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Le Lustre

Chamonix

Chalet Capacity

8 Adults

2 Children

Property Highlights

Stunning Art Deco design
Central location
Stunning views
Cinema room

Average Cost

High Season FROM 34,300 EUR
Mid Season FROM 24,100 EUR
Low Season FROM 22,000 EUR
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Overview

Art Deco Gem

Chamonix and luxury were synonymous for many decades. But that was back in the mid 19th century and the luxury was relative. The first wave of mountain-fascinated tourists flocked to Chamonix on brand new railways to gaze in awe on the Mer de Glace. At other mountain towns only guest houses akin to hovels could be found, where the beds were of straw usually inhabited by a legion of fleas. But in Chamonix hotels opened to welcome the visitors with the comforts expected by travellers of the Victorian era. Subsequently, a mecca for hard-core mountaineers, Chamonix retained its ambiance of the most authentic mountain town of old. The luxury moved elsewhere.

Now, however, you can have it all. The most challenging skiing in Europe (with better intermediate slopes than its reputation suggests). A town where the history of mountaineering, with its bravery, its tragedy and enduring camaraderie, lives on. AND glamourous accommodation. Chalets for a discerning clientele are dotting the meadows at the foot of these glorious mountains, embellishing the options for visitors to this iconic area.

Le Lustre takes it a step higher. 493sqm of penthouse magnificence. You are in the heart of the town, in one of its most historic buildings. The top floors are now a sophisticated duplex at the top of its game. A vast living and dining space has a wall of windows that take you out onto a huge terrace. From here the connection between the town and its surroundings comes clear, you can read its stories in the outlines of those jagged peaks. This cavernous living space is designed along a theme that is all about elegance and clarity. The sculpted shapes of sofas and loungers, the eye-catching circular fireplace, the comfortable chairs around the dining table, the space is cleverly arranged, it works, you will have fun here, you can be calm.  

When filled to its capacity, with ten guests, it won’t feel crowded. The six double bedrooms have space and substance, with king sized beds, tasteful décor and generous bathrooms. Even the bunk-bed room, amply proportioned for four children, is designed with flair and has its own en suite. The question is – do you let the children into the hidden bar? Le Lustre has its very own speakeasy, a hint of decadence in the mountains. Or will they be happily ensconced in the cinema room while you sip your après ski dry martinis?

You will be completely taken care of by your chalet staff. Those pioneers of Chamonix hospitality who ran the first hotels in town were extraordinary for the time and place, but the modern chalet holiday has developed that perfect balance between service and discretion. The kitchen at Le Lustre is a semi-professional heaven – your chef will make good use of it. And even the main drawback sometimes cited about Chamonix – the separate ski areas - will be of no consequence. Your private chauffeur will take you each day to the area of your choice.

Your base is in the centre of town and your address is Avenue Michel Croz. What better homage to that hero of Chamonix who accompanied Edward Whymper on the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, but never reaped the glory, dying tragically on the descent. Read that story as you look out on the avenue that bears his name. Top tip – don’t believe ANYTHING about cut ropes!

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Continental breakfast on staff day-off
  • Champagne & canapés served on arrival day
  • Children's high tea - 6 nights
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 6 nights
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation
  • Bar stocked with range of spirits, beer & soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea will be laid out for you
  • Chalet can be taken on self-catered basis

Features

  • Private bar
  • Elevator
  • Cinema room
  • Massage room
  • Private parking
  • Large sunny terrace

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Host
  • Chef
  • Housekeeping

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Music system
  • WiFi throughout
  • Bluetooth speaker

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Fresh flowers
  • Airport transfers & in-resort driver service can be arranged at additional cost

Floorplans

BEDROOMS

Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 3 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 4 - Quad bunk room (sleeps 4) with en-suite bathroom

 

 

Reviews

WHAT WE THINK

They say that location is everything, in which case Le Lustre has it all in spades. Located in the centre of Chamonix, bars, shops, restaurants and ski lift access is all on the doorstep. The views from the balcony are stunning and the Art Deco style is beautiful.

DAN FRITH, CO-OWNER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Location

Chalet Location

Piste 10 minutes walk
Ski Lifts 10 minutes walk
Resort Centre central

Nearest Airports

Geneva (GVA):1h 15m / 80km
Chambery (CMF):1h 45m / 145km

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Property location
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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? On the chef's day-off you will be served a continental breakfast of wonderful French bread and pastries. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet to find afternoon tea laid out ready for you. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. You will enjoy carefully selected house wines with dinner which the chef has paired to his dishes although you can choose to upgrade the wines from the chalet's a la carte list. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is served on six nights, leaving you one night free to enjoy the local restaurants.

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides a stocked bar with a range of spirits, beer and soft drinks. Champagne is served with canapés on your arrival night.

 

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.

Availability

Winter 2022/2023 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2022 03 Dec 2022 EUR 22,000
10 Dec 2022 EUR 23,100
17 Dec 2022 EUR 28,100
24 Dec 2022 EUR 31,000
31 Dec 2022 EUR 39,900
January 2023 07 Jan 2023 EUR 24,200
14 Jan 2023 EUR 24,200
21 Jan 2023 EUR 24,500
28 Jan 2023 EUR 26,700
February 2023 04 Feb 2023 EUR 27,700
11 Feb 2023 EUR 34,300
18 Feb 2023 EUR 34,300
25 Feb 2023 EUR 24,900
March 2023 04 Mar 2023 EUR 24,100
11 Mar 2023 EUR 24,100
18 Mar 2023 EUR 24,300
25 Mar 2023 EUR 23,000
April 2023 01 Apr 2023 EUR 22,400
08 Apr 2023 EUR 20,800
15 Apr 2023 EUR 20,800
22 Apr 2023 EUR 20,800
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