With 3+ people it is by far the cheapest way and only takes us 14 hrs (or less..) door to door (from West Sussex) or you can stop off on your way. We have used various hotels (F1, Etap, Logis or a good website eurapart.com) which can all be pre-booked over the internet.
Tolls are about €73 each
Diesel is approx €1.10 per litre in France (January 2015)
Live traffic information
You need to allow 10 hours (driving) from Calais to
Montalbert - can be done in less!
Snow chains are a legal requirement and sometimes needed. (Cost around £45 or you can hire them.)
On French toll roads you do not need cash. You can drive to the blue arrows (or green ones) and use a credit card (VISA) lanes maked 'CB'. There is no commission charge for this.
Travelling on tolls roads on Sundays you will find much less traffic. There are almost no French lorries using the toll roads on Sundays. They have to pay extra to do so. The only lorries will be Spanish or other countries.
Where is Montalbert: Michelin map of the area:
Driving directions from: ViaMichelin
We have used: Eurotunnel,
(cheapest by far)
all have been good.
Eurotunnel is quicker (35 mins) - but can be slightly more expensive (Not if you use Tesco clubcard deals tokens)
FlyBE fly to Chambery Airport
(the nearest) or Lyon with
regular bus services to Aime.
EasyJet fly to Grenoble and Lyon also with a regular bus service to Aime (about half an hour from Montalbert).
For further flight info click here
A transfer service direct to Montalbert go to our Transfer page
The train is also very good (we hear) - book the train to Aime and then taxi or bus up to Montalbert, see SNCF web site or National Rail Enquires We have been told you can buy a sleeper over night fair.