A ski holiday in an alpine oasis
As you would expect in such an atmosphere, any visit to Sainte Foy always has a certain intimate feel to it, with a maximum of just 2500 holidaymakers staying in the luxurious chalets, both right next to the runs and in the village centre, at any one time.
However, should guests in Sainte Foy not find their every wish fulfilled by the resort’s own slopes, they are also perfectly placed to access the enormous expanse of the Tignes / Val d'Isère and Paradiski ski regions, which incorporate the resorts of Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Plagne and Les Arcs, all reachable within just 10-25 minutes. There are also free shuttle bus services linking Saint Foy’s ski station with the main village, as well as the outlying hamlets.
Whether on or off the slopes, there is always something new waiting to be discovered in Sainte Foy. The village’s long history, stretching all the way back into the 17th Century, results in there being an abundance of historical delights to be uncovered. Not to be missed is a short excursion to the small “Village du Monal”, which has been preserved in much the same state since its appearance in the late 18th Century, and thus now functions almost as a kind of open-air museum. The range of 24 historic chapels dotted around the village, the oldest of which was built in 1633, is also an impressive feature.
Of course there are many different ways to enjoy Sainte Foy’s beautiful surroundings, not all of which involve a pair of skis. Snowshoe hiking, dog sled rides or snowmobiles are just some of the alternative ways of getting around.
Finally, Sainte Foy has just as much to offer in the evenings as during the day, with 2 luxury spas, each equipped with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and beauty centre, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.