Village Club

A wide range of fun activities and hikes

Pastures, lakes, mythical summits, discovery of traditions, to each their own play field. At an altitude of 1650m (5410ft), our Holiday Club welcomes you in front of the Vanoise Park, at the heart of Maurienne Valley, designated a Land of Art & History ("Pays d'Art et d'Histoire").

Strengths

  • Convivial holiday club at the heart of the resort, renovated in 2016
  • Car-free resort, ideal starting point for walks and hikes
  • Wristband pass included for a wide range of activities on the resort
  • Very varied entertainment programme on Karellis resort

The services

  • Bar*
  • internet access
  • free Wi-Fi at the bar and in the rooms
  • performance hall, living-rooms
  • tourist information, laundry room*
  • iron and iron table, hair-dryer on request
  • loan of boardgames card games and books
  • baby bath on request, spare baby bed and stroller
  • free car park near our Holiday Club.

* extra charge will be needed

Gilles BRUNEAU, head manager of our Holiday Club, welcomes you

 

My recommendation
"The multiple activities to do on the resort with the included wristband pass during your stay."

Your stay includes... Show

ROOMS

Rooms available from 5pm on the day of your arrival to 10am on the day of your departure.
Rooms with shower, WC, and television. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms.
Bath linen and beds made on arrival.
Cleaning once a week.
Housing depends on family's composition. Children under 13 years old must share their parents' housing.
For children under 2 years old: loan of baby bath and baby bed on request.

RESTAURANT

Full pension from the day of your arrival dinner included, to the day of your departure breakfast included.
Wine included during meals.
All-you-can-eat buffet restaurant

  • 1 restaurant area for

Possibility of picnic to go, please book one day ahead (except day of departure).
Themed dinner and mountain-themed meals once a week.

For the comfort and wellness of babies below 2 years old and their parents:

> high chairs, bottle warmer, microwave oven... at the restaurant.
soy milk, blédine, cereals, jar of baby food, compote and petits suisses on request at the buffet

KIDS CLUBS UNDER 6 YEARS OLD*

Open from July 6th to August 24th, 6 days per week (closed on Saturdays).
> Club des Câlins: nursery for babies from 3 months old to below 3 years old
> Club des Malins: for children from 3 to below 6 years old.

KIDS CLUBS ABOVE 6 YEARS OLD*

Open from July 6th to August 24th, 6 days per week (closed on Saturdays).
> Club des Copains: for children from 6 to below 10 years old
> Club Jeunes: for preteens and teenagers from 10 to below 14 years old and from 14 to below 18 years old.

HIKES & EXCURSIONS

FRENCH MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (ECOLE FRANÇAISE DE LA MONTAGNE™)

ACCESS TO SKI LIFTS

Subject to opening schedule, 4 days per week, accessible to pedestrians and mountain bikers.

MOUNTAIN ZONE

- Advice and rundown forms
- maps and guides on consultations
- loan of equipment: hiking shoes (FR 36 to 46 – UK 3.5 to 11), walking sticks, rucksacks, flasks, baby carrier.

HIKES

Medium-mountain hikes for adults only, for a full or half day with guides.
Family hikes with children aged 8 years or more, for a full or half day with guides.
"Nature" excursions to discover the fauna and flora.
Excursions to discover trail running
Mountain-themed evening.

Transport to the starting point of the hikes via carpool.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Activity from July 6th to August 24th for adults and teenagers above 16 years old only.

Cycling rides for children from 10 to below 18 years old as part of kids clubs.

• Guided excursions for all levels, equipment included (mountain bike, helmet).
• Loan of bikes and helmets only in the frame of guided excursions.
• Washing area and bike storage rooms available for personal equipment (padlock not included).

SPORTS-RELATED ACTIVITIES

IN OUR HOLIDAY CLUB

Paper chases, sports tournaments...

ON THE RESORT

"Wristband pass" included: aquagym, fitness exercises, tennis, small pedagogical farm, Golf-Country, themed workshops, paintball at preferential rates. Orienteering, basketball court, climbing wall (equipment not provided), playground for children.

TRAIL

New : Introduction to trail once a week from 16 years old.

