The charming French village of Val d’Isère is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts.The historical village is built around stone farmhouses. It has an 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600s.Val d’Isere is linked to Tignes to create the huge 300-kilometre Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area.
With wood clad and chalet-style buildings, it is one of the most tastefully designed of all French purpose-built ski resorts, with lots of fun for families and great nightlife.Méribel consists of 3 villages between 1400m and 1750m altitude situated in the heart of the Three Valleys ski domain with its 600km of piste.
Families are increasingly discovering this former farming village which centres around an ice-skating rink with a free toy-like train running through it. Les Gets is a picturesque traditional village perfectly suited for families or friends with beginner to intermediate ski levels.
The car-free medieval farming town of Megeve has cobblestone streets encircling a 1000-year-old church.Adding to its charm are horse-drawn sleigh rides, traditional markets each Friday and visits to a nearby deer farm.
Valmorel is a purpose-built family ski resort set around a charming pedestrian-only village and decorated with fairy lights at night.Built in the 1970s, it consists of five villages – Valmorel, Doucy, Nâves, Celliers and LaLéchère-Les-bains – which are connected by shuttle buses and a cable car.
Le Grand Bornand is a family-friendly resort situated in the mountains behind Lake Annecy, between Mont Blanc and Lyon.It is the leading farming township of the region and home to a traditional Savoyard village dotted with wooden chalets, the oldest of which was built in 1664.
Sainte Foy is built around an old farming village in a traditional architectural style retaining plenty of authentic alpine charm.The quiet, car-free resort is situated at 1550m with the top lifts at 2660mSince its inception in the early 90’s, Sainte Foy has managed to maintain an unassuming and genuine vibe, allowing it’s visitors to feel they are in the heart of a friendly French village community.The chalets are handcrafted, using traditional local stone and timber oozing character. Fairy-lights line the