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Holidays in the French Alps, France

The French Alps is much more than the many ski resorts it is renowned for. The region is full of excellent holiday options throughout the whole year whether your into outdoor activities, exploring quaint mountain towns or want to go on a holiday with a special interest, like yoga or culinary tours. The Chamonix Valley provides walking opportunities below the magnificent Mont Blanc and cable cars to assist you if you'd rather not hike for the panoramic views. Ecrins National Park is a popular destination for walking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.

However, if you'd rather test yourself there are High Level Walking routes, like those between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, for an experience you're not likely to forget. If this all sounds a bit strenuous then we also have some excellent accommodation options in the region. Relax in an organic farmhouse B&B or take up a yoga course in the mountains. In winter the French Alps are home to plenty of green and gorgeous ski chalets but also stacks of alternative winter activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and even dog sledging. 

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Chalet Camelia, Meribel, France

With exposed beams, pine ceilings, a roaring stone fireplace and a private terrace, Chalet Camelia is perfect for larger groups looking for a rustic Alpine skiing experience within walking distance of Meribel's famed nightlife.
From £464 per week

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The Panoramic sun terrace giving views over the Savoie Alps

Adrets d'en haut, Savoie Alps, France

Fabulous eco lodges and B&B accommodation on an old farm in a traditional village on the sun verdant of Tarentaise Valley. Equipped with an inside pool and spa. Close to the Vanoise National Park and just few km away from the main French ski resorts.
5 bed & breakfast rooms and 4 lodges : 3p, 6p, 8p, 10person

B&B rooms : €92 ; Lodges from €70 to €140 per people per week including linen, towels & local taxes

Ski aparmtent in Flaine with outdoor pool. Photos: Pierre & Vacances

Les Terrasses d'Eos, Haute Savoie, France

A range of spacious and comfortable ski apartments in the lively and dynamic resort of Flaine with all the necessary equipment and services to leisure, sports and art. Just one hour away from Genève and in the heart of the "Grand Massif" Valley.
1 bedroom for 4 ppl to superior 4 bedroom apartment for 10.

From €670 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 4 people

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Chalet Spitzberg, Les Arcs, France

A traditional, well-furnished chalet in the Altitude residence of Les Arcs, with fantastic ski access right from the doorstep and free use of the residence's swimming pool and sauna.
6 Twin Rooms

From £559 per week

Exterior of Les Alpages de Chantel with mountains. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Les Alpages de Chantel, Rhône-Alpes, France

Fabulous apartments in a pedestrianised resort with superb panoramic views over the valley of Arc 1800, ideal for family ski holidays. Admire the terrific view face to the Mont Blanc and relax in the well-being area and ‘Deep Nature Spa'.
Range of apartments sleeping 3-9

From €648 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 3/4

The great ski resort in the French Alps. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Les Alpages de Reberty, French Alps, France

A range of apartments above a youthful and dynamic ski resort, a paradise for athletes and thrill seekers. Enjoy the space dedicated to relaxation, the "Deep Nature Spa", heated indoor swimming pool, fitness room, saunas and steam rooms.
Range of apartments sleeping 3/4 to 9/10

From €720 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 3/4 people

Luxurious bedroom at L'Amara in France. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

L'Amara, Avoriaz, France

A brand new 5* residence at the entrance to the resort, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Relax and unwind whilst using the luxury spa facilities with access to swimming pools, steam rooms, whirlpool and a cardio-training room.
from 1-4 bedroom apartments

From €1035 for 7 nights for 4 people

The Meribel resort illuminated. Photo:Pierre & Vacances

Les Fermes de Méribel, Savoy, France

A range of luxury apartments and residence in a peaceful wooded setting benefiting from a ski in/ski out location and a sunny climate. The ski resort offers a wide range of slopes suitable for all levels of skiing and snowboarding.
Range of apartments. 1 bed for 3/4 to 4 bed for 10/11 people

