Location of Première Summer Holidays in Sainte Foy Including the Surrounding Area
Airport or Train Station
We can transfer you from any local French airport (Lyon or Grenoble) Or to collect you from the local train station. Bourg St Maurice station is the nearest, however, we can collect from further afield.
We have a fleet of minibuses and can arrange to drop off and pick up from local destinations.
Perhaps you are interested in a day trip to Italy or Annecy. How about a pickup service if you are cycling over one of the many local cols but don't fancy riding home.
You can book a transfer through our concierge office in resort, or if prior to your holiday, through our sales office (contact details at the top of each page).
In Resort Concierge telephone:
tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 30 55
Click on the link above to see a Google Map from which you can create your own directions.
Travelling by public transport?
Remember, there are no direct public bus services to Sainte Foy during the summer months. To avoid hassle and save time, the best way to travel is by train, to Bourg Saint Maurice, just 25 minutes from resort.
When Driving to Sainte Foy
Please do not confuse Sainte Foy Tarentaise (Chef Lieu), which is a village, with Sainte Foy resort which is known as Bonconseil. The village is 2km before the main turnoff to the resort which is clearly marked. It is then a further 4km up to the resort itself.
All French motorways operate on a toll system; find out more
Self Drive or Fly & Drive
After the snow melts in the spring, the local cols around us open up (check before you depart as opening times vary depending on the conditions) - including Col Petit St Bernard and Col de l'Iseran. You can plan your route differently to the winter and make plans accordingly.
Driving from the UK
The drive time is 9 -10 hours on average from the coast and under 1000km / 630miles. You can choose to use the French motorways which are tolled, or take the longer scenic Route National (with some great stops along the way).
Eurotunnel's Channel Tunnel Shuttle service allows you to put your car on the train at Folkestone and arrive at Calais from where you can drive on to Sainte Foy.
Airlines that have flights into Geneva from the UK
- Easyjet = Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, Manchester, Newcastle.
- Aer Lingus = Cork, Dublin
- BA = London Heathrow
Airlines that have flights into Lyon from the UK
- Easyjet = Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Southend
- Flybe = Edinburgh
- BA = Edinburgh
Self Drive from Geneva Airport. When you leave the airport, follow signs to France via a short section of Swiss motorway. To drive on Swiss motorways, you need to have a sticker on your car (vignette). If you are hiring a car, check whether it has one of these before setting off. The Swiss use green signs for motorways while the French use blue signs for motorways. Having crossed the border into France you have two options: French motorway (blue) or 'D' roads (routes departementales) via Annecy: View the motorway route (via Chambéry - Albertville - Moutiers - Bourg Sainte Maurice - Séez - Sainte Foy village - Sainte Foy resort View the Annecy route (via Annecy Sud - Lake Annecy - Ugine - Albertville - Moutiers - Bourg Saint Maurice - Sainte Foy Village - Sainte Foy Resort Time-wise, there isn't much between the two routes, the motorway route costs more due to tolls During busy periods (school holidays etc), the motorway is often the best route as it gets less congested. The Annecy route is much prettier and affords a scenic stop on the lake Both routes bring you to Albertville where the motorway finishes.
From Albertville continue on the Route National to Moutiers, Aime and through Bourg Saint Maurice ( train station on your right is a good landmark). Continue straight over a roundabout (next to Le Tonneau), then at the next roundabout (McDonald's) take the last exit to Séez. Pass through Séez, then take the right fork following signs to Val-d'Isére / Sainte-FoyTarentaise / Tignes / D902 / Villaroger) (15km). Pass through Sainte Foy Tarentaise (the village) and continue to La Thuile. Turn left at La Thuile there is a well marked sign) up to Sainte Foy resort (4km).
By Train from Geneva Airport to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via Chambéry (approx 4 to 5 hours depending on connections). The train station is below the airport and is clearly signed within the arrival terminal, once here you can purchase a ticket from Geneva Airport Train Station to Geneva Station. We highly recommend that you pre-book your train from Geneva Station to Bourg-Saint Maurice.
By Train from Lyon Airport: Rail Europe - Lyon Airport to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, changing at Chambéry (approx 4 to 5 hours).
Nearest Train Station to Sainte Foy
Bourg St Maurice is just 20 minutes away from Sainte Foy. It is the last stop on the line in the Tarentaise Valley and is well serviced from main routes (UK, Paris, etc). We offer a transfer service from the train station.
In summer, the trains running from London to Bourg St Maurice are overnight sleeper trains with an early morning arrival, so you can be ready for a full day of holiday activity and fun. You can book a transfer with us to get to resort or there is a taxi service from the station.
Trains from London, St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice
- Journey time: Around 12-14 hours in total
- Price: Prices start from £95
- Eurostar trains run frequently from London St Pancras to Paris Nord
- Once you have arrived at Paris Nord, you will need to make your way to Paris Austerlitz for the next leg of your train journey to Bourg St Maurice
- The most popular way to get from Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz is via the Metro, which costs €1.70 per journey. Tips: Buy a ‘carnet’ of 10 tickets for €12.70 if travelling in a large group. Should you need a Metro ticket for your return leg via Paris, save time and purchase your tickets all at the same time, as Metro tickets are valid for use up to 1 year.
- You should always allow at least 1 hour between the Eurostar arriving at the Gare du Nord and your connecting train at Paris Austerlitz