In 2014, the French resorts may be hyper-connected, offer a myriad of activities or provide reputed restaurants, but torch-lit ski descents, fondue or a glass of mulled wine remain the classics of any stay in the mountains in France.
Luc Reversade's concept - the Folie Douce - has been a massive hit in the French mountains for the past seven years. After Val d'Isère and Val Thorens, this winter it arrives in Méribel.
Whether or not you are a winter sports fan, Christmas in the mountains is always magical. And to make it even more so, the French resorts have planned a multitude of enchanting events for your Christmas holiday stay, to leave you with lasting memories for both young and old.
On the pistes as well as off, you want to look your best. Today’s skiwear brings together technical performance and aesthetics. Gone are the days of florescent ski suits and other fashion nightmares of the 1990’s…get ready to ski in style. Trends Plaids, floral patters, asymmetrical designs and bicoloured stripes are some of the biggest trends for ski jackets this winter. You will see a multitude of colours, cuts and accessories. Here are our top 6 for the 2011-2012 season:
This year, why not break with your usual tradition of sitting around the television munching on cold turkey, venturing outside only when the rain stops? Instead, head for the French mountains, where the sun shines and the ambience at Christmas time provides magical memories for the whole family?
The altitude spas in France are thriving -and for good reason, as they bring a real sense of well-being to young and old after a day spent in the cold. Here is a selection of these cocoons nestled in the French mountains, with new establishments and new treatments. The Kaïla Spa in Méribel
Taste the joys of skiing with the comfort of luxury hotels in the french resorts.
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Al and Deb Flight left London to scour France for the perfect property to start their mountain holiday business. After many months and many disappointments, they discovered the Châtel in the Portes du Soleil area of the French Alps...
A great look for surfing the wave of Paradiski, a cocoon jacket to walk the streets of Val d'Isere, late at night, returning from the Folie Douce, a fur