Enchanted Noël at Vaux le Vicomte

It's always been a magical place. The château of Vaux le Vicomte, 35 miles southeast of Paris, is a jewel box of a castle nestled in the same hilly green region that produces fromage de...

The Joys and Challenges of Running a Ski and Snowboard Lodge with Author Emma...

For six years, my niece and I ran a ski and snowboard lodge in the French Alps, while my teenage daughter attended the village school. It was an idyll. Almost. I’ve never been fitter, as...

Skiing the Volcano

Volcano skiing in the Auvergne offers downhill thrills and cross-country adventures.

8 Reasons to Holiday in Les Gets This Summer

On hearing the name Les Gets chances are you’ll picture snow-capped peaks, steaming mugs of chocolat chaud and rolling pistes as far as the eye can see. But did you know that Les Gets...

Infographic: why do people ski in France?

France is the most-visited country in the world and popular worldwide with winter sports enthusiasts. So why do so many holidaymakers ski in France? Our infographic reveals the top reasons…

Places to ski or hike facing Mont Blanc

Ski or hike facing Mont Blanc! Here are some exclusive sites with a view of the stunning Alpine mountain range landscape during your skiing trip in the Jura Mountains. The Vattay The ideal spot for a...

Chalets 1066: Why Les Gets is the Best Resort in the World to Learn...

Article by Ben Nathan, ISIA qualified ski instructor Every resort is different to teach in, some favour beginners, some intermediates and some advanced skiers. Les Gets offers the best value, to those wanting to learn to...

5 Favourite Ski Resorts in France

Courchevel: Year-round resort One of the largest and longest-established ski resorts in the world, Courchevel was created from scratch in 1946-- celebrating its 70th anniversary last year. The resort is situated in Les Trois Vallées, at one end of the...

Strap On Your Snowshoes

Alpe d’Huez, in the Alpine region known as Oisans, is one of the most important sports sites in France. A favorite stage on the Tour de France, it’s also a paradise for mountain bikers,...

Serre Chevalier: A Gem in the Alps

Serre Chevalier is a popular Alpine ski resort, where pure air and clean snow accompany a smorgasbord of activities for the whole family to enjoy. A true gem among French Alpine destinations, the expansive and...