5 Best Places To Stay While Visiting The French Alps
These must-visit spots will guarantee unforgettable snow and leisure experiences...
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The French Alps are blessed with some of Europe’s most magnificent natural scenery, from breathtaking mountains and crystal-clear lakes to roaring waterfalls and unspoiled forests. Situated in southeastern part of the country in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes regions, one of France’s premium destinations is perfect for a winter escape thanks to the various outdoor activity options like skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. The picturesque mountain villages there, with their animated ambience and regional charm, are also the perfect spot for relaxation and making the most of the revitalising fresh air and leisure facilities.
While it may be difficult to visit this year, the experts at Alexandra Public Relations have compiled a selective list of hotels, as well as a private chalet, that will automatically jump to the top of your future trips wishlist. With their cosy and warm quintessential alpine chalet- like interiors and luxurious touches, they are undoubtedly some of the top places to stay when visiting the truly breathtaking area.
Chalet Alpen Valley Mont Blanc
Nestled in the village of Combloux, this hotel, which combines timeless elegance, luxury and a friendly spirit, recently achieved four-star status. The 29-room boutique hotel overlooking Montblanc and Aiguille du Midi, two of the Alps’ highest peaks, offers fantastic panoramic mountain views and direct access to the ski slopes and hiking trails.
For more information visit: alpenvalley.com
While it exudes luxury, there’s a welcoming environment in this four-star property in Megève. Similar to a large family home, there’s a crackling fire in the lobby that sets the tone upon arrival. A tiring day at the slopes can be followed by a relaxing visit to the hotel’s impressive wellbeing centre. Whether you’re into a plunge in the indoor pool or hot tub, a steaming sauna session, a rejuvenating hammam or stress-relieving massage, it’s one of the hotel’s appeals.
For more information visit: arboisie-megeve.com
L’ Écrin Blanc
Nestled in the heart of Les Trois Vallées, this four-star resort in Courchevel is ideal for families, friends and even business meetings. With ski in/ski out access, it’s handy for snow sports enthusiasts, but also offers an amazing après-ski experience. Guests have private access to Aquamotion, the largest leisure and aquatic centre in the French Alps.
For more information visit: ecrin-blanc.com
Club Med Alpe d’Huez
Situated in Oisans, Isère, this top resort is set at an altitude of 1,860 metres. The property, which offers exceptional panoromic views of the surrounding peaks, underwent a complete renovation in 2019. Studio MHNA exclusively designed the warm and cosy interiors.
La Refuge de la Traye
This private chalet situated in Méribel is only accessible by foot, electric vehicle or horseback from Les Allues. The chalet, one of the most exclusive in the Alps, is entirely sheltered from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The haven that offers on-demand activities like hot air balloon rides has six elegant bedrooms, allowing 15 people to stay there.
For more information visit: refugedelatraye.com