Find your perfect summer getaway
If you think all mountain resorts go to sleep when the ski season ends, think again. Places like Tignes, for example, are simply buzzing in summer as families return to enjoy lots of free events and activities, including ski lifts adapted for walkers and mountain-bikers. Walk among natural pastures ablaze with Alpine wildflowers and you may never dream of hot, overcrowded beaches again.
Walking, mountain-biking and more
Today more people than ever before are heading to the mountain areas of France for summer holidays. At altitude things are cooler, cleaner and more natural – perfect, in fact, for a whole range of activities from walking and mountain-biking to via ferrata and hang-gliding. The recent revolution in on-mountain accommodation means that you can now expect real quality and comfort, too.
Scenic Grand Touring
Classic mountain drives
Classic grand touring is alive and well on routes like the celebrated Route des Grandes Alps. Running from the shores of Lac Léman all the way to the Côte d’Azur, along the way you’ll discover a seemingly-endless succession of spectacular mountain landscapes. Make overnight stops wherever the fancy takes you, and awaken to the wonder of it all.
Traditions, life & style
Aim high and you’ll find not only a privileged environment, but also considerable comfort, including spa pampering and wellbeing relaxation options. We look at traditional mountain chalet style, visit artisan cheesemakers and offer inspiration to home-makers.