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…Chalet le Pré Catin (EN)

Le Pré Catin seen by the newpaper “Dauphiné Libéré”
Chalet le Pré Catin in summer

The chalet Le Pré Catin fits perfectly into the village of Bonneval-sur-Arc, classified one of the prettiest of France.

Better yet, the Pré Catin is sometimes chosen by the press to symbolize Bonneval-sur-Arc and we are proud of it!

Space and volumes, qualities of materials, fidelity to the Savoyard spirit are the concepts that guided its transformation, realized by the architect Pierre-Emmanuel Le Prisé, to guarantee your comfort.

The Pre-Catin is divided into 3 apartments.

6, 7 or 8 persons, rentals can be made alone or jointly, for a total capacity of 21 people.

At the chalet entrance, you’ll dispose of a laundry room shared with the 3 apartments, equipped with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
A ski room is located under the south terrace.
Access to the cottage is easy and clear of snow from the main street of Bonneval.
The chalet is though set back from this street which guarantees an absolute nocturnal silence.
Shops are nearby, the snow area for children and beginners sits at 100 m, the access to other slopes stay at 200 m, the day nursery lays at the foot of the cottage.


…Pré-Catin 1 (EN)

You will love this apartment, completely renovated in a contemporary spirit offering a quiet preserved quality environment.

A living room overlooking a kitchen

It’s a 5 room of about 116 sqm with modern and smart comfort with high quality services that can accommodate 8 people.

Dominique et Nathalie have well managed its interior design : It is ranked 4 stars ★★★★ in furnished tourism category.

On the ground floor, a room with a 160 cm bed, its bathroom and its private toilet;

A lounge area with fireplace insert opening through large windows on a terrace to the west, a fully equipped contemporary kitchen and dining area overlooking a large terrace facing south;

A second bedroom with four 90 cm bunk beds; independent toilets; a bathroom with bath and double sink;

A third room with a 160cm bed, its bathroom and its private toilet.

On the floor a room with two 90 cm beds.

Furniture, decoration, appliances, crockery, bedding, … are new and of first quality.

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Rental type Apartment
Minimun duration 7 nights
Approval 4 stars ★★★★


Pré-Catin 1, amenities Prices & availability Guestbook

…Pré-Catin 2 (EN)

You will love the space that characterizes this duplex flat of about 125 m², here in the chalet Le Pré Catin. It offers 7 sleeps and a refined, cozy, warm comfort and quality services. It is the flat of Dominique and Catherine who managed to preserve the authenticity of the historic apartment of their friends Daniel and Josiane, who lived there at the time when the Pre-Catin was a restaurant.

A fireplace, a sofa, an armchair, a coffee table

At the round floor :

  • An entrance,
  • A shower room (shower, sink, toilet).

Upstairs :

  • A living room composed of
    • A kitchen with fridge-freezer, ceramic hob with traditional electric oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, filter and Nespresso coffee machines, toaster, food processor, fondue and raclette devices, etc.
    • A dining area with a table, benches and chairs for 10 people,
    • A living room with a fireplace, a sofa and armchairs. This living room opens to the south on a balcony.
  • A large master bedroom with a 160cm bed, cupboards,
  • A bathroom with bath and sink,
  • Independent toilet,

In mezzanine :

  • 3 beds 90 cm
  • in the extension a room with 2 beds 90 cm
  • a TV lounge area with a sofa.


Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Rental type Apartment
Minimal duration 7 nights
Approval 3 stars ★★★
Pré-Catin 2, amenities Prices & availability Guestbook

…Pré-Catin 3 (EN)

This 60 m2 duplex apartment of 6 beds, decorated with a lot of charm awaits you here in Bonneval-sur-Arc. It is pampered by Cecile and Pierre Emmanuel. “PEL”, is the architect who renovated the Pré Catin chalet.

A coffee table, armchairs, a fireplace, a French window

On the ground floor, at the entrance, a room for children receiving 4 individual beds in twice 2-bunk beds; a bathroom (bath and sink), separate toilets.
Upstairs, a living room with a kitchen equipped with a fridge-freezer, ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. a dining area, a living room with a stone fireplace, a TV with CD player, a couch (not part of the sleeping capacity of the housing), armchairs. This living room opens to the south on a balcony with a small table and three chairs.
Above the kitchen, perches the double open mezzanine bedroom on the living space. Pets are allowed.

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Rental type Apartment
Minimal duration 7 nights in season
2 nights out of season
Approval 3 stars ★★★
Pré-Catin 3, amenities Prices & availability Guestbook

…Bonneval-sur-Arc (EN)


In Savoie, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park and classified one of the most beautiful villages in France, Bonneval-sur-Arc is one of the only ones in the Alps that kept its charm and authenticity.

Church and flagstone
The village in winter

We offer 5 rentals in 2 chalets close one to the other in the heart of the resort. You can regant several apartments if you are numerous!

Le Pré-Catin chalet

A typical Savoyard chalet under the snow

The Pré-Catin chalet fits perfectly in the classified village of Bonneval-sur-Arc. Space and volumes, qualities of materials, fidelity to the Savoyard spirit are the concepts that guided its transformation, realized by the architect Pierre-Emmanuel Le Prisé, to guarantee your comfort.

