Thursday, 27 June 2013

Climbing in Vallorcine in the press!

Last month the Bellevue Alpine Lodge was delighted to host a number of journalists here, and show them the delights that Vallorcine has to offer.

So it was great to see the first write up about climbing in Vallorcine appear this week.

This article appeared on, in an item by their Chief Editor, Jack Geldard.  As he puts it:

"If you are more interested in climbing perfect granite than posturing in a bar, then a quick trip to Vallorcine and its surrounding crags could be the perfect antidote."

You can read the full article here, which includes some fabulous photos:

© Jack Geldard

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Earlier this month The Bellevue organised a Press Trip in conjunction with Vallorcine Tourist Office.
The journalists had fun in the Vallorcine valley - Canyoning, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Climbing.
Here is the first article published by UK Climbing.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Great reviews for the Bellevue Alpine Lodge in Vallorcine

It's always nice to get some positive feedback.  Even more so when people post their comments publicly on a site like TripAdvisor.

Take a look at these lovely comments from some of the customers who have stayed at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge - a traditional bed and breakfast and guesthouse in Vallorcine in the Chamonix valley:

For more info on availability and prices, please contact us on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43 or via our website.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

What to do in the summer in Vallorcine...

What can you do in summer when you're staying at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge?

The truth is, there's so much going on, it's probably easier to answer what you can't do!

Take a look at our 'Activities' pages to find out more about...

Trekking - we suggest a host of great walks around the valley
Rock Climbing - we outline a wide choice of options
Mountaineering - requiring more consideration, but evidently the Chamonix Valley is a great place for it
Paragliding - the views are incredible, the experience unforgettable
Mountain Biking - we suggest four classic trails
Road Biking - Vallorcine is a great base for exploring the local cols in France and Switzerland
Fishing - if you like trout fishing, Vallorcine is the perfect base
Tennis - both Chamonix and Vallorcine have courts to play on
Golf - the 18 hole course is only 15 minutes from the Lodge

There really is so much to do while staying at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge.  To find out more about availability and price, please contact us via our website or on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Mont Blanc Country Baroque Festival comes to Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix is as full of activities, if not more so, than in winter.

One of the next events coming up this summer is the Mont Blanc Country Baroque Festival, which will take place from 06 to 20 July 2013. 

This festival has been designed to pull together music, architecture and local history and invites holidaymakers to enjoy a Baroque experience with a modern twist. 

The Baroque has lost nothing of its popular appeal and this 16th edition comprises a musical journey across Italy with Arcangelo Corelli, detouring into France and Germany, with Austria and England the final ports of call.

Concerts will be held on July 7 in Servoz, July 16 in Vallorcine, July 17 in Chamonix and July 19 in Les Houches.  You can find more information on their website at

Bellevue Alpine Lodge is a traditional gite style hotel and bed and breakfast located in beautiful Vallorcine.  To check availability, please contact us on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43  or visit our website. 

 By Iain Martin