SWIMMING-POOL

Unlimited access to outdoor heated pool of the resort, depending on opening schedule.
Swimming-pool registration with swimming instructors at the beginning of your stay (entrance limited)

TOURIST DISCOVERIES

Guided excursions available via carpool (possible extra charge depending on the excursion).
Examples: Albanne village and its church, Lake Hurtières, discovery from Vanoise Park to Porte du Parc de l'Orgère... Subject to sufficient participation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Games, themed nights, cabaret, performances, dances or songs...
Swimming-pool registration with swimming instructors at the beginning of your stay (entrance limited)

ADVANTAGES PASS

Given to you at the time of your arrival with a list of activities and local partners, this pass allows you, as an individual activity, to benefit from preferential rates specifically negotiated for you: white-water activities, canyoning, rafting, adventure trails, via ferrata, zip line, tree climbing... List of activities and partners available on site.

At your disposal

Bar*, internet access, free Wi-Fi at the bar and in the rooms, performance hall, living-rooms, tourist information, laundry room*, iron and iron table, hair-dryer on request, loan of boardgames card games and books, baby bath on request, spare baby bed and stroller, free car park near our Holiday Club.

* extra charge will be needed

Reviews
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karellis janvier 2019 super séjour!! station et club idéalement placé. Super équipe général! top pour les familles. Seul hic les chambres au dessus du bloc frigorifique du restaurant! un bruit usant et récurrent qui réveille la nuit, quel dommage! Le restaurant manque un petit peu de chaleur (lumières, mobiliers...). A part ça que dire! tout est fait pour passer de super vacance, le bar, la station taille humaine, le domaine ski ...l'emplacement . on y retourne l'année prochaine :-) Read more

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Destination

EXCURSIONS AND HIKES

Hikes on the paths of Vanoise Park and protected valleys of the Maurienne area.
More than 10 hikes starting from the resort.
Such as the Crests Way and the Casse Massion Summit with incredible view over amazing massifs or hike to Pain de Sucre (1981m – 6499ft).

MOUNTAIN BIKING AREA

10 circuits for mountain bikes starting from the resort, accessible via ski lifts, and 2 single track slopes.

CYCLING

Maurienne, the world's biggest cycling space with its mythical Tour de France passes: le col de la Croix de Fer, le Galibier, le Glandon, la Madeleine...

CULTURE & HERITAGE

- Albanne village and its baroque church
- Montricher-Albanne Ecomuseum
- 5 forts in Esseillon, Haute-Maurienne, designated Historical Monument
- Bonneval-sur-l'Arc, one of "France's Most Beautiful Villages" (winner of the French TV competition of the same name)
- St Michel de Maurienne and "Alu" Museum (History of Aluminium in the Alps)
- St Jean de Maurienne, historical capital of Maurienne, and Opinel museum, the cathedral, the cloister...

EVENTS

  • Art Triathlon, including painters, sculptors, and photographers (July)
  • "Cordes et Pics" International Music Festival (August)
  • Valloire's Straw and Hay Sculpture Contest (August)
  • Different themes offered throughout the week

ACTIVITIES ON THE RESORT

- Orienteering
- adventure trail* in Savoy's biggest Park
- Lakes St Rémy or Hurtières with numerous available activities*
- Fishing in Lake Pramol

Some equipments, activities and events may need extra charge. Subject to confirmation from the resort.

All activities
HOUSING & RESTAURANT

ROOMS

Rooms available from 5pm on the day of your arrival to 10am on the day of your departure.
Rooms with shower, WC, and television. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms.
Bath linen and beds made on arrival.
Cleaning once a week.
Housing depends on family's composition. Children under 13 years old must share their parents' housing.
For children under 2 years old: loan of baby bath and baby bed on request.

 LAUNDRY ROOM

Laundry room in front of the reception desk, with washing and drying machines*, irons and iron table.
Laundry room open every day. Tokens and washing liquid for sale at the reception.

RESTAURANT

Full pension from the day of your arrival dinner included, to the day of your departure breakfast included.
Wine included during meals.
All-you-can-eat buffet restaurant

  • 1 restaurant area for

 Possibility of picnic to go, please book one day ahead (except day of departure).
Themed dinner and mountain-themed meals once a week.

For the comfort and wellness of babies below 2 years old and their parents:

> high chairs, bottle warmer, microwave oven... at the restaurant.
soy milk, blédine, cereals, jar of baby food, compote and petits suisses on request at the buffet

EXTRA*:

- Birthday cake at dinner time (on reservation before 7pm on the day before)
- Specialties (raclette or fondue) to order the day before.
- Wine menu 

Note: It is forbidden to bring food out of the restaurant. Restaurant opening schedule might be changed depending on the week, please refer to the schedule on the restaurant door. Salt-free meals on request at the beginning of the stay (please inform our staff at the reception).

