Out of nowhere, the subject arose between dessert and the cheese course (to be precise). “Mom, Dad, where will we be spending the holidays?” In winter, just as in summer, the question never falters. But this year, you were prepared, “Honey, we’re going to a beautiful chalet in Combloux.”

The joy of Combloux

The response was exclamations of joy, which is perfectly normal for a dream vacation surrounded by a breathtaking panorama overlooked by the Mont-Blanc. You’ve pulled out all the stops: Renting a prestigious chalet in the heart of the charming village of Combloux.

This little village is authentic and delicate, and as Victor Hugo elegantly put it, 'The Pearl of the Alps” surrounded by glaciers. Its sublime chalets respect traditional architecture, combining wood, glass and the grey stones of Haute-Savoie. Combloux is a blend of recently-built luxury chalets (under the country’s règles de l’art) and old farmhouses that have been restored and renovated to offer all the modern comforts to vacationers. The village shines on its own, even though Megève is only 4 km away, Chamonix at just 30 km out, and Geneva reached in 45 minutes.

Renting a chalet in Combloux is to secure a joyful holiday with family and friends; to stroll in the city and discover its chic shops. BARNES offers prestigious mansions for rent, with refined décor, amenities according to your needs, and a la carte service. While on vacation, you’ll only have to select: the chalet’s maintenance schedule (every day or perhaps a little less); grocery shopping upon your arrival (every day or even a little more); a cook with a passion for Italy or a specialist of Thai cuisine; ski instructors or mountain guides (or both); a physiotherapy massage or simply the calmness of a crackling fireplace. It’s up to you to decide.

We know from experience that your better half will have some suggestions: a home cinema to watch the classics by the fire, a private spa with hammam, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool, and gym to prepare for all the outdoor physical activities that will take place. Let’s not forget about the little ones, who have been waiting to spend a night in an igloo in Combloux.

A chalet in Combloux is right for you, if...

  1. You are looking for the mountain village par excellence
  2. More than anything, you want a big screen of the Mont-Blanc
  3. Just one night in the igloo, but after that, it’s a luxury vacation all the way

What’s on the agenda?

Combloux is an exceptional setting on a gigantic Alpine domain in the middle of the famous Mont-Blanc Massif, a name near and dear to the hearts of both French and foreign ski enthusiasts. In Combloux, 445 km of slopes are dedicated to the “Évasion Mont-Blanc” domain, not to mention “Portes du Mont-Blanc” adding hundreds of kilometers more. Winter brings a high of quality snow and when it melts, head to the hiking trails to explore extraordinary sceneries and wildlife at the bends roads. Didn’t you know that the origin of the village’s name is “La Combe aux Loups” or “The Valley of Wolves”?

Renting a chalet in Combloux is to guarantee a vacation that’s relaxing and adventurous at once. We know you have more than one string to bow, so try all the activities offered: hiking, biking, in the mountains, on the ground, or in the air. Would you like more details? During the cooler season, you’ll be well-occupied with snow sports. Change gears when the weather warms up, for exciting rafting and canyoning excursions with the entire family, “cani-rando” - hiking while harnessed to a dog - paragliding, via ferrata, take off in a hot air balloon in the footsteps of Jules Verne, and of course, mountain hiking.

Summer and winter, you’ll be vacationing in Combloux, if...

  1. For you, the remake of 'The Great Escape' should take place in Mont-Blanc
  2. Vacations in Combloux are for fun, returning home is for rest
  3. You and your little pup have been preparing for the cani-rando all year