For our trip to Le Dévoluy, we chose to stay in a self-contained rental apartment at Résidence Les Melezes des Chaumates.
Breakfast on a balcony looking out at mountain peaks? Sign us up!
As we soon discovered, the pictures on the sunweb.Be page actually did manage to live up to reality. On our way up the road to the building we were greeted with gorgeous mountain views and a charming façade of wooden gables and balconies. Think Heidi’s quaint mountain cottage aesthetics, just scaled up to housing block proportions.
Check in at Résidence Les Mélèzes des Chaumates.
Thankfully there is on-site parking, so we didn’t have far to walk to the front door.
Our advice to future guests would be to send an e-mail to the reception in advance to inquire about when the check-in time is.
The booking information we had didn’t specify this, which led to some confusion. Most of the other guests we spoke to had the same issue with check-in.
The reception staff could have been a bit more welcoming, or helpful with the situation, but it was sorted out easily enough.
They do speak English, so non-French-speaking visitors won’t have any trouble communicating their needs.
Newly renovated apartment in Le Dévoluy
Once we were shown to our room on the ground floor and had a chance to settle in, things started looking up.
The entire building has just been renovated as of 2018, so we got to enjoy the new state-of-the-art fittings and furniture.
We found the furniture and decoration very nice, simple, cozy and tidy.
The open plan kitchen-living area made the space feel larger than it was.
We especially liked how sleek and well-designed the kitchens were.
You get a dishwasher, coffee maker, oven, fridge and all the other add-ons you would expect in a regular apartment.
The bedrooms are compact but cosy, with a closeth to our disposal.
The bathroom was not big but there was a bath available.
We even had a small furnished terrace which was beautiful because it was snowing outside.
After exploring the rest of the facilities, we had a dip in the lovely indoor pool…although it was on the cooler side, so a session in the sauna was much appreciated!
Great location in the village La joue du Loup
Location-wise Les Melezes is great because the apartments are pretty close to the centre of La Joue du Loup village.
Definitely within walking distance of all the local shops, restaurants and service.
The avid skiers among you will be happy to know that Chaumattes 1 in La Joue du Loup is only 350 yards away and there is a ski pass sales point on the property itself.
There’s also plenty of space to store your skis on the ground floor hall way.
We were really pleased with the whole experience and loved our stay here.
Résidence Les Mélèzes provides quality accommodation along with state-of-the-art services and a sense of security that Airbnb sometimes lacks.
If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, we can confidently recommend this apartment in Le Dévoluy.