BAR*

Bar* open everyday from 11am to 2pm and from 4.30pm to the end of entertainment activities (schedule subject to change).
Available with a large choice of drinks: cocktails, hot and cold drinks...
Service at the counter and payment through electronic money card.

* extra charge will be needed

CHILDREN & TEENAGERS

KIDS CLUBS UNDER 6 YEARS OLD*

Open from July 6th to August 24th, 6 days per week (closed on Saturdays).
> Club des Câlins: nursery for babies from 3 months old to below 3 years old
> Club des Malins: for children from 3 to below 6 years old.

KIDS CLUBS ABOVE 6 YEARS OLD*

Open from July 6th to August 24th, 6 days per week (closed on Saturdays).
> Club des Copains: for children from 6 to below 10 years old
> Club Jeunes: for preteens and teenagers from 10 to below 14 years old and from 14 to below 18 years old.

REGISTRATION

Directly in the clubs on Sunday morning from 8.30am.

COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS TO BRING AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION TO THE KIDS CLUBS FOR ALL CHILDREN

  • Copy of the pages from the child health record booklet regarding vaccinations or medical certificate of less than 7 days confirming the absence of contraindication to frequenting a community.
  • Information sheet and parental clearance document to be completed on site.

*age groups may vary depending on participation. Some activities may need extra charge.
More information about Kids Clubs

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Meteo

Infos

Situation/Access

Village Club Address
LES KARELLIS
Villages Clubs du Soleil
Station Les Karellis
73870 MONTRICHER-ALBANNE

Altitude : 1650m

GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.228457
Longitude : 6.40461

LOCATION

5km (3mi) from Montricher-Albanne, at heart of the resort.

ALTITUDE

Les Karellis 1650m – 2500m (5410ft – 8200ft)
Our Holiday Club: 1650m (5410ft)

DISTANCE FROM BIG CITIES

Nantes: 879 km (546mi)
Lille: 887 km (551mi)
Paris: 660 km (410mi)
Strasbourg: 660 km (410mi)
Toulouse: 662 km (411mi)
Marseilles: 433 km (275mi)
Lyon: 197 km (122mi)
Chambéry: 90 km (55mi)

Car recommended.

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karellis janvier 2019
super séjour!! station et club idéalement placé. Super équipe général! top pour les familles. Seul hic les chambres au dessus du bloc frigorifique du restaurant! un bruit usant et récurrent qui réveille la nuit, quel dommage! Le restaurant manque un petit peu de chaleur (lumières, mobiliers...). A part ça que dire! tout est fait pour passer de super vacance, le bar, la station taille humaine, le domaine ski ...l'emplacement .
on y retourne l'année prochaine :-)
More Review by , on 19 November 2019 . Stay on 6 January 2019 during 8 days
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appréciation des vacances
Nous avons passés de très bonnes vacances.
Quelques points négatifs :
- le club ado : à la base l'idée est génial de rassembler tous les clubs de la station ensemble mais le VCS se repose là dessus et ne propose rien d'autre. Une seule activité par demi journée proposée pour les ados pour la station c'est juste. De plus, les 11 - 14 ans ont eu accès à des jeux déconseillé au moins de 16 ans !!
- l'isolations des chambres est moyenne : on entend tout ce qui se passe dans le couloir et vice versa !
les points positifs :
- la station hyper vivante
- la restauration
- les randonnées et l'accompagnement des guides
More Review by , on 1 September 2019 . Stay on 17 August 2019 during 8 days
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Bonjour Magalie,
Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser un commentaire suite à votre séjour chez nous,
Je prends bonne note de l'ensemble de vos remarques et ne manquerai pas d'en faire part au service concerné.
A bientôt,
Claire

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Agréable séjour
Merci a toute l'équipe de vcs des karellis pour cet agréable séjour montagnard. Petit bémol, la qualité de la nourriture. Dans cet environnement préservé et sain manger un peu moins de préparations industrielles serait un plus bien appréciable. A bientôt More Review by , on 26 August 2019 . Stay on 18 August 2019 during 7 days
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Bonjour Jean-François,
Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser un commentaire suite à votre séjour chez nous.
Je prends bonne note de votre remarque concernant la partie restauration.
Au plaisir de vous revoir chez nous,
Claire

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