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Introducing our new Luxury Chamonix Chalet!

Amazon Creek is delighted to launch our new Luxury Chamonix Chalet! Chalet Dalmore Chalet Dalmore provides a modern variation to traditional alpine architecture. Large panoramic windows surround vast living spaces and an open roof terrace offers the most gorgeous views of Mont Blanc. The Chalet sits in large private gardens and boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, a cinema room and separate TV snug for kids, and a sauna, relaxation and massage area. The chalet has five bedrooms, all en-suite, offering luxurious towels, bathrobes and gorgeous L’Occitane products. Each bedroom comes equipped with a plasma screen offering a wide selection of international…

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Why Chamonix is the height of Luxury!

Looking for a luxurious retreat this year? Then allow me to introduce to you Chamonix and inform you as to why so many people are seeing it as one of the most luxurious and elegant places to visit. Draped in sophistication, beauty and glamour Chamonix has everything you could possibly want from a luxury getaway. Chamonix has become one of the most prestigious places to visit throughout the entirety of France. A combination of exquisite restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and views have all contributed to the resort being beyond compare. Attracting people of all ages from all over, Chamonix has…

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Chamonix Summer Events 2017!

Chamonix is a hive of activity in the summer months with multiple sporting and music events on through out the season. Chamonix Summer Events 2017 include Marathons, Climbing events and much more, all FREE for spectators! Marathon du Mont Blanc 22nd to 25th June 2017 The first of Chamonix's Summer Events 2017 is a trail event consisting of 8 races that  for 4 days sees the Chamonix Valley vibrate with the rhythm of the races, 30 000 people will be in Chamonix to attend or participate in this event, and everything is done to welcome runners and spectators in the most amazing surroundings!…

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Amazon Creek’s Séte Restaurant Guide

A mini restaurant critic by Tim Davis, Amazon Creek's owner A few minutes’ walk from Villa Frankie and Villa Freya there are three restaurants to be found along the beachfront! La O La Website http://laola.fr/le-restaurant / Tel: +33 (0) 4 67 53 07 14 A busy restaurant offering delicious salads and typical fish dishes. Located directly opposite the villas on the beach. There are English-speaking serving staff and excellent service with a small but lovely menu. The salads are very reasonably priced, whilst pricing for the rest of the menu is average for this region. There is also a good…

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Amazon Creek’s top reason to choose Sète for your summer vacation!!

An introduction to Sète: Sète is the most fascinating small town on the French Mediterranean coast, it is all-but an island. With the sea on one side and the Thau Lagoon on the other. Thau Lagooon is a vast expanse of salt water, colonised by oyster- and mussel-beds. Between the sea and the lagoon, a network of canals brings a hive of activity right into the town centre, just a 5 minute drive from our two beautiful beach front villas. ‘The Little Venice of the Languedoc’ has retained its authenticity as a thriving fishing port, which remains the main focus of…

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Ten Reasons You’ll Love Our Languedoc, Séte Villas

So you're off on holiday and you've decided Languedoc is the place for you this year! What's even better is you've chosen to visit one of our Villas - Villa Freya or Villa Frankie! Both can be located in Languedoc on the beachfront and are as beautiful as you're imagining right now! Both sleeping 10 people each and sitting right next door to each other you can take the whole family (Even if you have a Home Alone sized one) and just book both facilities to sleep an amazing 20 people! Between the two villas, you'll find an abundance of…

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Amazon Creek’s Chamonix Apres and Bar Guide

Pubs and Bars Chambre Neuf http://www.langleyhotels.eu/en/our-hotels/hotel-gustavia/#CHAMBRENEUF The liveliest and loudest apres-ski bar in Chamonix with live music from 17:30 to 19:30 Sunday to Friday. Situated at the top end of town near the train station, Chambre Neuf is one of the favourite meeting places for locals and visitors alike .The bar is open all day for coffee, beer or maybe something stronger! 20:00 - 22:00 is Happy Hour with a wide selection of cocktails on promotion 2 for 1! Moo Bar http://moobarcuisine.com Open every day from 11:30 to 01:00, and providing daily après-ski with great live music and DJs, to be enjoyed with…

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Amazon Creek’s Chamonix Restaurant Guide

A mini restaurant critic by Tim Davis, Amazon Creek's owner Hameau Albert 1er, Chamonix Website: www.hameaualbert.fr / Tel: 0450530509 Le Restaurant Albert 1er  This 2* Michelin restaurant has been run by the family Carrier and Maillet for many generations. Chamonix’s leading gastronomic restaurant with a passion to stay true to the evolution of Haute-Savoie tradition. This is evident throughout, from the welcome to the decor and the menus themselves. An excellent restaurant of course with an exceptional wine list if you are looking for the finest dining experience in the region.  I have eaten there several times and you cannot…

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Chamonix Winter Events – 2016-17

Chamonix Christmas Village! Daily from 16th December to 30th December 2016 From 16th to 30th December from 10am to 8pm The Christmas village has moved to Chamonix. Many craftsmen, producers, artists and traders will introduce their products, from decoration, jewellery and Christmas gifts to sweets & confectionery, spices, teas, and savoury local products. This market is delight to the eyes and taste buds for all ages! With the 10 days leading up to Christmas including, parades and shows for the happiness of all to make wonderful memories, in this incredible place. Events include: Sunday  18th December: Magic Umbrella Parade at…

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Ski Fit

Skiing is a lot of fun, but it’s also a physically demanding sport, and a day on the slopes will give your body a good workout. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a expert skier, your skiing can always be improved if you have a plan for getting yourself fit and ready for the slopes before you go, as well as while you’re there. A key aspect of skiing is the physical impact on your core, hips, and legs, which you’ll be working constantly as you work your way down the mountains. Strengthening these key areas, for example, is a…

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