Summer at La Grange au Merle

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets is available as a self catered or pre-prepared catering let over the spring, summer and autumn months. Enjoy the luxurious accommodation of a traditional alpine chalet farmhouse that has been transformed internally with modern facilities and bespoke features.

The charming French village of Châtel is a hive of entertainment over the summer months and presents a wonderful setting for your holiday, high up in the French Alps.

The interior of the chalet has been fully remodelled to a luxurious standard while maintaining the traditional character. Old wood is balanced by sumptuous fabrics and mountain colours. Each bedroom is uniquely designed, each with en suite facilities.  Enjoy all day sunshine on the terraces and patios, the sauna, the hot tub and TV room.  Younger children will love the chalet-style playhouse in the garden and the hidden kids' snug in the eaves.


Self catered or pre-prepared

The chalet is presented as a self-catered let but why not take advantage of our pre-prepared meal service. We can provide hearty fresh meals for any or all evenings of your stay, delivered daily to the chalet. All you have to do is reheat. Ask us for more information pre-prepared meals or for chalet provisioning prior to your arrival.

There are so many activities to pursue over the summer months that it is hard to list them all.  Trail walking and mountain biking are glorious in the summer sun (the chairlifts run for bikes and walkers in the summer) and are perhaps what the region is famous for.  New bike trails seem to open each year!  There are many alternative activities to keep you busy, so to name a few: golf, tennis and water sports for the active; gorge visits, pony trecking, cheese farm visits for families; adrenaline rushing zip wires, paragliding and via ferrata for the adventurous.

A Charming Village

Châtel is a lovely and very active French village on the eastern side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, close to the Swiss border. It is easily accessible from Geneva Airport in about 90 minutes driving. The village sits at the top of the Val d'Abondance offering easy access to the mountains and spectacular scenery.

Châtel transforms into a beautiful alpine pasture landscape over the summer months and becomes a perfect holiday destination to enjoy the sunny summer weather in the beautiful mountain scenery.  When not in the mountains there are many restaurants, bars and shops to explore as well.

While Châtel is best known for mountain biking and walking there are many summer festivals held in each of the villages around the French and Swiss mountainsides.  There is pretty much one every week and they range from the traditional arts and crafts to off-roading and fondue festivals.  All are great fun and really show off the joy of living in and visiting the mountains.


“Beautifully Appointed Chalet”

Sam, August 2017


Please contact us for further information or view online for summertime availability and pricing.