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Résidence La Fontaine du Roi

AlpsSaint Jean d'Arves, Apartment
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The Residence



The 3-star Résidence la Fontaine du Roi welcomes guests to its cosy and comfortable interiors with beautiful surroundings. Ideally located in the centre of the village of Saint Jean d’Arves, in the quaint hamlet of Le Chal, the apartments have magnificent views of Les Aiguilles d’Arves.

Madame Vacances invites you to experience this fantastic location for skiing, only 300 metres walk from the ski lifts and the foot of the pistes. The apartments at Résidence la Fontaine du Roi are also perfectly located with the ski school and ski hire shop on your doorstep, as well as supermarkets, a boulangerie and a small selection of bars and restaurants.


The Apartments

Nestled in the Maurienne Valley, guests staying at the Résidence la Fontaine du Roi will find themselves swept off their feet with a taste of luxury whilst being surrounded by the natural beauty and stunning landscapes of the French Alps. Guests can expect to enjoy unobstructed views of the magnificent Aiguilles d’Arves from their very own private balcony or terrace.

The apartments offer plenty of space, with a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances including a microwave oven, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dishwasher and a coffee maker. The apartments also boast balconies or terraces, with views over the resort and its stunning alpine landscapes.

Relax and unwind in the indoor pool found on site, or chill out and look back on the day’s adventures in the sauna. At the end of an exhilarating day spent exploring and skiing, guests can head to the living room area where there is a large fireplace and free Wi-Fi available, as well as comfortable seating and warm, inviting decor.


Board Options

All of the apartments at the Résidence la Fontaine du Roi are self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens where guests can prepare their own feast whenever they like. The village of Saint Jean d’Arves is on the doorstep and offers some fantastic dining and drinking options, with bars and restaurants scattered throughout. Lunches are available at various cafés and restaurants across the mountain, while supermarkets and a boulangerie are also just minutes away.


Central location
Indoor Swimming pool


The Resort


Saint Jean d'Arves

Snuggled in the Maurienne Valley in the heart of the French Alps, with easy access to the Sybelles and Saint Jean d’Arves ski areas, the Residence la Fontaine du Roi is located in the small hamlet of La Chal, which is just minutes from the centre of Saint Jean d’Arves. This small, authentic village is pretty and atmospheric, offering the ideal place to escape to whilst enjoying easy access to the fantastic ski slopes of the area. There are twenty hamlets to explore, set amidst beautiful landscapes which are also home to traditional farms.

For a complete guide to visiting Saint Jean d’Arves during the ski season, visit our winter destination page.


Ski Area

Saint Jean d’Arves offers its guests access to over 310 km of pistes and up to 124 slopes in the Sybelles area, in addition to a snow park and boardercross. Sybelles is a superb choice whether you’re looking for a family-friendly place where everyone can learn to ski, or you are visiting with a group of expert skiers. Found in the beautiful Maurienne region, the huge ski area of Sybelles is one of France’s largest ski areas and offering an impressive range of pistes, yet it remains relatively unknown. The area has an altitude range of 1600 metres – 2265 metres, and boasts one of the best snow records in the French Alps, meaning there is good coverage throughout much of the season. There are 124 pistes over 310 km to be explored, with almost all delivering magnificent views of Aiguilles d’Arves. The diversity offered by the Sybelles ski area attracts a wide variety of skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, from beginner to advanced levels.



Although Saint Jean d’Arves offers some fantastic opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of things to do away from the slopes as well. There is a cinema in the resort itself, ideal for rainy days and a break from skiing. There is a market which runs every Wednesday afternoon and offers visitors to chance to buy regional crafts and local products, as well as an organic market on Wednesday mornings in nearby St Jean de Maurienne.


Useful Informations


Late arrival (after 8 pm)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your voucher



On arrival you have to pay a deposit of 260 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, French Cheque) for your apartment. Your deposit will be returned to you 15 days after your departure with any necessary deductions made for breakages and additional cleaning.



End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure. Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 56 Eu‐168 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe du Séjour (Local Tourist Tax)


Payable Extras

- Linen pack (sheets and bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath Towels
- Hand Towels
- Television
- Pets
- Daily cleaning service
- Mid/End of stay cleaning service
- Cleaning kit
- Covered parking


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Madame Vacances offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking Contract

Your stay at Résidence La Fontaine du Roi*** is contracted with the Madame Vacances Group, working as a Travel Agent (Siret: 491 366 092 00014; Numéro de Licence: IM073100091)


Travel Information


By plane

- Chambery Airport: 128km (1.5 hours)
- Grenoble Airport: 174km (2 hours)
- Geneva Airport: 181km (2 hours)
- Lyon Airport: 180km (2 hours)



Résidence La Fontaine du Roi
La Chal
Saint Jean d’Arves
(0033) 479 65 08 41


By car

- Calais to Saint Jean d’Arves – 8 hours 30 minutes
- Indoor car parking is available on site (at a surcharge)




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- Ski Area opening : 20/12/2014 - 17/04/2015
- Altitude : at 1300m to 2240m
- Slopes : 310km

4 black slopes
39 red slopes


61 blue slopes
21 green slopes




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Traveller Reviews brought to you by
Madame Vacances Residence et Chalets La Fontaine du Roi
la Chal, 73530 Saint Jean d'Arves, France
3.5 of 5 bubbles
101 Reviews
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Saint Jean d'Arves
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Marina Y
Sofia Region, Bulgaria
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Basic accommodation in beautiful location
3 of 5 bubbles 22 Mar 2015
The apartment me and my friends were staying meets the basic needs for a ski vacation - it was warm and had hot water. And that's it pretty much. It... more »
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles 11 Mar 2015
Disappointing: - No wifi in the apartment. - Reception chaotic during day of chance and 2 reception staffmembers on such a day is not enough. Front desk staff is young... more »
Hendrik W
Brussels, Belgium
Trip type:
Friends getaway
disappointing quality and overpriced
1 of 5 bubbles 24 Feb 2015
The good points first: good location and great views. But the quality of the place was way substandard. horrible old mattresses - cheap appliances - minimum kitchen equipment - etc.... more »
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