Welcome to Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Team welcomes you to Black Diamond Lodge.  This page provides you with information to help your stay, but please tell us if there is anything else that will assist you.

Our team is on duty in Black Diamond at the Reception Desk, Restaurant or Bar from 7:30am until 11am, and then from 4:30pm to 10pm. However, if at any time of the day or evening you require assistance, please use Whatsapp call or message to contact us on +33 607 41 31 10.  

Any team member is happy to assist you – so do please speak with them. If required, team members will contact managers to obtain further information or assistance.

We hope you enjoy your stay at Black Diamond. 

The Black Diamond Restaurant and Bar

The Black Diamond Lodge Bar is open from 4:30pm each evening. 

The Black Diamond Restaurant serves dinner from 6.30pm to 9:00pm. You can dine in the bar, restaurant or ask for take away to your chalet or apartment. 

Please let us know if you wish to reserve a table by e-mailing us on reservations@blackdiamondsaintefoy.com or by using Whatsapp to call or message on +33 607 41 31 10.  

The menu for winter can be found here:- https://blackdiamondsaintefoy.com/black-diamond-restaurant/winter-menu/ 

The menu for summer can be found here:- https://blackdiamondsaintefoy.com/black-diamond-bar-and-restaurant-summer/ 


All residents staying inside Black Diamond Lodge receive breakfast as included in the price of their stay.

Guests staying in self-catered apartments and chalets are welcome to join us for breakfast at an additional charge.  Breakfast includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a continental breakfast buffet and a hot breakfast option.

Please advise us of your breakfast reservation requirements by contacting us on: on reservations@blackdiamondsaintefoy.com or by using Whatsapp to call or message on +33 607 41 31 10.  

Complimentary WiFi inside the Lodge

We have complimentary WiFi throughout Black Diamond Lodge in all public areas and rooms and suites.  To access the Lodge Wifi please use:

Wifi: La Bataillette

Password: Diamond789!

If you are staying in one of our chalets or apartments, you will have a complimentary wifi box dedicated to your accommodation.  Please check the information inside your chalet to obtain the password to access the wifi.

Indoor Pool and Spa

The Black Diamond Indoor Spa with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub terrace is open.  Opening hours are 8 am to 8 pm.  Please ask a member of the team for details or assistance.  Please advise when you wish to use a hot tub so we may assist you with removing and replacing the hot tub covers.

Children of all ages are welcome to use the pool and hot tub, however, you must ensure that they are supervised by an adult at all times. We will not accept responsibility for any accidents in the spa area or outdoor hot tubs.

Concerige Services

The Black Diamond concierge service is included in your holiday experience and price.  Our concierge services assists you with the following: restaurant reservations in Black Diamond restaurant and elsewhere, airport transfer assistance, ski lesson assistance, childcare assistance, massage treatment appointments in our lovely Black Diamond Spa and pre-arrival room requests.

Laundry Facilities

We offer a laundry service comprising of washing and air drying of items. The cost is €25 per machine load.

Daily Room Servicing in Lodge Rooms and Suites

If you are staying in one of the Lodge Rooms or Suites, we will service your room each day between 9 am and 11 am unless you tell us otherwise.  If you wish to NOT have your room serviced, please advise us in the morning at breakfast.

Chalet and Apartment Servicing

If you wish for your apartment or chalet to have a cleaning service, do please advise us.  There is an additional charge for this service.

Irons and Ironing Boards

Please let us know if you require an iron and ironing board. We will organize to have one placed in your room for you. We request it be returned after use.

Departure and Check Out

We ask that all guests vacate their room or chalet by 11am on the day of departure. If you are staying later than this on your scheduled day of departure, please inform a member of our team. We will safely store your bags if requested so that you may enjoy your last day in Sainte Foy. 

Room Tabs and Final Bill

For your convenience, we allow our guests to keep a running tab for all bar, restaurant and concierge services. You can ask one of our Lodge Hosts or the Concierge Team to review your tab at any point during your stay. 

Our Concierge Manager will present your final bill to you for review and payment prior to your departure. Payment is made in our bar area.  We accept payment by bank transfer, credit card or cash. We cannot accept personal cheques as payment.

