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Why choose the mountains for your summer holidays?

The French Alps: ideal destination for a stay in July or August this summer

 Everyone knows the beauty of the Alps in winter, with their splendid snow-covered peaks. But summer is also an excellent season to gain height. Between outdoor activities, hikes offering breathtaking landscapes and magnificent natural alpine lakes, there is nothing to be bored during the months of July and August!
 
As a family, choosing your vacation destination is sometimes tricky. If the beach is the choice of many, the mountains are now attracting more and more vacationers looking for new experiences, wide open spaces and a change of scenery, while remaining in France. Our magnificent departments of Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Hautes-Alpes and Isère are full of picturesque villages, shimmering landscapes and cultural activities.
  

Freshness at the heart of summer

Thanks to its rivers and numerous lakes, the French Alps are a destination of choice for those wishing to cool off. Here is a non-exhaustive list of lakes worth the detour:
  • Lac des Vaches: in the heart of La Vanoise National Park, no cattle, but a magnificent expanse of water at an altitude of 2,300 meters . 
  • Lac des Plagnes: this lake with turquoise waters located in the Vallée d'Abondance is ideal for a family stroll, with a marked route and picnic tables -nice.
  • Lac Blanc: with a possible departure from the Flégère gondola, this hike offers a breathtaking view of the most beautiful peaks of the Mont-Massif White. We advise you to go there early in the morning to enjoy the coolness of dawn and increase your chances of encountering ibexes.  
And when the temperature starts to rise, what could be better than taking a well-deserved rest in one of the well-being areas of our altitude spas Ô des Cimes. Indoor swimming pool, children's pool, whirlpool baths, saunas, hammams: nour aquatic spaces are a true haven of peace.
 
 
 

 
Summer in the mountains is exciting!  

With friends or family, you will have the opportunity to practice various activities such as tree climbing, via ferrata, orienteering or even summer tobogganing. The latter, which runs on rails, will give you the impression of being in an amusement park, in the mountains. In the same spirit, the zip line, which allows to fly over the surrounding nature at high speed, is another leisure activity popular with young and old alike in search of thrills.
 
It can also be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature. Do you know sylvotherapy? This practice, which has its roots in Japan, invites you to spend time in the open air, close to the trees. There are various approaches, such as hugging trees, taking walks in the forest, and doing breathing exercises. The objective being to evolve in full awareness of one's environment, to reduce one's stress and to reclaim one's senses.  

Furthermore, the months of July and August come alive with cultural, sporting or culinary events. Gourmets will appreciate the Abondance cheese festival in Châtel on the first weekend of July and the Grand-Bornand mountain festival on July 14.
 
Sports enthusiasts will be able, as a participant or spectator depending on level and motivation, to take part in the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon, the Trail de la Rosière or again at the "King Of The Plaza" skate event in Les 2 Alpes. We also recommend the biggest downhill mountain bike race in the world, the Mégavalanche, in the very sporty Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine, at the beginning of July.
 
Whatever your desires, between disconnection, sports and entertainment, a colorful stay is available to you this summer! 
 
 

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