Three Valleys - Meribel
Review provided by a previous Chaletfinder advertiser.
Summary
Meribel, at the heart of the Three Valleys, offering unparalleled skiing and boarding opportunities for all levels.
Description
Samaritans and profiteers

During the recent “volcanic ash problem”, I was marooned in the French Alps (Meribel) with a family party of five, including two small children. We were unable to stay on in our luxury chalet, which had been leased by our (excellent) ski company. Instead, we were delighted to receive hospitality from a smaller company (Vallee Gourmets), operated by Trish Rodwell, who came to Europe from Rhodesia in the ‘seventies. Trish had heard of our plight and kindly offered to re-open one of her equally luxurious chalets and take us in. She recruited her daughter Charlie and Chef Joe from their end-of-season holidays and made us extremely comfortable for a very modest charge. She even interrupted her own busy schedule to phone and email on our behalf, in an attempt to secure transport back to the UK for us – and lent us her own laptop.

Contrast this attitude with that of a British-owned car company in the same area. They wanted to charge us more than treble their normal rate to take us to Calais – simply because they felt we had no alternative.

Trish did not ask for this, but I am very pleased to let fellow readers know about her company (www.valleegourmets.com +33 494 76 92 56) and recommend it most warmly.

Tyrell Smith (Corpus 1971)


Distances to Airports
Meribel to Chambéry (France) is 1 hr 10 mins
Meribel to Lyon (France) is 1 hr 55 mins
Meribel to Grenoble (France) is 1 hr 55 mins
Meribel to Geneva (Switzerland) is 2 hrs 5 mins
Meribel to Turin (Italy) is 2 hrs 40 mins
Meribel to Sion (Switzerland) is 3 hrs 25 mins
Meribel to Berne (Switzerland) is 3 hrs 50 mins

 


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