Accommodation providers are committed to working with Famille Plus resorts to extend a very special welcome to families. Here’s our selection of 10 family-approved places to stay:
Les Angles: L'hôtel Le Llaret
Le Llaret Hotel welcomes families and offers a range of packages for children. To make your stay with little ones easier, travel cots, bottle-warmers, baby baths and bath seats are all available free of charge. Breakfast is free for the under 3s, and the “young gourmet menu” available to the under 12s offers child portions of adult dishes such as foie gras, smoked salmon, mini home-made burgers, dishes of the day, monkfish,… to get their taste buds tingling!!
Corrençon-en-Vercors: L’auberge des 2 Moucherolles
Located at the heart of the village right next to the Rambins ski area (entirely dedicated to children), L’Auberge des 2 Moucherolles is a beautiful traditional Vercors building boasting a games area, cosy fireplace, gourmet meals and large, comfortable family rooms. Céline and her children extend families a warm, informal welcome for no-pressure, hassle-free holidays where you’ll feel right at home. Parents will love the easy access to activities and their host’s kindness and professionalism.
La Bresse: Refuge du Petit Vosgien and Refuge de la Petite Vosgienne
The Refuge du Petit Vosgien and Refuge de la Petite Vosgienne situated in the upper part of La Bresse are some of the best Famille Plus properties the village has to offer. These 4 and 5 star tourist properties offer a range of family equipment: travel cots with sheets, night-lights, changing mats, pushchairs, high chairs, baby baths, baby toilet seats, food liquidisers, microwaves and play equipment: board games and books suitable for different age ranges, puzzles, toy car play mat, DVD player and children’s DVDs, bicycles, sleds, slide, trampoline…
Enjoy homemade brioche or cakes on arrival, and even Yule logs at Christmas! Children will receive sweets on their arrival too.
Le Grand Bornand: L’Auberge Nordique ***
Nestled at the bottom of the Bouchet Valley, which winds around the Grand-Bornand Nordic ski area, L’Auberge Nordique holiday village welcomes lovers of the great outdoors for nature-themed holidays at the foot of the Aravis mountain range. Certified by the Department of Social Cohesion and the Ministries of Education and Tourism, this specialist Nordic snowsports holiday village offers custom-designed all-inclusive family stays and a whole range of children’s entertainment run by its activities coordinators. www.auberge-nordique.com
Morzine: Les Villages Clubs du Soleil in Morzine
Every season at Les Florimontane holiday village, early years professionals and activity coordinators work hard to conjure up magical holidays for children and guests of all ages! 4 specially run kids’ clubs, accessible from the age of 3 months, provide supervised, activity-packed days: discovery and sports activities, snow outings, creative workshops, educational games, entertainment… Morning, noon and night, the village club offers quality meals adapted to all ages, as well as a milk preparation area, homemade purees and baby food. Highlight: a Ski Kindergarten for the over 3s for a fun introduction to the joys of snow.
Saint Lary: Hôtel Mercure Sensoria ****
The hotel’s brand new “Grange concept” chalet-inspired mountain-style room is wood-clad and able to welcome families of up to 5 people. It includes an adult area equipped with a double bed and TV and a children’s area equipped with three single beds and TV. During the school holidays, the hotel offers a free kids’ club between 4pm and 9pm, giving parents the opportunity to visit the Sensoria Rio thermo-spa centre, (accessible from the hotel) which boasts whirlpool jets, hydrojets, waterfalls and bubble beds.
Val d'Isère: Les Barmes de L’ours
Have your children pampered by local professionals! An area adjoining the hotel bar has been designed especially to entertain all ages and is filled with treasures, hideaways and surprises for the whole family. Family spirit is one of Les Barmes de l’Ours’ fundamental values. Now located on the ground floor and bathed in daylight, the Kids’ Club is entirely devoted to children’s comfort and well-being and boasts its very own activities coordinator! In this fun area for children over the age of 3, a whole programme has been created to ensure kids have a great holiday: wooden games, treasure hunts, face-painting, creative play, magic shows…, ... For older children, giant Playstations are availablefor playing individually or in teams, table football providing endless parties, a pinball machine on which to unearth Indiana Jones’ treasure, and a futuristic-look snooker table are all available.
Villard de Lans: L’Essendole stopover gîte and self-catering accommodation
You’ll find everything you need for a family holiday in this restored former farm. Nathalie Giraud makes children’s well-being her priority, with travel cots, baby baths, bottle-warmers, booster seats, high chairs, relaxation room with books suitable for all age ranges, board games, wooden ships for the outdoor pool… 95% homemade cuisine with homemade bread, squash, preserves, and treats for kids. Every picnic basket includes a gift for children, and many more surprises are to be discovered on site.
Montchavin la Plagne: Hôtel Bellecôte***
In Montchavin-La-Plagne, the Bellecôte*** hotel offers a children’s area with games consoles, board games, paper and pencils.
PRA LOUP: Hôtel Chalet Les Blancs
The Les Blancs Hotel Chalet, set among wooden chalets and larch forests, boasts a magnificent setting and views at the foot of the Molanès gondola lift. The hotel comprises 12 family rooms (11 rooms for 3-4 people and 1 room for 5 people) equipped with cots, baby bed guards, high chairs, adjustable children’s chairs and booster seats. Board games are available for some shared family time. Kids can also enjoy the outdoors and play on the swing set, which promises hours of fun. After a good day’s skiing, relax in the heated swimming pool. Children under the age of 2 go free with discounts available on half-board and full-board accommodation for the under 10s. The hotel offers a warm welcome and gourmet meals…
Photo : Florimontane par crespeau / OT Morzine