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Entertaining little ones on the move

Posted on Wednesday 03rd April 2019 by Lesley Thomas

A holiday home in the Alps can be a huge source of joy for you and yours. Just like any holiday, however, to experience the relaxing company of your family in beautiful surroundings, there’s usually some travel involved to get there.

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Why choose St Martin de Belleville for a second home?

Posted on Tuesday 19th March 2019 by Steve Thomas

Choosing somewhere to buy a holiday property is a huge decision - you’re choosing the place you could be spending most of your holidays for years to come. With so many gorgeous resorts in the Alps, what is it that makes St Martin de Belleville stand out?

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Alpe D'Huez Resort Guide

Posted on Sunday 10th February 2019 by Steve Thomas

Alpe D’Huez is a popular ski resort town in the middle of the Oisans region of the French Alps - the main resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif. It’s got a great reputation for variety and activities off the slopes - so what can you expect if you buy a holiday home in Alpe D’Huez?

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Alpine activities for the non-skiier

Posted on Friday 01st February 2019 by Lesley Thomas

Hard though it may be to believe, skiing isn’t the activity for everyone. Perhaps you’ve got a friend or family member on your trip with injuries, little ones too small for the slopes or just someone who would rather hit the shops than the slopes.

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Create your Alpine bucket list

Posted on Monday 07th January 2019 by Lesley Thomas

We’ve all got a bucket list of some kind or another - it might be a mental list rather than something you’ve written down, but we all have things we’re longing to do or see. In fact, a bucket list is a great way to see the world - rather than thinking abstractly about what you’d like to do, having one written down helps to narrow your focus and choose the places you’d really like to visit.

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Can ski lessons help advanced skiers?

Posted on Wednesday 21st November 2018 by Lesley Thomas

Ski lessons might seem like something for newbie skiers and small children - not necessary for people who ski regularly. After all, once you’ve grasped the basics, it’s less about learning more than it is refining the technique, right?

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Stay in a chalet this New Year’s Eve

Posted on Tuesday 13th November 2018 by Lesley Thomas

New Year’s Eve can be an overrated occasion - bars and clubs are too packed to be fun, the music is cheesy and it rarely lives up to expectations. But that’s when you go out - and there’s lots to be said for a cosy stay-at-home New Year.

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Where to ski with very young children?

Posted on Wednesday 10th October 2018 by Lesley Thomas

Most ski resorts have facilities for little ones - whether that means lessons on offer, easy runs, snow parks or simply good babysitting services. But that doesn’t mean that they’re all created equal when it comes to taking your children on a skiing holiday.

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Christmas 2018 family ski holiday

Posted on Monday 01st October 2018 by Lesley Thomas

The evenings are drawing in, children have gone back to school and it’s that time of year when thoughts turn to Christmas.

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St Martin de Belleville: A secret treasure

Posted on Monday 24th September 2018 by Lesley Thomas

There’s much to be said for going to the bigger Alpine ski resorts; you’ll find lots of amenities and plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants and accommodation. But venture off the beaten path, and you might find smaller resorts have much to offer too. St Martin de Belleville is one such resort - and it could be the perfect secret hideaway for you this winter.

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The best of the early-season Alpine skiing

Posted on Thursday 30th August 2018 by Steve Thomas

If, like us, you love skiing, the season can’t roll around again soon enough. You can’t speed it up, and you can’t guarantee snow, but you can head out to some of the best early-season resorts in the Alps to boost your chances of getting on the slopes early. So how can you boost your chances of seeing some snow before Christmas.

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Holiday near a National Park

Posted on Friday 17th August 2018 by Lesley Thomas

Although much of the Alpine region boasts unspoilt natural beauty, that’s nowhere more true than in the national parks of the French Alps. These protected areas boast impressive flora and fauna, breathtaking views and the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle on your holiday.

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