From €740k for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 3/4 people

The ski resort in Chamonix. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

La Ginabelle, Chamonix, France

Luxury, spacious and fully equipped apartments in the heart of the Chamonix ski resort, with relaxation areas, saunas and steam rooms, an indoor pool and a 'Deep Nature Spa'. A great area for snowshoeing, dog sledding. Balaski and ice skating.
1 bedroom for either 3/4 or 4/6 people. 2 bedroom for 3/4/6

From €390 For 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 3/4 people

A twin bedroom

Residence Le Belmont, Les Arcs, France

A comfortable residence sat on the piste in the Charmettoger region of Les Arcs. Sleeping 2-5 people, these apartments are ideally located for keen skiers as the Transarc cable car is only minutes away.
Apartments sleep between 2 and 5 people

From £260 per week

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Chalet Edouard, Les Arcs, France

A modern chalet-apartment complex in the De l'Ours Résidence, complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna and apres-ski bar located only 3 minutes from ski lifts and the fantastic slopes of Les Arcs.
7 Twin Rooms

From £602 per week

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Chalet Camelia, Meribel, France

With exposed beams, pine ceilings, a roaring stone fireplace and a private terrace, Chalet Camelia is perfect for larger groups looking for a rustic Alpine skiing experience within walking distance of Meribel's famed nightlife.
7 rooms sleeping 14-19 guests

From £464 per week

The ski resort in Courchevel. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Les Chalets du Forum, Savoie, France

A completely refurbished luxury ski residence with spacious apartments. In the centre of an internationally renowned ski resort at the heart of the 3 Vallees ski domain. A diverse range of landscapes to suit all levels of skier and snowboarder.
Range from 1 bed apart for 4/5 people to 5 bed apart for 13

From €1071 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 4/5 people

Residence Le Cheval Blanc, Val Thorens, France

Residence Le Cheval Blanc, Val Thorens, France

Fantastic ski-in, ski-out apartments in the picturesque ski resort of Val Thorens, complete with sauna, ski room and solarium. An ideal option for the keen skier looking to get up and go, with a range of modern, comfortable apartments.
Apartments sleep between 2 and 8 people

From £270 per week

Accommodation to Meribel ski slopes. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Les Crêts, Savoy, France

High quality apartments in a residence inspiring relaxation and well-being. Enjoy the quiet area, rich heritage and being in the heart of the 3 valleys. There's easy access to the slopes plus many events in Méribel from concerts to high-level sports.
Ranges from 1 bed apartment for 4/5 to 2 bed for 6 people

From €666 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 4 people (+ 1 convertible bed)

Chalet Maryse exterior, France

Chalet Maryse, Val Thorens, France

Sleeping up to 12 guests, this wonderfully homely chalet hidden in the traditional des Neiges Residence offers private balconies, fantastic mountain views, log fires and access to a shared swimming pool and sauna.
6 twin rooms

From £474 per week

Chalets in Les Carroz. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Les Fermes du Soleil, French Alps, France

Five wooden chalets in the traditional Savoyard architecture near the centre of the village. The residence enjoys a space dedicated to relaxation and well-being with a heated "Deep Nature Spa" by Algotherm with heated indoor pool and saunas.
Ranges from 1 bedroom for 3/4 to 3 bedroom for 8 people

From €580 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 3/4 people

Mountain chalet at Courcheval ski area, France

Chalet Sonrier, Courchevel, France

This cosy little chalet in a quiet residential area of Courchevel is ideal for smaller groups of up to 8 people. Only a short distance from the piste and with great views towards the Grand Bec Mountain.
4 twin rooms

From £483 per week

Snowy L'Ecrin des Neiges. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

L'Ecrin des Neiges, Tignes Val Claret, France

Spacious apartments close to the slopes in the Olympic renowned ski area “L'Espace Killy”. Stay on the heights of Tignes, in the district of Val Claret close to shops and services. Enjoy free WiFi access and numerous activities at the resort.
Ranges from 1 bedroom for 3/4 people to 4 bedroom for 9/10.

