Like it or not, winter has arrived in the UK! Although the fall season was notably prolonged this year, rain and colder weather have finally hit the shores – just in time for us to start planning a Christmas vacation!

And while many Britons will seize the opportunity to catch up with friends and family during the Christmas season, many are likely to embark on a slightly more exciting kind of break, such as a stay in a self-catering chalet at a station. skiing in Europe. .

The unbeatable French Alps

For many, a preferred destination will surely be the French Alps. After all, it is here that you will find some of the best ski and snowboard slopes and slopes in the world, as well as some of the most famous luxury resorts. Over the decades, this part of Europe, along with neighboring Italy, Switzerland and even Austria, has deservedly built a reputation as the quintessential winter holiday destination, which explains its popularity with tourists in both Greater Brittany as elsewhere.

But for every person who is willing to pay a high price for a catered chalet in Val D’Isére or Morzine, there will be another looking to seek quieter or more affordable options in other parts of the country. Inevitably, this type of traveler will discover that France has more than meets the eye in terms of the scope of its ski resorts.

With many picturesque places to visit, and some excellent ski resorts, the Savoie region is ideal for those who want to enjoy a holiday in a self-catering chalet while remaining relatively isolated from the winter sports crowds but with easy access to picturesque villages and natural attractions.


One of the best communities to enjoy all that Savoy has to offer is Peisey-Vallandry. This resort, which is part of the Alpine region known as Paradiski, offers the perfect combination of challenging slopes, breathtaking scenery and additional activities and sports, making it perfect for families as well as individual travelers or groups of friends.

Adrenaline junkies for whom the thrill of going down the slopes is not enough, for example, will be delighted with the opportunity to go ice climbing (no less than frozen waterfalls) or paragliding, while families can enjoy snowshoeing , pedestrian walks or even cultural activities. sessions held at the resort itself.

Peisey-Vallandry also offers special daycare days, so parents with young children can have a personal day to enjoy the slopes on their own. A health club and regular entertainment events are also a regular fixture at this resort, ensuring that tourists who choose to book a catered chalet there get an added benefit from their ski vacation.

For all these reasons and more, Peisey-Vallandry is a great hidden option for a Christmas vacation in France.

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