Perched on the edge of the Three Valleys, St Martin de Belleville offers a unique opportunity to experience life in a small but authentic alpine… more »
The French Pyrenees creates a natural border with Spain and stretches some 450km from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean. The pilgrimmage town of… more »
For those looking for the very best in ski holidays, France is a diverse, well-rounded destination, and one that we at Summit & Blue know… more »
Situated just up the hill from Bourg St Maurice, St Foy is a small mainly purpose built resort although very much in the traditional Savoyard… more »
The traditional village resort of Les Houches is located in the Chamonix valley in the Haute Savoie, only 6 km from Chamonix, the world capital… more »
Moliets sits on one of Europe’s longest coastlines that stretches from Bordeaux, 90 miles to the north, and the Spanish border, just 60 miles to… more »
Samoëns is an attractive, rural French village sitting in a tree flanked valley and full of medieval buildings evidence of its once thriving centre for… more »
La Rosière is a traditional Alpine village located at the end of the Tarentaise valley at 1850m with south facing slopes looking across towards Les… more »
At Summit & Blue we have carefully selected a handful of dynamic destinations in France that we believe have retained their true characters, untainted by over commercialism or seasonal shifts in population, where enthusiastic and hospitable locals become the greatest ambassadors and where spectacular scenery and access to great activities make lifelong memories.
Each destination offers an impressive summer and winter playground. Miles of ski runs are easily transformed in summer to purpose made mountain bike trails serviced by an impressive number of modern and efficient ski lifts. Numerous road cycling routes, inspired by the Tour de France, meander around crystal clear lakes, through breath taking mountain passes and down eye watering descents into the valleys below.
The Atlantic surf on France’s western border travels thousands of miles before reaching the golden beaches of Aquitaine and providing one of Europe’s’ most prized surfing spots. In land lakes provide safe environments for stand up paddle boarding, dinghy sailing or kayaking and rivers swollen by melted snow water offer great introductions to thrill of white water rafting.
In winter snow-capped peaks become the focus of Alpine and Nordic skiers, snow shoe enthusiasts can enjoy acres of unblemished winter meadows flanked by heavily scented pine forests while those seeking a greater challenge can forgo ski lifts for ‘skins’ attached to ski touring skis