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Ski Holidays with Dogs

Facts About Travelling To and From France

  1. To travel between the UK and France your dog must be microchipped, and have had a rabies vaccination, a blood test, and a tapeworm treatment. 
  2. Dogs must have a passport to travel within the EU, you can get a pet passport from your vet. 
  3. Your dog should have a microchip that meets the ISO standards. If it doesn't meet these standards, you must bring your own microchip reader. 
  4. Your dog must have had a valid vaccination against rabies (whether first or a booster) 21 days before traveling. 
  5. 30 days after the vaccination, your dog must have a blood test to ensure the vaccine has given sufficient protection. Once a satisfactory blood test has been taken you must wait 3 months before traveling.
  6. Your dog must be treated for tapeworm every time you want to travel to the UK, between 1 and 5 days before you're scheduled to arrive. It must be recorded in the pet passport. 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 Ou box. If you tick the ‘a coté de’ box you will find the vets near to your destination). 

Other things to consider are: 

  • Whether or not your dog is a banned breed in France. 
  • If your dog is due a booster make sure you organise it on time. One day late and you have to start the process all over again (including the 6-month wait).

For further information on taking your dog abroad, see the gov.uk 'taking your pet abroad' guide.

Ski Accommodation for Dogs

Here is our selection of dog-friendly accommodations we feature in the French Alps that permit dogs. 

If you are travelling with one dog

Aussois Les Flocons d'Argent
Bourg-Saint-Maurice Le Coeur d'Or
Peisey-Vallandry Oree des Cimes - Oree des Neiges
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise Les Fermes de Sainte-Foy
Chamrousse Ecrin des Neiges
Chatel Les Chalets d'Angele
La Norma Les Balcons d'Anais
La Rosiere Les Cimes Blanches - Lodge Hemara
Le Grand Bornand Le Village de Lessy 
Les Carroz Les Chalets de Jouvence
Montgenevre Chalets des Dolines - Le Napoleon
Samoens Chalets de Layssia - La Reine des Pres
Saint-Martin de Belleville Les Chalets du Gypse 
Tignes 1800 Kalinda Village 
Val Cenis Les Chalets du Flambeau - Les Balcons de Val Cenis Village
Valmorel La Grange aux Fees

 

If you are travelling with more than one dog

Argentiere   Le Cristal
Chatel Les Fermes de Chatel - Grand Lodge
Briancon Aigle Bleu
La Tania Le Christiana
La Clusaz Grandes Alpes
La Toussuire Les Hauts de Comborciere - Balcons des Aiguilles - Ecrin des Sybelles
Les Deux Alpes Le Cortina - L'Alba - Goleon Val Ecrin 
Les Gets Les Fermes Emiguy  
Megeve Lune d'Argent
Morillon Le Buet 
Oz-en-Oisans Chalets des Neiges  
Saint-Gervais Le Grand Panorama - Les Fermes de Saint-Gervais 
Serre-Chevalier Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc 
Valloire Les Chalets du Galibier 
Vaujany La Cascade - Le Crystal Blanc

 

Travelling with Dogs

If you're traveling with Eurotunnel, Britanny Ferries or P&O please be aware that you must stay in your car during the crossing. You will need to visit the Pet Control booth, in Calais, for checks upon returning. 

 

Lucy Pitts, A Good Life France, recently visited Saint Gervais with her 2 Leonbergers. Here are her top tips for taking a dog on a ski holiday in France

 

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