Chalet Le Pînpiolé Chalet Rental in Sixt Fer à Cheval, France

Airlines for Geneva

British Airways: from Birmingham / Leeds Bradford / London / Manchester
EasyJet: from Belfast / Bournemouth / Bristol/ East Midlands / Edinburgh / Glasgow / Liverpool / London / Newcastle
Jet2: from Leeds Bradford / Manchester / E. Midlands / Belfast
Fly Be: from Birmingham / Exeter / Southampton and many others!

Car hire companies

We normally rent through Auto-europe (listed below) as they often seem to work out the cheapest. If you're hiring at Geneva airport, we'd advise you to book a car from the Swiss side of the airport to ensure you get snow tyres and the all-important motorway tax disc.

Holiday Autos:

Flying via Geneva

The nearest airport is Geneva Airport, which is just over an hour from Sixt Fer à Cheval (about 85km). Flight time from the UK is about 1 ½ hours.
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From the airport, follow signs for France / Chamonix - Mont Blanc Tunnel. Continue to follow signs for Chamonix / Mont Blanc Tunnel and join the A40 motorway. Leave the motorway at junction 18 (Cluses / Scionzier) and follow signs for Samoëns/Sixt Fer à Cheval. Please be aware that the road up to the Chalet is quite steep - make sure you bring snow chains with you! The overall journey from the airport should only take you about an hour and a quarter.

For detailed directions from Geneva airport please click here.

Note it's perfectly possible to get to us via Lyon or Chambery as well as Geneva if it suits you better. It'll take around 2h 20m to get to us from Lyon, and about 1h 40m from Chambery. Remember that rental cars in France don't generally come with snow tyres unless booked (and paid for) in addition to the basic rental. For this reason, it's usually easier to go via Geneva - Swiss rental cars must (by law) come with snow tyres and chains during the Winter.

Driving from the UK

For detailed directions from Calais to Sixt Fer à Cheval please click here.

Check driving distances and itineraries at

To check motorway toll costs click here.

If you are using SatNav, the following co-ordinates should get you to the top of our drive!
Lat: 46° 2' 49.2036"
Long: 6° 46' 36.3246"