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Suzy from our office recently went on a whirlwind tour through the enchanting French Alps, where she explored the Alpine resorts of Morzine, Chamonix, Megève, Saint Gervais, Courchevel, and Méribel. Amongst the beauty of the Alps in summer, she discovered stunning chalets, indulged in thrilling activities like electric mountain biking in Megève, and soared over Mont Blanc’s glaciers in a small plane.

Whilst the French Alps are famous for their winter skiing, their summer allure is equally mesmerizing. The vivid green landscapes, clear skies, and fresh mountain air create an idyllic setting for summer adventures with friends and family.

Let Suzy take you on a tour of the Alps in the summer as well as highlight some of the great chalet accommodation we offer for your own adventures…


After landing in Geneva, the first stop on my trip was Montriond village, nestled in the picturesque Morzine area. I stopped at the Hotel du Lac, where I had an exquisite lunch against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas across Lac Montriond. The azure waters of the lake mirror the majestic surrounding peaks, creating a serene and unforgettable atmosphere. In the summer, Lac Montriond becomes a hub of activity with swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and leisurely lakeside strolls.

As winter blankets the region in snow, the lake transforms into a frozen wonderland, inviting ice diving, snowshoeing, and the enchantment of snow-covered landscapes. During the ski season, Montriond’s proximity to the Ardent ski lift provides convenient access to the exhilarating slopes of Avoriaz. You can access ski lift from Montriond, using either the free in-resort bus with only an 8-minute drive, or if staying in a catered chalet in this area, they usually include an in-resort shuttle service to access the slopes and ski lifts.

Moving on from Montriond and we ventured into the main resort of Morzine, which has transformed into a vibrant summer resort, attracting outdoor enthusiasts with its diverse activities. Mountain biking reigns supreme here, as the slopes evolve into a network of thrilling trails, catering to all skill levels. In the summer months the ski lifts are adapted to carry you and your mountain bike up the mountains, saving all your energy to enjoy the ride back down.

The rugged terrain provides an adrenaline rush for downhill daredevils, while scenic routes through alpine meadows captivate more leisurely cyclists. Beyond biking, there’s hiking galore, with trails leading to panoramic viewpoints and serene alpine lakes. The bustling resort offers charming cafes and bars, perfect for post-adventure relaxation and a much-needed cold beer or two!

Two chalets that stood out to me during my visit were Chalet Rosemary 1 and Chalet Rosemary 2. Each chalet comfortably accommodates 10 guests in generously sized en-suite bedrooms. Both chalets boast a lavish indoor hot tub and sauna, providing the ultimate après-ski pampering experience. The living spaces in both chalets are beautifully spacious with a modern decor.

The chalets side-by-side location is perfect for a large group of 20, although unable to dine together, it is a great place for shared moments. The location of the chalets is unparalleled, with a quick 5-minute downhill walk to the Pleney ski lifts and the main snow front area. For added ease, the ski bus stops right outside the chalets. A great choice for a group seeking both good value quality accommodation and convenience in this wonderful year-round resort.


Our next stop was to Chamonix, a summer paradise of staggering beauty and adventure. As the snow retreats, it unveils beautiful meadows, waterfalls, and towering peaks. Chamonix’s charm extends to a plethora of thrilling outdoor activities, from world-class hiking and mountain biking to paragliding, rock climbing, and white-water rafting.

I made a memorable stop at Lac Gaillands, perfect for picnics by the waterside, with a climbing wall nearby for the more adventurous. From the resort centre, the Aiguille du Midi cable car, offering the world’s highest vertical ascent, soars high into the mountains. This must visit attraction offers stunning panoramas of the valley, glaciers, and famous mountain peaks. Soaring to a height of 3,842m, the brave amongst you can “Step into the Void”, a glass viewing window on the Alps with a 1,000m drop below.

From lakeside serenity to soaring heights and exploring glaciers, Chamonix offers an unforgettable summer blend of nature and thrill. It is a haven for both the avid adventurer and those seeking Alpine beauty.

One such beauty was Chalet Artic in the charming old village of Argentiere. This modern chalet is spacious enough to accommodate 12 to 14 people across its 6 bedrooms. It captivated me with its meticulously curated and contemporary interior design, resulting in a space that felt dramatic yet remarkably homely.

The master suite has stunning views of the Grand Montets ski slopes, and from other vantage points, I was treated to beautiful views of the iconic Mont Blanc. The amenities were equally impressive, with a cinema room for cosy movie nights and a soothing sauna. It is a short walk to the bus stop, from where it’s only a few minutes ride to the Lognan ski lift. Chalet Artic provides the perfect place for a luxurious and memorable stay.


Saint Gervais, a 30-minute drive from Chamonix, is a captivating destination for both winter and summer explorers or for those seeking relaxation. The town is renowned for its rejuvenating thermal baths, offering a perfect way to unwind and soak in the healing waters surrounded by stunning mountain views.

