La Montagne nous offre le décor à nous d'inventer la vie qui va avec...

The mountain offers us the setting to invent the life that goes with

                                                                          Nicolas Helmbacher


Discover the chalet-hotel and its 190 years of history

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 In the heart of the village and 5 minutes from the slopes, the chalet-hotel Gai Soleil in Les Contamines-Montjoie offers you the seduction setting of an old farmhouse dating from 1823 to the wooden facade patinated by the sun and the snow. The chalet-hotel enjoys an exceptional location in the center of the resort, nestled in greenery and flowers. In the garden you will find freshness, sun and above all calm under the benevolent eye of Mont Blanc and Mont Joly. From the windows of the rooms, the superb view extends over the valley Montjoie, one of the most preserved of the Alps, which we will let you dicover and love

Many activities await you:

In winter you can enjoy skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, carriage rides, ice climbing....

In summer why not hiking in front of the Alpine glant, booking excursions to the Nature Reserve, or discover the local culture. You can also enjoy mountain biking, climbing, trout fishing or simply swimming in our beautiful lakes.

We will be pleased to help you discovering all these activities

Book you stay

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A real gem! by Sandrine

This is the best find event not only was the hotel perfectly located, cosy, nicely decorated and very Clean but Valerie and David are incredible hosts! We made an amazing breakfast and dinner each day offered by the in house chef! Throughout our stay Valerie and David were attentive to our needs and our questions : so many great great suggestions regarding ski rental and our planned trip around the Mont Blanc next year. Will definitely come back and have already spoken to all of our friends about this wanderful hotel and our visit! Thank you Valerie and David for creating such a lovely haven of peace and bringing back a genuine service oriented approach to the hotel industry.


Perfect base for ski touring by Kathy

4 of us spent two nights while ski touring in the area. The host and hostess were warm, welcoming, attentive and professional. The food was axcellent. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the lounge area large and welcoming. We had a wonderful time and Iwould recommend this hotel to anyone..


Excellent and Comfortable

We had an amazing stay here on our first night of our multi day hike on the TMB. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Dinner was very tasty and there was plenty of it, breakfast too. We decided to lighten our rucksacks and the staff kept our delongings safety for us to pick up at a later date. I highly recommanded this hotel.


Superb service, wonderful hosts.

Due to trail conditions on the TMB we needed to change our plans and we were lucky enought to find a room and amazing help from our hosts who found as a way to get back to Chamonix when yhe local buses weren't running. As a bonus the room is great and dinner was excellent. Hightly recommanded.

Contact us

We are happy to welcome you in our Chalet-Hotel. If you have any questions or would like to book, contact us or leave us a message.

Our adress

Chalet-Hotel Gai Soleil

288 chemin des Loyers

74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie

tél.:+33(0)4 50 47 02 94

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