From €882 for 7 nights- 1 bedroom apartment for 5/6

Hotel Les Grangettes exterior, France

Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes, Meribel, France

One of the best locations you're likely to find for ski enthusiasts. Just a stones' throw from the centre of Meribel, Hotel Les Grangettes is also right across the street from both the main Chaudannes lifts and the ski school meeting point.
28 bedrooms - twins, doubles and singles

From £483 per week

Le Village ski holiday in France. Photo: Pierre & Vacances

Le Village, Savoie, France

Luxury apartments at a pedestrianised ski resort built in a traditional Alpine style, in the heart of Les Arcs 1950. Designed for an unforgettable experience with relaxation areas, free access to swimming pools and direct access to the slope.
8 apartment studios. Ranging from apartments for 2 to 10

From €783 for 7 nights for 4 people

The entrance to the hotel, France

Chalet Hotel Les Anemones, Courchevel, France

Sat at the centre of one of France's top skiing destinations, Chalet Hotel Les Anemones is remarkably close to the ski lifts at La Croisette. It also offers comfortable, modern apartments as well as a fantastic bar and restaurant.
Single, twin, double and triple rooms

From £502 per week

Les Montagnettes Apartments exterior, France

Les Montagnettes Apartments, Courchevel, France

A unique set of apartments sleeping 6-12 and located just 2 minutes from the centre of Courchevel. With fantastic views of the Bozel Valley and access to a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, this is an ideal location for groups and families alike.
4, 5 and 6 room apartments sleeping 6-12

From £304 per week

The complex housing the apartments and hotels, France

Chaudanne & Eterlou Apartments, Meribel, France

Sharing a wealth of facilities with the hotels of the same names, these comfortable apartments offer a more secluded Winter ski experience, only 50m from both the main Chaudanne ski lift and the meeting place for the ski school.
4 studios and apartments sleeping 1-6

From £702 per week

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Hiking up to Rocca Bianca Queyras region French Alps

Trekking Alpine Trails and Summits of the Queyras, France

This walking holiday will take you through a lovely and little-visited corner of the Alps, staying in comfortable hotels, gites and refuges with baggage transfers provided. Get away from the crowds and reach a 3000 metre summit on most days.

£895 Land Only

8 days
21 Jun, 16 Aug, 13 Sep 2015
Family Activities is Chamonix, The Alps, France

Chamonix Family Alpine Adventure Holiday

From a comfortable chalet base in the Chamonix Valley, this week of family adventure is hard to beat. Includes cable-car rides, mountain biking, hiking, rafting on the River Arve and a high ropes course. Fun for all the family!

£995 Land Only

8 days
27 Jun, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 22 Aug 2015
Yoga holiday in the alps

Yoga and Hiking Holiday in the Alps

A revitalising Yoga and Hiking Holiday based in Samoens, a beautiful corner of the the French Alps. Stay in a converted farm with a pool and jacuzzi and share delicious organic meals in the orchard. Practice daily yoga by a lake and hike in the Alps.

Cost: £895 if you are happy to share a room or £1010 for your own double room.

7 day trip
Friday 18th to Friday 25th July, 2015
The High Alps Walk, France

The High Alps Walk, France

This 10 night French Alpine holiday offers exciting high level walking on easy to follow footpaths. Spectacular flora lines the route, with views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc the Dents du Midi and the Swiss alps.

From £959 tour only. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

11 Days
Every 2 days from 16 Jun to 10 Sep
Stunning Alp landscape

Three Lake Cycling: Geneva, Bourget, Annecy

This unique Alpine tour makes it possible for leisure riders to experience the captivating cycling of the Alps without the hill hassle.

From £510or €610€ per person sharing a room. A minimum of 2 riders is required for this tour.

6 days
Start any Sunday from April through October
Mountain Holidays with KE Adventure - Chamonix & Gran Paradiso

Chamonix and Gran Paradiso Climbing holiday, Italy

Gran Paradiso, the only 4000 metre peak entirely within Italy, makes a great climbing holiday for anyone looking to make their first Alpine climb. FREE EQUIPMENT HIRE!

