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Five recommendations on where to visit this summer in the Alps

image Wednesday, 08, June, 2022

Summer is the perfect family time and if you are a lover of mountains, lakes, open spaces and nature, then allow the French Alps to lure you in this summer...

1. Les Saisies

Known as a giant outdoor playground, Les Saisies has a whole host of activities from biking, canyoning, an aqua centre, mountain twister, horse riding and much more!

Les Saisies is a beautiful resort that has kept its original spirit with its authentic alpine hamlets but adds a touch of modern charm with the bustling streets and range of amenities. We have accommodation to suit all budgets in this friendly, lively resort that appeals to everyone from the very youngest to the very oldest. 

©Les Saisies TO

©Les Saisies TO

2. Chamonix

Described as the birthplace of mountaineering and a hikers paradise, Chamonix has been a major alpine centre since the 19th century and is one of the most visited natural sites in the world. The traditional resort is set at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc and has over 100 bars, shops and restaurants. 

There is such a number of activities in Chamonix that will leave you spoilt for choice for things to do! From practising like the pros on the Olympic ice rink, picking one of the 46 sports activities to do, completing the scenic 18-hole golf course, to taking a hike on one of the 430km of trails, you and the family will really not be short on ideas! 

©Parc d'Attractions de Chamonix

©Parc d'Attractions de Chamonix

3. Morzine

The historic resort of Morzine is a great choice for those that want the best of both worlds with tradition combined with modernity. Morzine dates back to the 16th century with its own Gallic identity, however, includes some of the best bars, restaurants and evening entertainment in the region. 

For an experience entirely different, Morzine offers guided trekking with donkeys, aqua hikes, underground caves exploration and so much more! As well as this, Morzine is known as every mountain bikers dream due to being at the forefront of the alpine MTB scene thanks to its highly developed network of trails.

Alternatively, for the days where you feel like exploring further, Portes du Soleil offers a multipass which provides unlimited access to numerous activities and a 20% discount at various partners throughout the Portes du Soleil area for only 2€ per day.

©Oliver Godbold

©Oliver Godbold

4. Tignes

Tignes is a great resort for those that are wanting to get their practice in before the winter season begins! Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret altitude resorts are the highest of all the Tignes villages and are conveniently placed for summer skiing due to their proximity of the funicular to the glacier.

Tignes is host to a whole array of activities in the summer including mountain biking, water sports, a sports beach, climbing, summer skiing and more! The 'My Tignes' pass is great for when you can't quite decide as it allows you to enjoy lots of sporting activities during your holiday! To activate or see what is included in the My Tignes pass, visit our My Tignes resort activity card page.

Tignes summer ski

Tignes summer ski

5. Annecy

In the convenient location, close to Italy and Switzerland at an altitude of 447m, Annecy is renowned for its beautiful landscape and for having the purest water in Europe. Annecy is often referred to as the 'French Venice' with its medieval town, small canals and flower-decked quays. 

There are plenty of activities combined with cultural history in Annecy including museum tours, castles, exhibitions, water activities, cycling and so much more. For a different experience, visit the Palais de l'Isle which was built in the 12th century and was once a prison, it has a fabulous view of the old town too. 

Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

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