In the winter, Saint Gervais becomes a skier’s playground with access to the expansive Evasion Mont Blanc ski area, encompassing an impressive 450 kilometres of interconnected slopes suitable for all levels. You can now easily travel to Saint Gervais by train from Geneva, meaning less time travelling on the roads and more time on the slopes. There is a direct train from Geneva to a town a little bit lower down the mountain from Saint Gervais called Le Fayet. From Le Fayet there is now a connecting gondola that will whisk you up to the centre of Saint Gervais resort and is open all year round.

If a central location is your preference, the apartments at the new residence, Gallery Mont Blanc, offer a truly ideal setting just a stone’s throw away from the Saint Gervais cable car. The range of apartment caters to different group sizes, from a cosy studio for 2/4, to larger apartments accommodating up to 6 guests. Regardless of the size, each apartment boasts spacious interiors with modern decor, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The pièce de résistance, undoubtedly, is the splendid mountain views that grace every apartment.

For winter visitors, if you prefer a ski in ski out location, I visited two perfect chalets, Chalet Le Dôme and Chalet Les Cimes. These chalets offer slope-side access and are also just 150m away from the Chattrix ski lift. Both chalets sleep 10, however being adjacent to each other, they are also ideal for larger groups of 20, as you can dine altogether in one of the chalets.

Chalet Les Cimes features a games room, home cinema, and 4 en-suite bedrooms. Chalet Le Dôme boasts an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and 4 en-suite bedrooms. Both are spacious, with modern alpine decor, but important to note, it is a 10-minute drive to the resort centre. However, if you are looking for tranquillity and seclusion, along with stunning views of Mont Blanc, then these chalets are perfect for you.



Visiting Megève in the summer was a truly enchanting experience. The village exuded a timeless charm, with its picturesque streets lined by charming boutiques and cafes. Whilst there I enjoyed an electric mountain bike adventure, which meandered through meadows filled with wildflowers along. The tinkling of cow bells in the distance added a touch of rustic serenity to the scene.

However, the highlight of my visit was the small plane ride I took. We soared over the resort and ascended towards Mont Blanc, where I felt the thrill of flying among glaciers and jagged mountains. Learning that this incredible experience was available in winter, with the plane landing on skis, was truly mind blowing. Megève’s versatility for activities amazed me; even in winter, it hosts the unique Winter Golf Cup on its picturesque golf course.

I stayed at Chalet Double M in the Combloux area of Megève, which was a wonderful experience. The views of Mont Blanc were truly awe-inspiring, with the majestic peak dominating the horizon. The chalet, designed to accommodate 12 guests, offered a sense of luxury and comfort that exceeded my expectations. Each of the 5 en-suite bedrooms provided a cosy sanctuary, with the master suite occupying an entire floor, granting an extra touch of privacy and opulence. The sauna added a relaxing element to the stay, perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

The living area was expansive with modern alpine decor, and featured a grand fireplace that elegantly divided the space into two inviting seating areas. I cherished sipping my morning coffee on the terrace, enjoying a continental breakfast while gazing at the panoramic Mont Blanc views – a serene way to start each day. The chalet’s proximity to the Princesse gondola, just 2km away, provides easy access to the remarkable Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area.


Next on our tour was the Three Valleys, a renowned winter paradise, boasting a trifecta of world-class ski resorts: Courchevel, Méribel, and Val Thorens. We didn’t have time to visit Val Thorens on this trip but did enjoy visiting plenty of chalets in Courchevel and Méribel. Whilst it has traditionally been celebrated as a premier destination for winter enthusiasts, with its powdery slopes and impeccable ski infrastructure, this alpine paradise is gradually starting to embrace summer activities and events too.

During my visit, Courchevel 1850 was hosting an annual Harley Davison event, with the winding alpine roads filled with motorcycles. As a special treat I stayed in the exquisite Chalet White Sand in Courchevel 1550. I have written a separate blog about my stay there, so please click HERE to visit that post to hear more about this opulent chalet.

We have many blogs on each of the resorts in Courchevel and Méribel, so I will focus on two of my favourite properties I visited in each resort.


Chalet des Ours in La Tania, is a self-catered chalet accommodating 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms. I loved the stunning views of the valley and resort from the many terraces this chalet has. The convenient location allows for easy access to both green and red pistes, ensuring a quick ski into the resort centre and the main snow front. A 10-minute downhill stroll leads to the heart of the village. The chalet boasts a large outdoor hot tub, and it also has a spacious living area with delightful alpine decor.

Discover ultimate luxury at Chalet Bois du Ban in Courchevel Le Praz. This stunning chalet offers an unbeatable location just across from the village centre and 200m from the speedy gondola to Courchevel 1850. I loved the contemporary interior design of the chalet; it accommodates 10 guests in five generously sized en-suite bedrooms.

What sets this chalet apart from others in Le Praz is the indulgent wellness area with swimming pool, sauna, and cinema room. Another great point to note with this chalet is it is part of a hamlet of 4 chalets sleeping a further 10 in one chalet and 12 in each of the other two chalets. They each come with their own wellness areas and are linked via the underground garage – perfect for larger groups.


