|Lovely chalets and apartments in the French Alps|
Our chalets and apartments in the French Alps let you explore France at its most breathtakingly scenic! The French Alpine region stretches right from dramatic Jura to lush Provence, particularly lovely in the spring and summer. Book holiday villas in the Alps and enjoy crystal clear air, an exhilarating sense of freedom and awe inspiring views. A superb backdrop for an incredible array of outdoor pursuits! Walkers are spoilt for choice, with a huge range of trails. Everything from gentle strolls through flower filled meadows to exciting mountain scrambles. If you want to go higher, cable cars whisk you up to France's most dramatic Alpine viewpoints.
Morzine, a skiing paradise in winter, is wonderful mountain bike terrain, as is Les Gets. Book gites in the Alps and you can experience fine climbing, horse riding, river rafting, paragliding and summer tobogganing. Or book holiday cottages in the Alps and relax in completely spellbinding surroundings. This is also France's lake district. Annecy, Le Bourget and Geneva attract swimmers, windsurfers, sailors and water skiers alike. Take the mineral rich waters of the region's fifteen thermal spas. Try Aix-les-Bains and Evian for a start, especially delightful between July and September. Plus there's a sprinkling of markets, summer festivals, castles and water parks. All of which make for Alpine holiday villas, cottages and gites you'll never forget. Take a tour of our France pages - your perfect French Alps self catering holiday starts here!
When in the Alps...
Red Gamay and white Apremont and Chignin are among the choice wines. Food is robust, focusing on meat, sausage, potatoes and cheeses like Beaufort, Reblochon and Tomme de Savoie. Expect fondue aplenty, tartiflette (potatoes in melted cheese) and possibly meat cooked on a 'table barbecue'. Try Grolle, a liqueur coffee drunk from a many-spouted wooden pot.
Places of Interest
Take the spectacular cable car trip from Chamonix up to the Aiguille du Midi and see majestic Mont Blanc. Ride the panoramic rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. Visit the picturesque town of Annecy, set beside a turquoise lake, or explore any number of delightful Alpine villages; you may even wish to cross the border into Switzerland.
Sports and Leisure
Tennis courts and swimming pools are found in many towns; cycle and mountain bike hire is widely available to. Go summer skiing on the Grand Motte glacier in Tignes or in Val d'Isère. Golf courses include Golf de Flaine des Carroz (18 hole) and Golf du Lac d'Annecy. Mountaineering, canyoning and rock climbing may interest the more intrepid. A number of festivals may be found throughout the summer.
Crisp, clear mountain air combined with warm summer sunshine make for an invigorating climate, perfect for an active holiday and sports of all descriptions, set against a backdrop of mountain slopes bursting with wild flowers and snow capped peaks.
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