Unique Retreat: Over the Moon at La Plagne Ski Resort

Looking for a fairy-tale escape with your better half? You'd be hard-pressed to find a more romantic cubbyhole than Over the Moon – which, ironically, rests under a blanket of stars. Poised on the...
Chamonix-Mont Blanc

A Winter Weekend in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arguably, the grand dame of all French ski towns is Chamonix-Mont Blanc. As its name implies, the Alps’ tallest peak keeps an ever-watchful eye over the picturesque Chamonix Valley. Home to the first Winter...

Les Angles Ski Resort in the Pyrenees

There’s a large wooden building near the top of the telecabin ski lift at Les Angles. It’s called the salle hors sac (which roughly translates as picnic bag room) and belongs to the local...

Skiing in France: the numbers

Check out who skis in France, where they go and more with this this handy infographic! Skiing in France explained…

Val d’Isère

The closest you can get to heaven on earth is Val d’Isère, some people will argue—and they are right—because it has one of the best bakeries in France, the family business of native son...
skiing in france

Where should you go skiing in France?

Time to slope off to France… Travelling to France for a winter sports holiday is something of a ‘no-brainer’, particularly if you’re fond of skiing. France has the biggest ski area in the world, laying...

Skiing in August: Sept Jours, Deux Alpes

Skiing in August is not an activity open to most Europeans, but there is one place you can go – and Dominic Bliss took his family there. I've just learned a new French phrase: l'épaule...

Christmas in France: A Photo Tour from the Loire Valley to Alsace

It's the most wonderful time of year in France. From the historic Christmas markets in Alsace to the glorious chateaux of the Loire Valley, the country is showing off marvellous holiday decor. For those...

Explore the Nordic ski area in the Jura Mountains

Why not you let yourself be carried away by the call of the far north? Thanks to the Jura’s Nordic area you will find true escapism and wake up your inner trapper... Where the Northern...

Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....