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En-Route Hotels throughout France

A relaxing start or end to your ski holiday…

If you think that the distance involved or the timing of the channel crossings mean that you will have too much driving in a day, then put your mind at rest by booking an overnight stop in an en-route hotel.

Or why not benefit from an extra day's skiing before and/or after your holiday? Spend Friday night in a hotel close to your resort (Lyon, Chambery, Cluses, Aix les Bains, Annecy, Grenoble, Gap, Toulouse…) and enjoy a full day on the slopes before checking into your accommodation on Saturday afternoon.

We can suggest convenient locations, such as Calais, Lens, Troyes, Dijon… and we will take care of arranging it all for you. You will find below a selection of our most popular locations as an ideal stop over, based on the recommended driving route to either the French Alps or the French Pyrenees. However, please feel free to request a price for a different location.


InterHotel is a chain of independent, privately owned and affordable 2-3 star hotels.


InterHotel Prices Winter 2017/18

As there are 300 InterHotels across France, we cannot show them all here. Hotels are divided into 18 categories A-R. The majority of hotels fall into A-D.




Triple 3 pers   

Family 4 pers   









































































Prices are per room per night, including breakfast. Local tourist tax is payable on-site (max €1/pers).


This French hotel chain (part of world leading hotel chain Accor) features standardised 4*** hotels. It guarantees comfort along with high standard facilities.


Novotel Prices Winter 2017/18

We have selected 2 towns for an ideal stop-over en-route to the slopes: Reims, Dijon Sud.

Location Per Person Single Sup Triple Sup
Reims £53 £53 £25

Prices until 30/04/18.

Prices are per person per night, including breakfast. Local tourist tax is payable on-site (max €2.25/pers 18+ yrs/day). 2 children under 16 stay FREE when sharing with 2 adults.

For both InterHotel and Novotel: Please note reservations cannot be held after 18.00. If you plan to arrive after this time, you must contact the hotel directly well in advance to confirm your arrival. The address and telephone number of the booked hotel will be forwarded to you with your travel documents.

Golden Tulip

The 4 star Golden Tulip Troyes Hotel, has 83 rooms and offers you free and unlimited Wi-Fi internet access and an outdoor swimming pool. It is the ideal busy area for your leisure stays, just a few minutes away from the medieval and historic town centre of Troyes and from the first European outlet shopping centre. It is also located near to the exit of the A5 and A26 highways.


Golden Tulip Prices Winter 2017/18

  Per Person Single Sup Triple Sup
Troyes Standard Room £60 £56 £40
Troyes Superior Room £66 £63 n/a

Prices until 02/05/18.
Prices are per person per night including breakfast. Local tourist tax payable on site. 2 children under 12 stay FREE when sharing with 2 adults.

Geneva airport – ‘Ferney Voltaire’

One night stop at Geneva Airport

Ideally located only a few minutes from Geneva airport, the residence is a great choice for an overnight stay if your flight arrives late and you want to be on the slopes first thing the following day.Free airport shuttle from the airport to the hotel (Monday to Friday 7.00-10.00 am on an hourly basis and from 17.00-22.30 on request).

The aparthotel offers 124 spacious, convenient fitted rooms and suites arranged over 5 floors (with lifts). Facilities include a 24/7 reception, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a breakfast room (breakfast available €12/adult, €6/child aged 4-12yrs) and an outdoor car park. There is a 450m2 spa with swimming pool, steam room and fitness room.

The functional rooms all have a double bed or 2 single beds (and some triple rooms with 3 single beds), a private safe, telephone, satellite TV, an ensuite bathroom with bath and hairdryer. Some have an extra kitchenette (with microwave, small fridge, ceramic 2-ring hob and sink). The suites are made of 2 interconnecting bedrooms (one with a double sofa bed and kitchenette and one with either a double bed or 2 singles).

* Please note we cannot book the below hotel on 16/1-20/1, 19/3 & 4/4-7/4.


Ferney Voltaire Prices Winter 2016/17

Prices include: bed linen and towels, daily cleaning, toileteries, Wi-Fi, Satelitte TV, undercover parking, access to pool, fitness. Official rating is 4 star, but we would classify as a good 3 star.

  Single or double Junior suite 2/4 1 bed 4 suite
2017 prices below
(until 31/12/17)
Fri/Sat/Sun/Bank Hols* £99/£99 £112 £121
Mon-Thurs £121/£121 £135 £151
2016 prices below (until 31/12/16)      
Fri/Sat/Sun/Bank Hols* £100/£100 £112 £139
Mon-Thurs £127/£127 £145 £164

Buffet Breakfast is €12 per adult and €6 per child 4-12 payable locally.
Tourist tax is €1.27 per day for over 12 yrs
Arrivals from 16.00 - departure before 12.00
Pets welcome €10/day or €50/week.
* French bank holidays only

Chateau de Candie, Chambery 17/18

Nestled in the heart of a 6 hectare, forest-lined estate overlooking the town of Chambery, Le Chateau de Candie **** offers its guests the choice of 25 exquisite, individually decorated rooms and suites, boasting original period features and stunning views of the mountainous Savoie landscape.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing and restorative stay with access to a swimming pool, massages and complimentary Elemis products in every room.

