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Veysonnaz lies on the shoulder of a mountain in the middle of the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 1,300m and in the heart of the French-speaking part of the Valais canton of Switzerland. It is fifteen minutes from Sion, the capital of Valais, and it overlooks Sion and the Rhone Valley some 1,000m below.
The location of Veysonnaz means that it has some of the best views of any village in the area. In winter the surrounding slopes have a perfect balance of good snow, great views, and sunshine. Veysonnaz has a pituresque old village centre, with traditional wooden chalets and farm buildings, and a short walk away is the more modern resort centre. Veysonnaz has a range of local amenities, including two supermarkets, a number of restaurants and bars, and an indoor swimming pool.
The apartment is close to the resort centre, and is a five minute walk away from the old village.
Above Veysonnaz, the slopes (including the famous World-Cup downhill course, Piste de l'Ours) rise to the ski resort of Thyon, at an altitude of 2,100m. The two resorts are linked by a high-speed gondola that is open during the ski season, and during the summer. Veysonnaz is part of the "4 vallées" ski area, which also includes the resorts of Verbier and Nendaz, and it is possible to ski to Verbier in about an hour.
In summer, the forests and meadows surrounding Veysonnaz make for magnificent hiking and mountain biking, or if you prefer a gentle stroll along one of the "Bisse" - the ancient irrogation channels that the area is famous for - then the "Bisse de Vex" passes just behind the building and runs for several miles West and East from Veysonnaz.
Travelling to Veysonnaz
Veysonnaz is easy to get to - it is a little over 90 minutes drive from Geneva airport, and is about a three hour drive from Milan or Turin airports. Airlines flying to Geneva from the UK include Easyjet, British Airways and Air France, and Ryanair fly to Milan and Turin. If booked a few months in advance, it should be possible to get return flights from the UK for under £100 per person.
All of the major car rental companies have desks at Geneva airport. A one week car hire from Geneva airport starts from about £150. We use www.comparecarhire.co.uk to find a good price for car hire - they usually will offer the best deal. From Geneva airport, it takes 1 hour 40 minutes to drive to Veysonnaz, with most of the route being on motorways. Veysonnaz is a fifteen minute drive from the motorway junction at Sion.
There is a frequent train service from Geneva Airport to Sion - there are usually two direct trains every hour - and the journey takes about two hours. From Sion, Veysonnaz is a short bus or taxi ride away.
From Calais, it takes about 8 hours to drive to Veysonnaz.
Please contact us if you have any questions about travelling to Veysonnaz.