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Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Saint Sorlin d'Arves (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Vallée de la Maurienne) (Family ski resorts)

In front ot the Aiguilles d'Arves and at the foot ot the Etendard Glacier, Saint Sorlin is a typical village resort in High Moutain. 14 hamlets along 3 kilometers, a baroque church, chapels, farms, shopkeepers, activities providers, St Sorlin d'Arves offers a simple and genuine holiday place, with great panoramas and traditions. In winter enjoy a great ski area with beautiful view. Saint Sorlin the charm of change of scenery.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Megève (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

Megève, a village and its history.
A charming, elegant and prestigious ski-resort with Mont Blanc as a background.
The opportunity to stay in an authentic savoyard village, rich with traditions and local history and situated in a unique natural environment which will welcome you in any season.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Saint François Longchamp (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Le Grand Domaine) (Vallée de la Maurienne)

The resort : Saint-François-Longchamp takes you to new heights of freedom. Real sensations, unlimited pleasures, immaculate expanses of white. Here children and parents are brought together by the same passion each at their own pace and level. Snowboarders, skiers of all types from downhill to carving, those who prefer ski-touring, and those on foot and snowshoe. It is very hard to imagine that all this takes place within 12 km of the A43 motorway exit. The skiing : Since not all skiers have the same requirements and needs, the domain of Saint François Longchamp offers two possibilities enabling everyone to practice their preferred sport within their budget and personal limits.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Les Contamines Montjoie (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Family ski resorts)

At an altitude of 1164 meters in the Mont-Blanc area, les Contamines-Montjoie has all the charm and personality of a mountain village resort. Magnificent scenery, well integrated architecture and modern equipment.
Quality services and accomodation, a peaceful setting and renowned gastronomy ; all the factors are combined to guarantee the effectiveness of our formula and the virtues of its dosage;



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Morillon Grand Massif (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Grand Massif) (Family ski resorts)

Morillon, an authentic village resort situated in the Giffre Valley, between 700 m and 1100 m, asserts, year after year, its wish to satisfy and surprise its holiday-makers.
Respectful of its traditions, its history is at hand, in its architecture, its chapels and renovated church, told during guided tours and when you converse with the locals. An animated resort, Morillon offers music, theatre, folk evenings, and other activities.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Areches Beaufort (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

With one of the most generous snow in the alpine area, Arêches-Beaufort offers a unique ski area adapted to everyone. Ski in a dream surroundings, from the village to the slopes of the Grand-Mont through the forests and pastures with typicals chalets. With 55 kms of pists, you explore a world made of snow, a white page to write your most beautiful dream of glide... This ecological village kept its identity by protecting its environment. In a exceptional setting where the landscapes are like a full-scale book, live the best of the winter. To get exercise or simply recharge your battery, you will feel like home !



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Les Arcs (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Paradiski) (Vallée de la Tarentaise) (Best french ski resorts) (french ski resorts)

Les Arcs : Step Into PARADISE !Amazing mountains and resort with plenty of character. Generous with superb panoramic views and bags of sunshine, Overwhelming and Audacious with all the different styles of skiing on offer and adventures in which to indulge day after day, Magical for your children, Committed with its references and world records, serene for those in search of new balance, faithful to its heritage, and enthusiastic given the range of activities from which to choose, Les Arcs / Bourg Saint Maurice certainly is a resort with plenty of character. The holidays are a special moment in the year. To be sure your mountain holidays are a big success, you can count on a resort with plenty of character and join us on the slopes. If you like places with a strong personality you will adore our resort. We look forward to seeing you very soon.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

Saint-Gervais: Make light work of the slopes. Be exhilarated by sensation! Take the measure of its excellence and the space given to your passion for great skiing... 445km (227miles) of runs for all levels, 117 lifts, and 647 snow-machines. On the slopes of Mont-Blanc, Saint-Gervais puts every dimension into play to offer you incomparable sensations.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Les Saisies (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Espace Diamant) (Family ski resorts)

Les Saisies, the charming resort... Through the years, this welcoming family sized resort, has kept its traditional and harmonious architecture, on the human scale, in the heart of a preserved nature. Sometimes called the "French Tyrol", or the "snow storehouse" of Savoie, for the stunning beauty of its landscapes (and views of Mont Blanc and surrounding mountains) and for its exceptional snow conditions, at 1650 m.



