Holiday rentals The Grand Massif
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.
If you don't fancy climbing up Mont Blanc, what better way to discover it that with the Mont Blanc Tramway? Since 1909, the faithful Mont Blanc tram has linked Le Fayet and Bellevue. The tram's retro charm will appeal to people of all ages. This vintage tram will allow you to discover a breathtaking view of the Alps and from the top you can reach the pistes. In summertime you can also take the tram and then go head of hiking or walking around the green mountain pastures. Hop on board to get to the top of the mountain in a few moments!
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!