£1345 Land only

8 days
13 Jun, 11 Jul, 8 Aug and 5 Sep 2015
Mountain Holidays with KE Adventure - The Haute Route

One Week Haute Route - Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

Classic alpine walking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland in just one week. Includes sections of scrambling, snow-slope climbing and glacier travel, where ropes, crampons and an ice-axe will be used.

£1295 land only

8 days
25 Jul, 15 Aug and 5 Sep 2015
Walking holiday from Chamonix, through Arolla and into Zermatt

Walk from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in the Alps

Considered to be the 'Walkers' Haute Route, this superb Alpine trekking holiday takes a linear route across the spine of the European Alps and links together the famous small mountaineering towns of Chamonix, Arolla and Zermatt.

£1695 land only

13 days
11 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 22 Aug and 5 Sep 2015
Classic Haute Route, France and Switzerland

Classic Haute Route - High Alpine Trekking

Classic high Alpine trekking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The Classic Haute Route traverses the heart of the European Alps, linking Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn via high cols and impressive glaciers. FREE EQUIPMENT HIRE!

£1995 Land Only

14 days
28 Jun, 26 Jul and 9 Aug 2015
Trekking Holidays with KE Adventure - Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

One Week Walking holiday from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

One of Europe`s great Alpine mountain walks in a one week holiday ~ Trekking the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt ~ The Walker`s Haute Route from France to Switzerland ~ Trek between the iconic peaks of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn


9 Days
4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep 2015
Trekking in the French Alps Tour du Mont Blanc

Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc - Trekking in the Alps

This trip picks out the best stages of what is arguably the greatest long distance walk in the Alps. Guided and hotel based, with full vehicle support, this trek will take you into France, Italy and Switzerland.

£945 Land Only

8 days
From 28 June to 13 September 2015

Family Adventure Holiday, Samoens, France

A fantastic adventure holiday designed for parents and children who love the outdoors. Staying in the 'Best Eco-Lodge in the Alps' you'll swim in lakes, bathe under waterfalls, visit a Natural Wonder of France, donkey trek & spend a night in a refuge

£790/€910 Adults & £680/€785 Children from 4 -15

7 days
26 July – 2 August 2014 and 3-10 August, 2014

Alpe d'Huez to Nice

Beginning in Alpe d’Huez – one of Europe’s premiere ski resorts and one of the Tour de France’s most prominent mountain stages – and ending in Nice, the capital of the Riviera

890 euros per person on double occupancy basis. Single supplement is 330 euros.

6 nights/7 days
June 15 and September 7. The tour can be organized for private groups on any other dates (minimum size: 6).
Alpine Cols of the Tour de France, France, Italy

Alpine Cols of the Tour de France, France, Italy

We start our ride in the charming town of Cuneo, Italy. From here we warm up on a few lesser-known cols before heading back into France in search of some of the most iconic climbs in cycling history.

From 1049.00 GBP

8 days
From Aug 15 to Sep 17
Walk Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, Switzerland, France

Walk Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, Switzerland, France

Hike the Haute Route from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, travelling west to east, across seven alpine passes linking the valleys of Haute Savoie in France to the Swiss Valais. 3 nights spent in high alpine huts and village inns.

From 1779.00 GBP

15 days
Various departures from August to September
The Ecrins Circuit Trek

The Ecrins Circuit Trek in France - The GR54

Experience the picturesque village trails and stunning vantage points of the Ecrins National Park ~ A real trek on one of the best Alpine 'Grand Randonees' ~ Views of the Barre des Ecrins and Meije ~ Experience one of the wildest reserves in the Alps

£945 land only

8 days
12 July and 23 August 2015
Adventure holidays in the Mont Blanc, The Alps, France

Mont Blanc Ascent with Gran Paradiso Climb

Test yourself against Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, during this 8 day adventure culminating in a summit panorama that includes the Eiger, Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. FREE EQUIPMENT HIRE!

£1795 Land only

8 days
13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep 2015
The striking alpine scenery in France

Challenging Alps: Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

Needless to say, it is an extraordinary trip that will take you from the shore of Lake Geneva to the world-famous alpine resort of Alpe d'Huez.

From £ 595, € 715 per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

6 days
Self-guided on June 8th, and August 10th and August 31st. The tour can be organized for private groups on any other dates (minimum size: 6).

