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MONT BLANC:

In the heart of the French Alps and close to Mont Blanc, the Val d'Arly is still a well kept secret despite being one of the oldest tourist centres in Savoie. Attracted by stunning scenery, charming traditional villages and the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants, discerning travellers have made this area their ideal alpine getaway. 'Between nature and tradition' says the French brochure - well, it is definitely far from the madding crowds!

 

Unique, varied terrain with Mont Blanc as a stunning backdrop is common to all the resorts. For unbeatable skiing, Megève with its 300km of pistes, will delight and challenge skiers, whatever their ability. Beginners and intermediates will find the region heaven for learning and improving in a safe and uncrowded environment.

 

Savoie Mont Blanc has some of the best ski areas in the world, but also some of the best restaurants, both in the resorts and on the slopes. The area has 31 Michelin star restaurants, and a multitude of other excellent venues, suiting all tastes and budgets.

 

ARAVIS - LAKE ANNECY SKI RESORTS:

In the heart of the French Alps and close to Mont Blanc, both Le Grand Bornand & La Clusaz are perfectly located between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, & the local community has carefully worked to combine perfectly the needs for visitors seeking the excellent skiing, whilst maintaining the area's traditional charm and respecting its alpine heritage. The Aravis Mountains, with their highest peak the distinctive Pointe Percée from where green, forested mountain slopes, curve down towards the valley, forming the main backdrop to Le Grand Bornand village. La Clusaz is a friendly mountain village that has retained its charm. It is one of the most accessible resorts from Geneva and one of the closest to Calais.

 

 

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Chamonix
Chamonix is set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain at 16,000 feet, and has been a major alpine centre since the 19th century. It is a fascinating traditional ski resort with a bustling atmosphere and is excellent for family skiing.
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Les Houches
At the entrance of the Chamonix valley and only 6km from its famous town, the pretty village of Les Houches is right under the impressive Mont-Blanc. It is a typical mountain village with a pretty church and old wooden Savoyard farmhouses around.
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Argentière
The old village is in a lovely setting towards the head of the Chamonix valley towards the village of Le Tour, beneath Les Grands Montets and surrounded by the most magnificent peaks and glaciers in the Alps. The picturesque mountain feel of the village is abundant, it has long been at the fore front of Alpine sports, welcoming tourists for 200 years and skiers since the early years of the century.
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Vallorcine
The tiny, unspoilt village of Vallorcine is superbly located at the foot of Mont-Blanc, 20km from Chamonix and included in that famous resort's area lift ticket. Close to the Swiss border, the scenery is stunning and the snow record good.
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Megève
Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps. It is an enchanting town set in a lovely sunny setting, which has retained its heritage and old rustic charm to become one of the most fashionable resorts in France.
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Saint-Gervais
Situated at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the spa resort of Saint-Gervais has attracted tourists since 1806 and today is popular with discerning skiers. Set in a narrow river gorge halfway between Megève and Chamonix, the landscape is impressive wherever you look.
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Combloux
Facing the majestic Mont-Blanc, Combloux is a traditional Savoyard village situated in a beautiful setting. The resort is perfect for winter skiing holidays where traditional style and beautiful scenery are paramount to your holiday itinerary.
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Les Saisies
Half-way between the 'Beaufortain' and the 'Val d'Arly' valleys, two magnificent areas of Savoy, Les Saisies offers a spectacular setting with glorious views towards Mont Blanc. The 'Beaufortain' with its wonderful scenery is sometimes called 'The French Tyrol'.
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Notre Dame de Bellecombe
Notre Dame de Bellecombe is an enchantingly picturesque village with a distinctive bulb-shaped bell tower that dates back to the 11th century. This ancient farming community is made up of 11 tiny hamlets with a permanent population of only 510 people. It is situated above Flumet in the rural Val d'Arly between Megève and Albertville.
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Les Contamines
The village of Les Contamines-Montjoie nestles at the foot of the Mont-Blanc. Its altitude ranges from 1164 and 2890m and is situated at the heart of a nature reserve. The village has preserved its historic aspect, baroque churches and old farm buildings so 70% have been restored in respect of the local Savoy architecture. A 5,500 ha area is classified as a "Nature Reserve" to protect it from further development.
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