Villa du Lac
As tranquil and pared-back as it is spoiled for facilities, Villa du Lac is a luxury villa in Geneva that offers privacy and wonderful views, with all the benefits of being on the site of a luxury hotel. The very zen interiors are designed by Remi...
Destination Guide: Switzerland
From glistening lakes to snow capped mountains to luscious green valleys, Switzerland is a land of breath-taking scenery and can be considered a nature lovers playground.
Rural and urban blend harmoniously in Switzerland offering something for everyone all year round on a luxury holiday here. Take a scenic train ride around Lake Geneva, head to Ticino for a wine tour, rent a summer ski chalet to go hiking in the Alps or enjoy some of Switzerland’s classical music festivals.
For winter sports enthusiasts the Swiss Alps deliver world class skiing set beneath iconic mountains such as the Matterhorn. Admire spectacular views from Firefly Collection's Chalet Grace in Zermatt, offering floor to ceiling windows, opulent furnishings, alongside fantastic facilities such as a hot tub and sauna.
Glitzy ski resorts such as Verbier in the 4 Valleys come to life in the winter and offer an equally lively après scene that is not be missed on a luxury ski holiday. Though, don’t be fooled into thinking that Verbier is just a winter ski-resort, there is plenty to enjoy throughout the warmer months when renting a summer ski chalet in Verbier. From canyoning and climbing for those who like their activities adrenaline fuelled to biking and golf. It even hosts the Verbier Festival; a classical music event which runs throughout July and August.
Alongside the plethora of sporting activities and stunning scenery on offer on a luxury villa or chalet holiday, Switzerland has a rich culture and history to explore. Lausanne is a vibrant university town and as a home to the Olympic committee, sports is given a high profile here, but head to the Medieval capital of Bern which is listed a UNESCO world heritage site and you will find beautiful architecture, museums such as the Zentrum Paul Klee, art and entertainment like no other.
And, who could resist the charming city of Geneva. Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, the cobbled streets, rooftop bars and boutique shops in Geneva offer a sophisticated feel. Stay in the contemporary and stylish Villa du Lac to experience tranquil lakeside living, though you are never far from the action of the city at this luxury villa.
It is worth noting that the transport links in Switzerland are excellent and generally everything runs to schedule.
Best places to eat and drink in
Combining, French, German and northern Italian influences, Swiss cuisine is hearty and flavoursome. World renowned for their cheese, a stay in a luxury ski chalet or villa in Switzerland would not be complete without trying Swiss fondue, great for a large group of friends or family to share.
Gastronomy is celebrated here and you will find upscale restaurants in all the major cities as well as the premier ski resorts such as Verbier, Zermatt and St.Moritz where there are also a handful of Michelin starred establishments to enjoy, particularly on chefs night off at your luxury ski chalet.
Best time to visit
Switzerland is truly a fantastic destination all year round. The climate is moderate, temperatures in the Summer can reach the mid to late 20’s and the coolest months are in January and February.
Summer ski chalet rentals in Verbier are popular during the warmer months, with long sunny days offering the perfect climate for a variety of outdoor activities.
The ski season varies per resort but can run from mid November to early May.
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We love the blend of urban sophistication and culture combined with stunning natural scenery to explore.
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