France Holidays & Resorts

Walk underneath the spectacular peaks of the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix, enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Lake Annecy and explore Morzine by bike

Whilst France is host to a similar population to the UK, it boasts a land approximately twice the size. In central France many British summer visitors head for the Loire or the Dordogne regions but if you travel further south, our favourite destination is the breathtaking Alpine region, home to the highest mountain in our summer programme, Mont Blanc, which towers above Chamonix.

The cuisine and wine are as reassuringly impressive as anywhere in France and certainly another reason to choose a summer holiday in the French Alps. For those seeking spectacular walks or an active adventure, Chamonix and Morzine are unbeatable destinations for Alpine summer holidays. Morzine offers picture perfect mountains in France scenery and fantastic biking opportunities, whilst Chamonix has a larger cosmopolitan feel with its breathtaking dramatic peaks and glaciers above, making a great destination for your Alps summer holiday. For those seeking a relaxing break, you cannot fail to fall in love with the timeless charms of lakes in France at Talloires nestling in a tranquil position on Lake Annecy. 

Choosing just one resort for your stay in France can be quite the challenge! Many of our guests combine their stay with additional days in another French resort, accessed by direct transfer. Crossing the border to neighbouring Switzerland is also easy, with transfers by rail from Geneva airport. 

Or perhaps try our fantastic new Peaks of Perfection Activity Week in Chamonix, a perfect holiday if you love an active break, leave the organising to us!

Whichever destination you choose, you will certainly fall in love with this country’s superb summer and seasonal cuisine, its authentic markets steeped in atmosphere and its unrivalled history and culture. Plenty of perfect destinations for your French Alps summer holidays!

Bon voyage et à bientôt en France!

Regions in France

Resorts in France

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The dazzling snow cap of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest mountain, is a magnificent backdrop to the colourful resort of Chamonix. From relaxing strolls to challenging hikes, this ideal walking country offers something for everyone.

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Not only is it one of the prettiest lakes around, but Lake Annecy is also “Europe’s cleanest lake” due to the very early introduction of environmental regulations in the 1960s. Choose to stay in Annecy or in the charming village of Talloires.

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Nestling in a beautiful, forested valley, the stunningly pretty little town of Morzine has a quite unique charm with its traditional chalet-style architecture and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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The picturesque village of La Clusaz, a delightful ski resort in the winter, also offers a fantastic destination for an active summer break.

Tours in France

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Sample the delights of the mountains along with a beautiful lakeside setting in one week! Spend four nights staying in the mountain resort of La Clusaz, in the Aravis mountains, followed by three nights alongside Lake Annecy, with its rich local history, spectacular scenery and delicious local cuisine.

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Explore two or three famous resorts in awe-inspiring settings linked by one of the most spectacular rail journeys across the Alps. Start your stay in the infamous resort of Chamonix, moving on to Zermatt, via the picturesque Mont Blanc Express railway journey. For an extended stay, continue on to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland.

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Our Peaks of Perfection Activity Week is designed to highlight all of the fantastic activities on offer in this world-renowned resort. Leave the organising to us, so you can just turn up and enjoy the thrill of white water rafting, as well as the slightly more sedate guided biking and hiking.

Currency: EUR

No. of airports: 1 – Geneva

Fly from: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Luton, London City, Luton, Bristol, Manchester & Edinburgh.

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