Things to do


Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

The Alps: 8 new après-ski ideas this winter

Alpe d'Huez, steep and airy, day and night
You always had to choose: sledding and hot chocolate or jacuzzi then nightclub. But this winter in the Alps, you’ll discover the future of après-ski.
Good times at La Folie Douce

It's Friday! Time to get the party started even if we can't spend it at The Folie Douce! 📷: @foliedoucevaldisere #FridayFeeling

Une publication partagée par The Oxford Ski Company (@oxfordski) le

Welcome to the temple of all things not skiing! At La Folie Douce in Val Thorens, the après-ski starts at midday out on the open-air dance floor. Don’t forget to take your beanie off if you want to let your hair down!
You can find La Folie Douce (External link) venues in Alpe d'Huez, St-Gervais-Megève, Val Thorens, Meribel-Courchevel and Avoriaz (opening in December 2018). Don't miss the opening this winter of the new La Folie Douce hotel concept in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (External link).

Ain’t no chalet higher
The sun sets and skiers return to their chalets

A spa with a view. A restaurant with three Michelin stars. Cosy-chic interiors. The mountain lifestyle isn’t what it was... In Saint-Martin de Belleville, for example, the Relais et Châteaux La Bouitte hotel has totally reinvented the mountain chalet.

Thrills by day, thrills by night

@flobastien is on fire 🔥 on the summer snowpark 🤘 📷 @julienregnier #tignes #BeHappyBeOpen

Une publication partagée par Tignes (@tignesofficiel) le

Have an early night to hit the superlative slopes, or keep the party going at a free concert at the electronic music festival, or even an unforgettable NYE? In Tignes, anything is possible.

Snowy jazz
Enjoying the music at Jazz’Alp Festival

A jazz festival made by locals, for locals, and for the love of the craft. The Jazz’Alp Festival in l’Alpe du Grand Serre shows you the other side of the Alps.

Beyond the summits

Encore un sunset de fou #maplagne #laplagne #sunset #homesweethome #skyporn

Une publication partagée par Florent Lenoir (@fafazmat) le

The best sunset of your life awaits you as you float above the summits in a paraglider. It’s the only time you’ll look down on Mont Blanc.

Eskimo nights
A night in an igloo

Outdoor temperature: 2°C. Fortunately, winter sleeping bags and a hearty mountain meal can be found at the Williwaw Inuit village. You won’t forget this night in a hurry.

Hiking by night
Tranquillity in Aussois

Forget summer hikes, sunburn, and stony ground. In Aussois, you can try nocturnal hikes on the snow. A one-hour walk in total silence. At the end, a fondu awaits in the hut.

A spa to take the weight off

In Chamonix, the Heliopic Sweet & Spa hotel awaits at the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Forget time and the weight of the world with a divine well-being break overlooking the summits.

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