Chalet Pyrene, Serre Chevalier

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We had a great week at the Chalet Pyrene in Villeneuve. However it looks like the chalet operator have used something like photoshop to hide what’s in front of the chalet in their 2015/16 brochure - which turned out to be a garage and a main road (in the photo there’s a strange shape of what looks like snow... + more
Anna-Marie Boyd, New Malden
4 out of 5
We had a very good week, the chalet worked out pretty well on the basis that it was a last minute booking because the majority of the other people staying there had booked last minute too. The only issue didn’t really affect us, but more so our two hosts (a boy and a girl): one of the oven doors broke one even... + more
Geoff, Norwell
4 out of 5
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Pyrene description

Sleeps 14 guests

Perfectly positioned in the centre of Villeneuve, Pyrene is a wonderful base for a week's skiing in Serre Chevalier with the ski lifts and pistes all within 3 minutes' walk of the chalet.

This wooden chalet is full of character with an airy living area with feature fireplace, and huge picture windows leading out on to the south-facing balcony, perfect for relaxing on at the end of a day on the slopes. There is also a separate cosy lounge with a TV. The bedrooms are all clad in pine with feature beams and wooden furnishings. Two rooms have a third bed on a mezzanine area which is under the eaves (not suitable for a young child) and all rooms have modern bathrooms, most of them en suite.


Facilities - Chalet Pyrene features

  • Beautiful wooden chalet with south facing balcony
  • Large dining room with picture windows
  • Most bedrooms with en suite facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski & boot area

Special attractions:

Free wine included worth over €100.

  • 2 minutes' walk to the centre of Villeneuve
  • 7 minutes' walk (700m) to the Frejus gondola and the Casse du Boeuf chairlift

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Accommodation Summary

First Floor
Chalet entrance with ski and boot area
Open plan dining room and lounge with mezzanine reading area
Separate cosy lounge with balcony
Room 1: Double with en suite shower/wc
Room 2: Double with en suite shower/wc
(Rooms 1 & 2 have a small mezzanine with a single bed suitable for a child only)
Room 3: Twin with en suite shower/wc
Room 4: Double with en suite shower/wc

Second Floor
Room 5:
Twin with private shower/wc (not en suite)
Room 6: Double with en suite shower/wc
Room 7: Twin with en suite shower/wc


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Pyrene

  • Skiers' buffet breakfast is included 7 days per week†
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with a selection of cakes†
  • 4-course dinners, including pre-dinner apèritif, choice of complimentary wines with dinner followed by tea/coffee & chocolates†
  • Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
  • Call us for more info on Chalet cuisine

†Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is 6 days per week, due to Chalet hotel staff's day off.

We update Chalet Pyrene's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Serre Chevalier - about holidays in Serre Chevalier - about ski holidays in Serre Chevalier - about ski holidays in Serre Chevalier France

Excellent snow Large ski area Scenery & character

You get those hulking ski resort titans, and then there’s Serre Chevalier: a group of smaller villages that just happen to share one stonkingly big, seriously scenic ski area. Whether you’re based in family-oriented Chantemerle, lively Villeneuve, romantic spa town Monêtier or historic Briancon, 250km of wonderful terrain awaits.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Couples Après Non-skiers

Serre Chevalier webcam

Snow Report: Top 30cm, Bottom 20cm

Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week

Snow History: November average depth 17.17cm

Serre Chevalier trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Turin110 km, 2 hours
Region:French Hautes-Alpes
First opened:1984

Serre Chevalier lift pass price last reported as 214€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Pyrene.
Night skiing: Yes
Serre Chevalier has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1200m-1500m
Top of slopes: 2830m
Bottom of piste: 1200m
Vertical drop: 1630m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:7km
Spread across a number of villages and hamlets, the Serre Chevalier valley’s not your usual alpine resort – but that’s what we like about it. While you won’t find a main hub of restaurants, bars and accommodation, a stay in one of the villages gives you a more ski-focussed, budget friendly week on the mountains. Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monêtier are the four main bases, each with their own character, but all with terrific lift access to the mountain. Typical French Briancon sits at the fa...
With some of the best conditions in the French Alps (80% of the slopes are above 2000m) the ski area includes wide-open, sunny plateaus, scenic tree lined runs and a perfectly groomed blanket of white beneath your skis or board. The piste can be accessed from all four towns and nursery slopes run from each allowing beginners to gain some confidence in peace - with help from the excellent ski schools in the area they’ll be progressing higher in no time! Beginners will find a number of gentle blues and steady ...
There’s never a dull moment here and with four different towns oozing character you’re sure to find something to suit you. Ski down the home run at Chantemerle to find the popular station bar where après ski begins with a happy hour or if you’re based in Villeneuve, the Grotto at the base of the slopes is the place to be for that après ski buzz! 1420 in Briancon is perfect for an evening of sophisticated drinks. The liveliest après is found at Villeneuve with a number of bars for evening drinks - The Frog ...

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"Great week!"

Anna-Marie Boyd, New Malden
4/ out of 5
We had a great week at the Chalet Pyrene in Villeneuve. However it looks like the chalet operator have used something like photoshop to hide what’s in front of the chalet in their 2015/16 brochure - which turned out to be a garage and a main road (in the photo there’s a strange shape of what looks like snow, that’s actually a petrol station!). The only problem was that we had to contend with quite a lot of noise from the main road and petrol station. Ignoring the petrol station, the view from the chalet is wonderful. The chalet’s located on a slope and it took us a good ten to fifteen minute walk to get to the Frejus chair lift. There aren’t any lockers at the bottom of the ski lifts so we had to walk in our ski boots, carrying skis and poles and for this reason I wouldn’t recommend staying in the Pyrene with young children. As for the chalet itself, we had plenty of hot water and there was a good amount of space for us all to relax in. Some of the bedrooms were a bit small but you don’t spend much time in them anyway. Two of the bedrooms had a mezzanine floor which is brilliant for older children (9-11ish) but possibly not for younger ones because of the angle of the stairs… As it was, Serre Chevalier is a fabulous resort, we had fabulous weather and the hosts and other guests in the chalet were lovely – had some of these factors been different I probably would have been more cheesed off with the noise at night. We’d probably stay here again if the price was right.

"A great last minute booking"

Geoff, Norwell
4/ out of 5
We had a very good week, the chalet worked out pretty well on the basis that it was a last minute booking because the majority of the other people staying there had booked last minute too. The only issue didn’t really affect us, but more so our two hosts (a boy and a girl): one of the oven doors broke one evening so they couldn’t use it, then the dishwasher packed up, we felt quite sorry for them. Otherwise it was great, no complaints – the food was pretty good. To get to the slopes you could walk across the road or take the ski bus (the stop was about 60 yards up the road) which took you too the 3 main ski areas.
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