French Alps holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A French Alps holiday is an ideal way to combine pristine, wholesome mountain scenery with indulgent spa centres, outstanding snow sports, major cultural and art centres, rich, hearty foods, and superb wines. Health AND decadence – only the French Alps provide both in such ample measures!
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £395 - £650 (8 days) ex flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps, from €546 - €1113 (7 days) ex flights
French Alps guided walking holidays
Challenging walking holiday in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, from £475 (8 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
Snowshoe in the shadow of Mont Blanc, from £1079 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
French Alps walking and mountaineering holiday
A mountaineering début with 3 Alpine Summits in a week!, from €1350 (7 days) ex flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
New Year Family ski camp w/ Yoga & Circus Skills, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
French Alps trekking holiday
Comfortable chalets and mountain huts in the French Alps, from £750 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps family activity holiday
Extreme activity holiday in the French Alps, from £530 (8 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per accommodation per week
Walking holiday in France - Mercantour Reflections
Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £615 (8 days) ex flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga in the French Alps, from £631 (7 days) ex flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per week (sleeps 2)
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide, from €992 (8 days) ex flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
Enjoy a multi-activity holiday in the French Alps, from €410 - €967 (7 days) ex flights
Alpine Wolf tracking holiday, France
Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps, from €538 - €595 (3 days) ex flights
Family skiing holiday in Chamonix, France
A fun catered family budget half term ski holiday, from £540 (7 days) ex flights
Provence self guided walking, France
Provence: The Verdon Gorges, from €235 (5 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc climbing holiday
The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak, from £1690 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps cycling holiday
Ride the legendary Tour de France cols!, from €1569 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in the French Alps
A walking holiday through the valleys of the French Alps, from €798 (8 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £645 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £515 (8 days) ex flights
Guided walking holiday in the French Alps
Memorable 6 day hut to hut trek in the stunning French Alps, from £750 (8 days) ex flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
Guided walking from a historic chalet base, from £615 (8 days) ex flights
Family activity holiday in the French Alps
Multi-activity family adventure holiday in the French Alps, from £595 (8 days) ex flights
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
Real horse riding adventure in the Mercantour, from £625 (5 days) ex flights
Chalet B&B in the French Alps
Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet, from €80 - €150 per room per night
Ski touring holiday in France
Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park, from €1490 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps cycling holiday
The French Alps for leisure riders, from €605 - €820 (6 days) ex flights
Hiking in the Alps, France and Switzerland
Challenging hut to hut trek through France and Switzerland, from £750 (8 days) ex flights

83 reviews for French Alps holidays4 star overall rating

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French Alps self guided walking holiday
The overall experience was top-notch. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. Great accommodation and excellent food and beverages. Great hiking guide as well. (more)David Rabinowitz
Fantastic walks and great company. The chalet and staff and the food were really good. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
The most memorable part of the holiday was hiking to the frozen lake just outside Samoens...Excellent. Great food, comfortable chalet, beautiful walks... (more)D. Smith
From £515 excluding flights
France luxury yoga holiday
Highly recommend it (more)Michelle Lawlor
I highly recommend the holiday. The yoga, meditation and life coaching provided me with space to reconnect with my energy, feel more grounded and learn new approaches to viewing certain aspects of my life. All experienced within a beautiful natural setting and a lovely chalet environment. A great gift to yourself! (more)Kirstin Jones
From £900 - £1450 excluding flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
Excellent gite-based self-guided walking holiday with exceptional company and food. (more)Christine Ansons
The most memorable part of the holiday was walking in the beautiful Alpes Maritimes. It was great to have walks planned for us by our hosts and to be taken to our starting point and picked up at the end of the walk. (more)Ruth Ross
Excellent, very relaxing...The Mercantour is stunning and a relatively undiscovered piece of the world...The food was excellent and we were never left hungry - (more)Katie Goodwin
From £540 excluding flights
Family skiing holiday in Chamonix, France
Memorable parts? I really enjoyed the balance of yoga and activity throughout the holiday. It was possible to be as active as you wanted and options for longer and/or independent walking were happily given. My first time in the Alps - stunned by their presence Tips? Local benefits? Locally sourced food (that was delicious) was used throughout and we clearly observed all the local conservation principles when accessing the local area. Overall rating? I had a lovely... (more)Catherine Fish
From £540 excluding flights
Wolf spotting in France
This was an outstanding opportunity to walk in an imposing place, and experience something completely different as a family. We were extremely well catered for in every way, from the expertise of our guide to the fantastic and plentiful food, and the location and quality of our accommodation. Not many holiday experiences could come close. Wonderful! (more)Sophie Tyrrell
It was an extremely enjoyable week. Liz and Mel were great hosts - good company, and could not have been kinder or more happy to help. The accommodation is great, the food super and the location stunning. (more)Carole Thomas
From £395 - £650 excluding flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
