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Welcome to our blog, here is a collection of our latest articles ready for you to browse through. We’ve got you covered on everything Alpine. If you’re looking to be the best skier on the mountain, searching for info on the top destinations or you’re more interested in the food scene, we’ve got it all here for you. Read more now…

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French ski resorts close to Geneva Airport

Lesley Thomas | Saturday 10th February 2024

If you’re flying into the French Alps, Geneva airport is a great choice of arrival point. Offering transfers under 90 minutes to some of the Alps’ best rated resorts, it’s also an airport that’s well connected around Europe and beyond.

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Travelling with Children to the French Alps

Steve Thomas | Sunday 28th January 2024

When you plan a special family holiday to the French Alps the build-up is almost as exciting as the trip - and the memories afterwards will last a lifetime. Something else that might feel like they last a lifetime are the travel days to get there and back.

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Planes, trains automobiles….different ways to get to the French Alps

Lesley Thomas | Friday 05th January 2024

How you’ll get to the French Alps depends very much on where you’re coming from. The great news is that despite the tricky terrain, the French Alps are actually incredibly well connected to the rest of Europe by road and rail, and beyond by well-serviced airports.

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Get away from the chaos with family this festive season

Lesley Thomas | Thursday 07th December 2023

When you have a family - especially a young one - making Christmas special can be all-consuming as you whirl from school plays to family events, fetes, fairs, grottos and more. So what better way to get away from the festive chaos than a special trip to the Alps at Christmas?

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Three unmissable Christmas markets in the French and Swiss Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 19th November 2023

Who doesn’t love a Christmas Market and with such a magnificent selection of markets to choose from in the French and Swiss Alps, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best. Whether you’re spending the holidays in the Alps or just planning a festive trip in the run-up, these are three markets you don’t want to miss.

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Getting fit for the slopes

Lesley Thomas | Tuesday 07th November 2023

As the ski season approaches, it’s a great time to start thinking about increasing your fitness so you can really make the most of the slopes in 2023/24. We’ve got some top tips on the exercises you can start doing now to make sure you’re fighting fit by the time you take to the slopes.

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History, heritage and great skiing in Serre Chevalier

Lesley Thomas | Saturday 21st October 2023

For a picturesque location, great skiing and reliable snowfall, it’s hard to go wrong with Serre Chevalier, one of the gems of the French Alps. Located in the Hautes-Alpes department of southeastern France, it’s part of the large ski area of Grand Serre Chevalier, offering a vast skiing area.

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Authentic Alpine charm in Manigod

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 15th October 2023

Thinking of investing in property in the French Alps? For authentic Savoyard charm, Manigod is surely the Alpine village for you, full of rustic traditional buildings and nestled in a valley that’s as picturesque in the summer months as it is covered in snow during the ski season.

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Looking ahead to Christmas in the Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 01st October 2023

Christmas is always a magical time to be in the Alps, whether you’re visiting as a family, a couple or a group of friends. With snow covered villages, traditional treats and cosy chalets, you might as well be at the North Pole.

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Embracing the Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty of the Alps

Steve Thomas | Monday 11th September 2023

Whatever time of year you visit and wherever you go in the Alps, you’ll find sights that take your breath away. From rust coloured leaf displays in the autumn to crystal clear lakes, colourful Alpine meadows and snow topped mountains, there’s natural beauty all around you.

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Sustainable second home living in the Alps

Steve Thomas | Tuesday 05th September 2023

Now more than ever, ensuring our lifestyles are sustainable is of utmost importance - and that extends to Alpine second homes too. There’s no reason not to make the same environmentally conscious choices in your holiday home as you would in your main residence, and doing so is also likely to add value to your property.

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Four unmissable wild-swimming spots in the Alps

Lesley Thomas | Sunday 20th August 2023

Wild swimming is the hottest way to get out into nature and enjoy some exercise - and where better to indulge than in the Alps? Surrounded by the soaring peaks and plunging valleys of this outstandingly beautiful area, it’s sure to be a swim to remember.

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