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French Alps in the summer - which resort?

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Muchtoomuchtodo Tue 11-Apr-17 18:20:25

We're hoping to head to the Alps with our 11 and 9 year olds this summer. Has anyone done this and can you suggest any good resorts and accomodation - we're happy to self cater.

Are any resorts better than others for activities at a reasonable cost? We'd like to go swimming, mountain biking, rafting, walking etc.

LIZS Tue 11-Apr-17 18:25:17

Some resorts will offer free or heavily discounted lift passes and activities. We've only been to
Chamonix in summer in the French Alps a while back but it had plenty going on. Try the likes of Morzine , Les Deux Alpes or La Plagne.

BikeRunSki Tue 11-Apr-17 18:32:50

Morzine
Chamonix (but stay in Argentier)

Bordersarethebest Tue 11-Apr-17 19:00:11

We went to Morzine a few years ago. It had a great swimming pool and there was a Go Ape type thing there too.

DarceyBushell Wed 12-Apr-17 20:12:49

We fancied Morzine but were worried about the weather (memories of the TdF going up Alpe d'huez in pouring rain a couple of years back!). What is anyone's experience of the weather in July in this area and what on earth do you do if it pours??!

OldLagNewName Thu 13-Apr-17 18:02:57

Samoens - much prettier than most of the resorts because it's a real old village as well as a tourist centre. We stayed at Trumanalp self-catering complex last summer and had a great time - 4 other apartments sharing a heated pool and garden so good for kids making friends. 10 mins walk to the market square for ice cream / food / cafes and about 2 mins walk to a cable car up a mountain.

RosesShouldBeInTins Fri 14-Apr-17 20:08:20

Les Gets is very lovely. Lots of lovely restaurants, a lot of the lifts are open so you can get a lift up and walk down with stunning scenery. Les Gets has a lovely swimming lake. Morzine is close by with a pool. Rafting nearby - Frogs rafting are good. We found the weather was changeable but lovely most days in early August. We drove there and stayed in some nice B&Bs on the way. We went to Geneva for a day and Chamonix for a day. It's a fantastic holiday!

gardeningsarah Fri 14-Apr-17 21:47:46

Tignes is good as well. Plenty of activities around the lake and a great indoor swimming pool. Also we went up to a glacier (can't remember the name). Not to far from Val D'Isere either. Can also do white water rafting nearby. weather was a bit iffy on some days we went mid August.

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