Alps

Alps

The Alps are the largest mountain chain in Europe, boasting some of the highest peaks in Europe and with striking differences between the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps. The Northern Alps region (Haute-Savoie, Savoie and Isère) is home to France’s famous historic ski resorts such as Chamonix and Megève as well as its major skiing areas such as the Trois Vallées (Courchevel, Méribel, Les Ménuires) and Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry).

The French Alps offer numerous opportunities for hiking through its natural parks and are the ideal destination for a whole host of leisure activities – skiing, hiking, mountaineering, white water rafting, potholing, mountain biking, visiting thermal baths and so much more besides! This is very much a winter and summer holiday destination.

Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and Alpine capital of the world. As a destination, it has a reputation for being extreme and this, whilst undoubtedly true, isn’t the only appeal. Only an hour from Geneva, there is a wide array of sporting and leisure activities, peace and quiet, great nightlife, and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whatever pace suits you. There really is something for everyone.  Take a look at:  https://www.montblancnaturalresort.com/en/

Nestled at the entrance to the picturesque Vallée des Belleville, St Martin de Belleville has managed to retain the unspoilt charm of a traditional Savoyarde village whilst being part of the Trois Vallées Ski Area, the largest and most diverse ski area in the world. It is linked together by ski runs and ski lifts with 600km of interconnected slopes and 180 ski lifts.  At the centre of the pretty village is the Baroque-style church and market place, surrounded by wonderful village houses and a collection of great bars, restaurants and shops.   At 1450m it is the same height as its more famous neighbour Meribel, so the village and resort enjoys an equally impressive snow record.  A modern eight-person gondola whisks skiers and boarders in minutes from the resort centre into the heart of the main ski area at 1850. Take a look at: https://www.st-martin-belleville.com/en/

Le Praz is also part of the Trois Vallées Ski Area and, in our opinion, is one of the prettiest villages. Think twinkling lights, rustic cobbled streets, thick layers of snow on the chalet rooftops – this is the quintessential Alpine village with a dash of classic French elegance to be found in the cosy and extremely good candlelit restaurants and bars. New for 2019/20 is the high speed 10 person gondola which takes you straight up to Courcheval 1850 in less than six minutes. There is also the recently added covered chairlift which takes skiers up to the top of the La Tania bubble meaning quick access to Meribel via the Col de la Loze. Both are game changers for Le Praz. Take a look at: https://www.seecourchevel.com/le-praz/

Courcheval is situated in the middle of the Trois Vallées Ski Area.  For those who are keen skiers, Courcheval 1650 is well known for its off-piste and cross-country skiing with 66 km of cross-country ski runs through the forest. Courcheval has many activities to offer non skiers as well such as ice driving, ice skating, skidoo rides, the best toboggan run in the area at 1850 and bowling. Take a look at: https://www.seecourchevel.com/courcheval-1650/

Chalet Luxe, St. Martin de Belleville (1450)

Situated in the peaceful hamlet of Villarabout just above St. Martin de Belleville, Chalet Luxe is a modern contemporary chalet providing super luxurious accommodation for ten people plus room for an extra two in the snug. The "pièce de résistance" however and unrivalled in St. Martin de Belleville, is the…

From £4,825 per week

Sleeps up to 10+2

Chalet Antler, St. Martin de Belleville (1450)

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Villarabout just above St. Martin de Belleville, Chalet Antler is only a two minute drive to the slopes and the main lift hub. Blending the traditional classic design with the contemporary, the chalet has been built and designed to an exceptional quality and…

From £2,900 per week

Sleeps up to 8+2

Chalet la Loy, St. Martin de Belleville (1450)

Situated in St. Martin de Belleville, Chalet la Loy is a really luxurious private, ski-in ski-out chalet sleeping twelve in six ensuite bedrooms and has superb village, piste and mountain views. The decor throughout is contemporary in a modern Alpine style and it has the added advantage of a…

From £6,750 per week

Sleeps up to 12

Chalet Belle Vue, St. Martin de Belleville (1450)

The perfect home from home nestled in Villarabout just above St. Martin de Belleville, Chalet Belle Vue has been lovingly and luxuriously refurbished from a traditional house and barn. With its vaulted wooden ceilings and spectacular mountain views from every room, this chalet really hits the spot.

From £4,825 per week

Sleeps up to 10

Chalet Amélie, Chamonix

In the Les Bossons area of the Chamonix valley, this outstanding luxury chalet has it all for the perfect "five star" skiing holiday.

From €11,000 per week

Sleeps up to 10

Chalet Lapin, Chamonix

Chalet Lapin is picture perfect and so cosy you will never want to leave.  An ideal family break or romantic getaway, famous for its honeymoon ambiance.

From €4,500 per week

Sleeps up to 6

Chalet Booboo, Chamonix

Chalet Booboo is a stunning luxury chalet in Chamonix that combines rustic farmhouse chic with complete indulgence.

From €10,000 per week

Sleeps up to 12

Chalet Dominique, Chamonix

Chalet Dominique is a modern variation of the traditional alpine chalet.  Large panoramic windows surround the vast contemporary living spaces and an open roof terrace offers unparalleled views of Mont Blanc.

From €12,000 per week

Sleeps up to 10

Chalet Alpine, St. Martin de Belleville (1450)

In the peaceful hamlet of Villarabout just above St. Martin de Belleville, Chalet Alpine has been built and designed to an exceptional quality and standard, combining spectacular views with light flooded rooms and a tranquil location.

From £2,625 per week

Sleeps up to 6+3