Les Carroz d'Araches
Les Carroz has pavement cafés and interesting little shops centered around the main square. It has a pleasant 'lived-in' feel and has been popular with French families since the mid-1930s for its superb children facilities which also includes children’s clubs.
In Les Carroz there is a swimming pool complex with 3 pools, paddling pool, water slides, bouncy castle, volleyball, trampoline, restaurant and bar, surrounded by a large expanse of green lawn. The 18 hole Golf course boasts fantastic views, open every day in July and August. Other golfing challenges in the area include an 18 hole course at Les Gets, a 9 hole course at Avoriaz, and a practice range at Samoëns with a driving range over water and a putting green.
The gondola in Les Carroz is also available to take you up to the fabulous scenery, leaving you to descend at your leisure. The Tourist Information Office in Les Carroz keeps a wealth of informative literature and will help keep visitors entertained during their stay.
Les Carroz is one of the most accessible resorts in the Alps with very easy access from the motorway, train station or Geneva airport.
Interested in buying an apartment in Les Carroz? See our Buying in the Alps section.
Top summer activities to experience in Les Carroz
Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.
Open daily in July and August. Free for children under 5 and for people over 75 on presentation of a proof of age. The gondola gives access to the DH mountain bike trails, hike or bike trails, paragliding, to admire the stunning views of the Arve valley, have a break at the Airon pasture or else admire the Mont Blanc.
Aquacime Mountain Spa Fitness (indoor/outdoor pools)
Open middle June, July and August. Children under 5 are free.
Swimmers benefit from the water lanes in a large 24m x 12m pool, play pool, slides and splash pads.
Drinks, ice creams, snacks
Sauna, hamman, indoor pool, solarium
Mont Favy treetop adventure park
Discover a new activity in the Mont Favy trees. Totally secured. For children, adults, families...
Route du Mont Favy
Tel: 0033 624 79 25 99
5 tennis courts, 2 half courts, 1 clubhouse near the swimming pool in the leisure centre. Bookings from the clubhouse. Tennis rackets to rent and on sale. Tennis balls on sale. Refreshment bar open all summer.
Base de Loisirs du Serveray
Tel: 0033 669 74 39 37
Les Carroz Market
Every Tuesday from 8.30am in the village.
Canyoning, white water rafting
Canyoning with friends or family, but always with a guide, is going down steep streams, naturally carved water slides, abseiling down waterfalls and jumping into pools. White-water rafting takes place either on the Arve or the Giffre depending on river flow with specialist professional guides from June through to September.
Les Carroz Mountain Activities
Bureau des Guides offer a range of mountain-based activities throughout the year, including climbing, canyoning and ice hiking.
Bureau des Guides
Tel: 0033 450 90 06 55
Les Carroz Mountain biking
BikePark’s 6 trails cover over 14kms of tracks designed for exhilarating riding. Their ease of access using the 8-seater Kédeuze cable car is appreciated by all riding abilities, from the green trail for the whole family to the French championship double black trail. A bike patrol trail crew maintains and checks trail safety on a daily basis. Open July and August. Nearby services: free parking, self-service eco bike wash point, restaurants.
Blue Berries (BLUE, 1000m long, -160m vertical): the latest addition added in 2017
Woody Woodbiker (GREEN, 5500m long, -620m vertical): the trail for budding downhill riders
Blue Bump (BLUE, 2500m long, -350m vertical): the enjoyment of easy riding
Red Red Line (RED, 2200m long, -300m vertical): great for enduro enthusiasts
Black’K (BLACK, 1600m long, -380m vertical): the original Downhill trail
Carroz Airline (DOUBLE BLACK, 1600m long, -380m vertical): for the champions
Free zone dedicated to learning basic mountain biking skills before heading up to have a go at Woody Woodbiker. Easily reached from the village using the Figaro magic carpet and right next to the cable car departure platform. It has been specifically designed for children and beginners. Free access.
Enables you to see the progress that you have made in the Ludik Park. A widescreen TV is situated at the bottom of the cable car for you to watch your videos. You can then share them with friends and family on social media networks using Les Carroz’s public Wifi.
Les Carroz Cycling Routes
Set out to discover some of the most impressive passes of the Alps: col de la Colombière, col de la Ramaz, col de Joux Plane. Legendary passes rode on the Tour de France.
Tel: 0033 450 53 61 74
Les Carroz Hiking
Soak up the pure mountain air of the summits, observe protected plants and wildlife, cross alpine pastures and forests… Marmots will show you the way on the Tête des Saix… Taste cheese straight from the farmhouse by the Airon Lake…There are 220km of hiking trails to discover.
Bureau des Guides
Place de l'Ambiance
74300 Les Carroz-d'Arâches
Tel: 00 33 450 90 06 55
Summer dog sledging
Hiking with a husky dog for groups of friends or families. Practice at Chamonix.
Tel: 06 82 09 50 03
Other activity contact details
* With its 18 hole course at an altitude of 1900m, the Flaine-Les Carroz golf course is one the highest in Europe, every tee providing an opportunity to admire Mont Blanc, the Jura or the Aravis mountain ranges…
Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.
Les Carroz Tourist Office
Tel: 0033 450 90 00 04
Restaurants and bars in Les Carroz
4 bars and 20 restaurants open in summer so there is plenty of choice for your summer holiday.
Amenities in Les Carroz
Mini-supermarkets, cash points, doctors, a pharmacy, physiotherapist, dentist, hairdresser, beauty salon, bakeries, several sports shop, library.
Accessing Les Carroz
By Road (self drive options pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
Driving distance from Calais to Les Carroz 539 miles (approx 7hrs30)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Cluses Centre (no 19), follow N205 road towards Sallanches. After 3 km follow signs to ‘Les Carroz d’Araches’ and turn left towards Les Carroz on the D6 road. Beware! No petrol station in the resort! The nearest is the BP station on the N205 near the motorway exit 12km from les Carroz
By Rail (pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
By Plane (not pre-bookable):
Geneva Airport is 73km from Les Carroz (1 hour)
Chambery Airport is 111km from Les Carroz (1 ¼ hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupery is 193km from Les Carroz (2 hours)
Grenoble is 200km from Les Carroz (2 hours)
Les Carroz Airport Transfer or Car Hire (pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote and availability.
Child facilities in Les Carroz
Les Carroz has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please click here to view more information on the Famille Plus label
Amenities in Les Carroz for families and their children
- a space specially designed for children and babies at the Tourist office: drawings, books for children...
- a playground in the resort's centre (near the cinema)
- accro-bungee in the village centre
- a baby sitters' list on demand at the Tourist Office
- special equipment to carry your baby when walking (see the sports shops)
- 'mountain' pushchairs ... available at some sports shop