledging!
You’ll never be stuck for something to do in the Aravis valley in the summer, either. There’s no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance’s campaign against the German army in World War II.
The ski lifts will take walkers or cyclists and their bikes up the mountains, so they can come down at their own pace, and adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, or white-water rafting within a few miles of Manigod. Via ferrata is another great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains secured to a harness.
You’ll have plenty of experiences to share back at the chalet, perhaps over a beer and a barbecue on the terrace as the sun sets.
If you like the sound of a holiday at Chalet Lydie, check our availability calendar - it's always up to date, and if your dates are free, we can hold them for 24 hours while you make your plans. But don't wait any longer - Chalet Lydie is very popular with OVO Network guests!
“Chalet very well located, equipped and decorated”
— Christine G.
— Elizabeth R.
“Breathtaking view, every time!”
— Vincent V.
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Manigod - La Clusaz
Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.
With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.
- Ski slopes
- 1 km
- Ski bus stop
- 350 m
- Town centre
- 5.6 km
- 11 km
The OVO Network Review
Chalet Lydie is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property for 8 with 100m2 of floor space over 3 floors.
Larger groups of up to 16 can hire this recently renovated semi-detached chalet with it's sister chalet, Chalet Paul at Marie. Combined the two 4 star properties have 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 200m2 of floor space.
Both Chalet Lydie and Chalet Paul et Marie have Cool for kids status, meaning they have lots of extra equipment, much appreciated by families holidaying with young children. Guests staying in both chalets love the decor, layout, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and new bathrooms.
The owners put a great deal of thought, effort, care and attention into providing all that their guests might require to enjoy a peaceful, calm holiday.
Nature lovers will be happy - the chalet overlooks a meadow below, and is surrounded by trees and mountains, with walks from the front door and spectacular Alpine views.
Winter sports enthusiasts will be happy - the property is less than 1km away from the ski fields at La Croix Fry, with great ski links to La Clusaz. In fact when snow conditions are favourable, guests with the will and skill to try, can, in theory snow shoe, sledge or ski back to the chalet.
Off piste and at their own risk of course!
Summer guests will be happy too - they can enjoy and appreciate the walking, cycling, wild life, flaura and fauna spotting and via ferrata opportunities.
The chalet is a drive way from the nearest supermarket so stock up either in Thones (or Merdassier in season), before heading up to the chalet. There are several restaurants close by, and the local baker offers fresh bread deliveries.
If you are planning a winter stay at Chalet Paul et Marie or Chalet Lydie, remember snow doesn't only fall on the pistes, it also falls on the roads and drives! Don't get caught out by arriving in a car which is not properly equipped for Alpine winter road conditions. The drive down to the chalet from the main road has been tarmaced to enable easier and more efficient snow clearing.
Please note Chalet Lydie does not welcomes pets.
The OVO Network Team.
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From the owner
Marie & Paul
My grandmother Lydie inherited this chalet from her parents Louise and Constant.
After she retired, she loved spending every summer in the chalet, from June to mid-October, although it wasn't terribly comfortable. She came with her husband André, who was also born in Manigod.
My parents brought her groceries and supplies at weekends and I often spent my summer holidays here with my grandparents and my cousins.
When I married Paul, he also fell in love with the place. He enjoyed renovating the place with local craftsmen, bringing it up to a high level of comfort.
Along with our two daughters, Céline and Aurélie, we spent our holidays here with family and friends, and they have kept the tradition up.
We love the peace and freedom of this chalet in the heart of nature, surrounded by mountains. We hope you will also have some wonderful moments here.
Marie and Paul
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Lydie Manigod.
Your booking will be made directly with Marie & Paul, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
“Chalet very well located, equipped and decorated”
This chalet is very well located close to the resort, very well equipped, beautifully decorated, with nothing missing. We particularly appreciated the childcare equipment and children's games. With two little ones under the age of 3, it was perfect!
This was a perfect chalet, great location! Highly recommend!
“Breathtaking view, every time!”
The view, the view, the view! We are loyal to both half chalets Paul and Marie and Lydie. Three consecutive years of renting and we are always amazed by this view upon arrival. In love with La Clusaz and the Aravis, and fans of Manigod, we highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet place with a breathtaking view.