Walk underneath the spectacular peaks of the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix or enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Lake Annecy
As the UK’s closest overseas neighbour, France may not always be the first destination to consider when booking a lakes and mountains summer holiday in the Alps, however, one visit will surely turn into a second and third. From walking underneath the spectacular peaks of the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix to enjoying the relaxed pace of life amid beautiful lakeside scenery around Lake Annecy, summer holidays in France have a huge amount to offer.
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 conbine 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. Our Mont Blanc Express tour to Saas Fee is our most popular combination which includes a spectacular rail journey across the alps.
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!
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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.More information
The enchanting village of Talloires, with its picturesque old houses and renowned hotels and restaurants, is an ideal choice for a restful holiday. Lying by Europe’s cleanest lake, just 9 miles from Annecy, the “Venice of the Alps”, Talloires is steeped in history.More information