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Europe > France > Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur > Hautes-Alpes > Les Orres (French Alps) (Southern Alps) (Family ski resorts) (Family ski resorts)

A belvedere of the Embrunais, Les Orres look down upon the Durance valley and the Serre-Ponçon lake. Nestling within the very heart of a larch-forest, the mountain resort and its hamlets welcome you and make you discover the secret treasures of its authentic nature, and the 88km of pists Winter may open everyday from december 4th 2010 to april 25th 2011



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > La Norma (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Vallée de la Maurienne)

Welcome to La Norma
A family ski resort. Tucked away in a superb site amongst larch, silver birch and pine trees, La Norma has got numerous qualities to offer you. Free underground parking facilities, tourism residences ***, a good vertical drop and very close from the train station and motorway.
The architecture, the size of the wooden buildings is in perfect harmony with the environment and the surroundings of the Haute Maurienne.
La Norma has all the advantages of a ski resort which has maintained a cosy and accessible atmosphere: Ski on foot resort, the apartments are quite close to all services, vast meadows surround the resort which is pedestrian-friendly (cars remain outside of the village), here, children are kings. Guaranteed snow conditions. La Norma welcoms children from 3 months old.




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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Courchevel (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (The 3 valleys) (Vallée de la Tarentaise) (Best french ski resorts)

Welcome to Courchevel, the international prestigious resort located in the 3 Valleys, the world’s largest ski areal (600 km of pistes). The five Courchevel’s villages are all home to ski-in/ski-out accommodation. Both skiers and non skiers will discover a unique and magical valley through the wealth of activities on offer, from sheer relaxation to adrenalin filled action. Whether you are looking for tranquillity or excitement, culture or unforgettable experiences, anything is possible in Courchevel! Aim for the exceptional!



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Brides Les Bains (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

Brides-les-Bains is a famous thermal resort and since 1992 a wintersport resort.
Brides welcomes you from December till October in the heart of Savoie region, at 600 meters, at the foot of "Les 3 Vallées". In winter, the cable car " Olympe " will take you up to the most extensive ski area. In accordance of the selected ski pass, you will enjoy "Les 3 Vallées " ski area or Meribel area. Brides-les-Bains, gate access for "Les 3 Vallées" at lowest prices, offers a good quality accommodation (spacious and comfortable).
From December, after skiing, skiers will relax in Le Grand Spa des Alpes.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Les Menuires (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (The 3 valleys) (Vallée de la Tarentaise)

At an altitude of 1850m, in the heart of the biggest ski area in the world, the 3 Vallées, the Savoyard resort of Les Menuires is situated in an incredible surrounding. Its varied ski area not only offers wide gentle slopes, ideal for begginers, but also more technical pistes for the more advanced. The 'ski from the doorstep' resort is ideal for everyone: big and small, young and not so young, singles or couples.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Le Grand Bornand (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Les Aravis) (Family ski resorts)

A CHARMING AND TRADITIONNAL MOUNTAIN VILLAGEIn the heart of the Aravis Mountain range in the Haute Savoie, perfectly located between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, Le Grand-Bornand offers the best of the Alps: the charm and soul of a traditional mountain village and the equipment of a foreground resort.Not only is Le Grand-Bornand a tourist destination in the summer as well as winter, but it is also a truly charming village where Mother Nature has done her very best . The Aravis Mountains, with their summit at 2750m, form the main backdrop to the village. The range is capped by the distinctive Pointe Percée from where green, forested mountain slopes, open to all, curve down towards the village.The resort is divided in to two parts: Le Grand-Bornand Village is, at 1000 metres, a typical Savoyard village with its church, square, shops and “grenette”, a traditionally roofed market hall. The splendid Bouchet valley stretches away behind… a favourite cross country ski area.Six kilometres further up, at 1300 metres and on the road to Col de la Colombiere, Le Grand-Bornand - Chinaillon is the other part of the resort, where most of the ski runs begin. The old part of Chinaillon, very well preserved, dates back to 17 th century.An intensive agricultural lifeAs the leading agricultural commune in Haute-Savoie, with more than sixty working farms, Le Grand-Bornand is the birthplace of the Reblochon cheese, created several centuries ago and one of the highlights of Savoyard cookery. Unparalleled chaletsLe Grand-Bornand without its chalets would not be! There are more than four hundred of them spread throughout the village, often up to three hundred years old. So, how do you recognise a Grand Bornand chalet? By its typical architectural details such as the “pointe d’ane”- the master beam in the building; the “solaret” - a light and airy loft; and the “credence”- a kitchen cupboard built into the wall, or a small barn right next to the main house where the “goodies” were kept. Faced in wood, with covered balconies and warm interiors, these chalets are considered to be the true jewels of the alpine heritage. There is also the church with its splendid onion-shaped dome, and the tiny chapels spread all over the area, around which the many small hamlets were built.The customs and traditions of yesteryear are also upheld largely thanks to the folklore group “Lou Brafaudi” and to the area’s musical groups.Finally, the traditional Reblochon market on Wednesday mornings, the fairs and old festivals are just as richly authentic.Keep in mind too, as you travel round our area that “The landscape is the most beautiful part of our legacy from the past.” This first generation resort has stayed faithful to its traditions and the whole village has been able to maintain its own spirit, its Savoyard identity above all else, at the same time as developing modern facilities to a high standard.At the bottom of the Aravis range, which spreads its summits up to the 2750m of the Pointe Percée, come to discover a skiing area, from 1000m to 2100m of altitude, astonishing of richness and diversity. 47 slopes, ideal for any types of levels (beginners to advanced) and 62 km of cross-country skiing tracks.The excellent maintenance of the skiing area combined with a generous natural snow cover of quality (mainly northern / north-western facing) and an important artificial snow network allows you to enjoy pleasures of snow from the beginning of December till the end of April.By foot or snowshoes, the numerous marked out paths allow you to discover the cultural and architectural richness of the resort.Snow and authenticity, without forgetting the numerous activities (snowshoe paths, paragliding, ice-rink, hot-air ballooning, heritage...) and many different entertainments : all pleasures to enjoy your stay !All the types of accommodation (hotels, guest houses, lodgings, camp-sites,...) and on-line booking of your apartment or chalet are at your disposal.Le Grand-Bornand, a great geographical situation: at 20 km from A40, 32 km from Annecy (SNCF railway station, A41, airport of Meythet), at 50 km from the international airport of Geneva Cointrin (30 km of motorway), at 180 km from the airport Lyon St Exupéry (150 km of motorway), at 580 km from Paris (550 km of motorway).



