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 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!