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We're big fans of the Alps in the summer as it's the perfect playground for numerous fun, healthy pursuits - for adults and families. And much better value than during the ski season.
We have a fabulous, ultra luxurious chalet for you in the French Alps called Ferme de Moudon, near Les Gets. Base yourself here for a weekend, a week or longer and enjoy the pristine mountain air whilst your in-house team look after everything for you. All meals are catered, so you can get home after a day exploring the mountains on bike or foot, in the knowledge that a delicious lunch or dinner awaits you.
Apart from great hiking and mountain biking opportunities, you can go white water rafting on the River Danse, swim in one of the crystal clear mountain lakes, enjoy a yoga class on the chalet deck or treat yourself to a restorative massage to ease those tired limbs.
We can put together the perfect combination of action-packed outdoor entertainment with sublime relaxation and personal care when you want to put your feet up at the chalet and enjoy the magnificent views.
Winter: the chalet is also available during the ski season and was recently described by Tatler magazine as 'the finest winter house in the French Alps' - so, you can be sure of an unrivalled experience!
Alternatively, head to the pretty boutique resort of Megeve where we recommend two gorgeous little spa hotels.
Other ideas for holidays in the mountains
Weather and when to go
Snow starts falling in December with the ski season continuing right through to March. The Winter months stay below freezing, warming up in April and into the low twenties by June before the height of Summer when it hits the high twenties - even the thirties aren’t unheard of. The Autumn has temperatures in the mid-teens so you can still enjoy the mountains before the Winter sets in.
french alps, france chalet per week from £6,800
The beautiful Chalet Anna, which comfortably sleeps 10, was designed by the famous architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. It's 100 yards from the Le Prarion lift in Les Houches village, the sunniest part of the Chamonix Valley, just below the main town itself.view
french alps, france chalet per week from £8,000
There's room for ten in this fabulously luxurious 5 bedroom chalet, tucked away in its own grounds, yet only three minutes' drive from centre of Les Gets. The luxury travel press can't find enough superlatives for this prize-winning restoration. Perfect for healthy winter and summer holidays.view
french alps, france chalet per week from £12,500
Contemporary design is sympathetically blended with original features creating a modern living area with pop art along one wall and a large open fire place. The spacious dining area seats up to 20, and there are 8 truly beautiful en-suite bedrooms.view
french alps, france chalet per week from £12,800
The luxurious 5 bedroom Chalet Natal is truly unique, combining primitive art, ethnic artefacts and carved statues to create a warm, rich ambience. Wooden stools act as bedside tables, the carved doors of African huts have been used as headboards and an imposing mounted kudu head looks down on the living area.view