Winter sports in France: a glossary

Do you know your piste from your pente? Check out this list of French key words that you may come across during your skiing holiday in France. Winter sports – les sports d'hiver Alpine skiing – l...

- the 2 December 2011

Travel from the UK to French ski resorts

Ski bunnies are spoiled for choice when it comes to travel options, as the mountainous regions of France are well served by planes and trains. Taking the channel tunnel or ferry in your car or hiri...

- the 2 December 2011

The mountains are accessible to everyone

Working in partnership, the Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and French ski schools help make ski holidays a reality for children and adults with a disability or special need. Taking a child with a disabil...

- the 10 November 2011

Great skiing. Great area. Good value holidays.

So what’s the name of the resort?

- the 10 November 2011

What you need to know for your first mountain holiday

It's decided: this year, you will spend your well-deserved vacation in the mountains, for the first time.  For a successful vacation, here are a few pieces of helpful advice for planning and taking...

- the 2 November 2011

Where to ski in France

Home to a whole host of easily accessible resorts of world renown, it’s no wonder that France is so popular for ski holidays. It offers a choice of purpose-built or natural resorts depending on how...

- the 18 October 2011

The ski resort - a beginner’s guide

Whether or not you’ve had some practise on a dry slope, a ski resort in France can still prove daunting to the uninitiated. So before we bid you bon voyage, read our guide to runs and lifts, ski hi...

- the 17 October 2011

Plan ahead and pay less

Planning your next winter vacation ?  Consider Early Booking.  Advance planning allows to you to take advantage of lower prices, and the « snow guarantee » ensures a successful holiday in the Frenc...

- the 13 October 2011

« Summer is the best time to discover the mountains »

Each year, the mountains gain popularity as a summer destination.  Karim Soleilhavoup, Director of commercial development of Pierre&Vacances, Pierre&Vacances Premium and Maeva, tells us more about ...

- the 20 July 2011

The mountains are yours to discover ! 15 free activities to try this summer

No need for a big budget for a mountain vacation in the summer.  In addition to the classic mountain pastimes - walking and hiking - the mountain stations propose a wide choice of free activities t...

- the 20 July 2011

The mountains in the summer : for quality and price

Looking for a great holiday option that doesn’t break the bank ?  More and more, the French are staying at home and choosing a mountain vacation.  And for many reasons : unspoiled nature, a welco...

- the 16 June 2011

Happiness doesn’t come for free... except in the mountains !

Dreaming of a mountain vacation with your family, but limited by a small budget ?  Rest assured, the mountains are an affordable vacation option.  With innovative new activities, the mountains have...

- the 16 June 2011