The Pre-Catin is divided into three apartments.

6, 7 or 8 persons. You can rent one or several flats for a total capacity of 21 people.


Michka chalet :

An architect's chalet under the snow

This architect’s chalet is exceptional for its aesthetic qualities combining the traditional materials of the site (stone, larch and slate) and its great comfort. Its large bay windows facing south ensure maximum sunshine and unobstructed views of the mountain and the surrounding landscape. The contemporary and refined interior decoration has been realized by favoring the same materials as outside for a greater aesthetic coherence.

In this chalet, two luxury apartments of 6 and 9 people can be rented alone or together, for a total capacity of 15 people.


Location :

Both chalets are located at : Le Pré Catin, 73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc, France



Shops and services

  • The day nursery « Les p’tits chabottes » is in the immediate vicinity
  • A grocery store and a cash machine are 100 m away
  • A bakery and a butcher’s shop are 600 m away.
  • Two cheese factories and local products are 500 and 700 m away.
  • You will find all kinds of restaurants in Bonneval-sur-Arc

More info on the map below (the chalets are at #87 and #90)

A map of the village


By train :

The nearest station is at Modane. This station is served by direct trains from

  • Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Lyon Part-Dieu
  • Milano Porta Garibaldi
  • Chambery

Then, take the M12 Bus up to Bonneval-sur-Arc

By bus :

You can travel by bus throughout the valley. Some are free of chage. You’ll find all informations in the complete guide to mobility

By car :

By car, make sure you have set your GPS on Bonneval-sur-Arc. There is another Bonneval in Savoie, 160 km from Bonneval-sur-Arc.
BEWARE OF YOUR GPS do not go through Albertville – Val d’Isere: In winter, the Iseran pass is closed.
* If you are coming from Chambéry, take the A41 / A43 motorway and follow the direction Turin-Milan to exit 30 “Modane, Haute-Maurienne-Vanoise”
* If you are coming from Grenoble, take the A41 motorway, follow the direction Chambéry until the A43 Turin-Milan junction, then exit 30 “Modane, Haute-Maurienne-Vanoise”
* If you are coming from Briançon or Turin, take the A32 motorway and follow the direction Frejus / Bardonecchia and take the Frejus tunnel. In winter, the Mont Cenis pass is closed.
Then follow the direction “Haute-Maurienne-Vanoise” to Bonneval-sur-Arc

In winter, snow tires and/or snow chains are always recommended and often required. If your engine is diesel, make a full complement of “cold weather diesel” at Sollières or Lanslebourg or the Bonneval-sur-Arc gas station, it is commonly -20 ° C at night.

Bonneval sur Arc in summer

Bonneval sur Arc in fall

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…Ski Bonneval-sur-Arc (EN)

Shadow on powder snow from a skier on a chairlift

Alpine skiing
Bonneval-sur-Arc is a village-resort, classified in the “most beautiful villages of France”. This is where the film “Belle and Sebastian” was shot. We lodged with us some members of the production.
From the very beginner to the freeride enthusiast, everyone can get happy here. We are far from the factory-resorts. there is no waiting at the ski lifts, even during the highest season.
The chairlift start is 200 m walk, the easiest slopes 100 m.A village under the snow


The resort altitude vary between 1850 and 3000 meters above sea level. From the top of the chairlift “Le 3000”, 1150 meters of elevation await your ski tips.
Our guests come for the authenticity of the village or its cheese factory, the blue slopes at 3000 or the off-piste area, the blue sky of Maurienne or the flare in the evening, the view of the wild mountain or the restaurant at the Ecot hamlet. Anyway, you come back. Thank you !

A map of ski lifts and ski slopes

The ski resort is open from mid-December to the end of April.
Snow is always good, including early and late in the season. It is quite often the most snowy resort in France; Check out the skiinfo snow history page on the skiinfo website.

A graduated curve in cm

Lift rates are here.
If you want to register your children at the ski school or find an instructor to escort you off-piste, see the website of the French Ski School (ESF).
Cards of the Mille Bornes game
With a 6 days package or more, you access, with the bus, to 350 kms of alpin slopes and 200 Km of cross-country tracks in the 6 resorts of Haute Maurienne Vanoise valley.

A map of ski resorts
Haute Maurienne Vanoise Ski Area

Cross-country skiing

For cross-country skiing, it’s in Bessans, by the link track “Sallanches-Fauvettes” (3Km) or by car or with the bus.
For you, 133 Km of traced tracks in classic and skating at 1750 m of altitude. It is a high place of Biathlon.

A map of cross-country ski trails

Ski rental
Claim that you reside at the Pré Catin or Michka chalet and get a 15% discount on ski rental at Moulin Sports Skimium, the shop just in front of the chalets.

A shop under the snow



Bonneval sur Arc in winter


The chalet Pré Catin 1 – 8 persons Pré Catin 2 – 7 persons Pré Catin 3 – 6 persons The village Ski



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