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- the 7 February 2012

The history of skiing

For many of us, skiing has become an annual treat. It is one of the most popular types of holiday and at this time of year; it seems our thoughts turn to the sun-kissed glamour of the French ski ...

- the 7 February 2012

Snow sports to try this winter

A ski holiday can be shorthand for a break involving any winter sport... and there are plenty of them to enjoy in the French mountains whilst you’re there – talk about action packed! Have you con...

- the 11 January 2012

The largest ski areas in France

Many of France’s most popular ski resorts are located within broader ski ‘domaines’ – linked series of resorts and runs of all colours – which allow visitors to buy special passes in order to exp...

- the 3 January 2012

Charming holiday

Often little-known but always charming, mountain villages give some authenticity to holiday in the snow.

- the 19 December 2011

Regional Natural Parks of the French Mountains

What is a “Regional Natural Park?” More than just a label, it is an engagement, preserving the natural wealth of the terrain, serving visitors and local inhabitants. Here, an overview of these tr...

- the 14 November 2011

Skiing in the Pyrénées, a secret unveiled

If quizzed on skiing in the Pyrénées, a reasonable number of British skiers might recall a lager-fuelled trip to Andorra with a faceless tour operator, but barely a handful would even know that t...

- the 10 November 2011

Alps, Pyrenees or Massif Central?

We compare the main French ski resorts.

- the 10 November 2011

Architectural Heritage in the French Mountains

During the 20th century, the rising popularity of ski and snow vacations necessitated an unprecedented wave of construction.  To fulfil their missions, architects and designers were given full cr...

- the 3 November 2011

Nordic walking

Nordic walking is attracting more and more of a following.  More than a simple cross between traditional hiking and running, Nordic walking is a concept of well being that some go so far as to qu...

- the 3 November 2011



- the 26 October 2011

10 reasons to enjoy a winter break in France

Thinking of booking a ski holiday in France? You certainly will be after reading our top 10 reasons to spend your winter break at a French resort. Cheap flights, English speaking instructors, the...

- the 17 October 2011