Self catering holidays
Take the Grandes Platières cable car and climb to an altitude of 2550 metres. From the top, the view over the peaks is superb. The whole of the Mont Blanc massif unfolds before your very eyes, and you can also catch a glimpse of peaks including the Aiguille Verte and the Aiguilles de Chamonix.
The more athletic visitors will opt to walk back down (there are marked trails) or mountain bike.
An Alpine dairy farm, La Ferme auberge de l'Alpage de l'Airon welcomes visitors in the mornings when you can watch cheese making (by prior arrangement). The cows, goats and pigs enjoy the Alpine pastures over the summer.
You will also find a range of cheeses to buy, including tomme, mountain cheese, gruyère, home made fromage frais and some charcuterie.
In Haute-Savoie, the village that is nicknamed "Queen of the Alps" is of course ranked among the "most beautiful villages of France". The village of Six-Fer-à-Cheval is located in an exceptional natural environment, some 80% of the land is classified as a nature reserve.
The village of Six-Fer-à-Cheval comprises 24 hamlets on an area of more than 12,000 hectares.
The six classified sites of the village of Six-Fer-à-Cheval are: the cirque fer à Cheval, Waterfalls, the Gorges des Tines, the Alpine pastures and peaks. This area offers some wonderful walks.
If you're looking to let off steam and have some fun as a family, visit the Lac Bleu activity centre in Morillon! Comprising a mountain lake, a sandy beach, and multiple green spaces, this recreational area is free admission for all.
It offers activities everyone can enjoy: treetop adventures, trampolining, tennis, an eco-skating rink, horse-riding centre, and entertainment including concerts, children's shows and fishing competitions. There's also the breathtaking scenery to enjoy!
This is one of the finest sights of the Chamonix valley. Snaking through the mountains, the Diosaz gorges are reputed to be among the most beautiful in France.
This fascinating work of erosion reveals nature in its raw state. Throughout its course, signs explain the history of the gorge from its formation to the present day.
Though wild, this site is easily accessible, so that the whole family can enjoy this natural spectacle!