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Le Faranchin

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
64 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Glaciers de la Meije Gondola
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    La Grave Ski Resort
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Le Pas de l'Ane
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Pizza & Pasta
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    l'Alpe-d'Huez (AHZ-Henri Giraud)
    45 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Located in Villar-d'Arene, Le Faranchin is in an area with good shopping. Museum of Sacred Art and Guisane'Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at La Grave Ski Resort and Les Grands Bains de Monetier.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Glaciers de la Meije Gondola - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      La Grave Ski Resort - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Alpine Botanical Garden of Lautaret - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Col du Galibier - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Ice-Cave Les 2-Alpes - 78 min drive

    Getting around

    • Briançon Station - 35 min drive
    • Grenoble (GNB-Grenoble - Isere) - 100 min drive


    • Le Faranchin — 1 min walk
    • Le Pas de l'Ane — 3 min drive
    • Pizza & Pasta — 4 min drive
    • Le Bois des Fées — 4 min drive
    • Chalet Alp'Bar — 4 min drive

    About this property

    Le Faranchin

    After a day on the slopes, return to Le Faranchin to dine at the restaurant, drink at the bar/lounge, and enjoy comforts including a spa tub and a sauna. All 33 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and TVs. Phones and desks are also available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Ski shuttle nearby

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: EUR 10 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Downhill skiing
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Hot tub

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare
    • Free cots/infant beds

    Guest services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Ski passes
    • Ski storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish


    • Terrace


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Free cots/infant beds


    • Hairdryer (on request)


    • TV


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Cross-country skiing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking
    • Rafting
    • Ski area
    • Ski equipment hire
    • Ski lifts
    • Ski runs
    • Skiing
    • Skiing lessons
    • Snowshoeing

    Where to eat

    • Le Faranchin – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent


    Amazing place. Friendly Staff. Excelent food.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The hotel is great, clean with a comfortable bed and great balcony view. The best feature is the amazing restaurant. I had 2 amazing meals there Waugh first class service.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    I can’t say enough about the owners! They were so very accommodating. Very nice and approachable. They had just renovated some of the property and were going to do more during the seasonal change from summer to winter. The bathroom was newly remodeled and nice. The bed was comfortable, the room size was ok. Could use a dresser for people who are staying for a longer period of time. We came for 2 days to ride our bikes on some of the most amazing passes the Alps have to offer! The location for us was perfect. Nestled between col du Lautaret, col du galibier and Alpe d’Huez. Near Briancon which is a large town with lots of shopping,restaurants and bars. We came with our 75 pound golden retriever and he was warmly welcomed. Parking was good and easy, WiFi was good Inside but not outside. Charming town with a few restaurants.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing location in the Alps

    Everything about this place is superb. From the incredible staff to the amazing views. Simply fantastic.

    Pros: The warm & friendly staff & the incredible views.

    Cons: When a section of the D1091 re-opens.The official detour is 4hrs but a minor emergency road could be used. Spectacular views but scary.

    Location: For me it was all about the cycling. Welcome to heaven. 35mins from Alpe d'huez.

    5/5 Excellent

    Excellent Hotel

    A very quite village, and the staff could not have been more pleasent. My only tiny issue was that the front of the hotel was not gritted and was very icey during my stay going to and from the car.

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