Peak Retreats opens up summer breaks to French Alps following government announcement

6th July 2020

Peak Retreats (; 023 9283 9310) the award-winning French Alps specialist, has opened up bookings for summer 2020, following the recent government announcement that there will be no quarantine in place with France from 10th July. The wide, open spaces of the French Alps are the perfect post-lockdown destination and the tour operator offers some great options for those wanting to minimise their contact with other people, with self-drive packages and self-catered accommodation.

The specialist in holidays to the French Alps has an array of traditional French village resorts on its programme, encouraging visitors to make the most of all the region has to offer whilst remaining away from busier destinations. Peak Retreats includes social distancing-friendly travel with each of their packages including return Eurotunnel crossings with FlexiPlus upgrade. Clients stay in their own cars throughout the crossing and it’s a simple motorway connection when they drive off. Plus there’s the flexibility of taking their own leisurely route and keeping a distance from other voyagers.

The award-winning tour operator also offers a fantastic choice of quality self-catered accommodation, giving guests the benefit of their own completely self-contained space. Guests can enjoy all the usual home comforts in their private apartment, including living areas with well-equipped kitchen spaces, comfortable bedrooms, and even a private balcony/terrace at most properties. Visitors can enjoy their entire break in the comfort of their own space.

Exceptionally, this year some of the residences have extended their opening dates into the late summer/early autumn period.

Cycling in the Alps

Cycling in the French Alps

Hameau de Pierre Blanche, Les Houches:

Found in the heart of the beautiful Mont Blanc & Chamonix Valley, Les Houches is a pretty village just 4km from Chamonix. This area of the Alps offers so much to visitors, including visiting the famous Mer de Glace, or a ‘Step into the void’ at the Aiguille du Midi, a journey on the Tramway du Mont Blanc, as well as plenty of outdoor/sporting activities available in resort. The luxury 4-star apartments at the Hameau de Pierre Blanche are set in a quiet location, 1.5km from the centre of the resort and surrounded by fir trees. Each apartment is well-equipped with everything guests will need for a comfortable stay, including WiFi and a private balcony/terrace. The residence will remain open until the end of October (final week commencing 24/10/20). Prices from £164pp in a 2 bedroom silver apartment* including return Eurotunnel crossing. *based on 4 people sharing a 2 bedroom silver apartment (sleeps up to 6) week commencing 10/10/20.

Hameau Pierre Blanche, Les Houches

Luxury self-catering apartments at the Hameau de Pierre Blanche at Les Houches, Chamonix Valley


Chalets de Layssia, Samoëns:

The quaint and friendly village resort of Samoëns is found in the Grand Massif region of the French Alps, with proximity to other well-known destinations of the region including Les Gets (popular for its amazing network of MTB trails). Samoëns maintains its authentic French feel, and enjoys an optimal location in the Alps with plenty of activities for summer, including watersports on the nearby rivers, as well as a lift-linked area of walking and hiking trails (including the highly recommended Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval waterfalls). The apartments at the Chalets de Layssia are featured in Peak Retreats’ Directors’ Choice selection of properties, for their fantastic location and facilities. The spacious 4-star luxury apartments are modern and fully-equipped for an optimal self-catered break. The residence will remain open until the end of October (final week commencing 24/10/20). Prices from £168pp for 7 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment* including return Eurotunnel crossing. *based on 4 people sharing a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to 6) week commencing 26/09/20.

Chalets de Layssia, Samoens, French Alps

Located in the village centre, stay in these luxury self-catered apartments at Les Chalets de Layssia in Samoëns

Peak Retreats (; 023 9283 9310) is taking booking for this summer as well as next winter, with a selection of early booking offers available. Holidays include travel by Eurotunnel, with a free FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates.

Ecological swimming lake, Combloux, French Alps

The ecological swimming lake at Combloux has stunning views to Mont Blanc.