Contemporary architecture in an age-old mountain village. Situated in the French part of Savoy, the Mineral Lodge B&B is surrounded by peaks reaching up to 1200 metres. The building itself is an exciting architectural composition that playfully combines old and new, lightness and substance, openness and privacy. Constructed within the ruins of an old farmstead, the historic outer walls have been preserved and are visually integrated into the new building through glass walls. The new building also makes use of natural stone in combination with timber, glass and steel. It reinterprets the traditional architecture of Alpine chalets in a contemporary light – the box protruding from the timber façade, for example, is based on the overhanging attics of regional farmhouses.
The different levels of the house are connected by several staircases and open spaces. The kitchen on the ground floor opens all the way up to the roof and the panorama lounge on the first floor offers exciting vistas. The Mineral Lodge has two dining rooms and two lounges. There are four bedrooms and a suite – several feature large terraces overlooking the impressive Alpine panorama.
What to do
Outdoor jacuzzi, sauna, and massages can be booked on request.
Winter: Direct access to the Arcs Paradiski ski area, various other ski areas in the region, snowshoeing.
Summer: Hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, golf, kayaking, rafting, riverboarding (hydrospeed) and swimming.
Culture: The baroque festival in summer
Why we like this house
A unique modern mountain refuge – quietly situated and perfect for skiers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
This house is great for
Couples and families (there is a family suite with a children's room) looking for nature instead of busy tourism centres.
Details of the property
Region/Town: FR – France, Savoy, Villaroger, Le Pré derrière
Name: Mineral Lodge
Scenery: In a very small traditional village, close to the Les Arcs resort and the Vanoise National Park
Accommodation: House, B&B
Number of guests: Max. 15
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Christian Girard & Christophe Hébert, Paris
Published: La Maison France 5, Benoit le Bienheureux (Canada), Cosy, Creative house, Milk, Maisons et Travaux, Altus;
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