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La Alouette Apartment, Montchavin / Les Coches

3 bedroom Apartment in La Plagne. Sleeps 8

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This stylish modern apartment has ski in and ski out access and is situated in the lovely village of Les Coches which is close to the Vanoise Express that links to the Les Arcs ski area.

The interior has been decorated with white washed walls and sleek grey and red furnishings. 

The comfortable living room has two sofas where you can stretch out at the end of a day in front of a film on the flat-screen TV. There is access from this onto a lovely balcony with views of Mont-Blanc - a great spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake on a sunny day. 

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to self-cater with ease. It includes a full-size oven, microwave, 4 ring hob, dishwasher and large fridge-freezer.

For your convenience the apartment includes a washer dryer and access to a ski room with boot warmers.


The apartment can sleep up to eight in one twin en-suite room, one twin room and one double room that share a shower room. A further two people can sleep on a double sofa-bed on a mezzanine level.

What's nearby?

About the surrounding area

The two villages of Montchavin Les Coches are situated at the far left edge of the piste map and are as close as a person can stay to the Vanoise Express to Les Arcs, skiers aiming to get the most out of their Paradiski lift pass often set up camp here. To access the main ski areas of La Plagne involves a four lift connection to Bellecote from which you can get to Plagne Centre, Champagny and the right side of the map. This multitude of lift connections that you have to start your day with are the price you pay for residing at low altitude but you get some compensation on your way home after a long day when those four lifts are replaced by one long beautiful run from 2340m to your 1250m home.

Towns nearby

Rustic Montchavin situated at 1250m rivals Champagny for La Plagne’s lowest village, it is however, North facing and so keeps its snow much longer than southern facing Champagny.

Restaurants nearby

There are four restaurants in Les Coches with terraces for afternoon beers and menus covering Savoyard specialities to crepes and Les Coches Pizzaria with takeaway and free delivery. La Tavern du Monchu is a very popular restaurant and well known for its good menu and artistic décor.  La Table du Tarin has a good price menu where you can sit fireside or by the wood burning stove.  If you are celebrating a special occasion then La Poya has a lovely menu and open fireplace.  L’Origan is a small friendly pizzeria restaurant with a traditional wood pizza oven. In Montchavin you have your pick of restaurants serving traditional menus on piste or in the village such as quaint Le Dos Rond, or La Ferme de Cesar priding themselves on swift lunch service or family friendly Restaurant Le Chaudron with menu and activities for children. Le Moulin a Poivre and La Bovate are both friendly restaurants with a varied menu. Le Zaccota is also is a small family run pizzeria.  

Also see: Book My Restaurant

Sights nearby

The Vanoise National park is on the doorstep and you can see Mont Blanc from the highest parts of resort on a clear day.  

Things to Do nearby

Montchavin Les Coches has won awards for the standard of its child care services, there is a choice of ski schools plus the chance to try all manner of other activities, from Nordic skiing, telemarking, paragliding, ice skating and quad biking.

Also see: Book My Things To Do

Lifts/Pistes nearby

The judicious positioning of snow cannons make it possible to ski into Montchavin late into the season, if at any point it does become impossible there is a cable car that runs to nearby purpose built Les Coches which at 1450m retains its snow longer and affords access all season to Montchavin.

Nightlife nearby

Les Coches is a family friendly village with everything you need including a grocery shop, bakery and ski hire shops. There are a couple of bars in Les Coches offering an après atmosphere, the pub 'White Lines' being the liveliest and forming the heart of the nightlife. Le Zing is a bar/club with DJ's most nights and La Table du Tarin is perfect for a drink straight off the slopes. In the evening Montchavin’s limited nightlife revolves around a few lively bars. Please note that there is no access to the other La Plagne villages after the lifts close except by a long car journey so if you’re after a more lively nightlife Montchavin may not be the village for you.

Also see: Find My Bar

What to book?


This property is let on self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively you could opt for a food delivery service. If you are going to arrive after 20:00 with no time for shopping on route then you can pre-order a Starter Pack which will be delivered into your apartment for your arrival. There is also the possibility of having fresh French bread, croissants and pain au chocolat delivered to the boot room at around 07:45 every morning.

Also see: Find My Chef

Families & Kids

Childcare can be organised through the agents on your behalf in advance of your holiday.

Also see: Book My Childcare


Airport transfers can be arranged on your behalf through the agents.

Also see: Book My Transfers

Ski Hire

They can help with equipment hire. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.

Also see: Book My Ski Hire

Lifts & Passes

If you're staying at this chalet, the company can help you with buying lift passes. If you'd rather do it yourself, they can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.

Instructors & Lessons

When staying here, they can help you book and organise ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.

Also see: Book My Ski School

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover La Plagne whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Book My Guide/Tour


There is free outdoor parking in front of the residence.

Check-in/out details

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  • Catering Basis
  • Self-catered
  • Bedrooms
  • 3 bedroom
  • Property Style
  • Apartment
  • Run By
  • Agent/Operator
  • Vibe / Atmosphere
  • Modern


  • Outdoors
  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Entertainment
  • DVD Player
  • Free WiFi
  • TV
  • Creature Comforts
  • Ski / Boot room
  • Kitchen / Laundry
  • Cooker / Oven
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Accessibility
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Ski to door


  • Bookings for
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Lift Passes
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Cleaning on departure
  • Linen provided

Prices & Availability


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • La Residence Le Carousel
  • 73210
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