Trekking Mont Blanc in the French Alps

Hiking the soul-stirring Mont Blanc massif, witnessing alpine meadows and rocky peaks, conquering windswept cols and steep trails, earning that hearty Savoyard supper.
10 days
Tour du Mont Blanc, France

Tour du Mont Blanc, France

Overnighting in simple family-run accommodation, we trek clockwise around the Mont Blanc Massif from the Col de la Forclaz to Champex (Switzerland) and Courmayeur (Italy), before reaching our final destination of Chamonix (France).

From 1099.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from August to September
Donkey Trekking

Family Activity Holiday, French Alps

Based in a stunning architect designed chalet this exciting multi-activity holidays gives families the chance to create their own perfect week while enjoying a communal base and delicious organic food. This trip is great for experienced travellers.

£610/ €730 per adult or £495/€595 per child from 4-18 *under 4′s are free!

7 days
Family Holiday in the Alps 26th July-2nd August, 2014
The striking scenes along this self guided cycling tour

Self Guided Cycling Tour: Upper French Alps

You'll be riding on our playground. Being located steps from Geneva, we cycle these roads regularly. You'll be mesmerized by the scenery!

From €795 per person based on double occupancy.

5 days
Self-guided trip: Start any day April through October.
Tour du Mont Blanc Trek Families

Family Tour du Mont Blanc - Walking Holiday in the Alps

For families with children aged 10 who are used to mountain walking, this is a family-specific version of the classic Tour du Mont Blanc. Stay in French chalets and alpine mountain huts, fully supported with baggage transfers and ALL meals included.

£895 Land Only

8 days
4 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug 2015 and 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug 2016
Cross-country ski touring with KE Adventure - the Jura Traverse

Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour, France

The Jura Mountains extend for 250kms in an arc from the Rhone to the Rhine, at 175kms, the complete Jura Traverse is a long journey and is only suitable for those who have previous cross-country ski or nordic ski touring experience.


8 Days
17 Jan, 31 Jan, 21 Feb 2015 - Call for 2016 dates
Top of Col du Galibier

Going for the Yellow

This one-of-a-kind tour may as well be called as a biker’s fantasy. For five days you’ll follow the final stages of France’s most famous cycling race from the saddle of your own bike as you weave through the famed Alps

1885 euros per person sharing a room. Single supplement is 420 euros.

July 15
classic walking holiday through the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland

The Ultimate Tour du Mont Blanc Walking holiday

Situated at the junction of France, Italy and Switzerland, the glaciated massif of Mont Blanc is circled by one of the world's greatest and most popular long distance walks - the Tour du Mont Blanc.

£1295 land only

12 days
5 Jul, 19 Jul, 9 Aug, 23 Aug and 6 Sep 2015
Find inner peace within a beautiful setting

7-day Yoga Adventure Holiday, Samoens, France

Practice Sun Salutations by an alpine lake and hike to places you have never dreamed of during this 7-day yoga-adventure holiday based in a converted farm in the historic village of Samoens. This holiday is set in an adventure sport paradise.

£1145 if you are happy to share a room or £1295 for your own room. .

7 Days
Friday 18th-25th July, 2014

Mountain Hiking Holiday at Mont Blanc, French Alps

Marvel at Mont Blanc massif from France and Italy, hike along stunning Alpine trails, and spend your evenings relaxing in quaint Alpine villages.
8 days
Annecy & Chamonix by Train

Annecy & Chamonix by Train

Explore the Alps and pretty lakeside villages like Evian-les-Bains on Lake Geneva, or Chamonix nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Wander around one of the Old Towns or enjoy a trip to a historic monument such as the castle at Yvoire.

from £745

6 days
From 24th April to 16th October

Transjurassienne Ski Race, France

Set in France's top cross-country skiing destination, the Transjurassienne is one of the most popular races in the worldloppet series. Basing ourselves in the lovely hamlet of Bois D'Amont, we spend a week skiing through beautiful scenery.

From £1649

8 days
8th February 2016