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Accueil chalet Philomena

Hello !

Dear vacationers,

Your stay at Chalet Philomena is coming soon and I will have the pleasure of welcoming you personally from 4 p.m.

Please advise of your approximate time of arrival: +336 07 68 18 71

Our meeting point is the municipal car park at the entrance to the hamlet of Plan de La Giettaz, just after the small chapel on the left when arriving. I will drive you to the chalet which is located 1.5 km from this car park (5 mn). 

Click here to view the location of the chalet on Google Maps.

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Advice on traffic and access

Reminder of mountain zone regulations: In winter, your vehicles must be fitted with snow tires (and snow chains in the boot of your car).


From the Plan de La Giettaz car park, your vehicles must be equipped with snow chains to be able to drive to the chalet car park because the road leading to the chalet is not tarmacked on the final section and covered with snow (at least snow tires if your vehicle is a 4WD one).

Once at the chalet, non 4x4 vehicles will park at the bottom of the property (close to the wooden board).

GPS: be careful if you arrive from Combloux, Megève, Praz sur Arly, Sallanches, Chamonix... (the Arve valley), it is imperative to pass through the village of Flumet to reach the station of La Giettaz. Some GPS, including Google Maps, can suggest a route that is totally impracticable on hiking trails and ski slopes!!

Prepare your stay

A little advice to enhance your comfort: all the floors are made of wood, remember to bring your slippers in your luggage!



The map below shows the main local food shops, pharmacies and gaz stations.

Depending on your itinerary, if you want to stock up on the day of your arrival, we recommend the following drives:


From the A40 (Geneva):

Carrefour de Sallanches (Saturday hours: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) located 1 hour by car from the chalet:

Carrefour Drive Sallanches: Your Drive Shopping in Sallanches

From the D909 (Annecy, La Clusaz):

Les-Villards-sur-Thônes intermarket located 30 minutes by car from the chalet:

Intermarche (

From the A430 (Albertville):

Intermarché d'Albertville located 1 hour by car from the chalet

Intermarche (

Note: The Intermarché de Praz sur Arly (no drive-through service) is open on Sunday mornings.

Welcome package

Are provided for your stay:

- dishwasher powder

- dishwasher soap

- 1 brand new sponge

- 1 starter trash bag

- some starter toilet paper rolls

- coffee filters


Useful details for shopping:

- provide 50 liter "tube" type garbage bags ,

- provide coffee in a "Nespresso" type pod or ground coffee for the classic coffee maker (the chalet has 2 types of coffee maker)

List of home appliances

o Electric oven

o Microwave

o Induction hobs

o Kitchen Aid Blender

o Fridge

o Freezer

o Wine cellar

o 2 coffee makers: 1 Nespresso capsule coffee maker and 1 electric filter coffee maker (for ground coffee)

o Dishwasher

o Kettle

o Toaster

o Raclette x 2 (for 12 people)

o Fondue x 2 (for 12 people)

o Waffle maker

o Washing machine

o Clothes dryer

o Iron and ironing board

o Vacuum cleaner

o Outdoor electric plancha (spring/summer only)

List of available games

If you don't know what games to bring on your holiday, here is the list of games available at Chalet Philomena.

board games

o Card games & tarot, 7 families

o Uno, Six who takes, mistrigri, mikado, Tangoes, dominoes

o Kapla,

o The laughing pig, the Incollables game, British Origami, 1000 terminals, Puzzle box, Aperitif mimes, It's not rocket science Around the world in 1000 questions, Taboo, Casimir generation quiz, Triominos, Monopoly, Who is ce?, multi game box (goose, checkers, small horses), Connect 4, Scrabble, Cluedo Harry Potter, Picdoku, Bescherellen Super challenge, Small horses "Simpsons", Vocabulon family edition, 

o horse puzzle 100 pieces, Narnia puzzle 100 pieces

o "Lacoste" trick box

o Tic Tac Toe Game

o Colored pencils (markers are FORBIDDEN due to numerous damages caused on furniture and walls)


and for the little ones:

o Babar cubes for little ones, Lotto Peppa Pig, How do I dress?, GoGetter, Little brown bear puzzle,

o horse puzzle, elephants puzzle

PS4 and Wii video games

PS4, 2 x controllers with charger, 2 x microphones, 11 games:

o FIFA 2016, FIFA 2021

o Steep


o Dragon Quest Builders

o NHL 2015

o NBA 2014

oTekken 7

o The Crew wild run

o UFC 2

o Sing 2019

Wii, 2 x controllers, 2 x mini controllers, 4 steering wheels, 5 games:

o Mickael Jackson The experience (dance)

o Winter sports 2011

o Wii Play Motion

o Just Dance 2014

o Mario Kart

Note: the chalet's wifi network being of average quality, it is complicated to play on the network with the consoles.

For your convenience, we will also provide you with 6 pairs of adult snowshoes and 2 pairs of children's snowshoes, as well as a few sleds.

Baby equipment

We invite parents of babies or young children to contact us a few days before their arrival to tell us about their needs in terms of childcare equipment (high chair, travel cot, toilet reducer, potty, children's dishes, stair gate, bouncer, etc.) . Completely free service.


Pets (dogs, cats, etc.) are not allowed at all at Chalet Philomena.

The interior of the chalet is completely non-smoking.

Thank you for your understanding.

Reservations for winter activities

Where to rent ski equipment?

Bibollet Montagnes store located at the foot of the Plan de La Giettaz ski lifts:

Ski equipment rental at La Giettaz | Bibollet Mountain

How to buy ski passes?

You can buy your passes directly on site at the Portes du Mont Blanc ticket offices located in the ski lift car park or online:  

Ski pass Megeve - Combloux - Saint-Gervais - Les contamines (

For ski lessons, accompanied snowshoe hikes: 

ESF La Giettaz

Home - esf La Giettaz (

How about a dog sled ride (start of reservations on 01/11)?

Tel Benjamin the musher: 06 14 08 56 53

For any other activity: La Giettaz Tourist Office website 

Snow activities at La Giettaz | Val d'Arly Mont Blanc – 4 family resorts-villages (

Services included at chalet Philomena

Reminder of the services included in the price of your vacation rental:  

o End of stay cleaning (except kitchen area which will be done by you)

o Sheets (beds made on arrival)

o Towels

o Tea towels

Chek-out instructions

Your check-out must be done before 10 a.m. so that the cleaning team has time to prepare the chalet for the next occupants, so I will meet you at the chalet around 9:50 a.m. (9:40 a.m. if you need to return the Can-Am) the day of your departure.

If you want to leave earlier, remember to let me know the day before.

Before your departure, we kindly ask you to:

  1. Clean the kitchen area, put the dishes away

  2. Throw away all garbage bags (bathrooms and kitchen) as well as recyclables in communal garbage cans (Plan car park) on leaving 

  3. Clean outdoor areas (cigarette butts, bottles, etc.) 

  4. Throw the ashes from the fireplace into the zinc bin at the back of the chalet

  5. Strip the beds and leave the dirty sheets, towels and tea towels under the stairs

  6. Carefully store used board games, DVDs and console games in their respective boxes

  7. Check that you have not forgotten anything (remember to also check in the ski room)

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