Alpine Flying Centre

- Home - The Flying - The Flying Weather - Winter Flying - Beginner: BHPA-EPC/CPC Training - Post CPC/Mountain Introduction - Mountain Thermalling/XC - Fly Guiding - Tandem Flying - The Shop: New/Second Hand - Accommodation Details - Availability/Calendar - Prices/Costs - Booking Form - Contact Us - Finding Us - About Us - Sites Guide - Latest News - Dennis's Articles - Links
photo1 photo2 photo3 Annecy fly2

Accommodation Details

We are based in the village of Domancy, close to Le Fayet, in the l'Arve valley just below the Chamonix valley, a 20kms or 20 minute drive from Chamonix. There's a mountain railway and/or bus service running between Chamonix town centre and Le Fayet/Domancy. If you are without a vehicle then we are happy collect and drop you off each day from local accommodation in and around Domancy, Le Fayet or Sallaches. Otherwise if we are flying in Chamonix we'll meet you there in town. We wouldn't necessarily fly in Chamonix every day.

There is a selection of accommodation in the area and 'Airbnb' is popular. If you choose this, make a search on their website Airbnb, 'Domancy, Le Fayet or Sallanches, France' and this will bring up available properties/rooms close to Domancy where we are based.

Alternatively we can recommend a very nice hotel situated in a quiet spot in the local village of Le Fayet - Hotel des Deux Gares This hotel, just a few minutes from us, has ahotel des deux gares bar, very good restaurant, indoor swimming pool, very nice rooms and all at very competitive prices. For the hotel details go to: Chalet/Hotel des Deux Gares. Their email address is

The village of Le Fayet has a number of restaurants, bars, post office with ATM machine and a main line railway that links up to Chamonix and onto Switzerland via a mountain railway.

Towards the end of our road a pleasant elderly French couple run a traditionally styled B and B in a quiet sport and just a few minutes walk from Le Fayet and the local supermarket. Rooms cost from 45 Euros a night. We can book this for you, or you can this directly: here is the link - B/B - Barrats

Up in St Gervais just 8 minutes from our chalet is the British owned and run: Gite Mont Joly

CAMPING is popular throughout the region and there are many good campsites There is camping up at Plaine Joux our main training/flying site. You don't have to book a place here, just turn up and find yourself a spot. The views of the Mont Blanc massif are superb and there are a couple of restaurants, toilets and a shower. It's a little remote and not much happens in the evening and there is shopping in the lower valley or the local village of Plateau d'Assy. Here is a link to the area: Camping/Passy

Lac Passy Camping Not too far from us in Domancy is an excellent and not expensive campsite close to Lac Passy, a beautiful lake and an ideal swimming spot. This campsite has everything for the details. Sallanches Camping Details

There is convenient shopping opposite our base in Domancy at the Intermarche Supermarket. It's open 08.30 - 19.30 during the week and 08.30 -12.30 on Sunday.

© 1992-2018 - Alpine Flying Centre