The Black Diamond Lodge Guest Library and Games

Our library located on the 2 nd floor is a private space only available to Black Diamond resident guests. Our policy to access books is simply to leave a book if you take a book. The books are loosely organized around popular genres for ease of your selection.

At the bottom of our library shelves we offer board games and cards available for use during your stay. Please return them when you are finished using them.

Our seating in the guest library is available for all resident guests to use. If you would like a beverage, please let one of our Lodge Hosts know and we will serve you from our bar.

The Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tourist Office

The Sainte Foy Tarentaise Tourist Office can be accessed in the resort directly at the bottom of the nursery slope. You will find brochures and information on the local activities, bars, restaurants and shops available to the tourists.

The tourist office website is available in French and English and can be found here: – http://www.saintefoy-tarentaise.com/

Sainte Foy Tarentaise Summer Chair Lift

Access to the Grand Plan 4 seater chairlift is free of charge to foot passengers and mountain bikes. The Chairlift is open daily.  Please check the tourist office web site for times.

Local Points of Interest

We have compiled a list of local points of interest. If you discover something that we have missed, do please let us know so we can add your information to our list. Thank you!

Bars and Restaurants – Sainte Foy Station

In addition to our own restaurant, we are able to assist you with lunch or dinner restaurant reservations in the following restaurants.  A full list can be found on the tourist office website here:- https://www.saintefoy-tarentaise.com/pratique/bars-et-restaurants/

Sainte Foy Station

  • Le Saint Germain – Cheese, Wine and Charcuterie with traditional platters and fondues.  Local products on sale to take away.   Tel: +33 (0) 6 60 33 41 18 Web: www.le-st-germain.com
  • Lama Lama – fast food – lunch and early evening.  lamallamastefoy@gmail.com
  • La-Couer- Restaurant, Wine Bar. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 07 94 29
  • La Maison à Colonne – Traditional Savoyard fair served in Sainte Foy’s oldest building. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 94 80
  • La Bergerie – A classy blend of modern and traditional French cuisine.     Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 25 51
  • White Lounge – Light meals, excellent pizza and bar. Live music at Apres and in the late evenings. Take away service possible. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 25 74
  • Le W Restaurant – Pizzas, burgers and salad. Close to Black Diamond just above the tunnel. Tel +33 (0) 6 62 43 91 97 or +33 (0) 67 68 61 48 95
  • 1580 – Family run restaurant and Micro-brewery Tel: 06 26 06 82 03

On The Mountain in Sainte Foy Tarentaise 

  • Les Brevettes – Arguably the best spot for Vin Chaud and hot chocolate. Also serves great traditional meals. Tel: +33 (0) 6 87 26 10 11
  • Chez Leon – Serves hearty mountain meals. Tel: +33 (0) 6 09 57 23 88
  • Les Marquises – Superb mountain views from the bar, with a large restaurant terrace serving gourmet burgers and traditional mountain fare. Tel: +33 (0) 7 63 79 08 08

Sainte Foy Tarentaise Village

(4KM drive towards Bourg Saint Maurice).   Please ask us to schedule a transfer for you if required.

  • Le Monal – Beautifully presented Savoyard cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. An excellent wine selection from their own cellar. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 90 07
  • Chez Merie- Located in Le Mirroir, this cozy, traditional restaurant has a reputation for excellence. Bookings essential. Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 90 16

Other Amenities

In Sainte Foy Tarentaise Station:

  • Sherpa Alimentaion – There are two of these small supermarkets, one in the MMV complex and one on the main decking in the center of town.
  • Cash Machine – located at the top of the parking lot just opposite Sherpa.
  • Ski Set – Ski equipment and rental
  • Intersport Ski equipment and rental
  • Ski Republic Ski equipment and rental
  • Parapharmacy – A herbal pharmacy in the MMV complex, offering alternative remedies.
  • Le Delices Bakery and Grocery
  • A Groundhog in the Sun – Tobacco and souvenir shop

In Séez:

(20mins drive form Sainte Foy Station)

  • Chemist (Pharmacy)

In Bourg Saint Maurice:

(25mins drive from Sainte Foy Station)

  • Super-U – Supermarket
  • Hospital

In Val D’Isere:

(35mins drive from Sainte Foy Station)

  • English Doctor Tel: +33 (0) 6 14 81 03 65
  • Shopping – ski shops and luxury goods

Other Ski Areas

San Bernardo area

La Rosière is a 30 minute drive away from Sainte Foy. The ski area here covers both the French and Italian Alps and is South Facing (French Side). It is the perfect day out if you fancy an authentic pizza for lunch, and also offers some superb views down both end of the Tarentaise Valley, and down to Mont Blanc on its Italian side.

