Alpine holidays with dogs
If you love your holidays but always feel sad at the prospect of leaving behind your four-legged friend, then a summer holiday to the French Alps is the answer!
A change of scenery, plenty of space, breathtaking vistas, deep-blue lakes and stunning mountain walks make for dog (and owner!) heaven.
Summer holiday accommodation for dogs
Peak Retreats features a number of chalets and apartments in the French Alps during the summer that welcome well-behaved dogs. Please see individual summer accommodation pages for pricing.
If you are travelling with one dog :
|Aussois||Les Flocons d'Argent|
|Bourg-Saint-Maurice||Le Coeur d'Or|
|Sainte Foy||Les Fermes de Sainte-Foy|
|Champagny||Les Alpages de Champagny|
|Chatel||Les Chalets d'Angele|
|Combloux||Les Fermes du Mont Blanc|
|La Rosiere||Les Cimes Blanches|
|Le Grand Bornand||Le Village de Lessy|
|Les Carroz||Les Chalets de Jouvence|
|Montgenevre||Chalets des Dolines - Hameau des Airelles|
|Samoens||La Reine des Pres|
|Saint-Martin de Belleville||Les Chalets du Gypse|
|Tignes Le Lac-Val Claret||Le Nevada - Le Telemark|
|Val Cenis||Les Chalets du Flambeau - Les Balcons en Haut|
If you are travelling with more than one dog :
|La Clusaz||Les Grandes Alpes|
|Les Deux Alpes||Le Cortina - Alba - Goleon Val Ecrin|
|Les Gets||Les Fermes Emiguy|
|Saint-Gervais||Les Fermes de St Gervais - Le Grand Panorama|
|Serre-Chevalier||Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc|
|Valloire||Les Chalets du Galibier|
If you can not see what you are looking for, please call our team on 023 9283 9310 and they will be happy to advise.
Travelling with dogs - your transport options
Eurotunnel - Stay in your car with your dog during the crossing. You will need to visit the Pet Control booth in Calais before check-in lanes so they can carry out checks. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to do this.
Brittany Ferries - Dogs stay in the car during the crossing on the car deck.
P&O - Stay in the car. Check-in at least 60 minutes before return.
Please call our team on 023 9283 9310 for current pricing.
Taking your dog in and out of the UK
- From 1/1/21, you will need an Animal Healthcare Certificate for your dog to travel within the EU (current EU pet passports issued in GB will no longer be valid). This may take a month to arrange. You can find out more about how to apply for these here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-from-1-january-2021
- To travel between the UK and France your dog must be microchipped, have had a rabies vaccination, and a tapeworm treatment.
- Your dog should have a microchip that meets the ISO standards. You may have to bring your own microchip reader when you travel if your pet’s microchip does not meet ISO standards.
- Your dog must have had a valid vaccination against rabies (whether first or a booster) 21 days before travelling, and your dog must be at least 12 weeks old at time of vaccination).
- Your dog must be treated for tapeworm by a vet every time you want to travel to the UK, between 1 and 5 days before you're scheduled to arrive. Treatment date and time must be recorded in your pet's documentation. If you need to find a French vet, visit www.pagesjaunes.fr (type ‘Vétérinaire’ in Quoi or Qui box and your destination in France e.g Chamonix in the Où box. If you tick the ‘a coté de’ box you will find the vets near to your destination).
If you need further information, contact the Pet Travel Scheme helpline
Telephone: 0370 241 1710
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (closed on bank holidays)