Pierre & Vacances is offering at least 15 percent off accommodation in the French Alps , as well as a free night's stay on selected properties over Christmas week.

In order to help alleviate the effects of the weak pound, Pierre & Vacances is giving 15 percent off all accommodation on all dates throughout the winter season, including breaks over Christmas and New Year's.

A company spokesperson told OnTheSnow: "Eurobuster' offer can also be combined with any other offer currently available, leading to savings of up to 35 percent. Holidays booked between Dec. 19 and Dec, 26 2009 will also be eligible for a free night's accommodation on Dec. 18."

For example, the newly refurbished Residence Le Belmont in [R1305R, Arc] 1800 has prices starting from £857 (previously £1009) per week for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people. Located 300 metres from the nearest shopping centre, ski schools, and ski lifts, this property has panoramic views of Mont Blanc and is well placed for a ski holiday with family or friends. All of the apartments are extensively furnished with bathroom, WC, television and kitchenette containing hotplate, fridge, oven, dishwasher, and a coffee maker.

Alternatively, at Les Balcons du Soleil in [R587R, Avoriaz] prices start from £911 (previously £1072) per week for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people. Recently renovated, Les Balcons du Soleil comprises the 'Néva', 'Chapka', 'Douchka', 'Elinka' and 'Saskia 1' buildings. These apartments offer high quality, comfortable accommodation right in the heart of the traffic-free resort of Avoriaz. All apartments have ski-in/ski-out facilities and are ideally located close to the cable cars, for direct access to the slopes.  All apartments include a fully fitted kitchen and living area.

Pierre & Vacances is the largest provider of holiday residences, villages, and hotels all over France, and the group as a whole has 120 ski residences and hotels in over 40 major ski resorts across the French Alps and Pyrenees.

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