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Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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;



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Les Gets (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Les Portes du Soleil) (Family ski resorts)

Between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, Les Gets has retained its spirit as a mountain village with its typical architecture of stone and wood chalets and its rich cultural heritage.
The outstanding quality and diversity of its skiing facilities are a delight for all, both young and old. Right from the centre of the village, the slopes, pine trees and upland landscapes are within easy reach. Discover the delights of skiing and the breathtaking landscapes across the whole of the Portes du Soleil.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Thollon Les Mémises (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

Thollon-Les-Mémises is a village-resort with a family atmosphere wich enjoys a privileged panoramic location highly praised in the Michelin Guide, where your future holiday destination is described as "The most beautiful observatory of Leman".Cradled on the plateau, the village is a veritable "Balcony over Leman", at an altitude of 1000 m.



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

Samoëns in the winter, more than 240 km of ski slopes situated in the Grand Massif with it´s picturesque landscape.
Samoëns has more to offer than just the skiing with all it´s different winter activities, snowshoe walks, archery, dogs sleigh, paragliding, ice skating etc...
This winter is as well the oppotunity to discover the heritage of the market town at it´s stone masons.



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

From the top of its 4810m, the Mont-Blanc watches over the village of Saint-Gervais. The presence of the Mont-Blanc is a promise of unique ski panorama and preserved environment.The "Alti-Forme" resort : Saint-Gervais is the only resort in the Alpes which makes successfully the alliance of ski and other snow activities with spa treatments at the hot springs.Saint-Gervais, a large resort : With 116 ski lifts, the Evasion ski area offers 420 km of slopes facing the sublime Mont-Blanc panorama. Saint-Gervais also possesses one of the best snowparks in the Haute-Savoie region, The French snowboard championships were held here in 2002.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Praz sur Arly (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Espace Diamant)

Praz sur Arly, beautiful village behind Megève and Chamonix. Skiing or walking, activities in summer or winter, a large suggest for tourism.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Praz de Lys Sommand (French Alps) (Northern Alps)

Fitted out on an air plateau opened on the chain of Mont Blanc, Praz de Lys - Sommand's family resort benefits from a plentiful snow coverage. His hilly massifs make a domain of diversified and very appreciated Alpine skiing and its covered with snow forests a magic place for the cross-country skiing and the strolls in snowshoes. 30 km of pedestrian tracks were fitted out for the not skiers, who can take advantage of numerous activities and évenements foreseen on the station this winter (demonstrations of Big Air, Boarder crosses, torchlight descents).




Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Morzine (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Les Portes du Soleil) (Family ski resorts)

MORZINE AVORIAZ IN THE WINTER
Nestling in a hollow of the mountain, Morzine's millenial village breathes out authenticity.
Its original village and summits around, give it the typical charm of savoyard resorts.
The result of a long history, Morzine has a traditional atmosphere and still keeps the memory of ancient customs that everyone will be able to discover through hikes, meetings or entertainment.
Morzine belongs to the largest ski domain in Europe.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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 of the Alps, the Mont Blanc, at 5 km from the Capital of the World ski and mountaineering, the village of Les Houches, nestled at 1000m, has preserve its natural and built patrimonyt. Its breathtaking views is a discovery of exceptional natural sites. The ski area of Les Houches, which peaks at 1900m, has more than 55 km of wooded slopes, and more than 110 snow guns for a guaranteed snow. Les Houches welcome both skiing family, that international competitions such as the Alpine Ski World Cup and World Telemark Cup.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Les Gets (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Les Portes du Soleil) (Family ski resorts)

Between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, Les Gets has retained its spirit as a mountain village with its typical architecture of stone and wood chalets and its rich cultural heritage.
The outstanding quality and diversity of its skiing facilities are a delight for all, both young and old. Right from the centre of the village, the slopes, pine trees and upland landscapes are within easy reach. Discover the delights of skiing and the breathtaking landscapes across the whole of the Portes du Soleil.



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
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;



Tourist organizations > Tourist offices
Europe > France > Rhone-Alps > Haute-Savoie > Les Carroz d'Araches (French Alps) (Northern Alps) (Grand Massif) (Family ski resorts) (Family ski resorts)

Situated on a broad sunny plateau at 1140m, at the heart of the Grand Massif ski area in the Haute Savoie, the village resort of Les Carroz retains the family touch. Surrounded as it is by impressive Alpine peaks and with its proximity to Mont Blanc, the resort of Les Carroz is blessed with superb panoramic views and an excellent snow covering throughout the winter season. Home to downhill skiing for over 70 years now, the village has managed to maintain its authenticity and charm by preserving the beauty of the mountainside around it. Not in Les Carroz are the impersonal concrete apartment blocks but rather a sympathetic architecture of chalets in all shapes and sizes. The resort is popular for its extensive and varied skiing, with runs to suit all abilities from beginner to expert. Everyone can feel at home in the friendly and cheerful streets that make up Les Carroz where you will always find a warm welcome and something going on to entertain you. Whilst retaining their authenticity and tradition, the village facilities are continuously being improved and updated for the benefit of holidaymakers and locals alike.


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