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2024 Advice and tips

Are you torn between the sea and the mountains for your summer holidays? Low prices, fresh air, plenty to do, rich gastronomy and breathtaking scenery... For us, there's no contest! The mountains are the destination of choice if you want to come back refreshed and full of memories! 

1. Holidays to match all budgets and desires

1. Holidays to match all budgets and desires
Accommodation prices in the mountains are very attractive during the summer! It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and enjoy a holiday in the fresh air, away from the crowds. Whether you prefer all-inclusive packages or flat or chalet rental, you'll find what you're looking for in the resorts, whatever your budget. From holiday villages and private chalets to budget hotels, luxury hotels and trendy resorts, every resort has something to suit you.

Check out the resort prices for your summer holiday! 


2. More than 80 possible activities

Tyrolean cables, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, climbing, pastoralism, cookery workshops... It's impossible to get bored in the mountains in summer, there's so much on offer. While sporting activities are the first thing on your mind, the mountains also have a lot to offer those interested in heritage, gastronomy and crafts through visits and exhibitions. And art lovers are not left out, with festivals, concerts and painting or sculpture courses.

3. Peace and quiet

On holiday, one of the first things you want to do is relax. And what could be better than to find it at the top of a mountain, in the heart of a peaceful natural setting, surrounded by breathtaking scenery? The panoramas offered by the mountains help to bring about this sought-after calm, and are sure to lead to total well-being.

4. Find freshness at altitude...

If you don't fancy melting like an ice cream in the sun, or finding yourself on the boiling sands of a crowded beach in July, the mountains are your option. Just as sunny as the seaside, temperatures in the mountains drop a few degrees as you climb (around 2° every 300 metres). As long as you don't stay too high up, where you could catch a chill, this feature offers you a cool night's sleep. If you choose accommodation between 800 metres and 1,500 metres above sea level, you're sure to enjoy mild days and naturally air-conditioned nights. 

5… And savour the crystal-clear waters of the mountain lakes

Do you know Lac d'Allos? Or Lac Vert in Valmeinier? These turquoise jewels reflect the high peaks that surround them. A breathtaking and refreshing beauty for the more adventurous, who'll be tempted to take an invigorating plunge! In the valleys, there are swimming lakes where you can take a dip in water that is often over 20 degrees! Discover 15 heavenly swimming spots in the mountains.

6. Discover an intense and authentic heritage

Experience a descent from the mountain pastures, meet a clog-maker, stand speechless in front of the Vauban fortifications... The mountains are as famous for their architecture as for their craftsmen, who bear witness to a strong and well-preserved history. Let yourself be guided by the men and women who have left their mark on the region, and continue to do so to this day.

7. Treat your taste buds

The pleasures of a holiday also include tastings specific to the destination. And from the Alps to the Pyrenees, via the Jura, Vosges and Massif Central, there's no shortage of flavours to delight gourmet palates. Cheeses, of course, but also charcuterie, blueberry sweets, herbal teas and mountain herbal aperitifs... Your taste buds are sure to be delighted!
Photo credits :
Alban Pernet - La Toussuire
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