Apartment Isard Lunior in the heart of Courchevel 1550, with four generously sized en-suite bedrooms and two bunk bedrooms, this penthouse offers a comfortable stay for up to 12 guests. The central location means only a 30-second walk to the main snow front and ski lifts. Situated on the fourth floor, this penthouse apartment has panoramic views in all directions, capturing the beauty of the slopes, the resort, and the valley below. I liked the chic and modern interior style, and found the apartment exudes an inviting and relaxed ambiance, complemented by its seamless layout. Another great feature is you can ski directly back to the ski room at the back of the residence.

Apartment Alpamayor Algonquin located just a few minutes’ walk away from the resort centre, with the added convenience of ski-in ski-out access within 30 metres. The spacious living area provides ample room for relaxation and socialising, complemented by five generously sized bedrooms. I thought the apartments interior enhanced its charm, while the stunning views down the valley add a touch of natural beauty to the experience of staying in this lovely apartment.


Penthouse Ceylan 5 is situated in the heart of Courchevel 1650 with the main snow front just across the road and up an escalator. A private lift gains you access to this exclusive penthouse, a spacious apartment with five generously sized en-suite bedrooms. With sweeping views of the valley, I felt the penthouses expansive living area exuded warmth and comfort, creating a true home-away-from-home ambiance.

Just outside Courchevel 1650 resort centre is the redeveloped Ariondaz residence. A 10-minute walk from the resort centre, it offers a variety of apartments catering to different group sizes. Among them I visited apartment F151, which accommodates 8 people comfortably with its 3 bedrooms and a cosy bunk bedroom. The apartment exudes modern elegance throughout its spacious layout, offering lovely views of the slopes. What sets this residence apart is its coveted ski-in ski-out setting, ensuring speedy access to the main snow front and lifts.


Chalet Bellarossa in Courchevel 1850 is the epitome of luxury alpine living. With its prime ski-in ski-out location by the Pralong ski lift, it offers unparalleled access to the slopes. Boasting 6 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite or private bathroom, the chalet comfortably accommodates up to 10 adults and 4 children. The generously sized rooms include a magnificent master suite, while the living area is a perfect blend of elegance and comfort. I loved the recently renovated kitchen, any chef’s dream, with it’s beautiful marble worktops. The interior design throughout is sleek and contemporary, creating an atmosphere of refined opulence. The wellness area, featuring a swimming pool, hammam, sauna, and hot tub, offers a haven of relaxation after exhilarating days on the slopes.

In the heart of Courchevel 1850 is Chalet Bruxellois. This exceptional chalet accommodates 14 adults and 4 children across 6 exquisite en-suite bedrooms and a playful family suite. Elegance abounds in every room, each exuding a master suite ambiance. The chalet’s grandeur is matched by its expansive living areas, yet I felt the true gem lies within the sprawling wellness area, boasting a luxurious swimming pool, rejuvenating sauna, invigorating hammam, Nordic bath, outdoor hot tub, and a rustic barrel sauna. Another favourite area in this chalet was the wine cellar, perfect for indulging in wine tastings. Chalet Bruxellois is the pinnacle of alpine indulgence and luxury.


In Meribel Village is Chalet Les Belles Alpes 4, and this spacious apartment accommodates 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms. The location of the chalet apartment is a stone’s throw from the Golf chairlift and resort amenities. With stylish decor, the large interior has inviting communal spaces ideal for socialising with family and friends. The indoor sauna awaits you after a long day on the slopes. I also like the fact that in the same building are two other apartments sleeping 10 and 10 plus 4 children, making it an ideal choice for larger groups seeking an unforgettable mountain getaway.

Apartment Flocons 5 in Meribel Village is ideally situated just a leisurely 2-minute stroll away from the Golf chairlift and the heart of the resort. While technically an apartment, I found that with its sprawling rooms and expansive living area it evoked the grandeur of a traditional chalet. Outside on the terrace an inviting hot tub beckons, promising moments of relaxation and indulgence.


Chalet Chergui, situated within the Les Grand Chalet des Pistes Residence in Meribel’s le Rond Point area, offers ski in ski out accessibility merely 50 meters away. The spacious accommodation includes five en-suite bedrooms, comfortably accommodating 10 guests. Alongside its own private hammam, the chalet has access to a shared wellness area in the residence, complete with a hot tub and sauna. My personal highlight is the social room on the upper level equipped with a pool table, games, a grand fireplace, and cosy seating arrangements. The contemporary interior décor adds an extra touch of elegance to this luxury self-catered ski chalet.

In the peaceful Mussillon chalet quarter of Meribel is Chalet Bacaro. It is just a brief two-minute walk to the nearby bus stop, where you can get on the free in-resort bus to the main snow front area, though the chalet does include a shuttle service to and from the slopes each day. The resort centre is a leisurely 10-minute walk away and offers a great selection of bars and restaurants. This chalet is ideal for larger gatherings of up to 15, as the chalet has 7 bedrooms. The chalet’s allure for me lies in its diverse communal spaces, including a TV room, lounge area, and snug area on the mezzanine. This layout fosters intimate socialisation among groups. Additionally, a wellness area awaits, with a hammam and a soothing Balnéo bathtub for ultimate après ski relaxation.

Chalet and Apartments in the Alps

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