From £406 per accommodation per week
Mont Blanc climbing holiday
Climbing was the most memorable part. (more)Gunvor Leirbukt
Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier. 2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge. (more)John Hehir
I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes. (more)Peter Koopmans
From £1690 excluding flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
This was our first experience of a winter holiday and snow shoeing, although a challenge to experience the solitude of the high peaks and silent snow fields was amazing. (more)David Knapper
The snowshoe walks on the Alps and the stay at Chalet Savoy were the highlights of this holiday. The walks took us to the top of the world, literally. They were envigorating and the scenery was stunning. (more)Gabriel Decio
From £1079 - £1199 including UK flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
A fantastic holiday and one I'd love to do again!...The area was beautiful and the local restaurants were very nice. The activities, in particular the white water rafting, were the most memorable part of the holiday. A great way to get out and see the area from a different perspective. (more)Donal Kelly
All the activities were special (trekking, cycling, horse riding and via ferrata). The two peaks we climbed were highlights for me. (more)Elroy Campbell
From €410 - €967 excluding flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
From €546 - €1113 excluding flights
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
From €992 excluding flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Walking in the beautiful natural habitat with the chamois and finding out about the fauna and flora of the mountains was excellent. The company was great, the days well structured and organised and Liz and Mel great hosts so that made the holiday one to remember. (more)Anne White
An excellent holiday. Mel and Liz are great hosts and the itinerary was adapted according to the weather/snow conditions to ensure that the guests enjoyed a well-balanced programme of winter walking/snow-shoeing. (more)Helen Moody
From £645 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in the French Alps
Memorable parts? We will always remember how gracious our hosts were, the wonderful food, and the fun loving spirit of all the crew. Tips? Go on the guided hikes. Sure you can read a map but you'll enjoy the trails more when accompanied by Bruno. Local benefits? Maybe. Perhaps more effort could be put in to describing how the local community benefits. I think a lot of the produce was locally grown. We loved canyoning but were concerned about how our impact might affect... (more)Charlie Cottingham
From £595 excluding flights
Walking holiday in France - Mercantour Reflections
The variety of the walks and scenery - and loads of wildlife. Marmot, chamois, vultures, various birds. Level of challenge was set just right for the needs of the group...Great - would do it again! Really good value for money. (more)Patricia Grey
The most memorable part was exploring, mainly on foot, a 'new', relatively unknown but scenically stunning corner of France on the back of excellent, welcoming accommodation and hospitality. (more)Richard Gregory
From £615 excluding flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
Exceptional - Sam and Steve did a great job in every aspect of the trip - from initial contact to our departure. (more)Karen Schonfelder
Excellent - it ticked all the boxes I knew I had and more. Can't wait to go again. (more)Catherine Fish
The highlights were probably spending 20 minutes or so watching 4 young marmots playing in the late afternoon sunshine on the Pas de Sales and the crystal clear views of Mont Blanc...Fabulous - physically challenging but mentally rejuvenating. (more)Lesley Munro
From £615 excluding flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
A really worthwhile and memorable holiday: the self guided walks were well planned and gave us a great idea of the locality; the food was very good and the garden(s) excellent for relaxing on our days off. We were given a very warm welcome and a friendly stay. (more)Jon Nay
Amazing 360 degree views on the walks in the Maritime Alps and the relaxed but informative approach of our guide Mel. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and the food which was prepared by Liz was delicious and varied. (more)Cathy Wiggins
The most memorable part of the holiday was the trip to Col de Fenetre (mountain pass between France and Italy, ca 2400 m ab. s. l.) where we admired numerous chamoises, marmots and even ibexes. (more)Jan Maca
From £406 per week (sleeps 2)
French Alps guided walking holidays
Excellent! From the accommodation to the meals to the hikes, views and company! (more)Michelle McBride
It was all brilliant. The walks were amazing and all different. My favourite was the really long one but we were rewarded with the most amazing views of Mont Blanc. I loved learning about Alpine flowers. The food was fantastic. (more)Andrew Reid Wildman
The most memorable part of the holiday was being spoilt by the team in their fantastic chalet, with beautiful food and a superb mountain guide. (more)Jennifer Curry
From £475 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
Every minute was memorable and exciting! The horses, the views, the people, the food - all lovely. (more)Jane Fox
I loved every moment of it. It felt really special and actually quite an achievement to be part of something like a transhumance, which is steeped in so much tradition. (more)Kate Moore
Most memorable was perhaps climbing to what seems like the top of the world on horseback, arriving at a mountain refuge in a cloud and then realizing the stupendous view in the morning. (more)Hester Wilcox
From £625 excluding flights
Provence self guided walking, France
Memorable parts? Our third day walking over the ridges from La Palud to Moustiers. It was quite a hard but varied and exciting walk with great views over the Lac Sainte Croix. Tips? The Roadbook provided by the operator is almost useless. Buy walking maps, seek information elsewhere or book with another company. Local benefits? We used public transport to get to the start and from the end of the walk, though we organised this ourselves, we weren't given any advice on this... (more)Ruth Ross
From €235 excluding flights
Activity holiday in France
Excellent...one of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
The Mercantour is a spectacular area of France and being off the tourist beaten track makes it all the more beautiful. (more)Claire Fellows
From £245 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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