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Timeless events in the French mountains

Timeless events in the French mountains

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.

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The new trend of high-altitude dance floors

The new trend of high-altitude dance floors

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.

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Christmas events 2012

Christmas events 2012

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.

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Be the best-dressed skier on the piste

Be the best-dressed skier on the piste

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:

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Dreaming of a French Christmas

Dreaming of a French Christmas

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?

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Innovations in the French spas this winter!

Innovations in the French spas this winter!

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

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Luxury hotels in ski resorts

Luxury hotels in ski resorts

Taste the joys of skiing with the comfort of luxury hotels in the french resorts.

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7 Arpin creations

7 Arpin creations

The creator has become indispensable in the world of luxury.

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Real life story: running a ski chalet

Real life story: running a ski chalet

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...

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Collections 2012: ready-to-ski version of haute couture

Collections 2012: ready-to-ski version of haute couture

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

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