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Chez Savoy

5 bedrooms for 10-11 guests

2 bath(s), 3 shower(s)

Built especially for us a decade ago, Chez Savoy is in many ways the ideal chalet. Nothing too flash. No gold taps or heated loo seats.


The chalet is on four floors, with underfloor heating throughout. The boot warmer is on the ground floor, in the boot room shared with our adjoining Chalet La Moraine.


It is a local tradition to get planning permission for three floors and squeeze in a fourth. This may explain why although the top floor of Chez Savoy is perfectly high enough, you’ll knock yourself out on the low ceiling over the stairs. Or perhaps it’s the owner’s trademark: he also built Les Gnellets, next door, where you knock yourself out twice.


You can see the first-floor sitting room in our rotating photos. It’s a good room, with its log fire and mural showing how the site once looked, and views up Solaise.


There are five comfortable bedrooms, one rather larger than the others, one slightly smaller, one with a double bed on a sort of platform round the corner from an extra single bed that can be taken at half price (flight seats may be limited), and five decent bathrooms (three showers, two baths, three en-suite wcs, two extra wcs).


Chez Savoy’s position is excellent: in the little farming hamlet of Le Joseray, sharing an entrance with YSE chalet La Moraine and opposite YSE chalet Les Gnellets, three minutes from the edge of the piste and Solaise cable car, six from the village centre. You can ski back to about 100m away.

Rooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin (14' x 9') on second floor, with en-suite bathroom with wc. French window onto balcony.


Bedroom 2
Double (11'2" x 8'6") on second floor, with en-suite shower and wc and french window to balcony.


Bedroom 3
Twin/double (17'3" x 11'2"). A large, L-shaped room on the second floor with a double bed up a few steps, away from the single. En-suite shower with wc.


Bedroom 4
Largish (11'4" x 10'6" plus more under eaves) with one double bed (200x160cm) and one single (200x90) on third floor with its own little balcony, en-suite bath and basin.


Bedroom 5
Twin (12'7" x 9'6") on third floor, much of it very low, being tucked under the eaves. En-suite shower and basin. The window in this room does not open.


Sitting-Dining Room
(21' x 14') Occupies the whole first floor, with open-plan kitchen, log fire and doors to wide balcony. WiFi.


Extra Wcs
Two – one outside living room, one on third floor.


Extra Bed
Double/single combination in Bedrooms 3 or 4 (only one "extra bed" can be used).  The cost for this extra bed is half the quoted Chez Savoy price (not including any transport) and 80% of the quoted price if a flight and transfer are required. On certain dates we may not be able to provide a flight for an extra bed.


  • Very comfortable ski chalet built especially for YSE.
  • Excellent sitting-dining room with log fire, wide balcony and view up Solaise, even bigger sofas this season.
  • En-suite baths or showers throughout, five wcs.
  • Boot warmers in boot room shared with chalet La Moraine.
  • WiFi.
  • In hamlet of Le Joseray, sharing an entrance with La Moraine, next to Gnellets, three minutes’ walk from lifts, pistes and bus, six from centre.
  • A chef and an assistant, who live out.
  • Damage deposit for all bookings.

2013-14 Main Booking Prices


£   January
£   February
£   March
£   March/April
8 495
  5 795   2 875   2 895   30 1140
15 795   12 765   9 865   6 875   6 895
22 995   19 795   16 1585   16 875   13 730
29 1390   26 895   23 865   23 845   20 495

These prices are per person per week in sterling.