Val d’Isere and Tignes are the two parts of the Espace Killy, one of the oldest Ski areas in the Alps. Around a 30 minute drive to both, a ski pass for the whole range gives you 36 square miles of terrain with options for the whole family. Sainte Foy Tarentaise’s ski area is of similar size, however, has fewer pisted slopes than Espace Killy.

Paradiski is the second largest skiable terrain in the whole world, comprising Les Arcs , Peisey-Villandry and La Plagne . With a possibility of accessing 425km of piste, we recommend access from Villaroger , which is a 20 minute drive from Sainte Foy. It has a series of lifts which give you access to the ski area, and you can view the run that will bring you back to the car park from Black Diamond Lodge. Ask a Lodge Host to point it out.

Useful Contacts

Rachel Duke – Director: +44 (0) 77 79 59 03 58.

Black Diamond Bar: +33 (0) 4 79 08 33 07

Black Diamond Website: https://blackdiamondsaintefoy.com/ 

Emergency Contacts

Police (Gendarme)  +33 (0) 4 79 07 04 25

Fire Service   +33 (0) 4 79 06 91 03

French Doctor (Doctor)   +33 (0) 4 79 06 92 22

Dentist (Dentist)   +33 (0) 4 79 41 00 37

Osteopath (Mr. Michael Buluone)  +33 (0) 4 79 06 11 42

Summer Time in Sainte Foy Tarentaise

Walking: There is an abundance of walking routes around Sainte Foy Tarentaise. Maps of all walking routes are available in the Black Diamond lounge area. The Black Diamond Lodge Team will be only too happy to suggest possible paths to take on any given day.

The Historic Monal Village – The route to the Monal Village is simply beautiful and attracts many visitors throughout the year. The journey is approximately an 11K walk (return) depending on which route you take. The route is inaccessible during the winter unless you ski off piste with a qualified instructor or mountain guide.

Maison a Colonnes: Sainte Foy Tarentaise’s oldest building, the Maison provides superb authentic Savoie cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.

Chez Merie: Located in the nearby village of Le Miroir, Chez Merie is a tourist attraction in its own right. With beautifully rustic fare and a convivial atmosphere it is an absolute must visit.

Tignes: There is plenty to explore in Tignes, with a large water sports lake, a swimming pool and lifts opening up the mountains to hiking and mountain biking it is a must visit

Val d’Isere: Similarly to Tignes, Val d’Isere is open for mountain biking and has a large swimming pool. It also has a large selection of shops and bars making it an ideal destination for a lazy afternoon

Bourg Saint Maurice: Bourg is a traditional market town just 30 minutes’ drive down the valley. Its market is held every Saturday morning and is well worth visiting to sample the local produce. Equally, it has a cinema showing English films, a co-operative selling many local cheeses and much more

The Local Cols

There are three Cols (Mountain passes) within a 30 minute drive of Sainte Foy Tarentaise which are easily accessible and provide stunning views and gateways to other valleys

Col d’Iseran (2770 m.): Beyond Val d’Isere, the Iseran pass provides stunning views down to Bonneval-sur-Arc in the south and is the highest pass in the Alps.

Col du Petit Sainte Bernard (2188 m.):  Past the local resort of La Rosiere, this Col is the alternative gateway to Italy, and the perfect way to experience another culture and country in one day!

Cormet du Roselend (1967 m.): The Roselend winds its way up to a spectacular dam, and if you choose to continue down the other side, you will arrive in the beautiful town of Beaufortain, the original home of the famous cheese. This also is a more picturesque route down to the Lac d’Annecy, another must see destination.

We hope that you have a relaxing and memorable stay with us at Black Diamond Lodge.