Posts by Clare

Chez BaBeth

Chez Babeth on Plain Dranse with tables outside in the snow

Lunch at Chez Babeth is one big show stopper! ‘Christmas meets Valentines Day in a cosy mountain chalet’ is the best way to describe the interior scene at Le Vieux Chalet, more commonly known as Chez BaBeth.  Beyond the low entrance door a mass of festive decorations trimmed with pine branches greet the visitor, with…

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Summer Family Activities around Châtel, Morzine and Les Gets

Summer Family Activities in Châtel, Morzine and Les Gets - picture of mountainbikers

The lovely villages of the Haute Alps of France and Switzerland provide a delightful setting for a summer family holiday in the mountains.  The larger towns of Morzine and Les Gets to the west lead to Montriond, St. Jean-d’Aulp and Avoriaz before reaching the Val d’Abondance on the French – Swiss border, home to La…

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Insider’s Guide to Walking Trails in Châtel

Walking trails in Châtel - a view over the village

Summer holidays in Châtel offer up a huge variety of activities and a wealth of interesting places to visit.  While this very French town in the northern Alps of the Haute Savoie, not far from Geneva, is well known for skiing, walking and mountain biking there are lots of other exciting things to do for…

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Ten great reasons for a Summer Family Holiday in the French Alps

Ten Great Reasons for a Summer Family Holiday in the French Alps

The French Alps are a wonderful outdoor playground all year round.  The summer time activities are every bit as fun as the winter ski season.  Here are ten great reasons to plan your summer family holiday around the glorious mountains, villages and activities of the Haute Savoie in the northern French Alps near Geneva. 1.…

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A Night Out at La Folie des Neiges

Fun games at La Folie des Neiges - team ski racing

When a man and his accordion turns into one hillarious party! Imagine the fresh air of the mountains, the sun slowly setting and looking forward to dinner at a hillside chalet restaurant with alpine folk tunes gently accompanying a delicious and very French repas. This was my vision for the evening ahead as we drove…

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