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Europe > France > Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur > Hautes-Alpes > Montgenevre (French Alps) (Southern Alps) (Via Lattea) (Family ski resorts) (french ski resorts)

Montgenèvre in the conquest of higher excellence ! Centuries old Montgenevre(1,860-2,650m)rises to the challenge of the 2008-2009 winter season. It aims to accelerate development in its quest for excellence in tourism, whilst protecting its rustic authenticity. The envy of numerous resorts, Montgenevre, situated on the Italian border, enjoys Mediterranean sunshine, exceptional snow coverage and a huge ski area. The resort boasts 75km of downhill runs and this together with Monts de la Lune adds up to 110km of runs.
In addition there are 23km of cross country runs......all this over 235 hectares with 1,000m vertical drops.
Montgenevre's remarkable accessability allows connection with the Milkyway-Via Latte (400km of runs). This together with a big variety of lifts and many activities ensures satisfaction is guaranteed for all age groups. Montgenevre's altitude safeguards it from the effects of global warning; 50% of its ski area is serviced by snow cannons.



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Isère > Alpe du Grand Serre (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

L´Alpe du Grand Serre far away from crowded places at an altitude of 1367 metres you will discover 55 kilometres of wonderful and varied pistes. 32 ski slops are waiting for you. So come and enjoy skiing from an altitude of 1,367 to 2,200 metres with all your family or with friends in a cheerful atmosphere. Open from December 19th to March 28th.



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Europe > France > Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur > Hautes-Alpes > Les Orres (French Alps) (Southern Alps) (Family ski resorts) (Family ski resorts)

A belvedere of the Embrunais, Les Orres look down upon the Durance valley and the Serre-Ponçon lake. Nestling within the very heart of a larch-forest, the mountain resort and its hamlets welcome you and make you discover the secret treasures of its authentic nature, and the 88km of pists Winter may open everyday from december 4th 2010 to april 25th 2011



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Savoie > Val d'Isère (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Killy Ski Area) (Vallée de la Tarentaise) (Best french ski resorts)

Val d’Isère has got it all...The slopes are made so that you can discovere the joys of skiing and the splendour of the mountains.Skiers, snowboarders or even telelmarkers... beginners, intermediate or advanced... Val d’Isère has slopes or off-pistes for everybody...But not only is Val d’Isère an exceptional skiing domain... It’s also a village known for its variety of after-ski activities, its old village and its atmosphere.There is once again, something for everyone : pleasant places and diverse " ambiances ", romantic dinners and fireside family gatherings in cozy chalets... Just come and enjoy Val d’Isère ...You will then be back again and again...



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Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Les Houches (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Family ski resorts) (Family ski resorts)

Located in one of the most prestigious massif's of the Alps, the Mont Blanc, at 5 km from the World ski and mountaineering capital, the village of Les Houches, nestled at 1000 m, has preserved it's natural and built patrimony. It's breathtaking views is a discovery of exceptional natural sites. The ski area of Les Houches, which peaks at 1900 m, has more than 55 km of wooded slopes. Les Houches welcomes both family skiing, as well as international competitions such as the Alpine Ski World Cup and the World Telemark Cup.


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