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Our tips: Summer activities in the French Alps

Summer pleasure in the French Alps
Experience an unforgettable summer holiday in the nature of the French Alps! Here you can undertake the most adventurous outdoor activities in the diverse countryside, visit historic towns and taste the most delicious wine and regional dishes. From your comfortable holiday home you can reach the coolest activities in no time at all; we recommend our best tips:

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Discover the most beautiful hiking trails

The French Alps are known for their imposing peaks, vast alpine meadows and clear mountain lakes. Take a beautiful walk through Parc National de la Vanoise with hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. Here you will spot animals such as chamois, ibex and marmots. Nearby, you will also find Mont Blanc with an impressive height of 4807 metres. Around this you will find hiking trails that give you spectacular views of this mountain massif.

Explore the French Alps by bicycle or mountain bike

Hop on a bicycle or mountain bike and explore the unique surroundings of the French Alps. Follow the Col de la Madeleine which leads you through beautiful alpine meadows and valleys with the impressive mountain walls in the background. For something more challenging, follow the Col de Chaussy mountain pass with many hairpin turns or the Col du Galibier; a tough climb rewarded by stunning views of the valleys and a great sense of accomplishment.

Ga op avontuur in de lucht; zweefvliegen en paragliden

Admire the French Alps from a whole new perspective and try gliding or paragliding! In the area, you will find hundreds of schools offering lessons and courses, where experienced mountain flight instructors will guide you on your flying adventure through the mountains. Here you will make use of the available thermals. Did you know that the longest paragliding flight is no less than 100 kilometres?

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Climbing and via ferrata

Are you a true adventurer who likes a challenge? Then go climbing (guided) along the mountains and rocks of the French Alps. Popular is also 'via ferrata'; following a trail along the rock face that is marked out with steel cables. Here, you are secured to the steel cable so that if you fall, you remain attached to it. This is a very cool and challenging activity!

A taste of the South of France

During your summer holidays in the French Alps, you will obviously want to taste the most delicious local dishes such as a tasty cheese fondue or a typical French oven dish such as Tartiflette or Berthoud. Also be sure to follow the wine route along the many vineyards in Savoy that produce fine wines.

Experience the history of the French Alps

Of course, a visit to a historic town should not be missed during your summer holiday in France! Visit Chambéry with its unique cathedral, impressive castle and special fountain with water-spouting elephants. Another must is Méribel; this mountain village is located right next to a ski resort, but there is more than enough to discover here in summer too. Many sports and cultural events are organised here, where you can really taste the atmosphere of the French Alps.

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Experience it for yourself during your summer holidays at Villa Parcs!

The French Alps are an excellent destination for your summer holidays thanks to the diverse nature, the challenging outdoor activities and the friendly atmosphere in the mountain villages. For a comfortable stay, Villa Parcs is the place to be; we offer luxury chalets, villas and flats in stunning locations in the south of France. Whether you stay in the middle of the mountains or in the countryside; we offer a suitable accommodation for every party! May we also welcome you for a summer holiday in the French Alps?

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