Walking trails in Châtel - a view over the village

Insider’s Guide to Walking Trails in Châtel


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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Fun games at La Folie des Neiges - team ski racing

A Night Out at La Folie des Neiges


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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How to have a fun family ski holiday with young children

Childcare tips for a fun family ski holiday


Children love a fun family ski holiday but any attempt to recreate memories of times on the piste ‘BC’ (Before Children) are likely to turn family harmony into chaos.  But shouldn’t it be possible for everyone to have a great day and still spend some time together?  Of course! There are a few companies in…

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Activities for non-Skiers in Chate

Activities for non-skiers in Châtel


Perhaps you have grandparents who’s skiing days are behind them, friends staying who haven’t caught the skiing bug or you just fancy a break from all that thrashing around in the snow.  Look no further for some helpful ideas for activities for non-skiiers in and around Châtel. The village itself is charming with no large…

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