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The chalet is located in the Haute Savoie village of Onnion. The village is a traditional "Savoyard" village which remains unspoiled despite the fact that it is easily accessible for visitors from both the United Kingdom and France.

Onnion is not as well known (or as busy !) as neighbouring villages, such as Les Gets and Morzine, but it is perfectly located for access to the Les Brasses region, situated as it is at the foot of the Pointe des Brasses and enjoying panoramic views including Mont Blanc. Most of the other resorts are no more than 45 minutes drive away. These include Praz de Lys (8km), Morzine (35 km), Avoriaz, Les Gets, Samoens (29km), Flaine (27km) and Le Grand Bornand (42 km) etc. Chamonix (62km) is reached by motorway in less than an hour. For 'serious' shopping, Cluses is only 21 km and Anemasse (Geneve) 28 km.

Onnion is a typical alpine village, but caters well for the self catering visitor with a mini supermarket, bakery and patisserie, as well as bars and restaurants. There is also a church and a tourist information centre.

The heated outdoor swimming pool is popular with visitors in the summer months, as are the municipal tennis courts. The village also hosts many festivities during peak season, at which visitors to the region are always made to feel very welcome.

Access by Road:
The village of Onnion is exactly 528 miles from the port of Calais and can be reached comfortably in one day's driving. A complete route map can be printed from Michelin's web site by clicking here.

Access by Air:
UK Visitors can fly to Geneva, Chambery or Lyon.

Geneva is the closest airport (36 km) with a free train to Geneve Cornavin rail station (8 minutes) when you fly in to Geneva. Geneva airport is also served by the largest number of budget airlines, which means you can fly:

Airline Departure Airports
Easyjet Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Newcastle and Nottingham East Midlands.
BMI Baby   Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham East Midlands.
FlyBE Birmingham, Exeter, Norwich and Southampton.
Jet2 Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

Chambery airport is 90 minutes from the apartment and is serviced by the following budget airlines:

Airline Departure Airports
FlyBE Birmingham, Exeter, Norwich and Southampton.
Jet2 Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

Lyon airport is approximately two hours from the apartment and is serviced by the following budget airlines:

Airline Departure Airports
Easyjet London Stansted.
BMI Baby Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham East Midlands.
FlyBE  Bournemouth, Coventry and Doncaster.

Access by Rail:
The Eurostar runs to Paris Gare du Nord, each day. Trains run from Paris to Geneva at regular intervals throughout the day.

Autoroute Paris / Mâcon (A6)
Mâcon / Bourg-en-Bresse / Annemasse (A40)
Exit 14 : Vallée Verte
Then D907 direction - Saint-Jeoire

Autoroute Lyon / Chambéry (A43)
Chambéry / Annecy / Annemasse (A41)
Exit 15 : Boëge, Samoëns
Then D907 direction - Saint-Jeoire

Autoroute Suisse (after Basel/Bâle)
Direction Genève, then followl’autoroute Blanche Chamonix / Mont-Blanc (A41)
Exit 14 : Vallée Verte
Puis D907 direction - Saint-Jeoire

Autoroute Genève (A40)
Exit 14 : Vallée Verte
Then D907 direction - Saint-Jeoire

Taxis :
Alp’Intertaxi à Saint-Jeoire : 04 50 03 66 58 ou 06 07 68 29 60
Sallazienne de transports à Viuz-en-Sallaz : 06 81 89 04 77

Cars :
Gare routière d’Annemasse : 04 50 38 42 08 www.sat-autocars.com

Par le train :
Ligne TER - Arrivée gare d’Annemasse, then bus (Ligne 61/102), (or taxi) to St Jeoire.

TGV - Paris Genève Cornavin, then Bus to Annemasse (or taxis) or train.
(Paris Bellegarde, liaison TER Bellegarde Annemasse), then Bus (or taxis) to St Jeoire/Onnion.

By Air:
Airport Genève-Cointrin. Liaison by car or rental car.
Airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry.
Airport Annecy-Meythet

 
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