Loisir - Sports - Etudes - S.A.

Up to 1964, "le Clos d'Ornon" was a farm, and a rather important one, considering the outstanding size of its stable.

It was then transformed into an accomodation chalet, and occupied successively by "Loisirs Jeunes de France" and the "Ski Club de Thionville", up to 1991.

On October 1st 1993, "Loisirs - Sports - Etudes (L.S.E.)" was created to manage and restore "Le Clos d'Ornon" with an objective to welcome young scholars in a place rich with culture, discovery and sports activities possibilities.

Our challenge has always been to balance touristical and social objectives, while continuously improving the quality of our service.

A chalet to coddle you...

Built more than 200 years ago, "Le Clos d'Ornon" welcomes you with the charm of its ancient walls, equipped with today's commodities. See a video.



The premises include two main buildings:

  • The oldest, with 3 levels:
    • Ground floor with dining room with fire place, kitchen, sitting room-office.
    • First floor with 2 class rooms, 3 bedrooms for management, 1 bedroom for management with private bathroom, and 1 collective bedroom with private bathroom for 6.
    • Second floor with 2 bedrooms (4 and 5 beds) with private bathrooms, 5 bedrooms (20 beds) with collective sanitary block and showers.
  • The most recent building has an independent entrance and 2 levels, 6 bedrooms (34 beds) with private bathrooms, 1 bedroom (6 beds) with dedicated sanitary block and shower.
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Chalet plan

The detailed plan of the chalet will enable you to visualize the rooms disposition and the number of beds for each of them.


Meals are served in the ancient vaulted stable now converted to dining room. Meals are traditional with good quality, well balanced and creative cuisine.

Breakfast From 8 to 9 am. Buffet with milk, chocolate, coffee, tea, bread, butter, jam, honey, yoghurt or white cheese, cereals, fruit, orange juice.
Lunch From 12 to 12:45 am. Served at the table. Each menu includes Entrée, meat or fish, cheese, fruit or dessert (home made pastries).
Tea time Around 4 pm. In the dining room, or as a take away if you are having a walk for the afternoon.
Dinner From 7 to 7:45 pm. Same as for lunch.

The children participate to collective life, clearing and cleaning their table after the meals. A cold meal can be prepared for walks or outings. Local specialties include fondue savoyarde and tartiflette. The stays lasting more than 8 days will end with a farewell buffet.

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  • 2 class rooms, with blackboard, storage unit.
  • At your disposal: videotape recorder, slide projector, sound, photocopy, ...
  • Heated swimming pool (summer only), bowl gound, archery (6 arches), ping-pong, baby-foot, library
  • Educational games, parlour games.
  • Internet connection available.


  • Cleaning: toilets and sanitary are cleaned everyday after the children have put order to their rooms
  • Sheets and duvets are provided.
  • Washing of underwear can be done by our staff on demand, (without extra charge for stays of 8 days or more).
  • Please note, towels and napkins are NOT provided.
  • Mail: departure and arrival at the chalet around 11:15 am. Last collect at the post office (350 m from the chalet) at 12 anm..


The chalet manager resides on site.
Infirmary and possible option for on site sanitary assistant, for first aid and follow-up care.

Emergency phone numbers:

Medical centre (night & day, X-rays) in Saint-Sorlin (3,5 km.) : Tel.

Pharmacy in Saint-Sorlin : Tel.

Hospital in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (18 km.) : Tel.

Travel expense to the medical centre, the pharmacy or the hospital will be at your own charge.


"Le Clos d'Ornon" is insured for civil liability, but does not insure the children when they are in activity. So it is very important to check whether the scholar insurance covers risks for activities during the stay.


"Le Clos d'Ornon" is certified, and authorized to have 2 primary classes at the same time, i.e. 62 pupils:

Agrément Jeunesse et Sports : n° 732420005 for 85 beds

Agrément Education Nationale : 070205B

Habilitation tourisme : IM073100004

SIRET : N° 393.103.494.00018

RCS : N° B 393.103

Our commitments

Whichever stay you have chosen, our commitments include:

1/ Before the stay:
- L.S.E. will show you around the premises, and will give you accomodation for your stay  during this initial visit

2/ Transport:
- For your transport, L.S.E. can obtain special rates from the local carrier. Do no forget to ask us for an estimate, if needed.

- On request, we place at your disposal the staff you may require to accompany the children during the journey, in accordance with current regulations..

3/ Your project:
- While preparing for your stay with the chalet manager, L.S.E. will advise you and provide you with all necessary information and documentation

- On request, L.S.E. will hire two youth instructors per groups of 25 children, to help supervise activities.

- L.S.E. is commited to the programme documented in the agreement. If, by force majeure (wheather, ...), some activities had to be cancelled, we shall replace them by others of the same kind and price.

- L.S.E. organizes a daily meeting with the education team to validate the activity programme.

4/ Accomodation:
- L.S.E. welcomes you in a clean and ordered chalet, that will be kept in this sate during the length of your stay.

- L.S.E. welcomes you in a centre where installations comform to current legislation.

- L.S.E. puts at your disposal a sick bay and a first aid cabinet locked up with a key. A sanitary assistant to help you with daily care may be requested as part of the agreement.

- At the "Clos d'Ornon", heating is kept at 20° and enough warm water provided, for the best comfort of all.

5/ Catering:
- At the "Clos d'Ornon", we propose good food, adapted to climatic conditions, well balanced and including an assortment of local specialties.

Creation date : 01/01/2014 @ 19:09
Last update : 27/01/2014 @ 12:18
Category : Introduction - Situation
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