With two restaurants on site, there’s no need to look any further for an outstanding gastronomic experience. Choose between our traditional brassiere La Cantine and sample homemade French dishes from our weekly menu with a glass of Candie’s Viognier wine, made from grapes picked from the chateau’s own vineyard, or head downstairs to the Michelin recognized L’Orangerie to enjoy a unique culinary adventure.

Only 10km away from Chambery International Airport and a short car journey away from Lyon, Geneva and some of the most highly regarded ski slopes, the Chateau’s fantastic location provides the ideal base for your next trip to the Alps.

Prices based on 2 sharing including breakfast.


Per Person  

Confort double*


Luxe double  


Prestige double




Family suite




La Tour


*Single supplement is £24

Our recommended locations

  • Within 3 hours of Calais:

Interhotel - Bethune (Bruay-la-Buissiere) - Liberty Hotel 3*
45 mins from Calais. Code for winter - A (Mon-Thurs - D)

Interhotel - Arras - l'Aquarium 2*
1 hour from Calais. Code for winter - D

Interhotel - Cambrai - Tab'Hotel 2*
1 hour 15 mins from Calais. Code for winter - D (from Nov-Mar), F (from April-Oct)

Qualys - Laon (Chamouille) - Qualys Hotel du Golf d'Ailette 3*
2 hours 10 mins. Code for winter - H (Nov-Mar), K (April-Oct)

Novotel - Reims Tinqueux 4*
2 hours 25 mins from Calais

Qualys - Reims Tinqueux 3*
2 hours 45 mins from Calais. Code for winter - E

  • Within 3 - 6 hours of Calais:

Novotel - Dijon Sud 4*
5 hours from Calais

Interhotel - Dijon - Castel Burgond 3*
5 hours from Calais. Code for winter - D
Closed 24/12-02/01

Interhotel - Dijon - Armony 3*
5 hours from Calais. Code for winter - D (Nov-Jan), E (Feb-April + Oct), F (May-Sept)
Closed 24/12-02/01

Interhotel - Nuits Saint Georges - Le Saint Georges 3*
5 hours from Calais. Code for winter - E (Jan-Mar + Nov-Dec), F (April-Oct)

Interhotel - Dole - Eric Hotel 2*
5 hours from Calais. Code for winter - A

Interhotel - Beaune - La Closiere 3*
5 hours 15 mins from Calais. Code for winter - G (Nov-Mar), J (April-Oct)
Closed 23/12-15/01

Interhotel - Lons de Saunier - Hotel du Beryl 3*
5 hours 30 mins from Calais. Code for winter - G

  • Within 6 - 8 hours of Calais:

Novotel - Lyon Bron 4*
6 hours 30 mins from Calais

Interhotel - Annemasse - Porte de Geneve 3*
7 hours from Calais. Code for winter - D

Interhotel - Saint Julien en Genevois - Hotel Rey 3*
7 hours from Calais. Code for winter - G (07/01-28/02, 18/03-12/07), K (01/03-17/03)

Interhotel - Annecy - Beauregard Hotel 3*
7 hours from Calais. Code for winter - G (04/01-15/04, 15/10-21/12), I (16/04-12/06)

Interhotel - Albertville (Faverges) - Hotel de Geneve 2*
7 hours 15 mins from Calais. Code for winter - B (Jan-May + Sept-Dec)

Interhotel - Cluses - Du Faucigny 3*
7 hours 30 mins from Calais. Code for winter - F (April-Nov), G (Dec-Jan), H (Feb-Mar)
Closed Sundays and bank holidays from noon-6pm

Interhotel - Chambery - Hotel des Princes 3*
7 hours 30 mins from Calais. Code for winter - G

Interhotel - Grenoble - Patrick Hotel 3*
8 hours from Calais. Code for winter - J (weekdays), F (Fri-Sun incl.)

Driving Times

Indicative driving distance from Calais to:

Cambrai 144 km 89 miles 1hr30
Reims 275 km 170 miles 2hrs30
Dijon 572 km 356 miles 5hrs
Troyes 396 km 246 miles 3hrs30
Beaune 600 km 373 miles 5hrs15
Macon 684 km 425 miles 6hrs
Lyon 750 km 466 miles 6hrs30
Chambéry 865 km 538 miles 7hrs30
Grenoble 870 km 541 miles 7hrs45
Gap 994 km 618 miles 9hrs30
Toulouse 963 km 598 miles 8hrs45

Holiday Inn Express En-Route Accommodation in Folkestone, Kent

If you would like to stay close to the Eurotunnel terminal the Holiday Inn Express is the hotel our directors would recommend from personal experience. The hotel is new, good value and it is the closest hotel to the terminal. Further details can be found on our Eurotunnel page.


To check availability, prices and to book a room (plus full room description) visit Holiday Inn Express Folkestone.

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