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French Alps summer holiday with teenagers

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AcanthusFlower · 05/01/2020 12:02

When the DCs were little we rented an apartment in the French Alps and had a lovely time hiking and cycling. Now they are older we would like to return but there is a now requirement for some lazing around by a pool/lake in between activities. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Ricekrispie22 · 05/01/2020 17:34

The apartments at Pierre & Vacances Le Rouret in the Ardèche were perfect for our multi-family holiday a few years ago but the surroundings weren’t typically alpine! Lots of hiking and cycling though.

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Shockers · 05/01/2020 17:36

The campsites usually have pools or lakes. We’ve stayed in safari style tents in the Alps before- proper beds/fridges etc., and very comfortable.

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Busymummy16 · 09/01/2020 21:07

You could stay near lake annecy and you’re near the alps. Is a beautiful part of France

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chocolatviennois · 09/01/2020 21:37

I would suggest Les Gets as there is a very nice swimming lake there and the village is a good base for a summer holiday. As well as mountain biking and walking you can swim in the 50 m outdoor pool in nearby Morzine or drive a few miles further to Chatel to do the Fantasticable zip wire which is quite an experience. We stayed in the Annapurna Apartments in Les Gets booked through Peak Retreats. I would also recommend St Gervais and Samoens for a summer holiday in the Alps.

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Trewser · 09/01/2020 21:39

Verbier.

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A1A1 · 09/01/2020 23:01

Montriond / Morzine

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AcanthusFlower · 11/01/2020 08:52

Wow, thank you very much. Will investigate and let you know where we end up.

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autumncolour · 11/01/2020 08:53

Morzine!

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jokerreturns · 14/01/2020 22:56

We stayed in pregato a couple of years ago ... gave a look at club med

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foxandhounds · 17/01/2020 22:47

Have a look at Huttopia we have been to vallouise and to Bozel - both great sites - the trappuer tents have shower rooms and are fab - very chilled out vibe but with a small bar and pool

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Shockers · 18/01/2020 10:17

@foxandhounds- we’d like to do Vallouise in the summer. We stay just above in Puy St Vincent every Easter time. The rest of the family ski, and I snowshoe trek. I absolutely love it. We always do the river walk in Vallouise, and say how great it would be to kayak down it. Nanys restaurant is also a yearly highlight.

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