New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

New for Summer 2020 – Trail Weekend, Yoga & Well-being break and Music Festival from 5* Armancette Hotel & Spa Resort – Saint Nicolas de Véroce- France

Despite the current closure due to Covid19, L’Armancette 5* Hotel, Chalets and Spa remains focussed on a summer 2020 re-opening and with this in mind they have created three ‘themed’ breaks, two with mountain experts: a New Trail weekend, a Yoga & wellbeing break and a stay to co-incide with the 11th annual Music Festival Musique & Patrimoine.

Named after a local glacier,5* L’Armancette has just 17 intimate, ensuite rooms all individually designed and guests have stunning views out to Mont Blanc, the Dôme de Miage and the Aiguille de Bionnassay mountains.

L’Armancette also includes the gourmet restaurant ‘La Table d’Armante’ with its menu designed by Michelin star chef Antoine Westermann. The hotel sits on the site of the former village bakery and honours this tradition with its own onsite bakery serving bread and pastries to locals each day. In addition, the hotel has a tea room, private wine bar, a full spa with gym and large inside/outside swimming pool.

New for Summer:
Trail Weekend – 5 – 7 June 2020
For runners and mountains lovers; three days dedicated to running in the mountains whilst staying in luxury of the 5-star hotel L’Armancette.
Enjoy 3 days with trail runner François D’Haene (multiple winner of the UTMB – Ultra Trail Mont Blanc race in Chamonix) to include:

• 5 trail running sessions
• Stretching and in-house massage
• Full board in gastronomic restaurant La Table d’Armante
• Tips and advice from François D’Haene
From 1750 euros pp for 2 nights in a double room (2 pax), and from 2 100€ for a single room for 2 nights

Yoga & Mountains 5 -10 July 2020
A stay dedicated to wellbeing: enjoy yoga and the surrounding mountains with Marie Claude Hubert – local Yoga teacher and mountain guide. Combine revitalizing yoga in a peaceful environment with a full program* within the peaceful village setting of Saint Nicolas de Veroce:
• Daily Yoga & meditation sessions
• Mountain walks combined with yoga
• Stand-up paddle yoga on Lake Passy
• Spa in L’Armancette
• Local highlights : Saint Nicolas de Véroce village visit, Saint-Gervais Thermal spa, Tramway du Mont Blanc trip, mountain lunch next to a glacier
From 2015 euros pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 970€ in a single room, 5 nights half board including all the above (thermal spa entry/full board/all yoga sessions)

Music Festival 3 – 8 August 2020
For 11 years, This music festival has taken place in Saint-Nicolas, organised by French Pianist Nicole Simon Laroche.
• Daily concerts in a different locations each day including a jazz concert mid-week in La Table d’Armante at L’Armancette restaurant with a special dinner
• A concert in the stunning Saint-Nicolas’ Church.
• Full pass for the music festival
From 1 425€ pp in a double room (2 pax) and from 2 475 euros pp in a single room, 5 nights B&B plus jazz night at La Table d’Armante and a pass for the festival

https://www.musique-patrimoine-mtblanc.com/

www.armancette.com

Full *yoga itinerary available if required

Images available of Francois d’Haene and Marie Claude Hubert

Whilst the hotel remains closed due to Covid19, the following virtual tours are available to see inside the hotel:

– Reception and Bakery

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-la-reception-et-la-table-darmante/

 

– Swimming Pool and Spa

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/piscine-spa-salle-de-sport/

 – le 2ème étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/armancette-hotel-chalet-spa-au-2eme-etage-nos-chambres-familiales-et-duplex/

 – le 1er étage

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/premier-etage/

 – le parking

https://www.tartinvillephoto.com/visite-virtuelle/parking-armancette/

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SEPTEMBER ABOVE SAINT GERVAIS – L’Armancette Hotel

SEPTEMBER ABOVE SAINT GERVAIS – L’Armancette Hotel

On a whistle stop trip out to the Alps in September, I was excited to stay in the new 5-star L’Armancette Hotel in Saint Nicolas de Veroce, a beautiful, tiny village above Saint Gervais.

There was little sign of the approaching Autumn, with clear blue skies and warm sunshine but a fresh dusting of snow the previous weekend provided glistening white peaks of the Domes de Miage and Mont Blanc mountains, a sign of winter to come.

The hotel, which re-opens for skiers on 4 December sits right alongside an old two-man chair in the centre of Saint Nicolas, almost a national treasure for the village showing no sign of being updated, as it sits on private land.

In contrast, a little lower down the village, the two-man chair, Chattrix is being replaced with a fast detachable 6- seater chairlift in time for the opening of the season. Local skier, Betony Garner, who often comes over to this area for skiing when the weather’s not so good in her home town, neighbouring Chamonix, said “This chairlift will offer much faster access back into the ski area which links with Megeve. It was always a very slow spot to get out of. This development will be great news for local skiers and for the holiday guests in Saint Gervais and Megeve.”

Director of L’Armancette, Anne-Cecile Quey adds, “with our new hotel and this chair lift, Saint Nicolas is waking up to the 21st Century but the village will remain a special place to come to as the village is mostly stand-alone chalets and locally owned houses so it will never be too busy. We welcome locals to our in-house bakery, which we have maintained on the site of the former village bakery. For skiers, we will run a shuttle from the hotel to the new fast access chair to enable our guests to easily connect via this new chairlift”.

The 6 man chair will become the fastest access point to the Mont-Joly ski area, which is the highest point of the ski resort at 2353 m, offering 1000m descent from Epaule to Chattrix.

Skiing down the Chattrix blue run, skiers will ski right past three new chalets at Plateau de la Croix, above Saint Nicolas where the ski school meeting point is for guests in the village.

These chalets, also part of the new Armancette group, offer ski-in/out access, with the largest chalets – Aster and Carline sleeping up to 14 guests and the smaller chalet, Silene just 8 guests. I hiked up to see the chalets, a 45 minute steep climb up from Saint Nicolas and loved the autumn garden planting with its fruit trees and bushes. Fingers crossed they survive the snowy winter.

From the hotel at 1150m, the views across the valley with Les Contamines in the distance are stunning and the Domes de Miage peak the highlight, but from these higher chalets there is a direct view to Mont Blanc.

 

 

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