Summer in the fabulous French Alps

What could be better than fresh mountain air, the intoxicating scent of flower-filled meadows and azure blue skies reflected in crystal clear lakes? The French Alps are an amazing summer playground and with Club Med’s all-inclusive holidays, you can relax and recharge – or enjoy an action-packed adventure, as you wish…

Sunshine breaks in the mountains

When winter snow melts, the slopes of the French Alps, Europe’s longest mountain range, turn from white to green. For most of us the mountains are all about snow and skiing – but Club Med ensures that the Alps are far more than just a winter destination. In summer, the scent of blossom fills the fresh air, and the spellbinding beauty of a mountain meadow in all its colourful glory is unforgettable. And, if you’ve never sunbathed at the top of a mountain, you’re missing out. Followed by a cool dip in a natural lake, experience bliss.

A mountain playground

Summer holidays in the Alps are perfect for families, couples and groups. Whether you want to relax or have an action-packed holiday, you’re spoiled for choice. There’s mountaineering, cycling (with routes to suit all levels, whether it’s a family-friendly ride or full-on mountain biking), swimming in sparkling lakes, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and even paragliding and white water activities. A summer holiday in the Alps is a great chance to try new or extreme sports for the first time. All that remains is to choose which Club Med hotel to come back to after a day’s adventures.

Hike under the summer sun at Serre-Chevalier (External link) in Briançon Valley, the highest city in Europe, and relish in the spectacular views overlooking the Ecrins Massif. Afterwards, relax with a sublime spa treatment. The Valmorel Chalet-Apartments (External link) is a tranquil holiday haven in the shadow of magnificent Mont Blanc, perfect for families. There’s a great kids’ club allowing mums and dads to really relax, plus there are loads of activities.

Recharge and rejuvenate at Valmorel's 5T luxury space, Le Lodge (External link) , whose spa can provide a customised wellness package. There’s a choice of pools including infinity with a mountain view, the perfect way to cool off after an action-packed day. At Samoëns-Morillon (Grand Massif) (External link) , enjoy the sunset from the gourmet lounge as it dips behind Monts Jura. The beauty of the Tarentaise Valley from the rooms at Peisey-Vallandry (External link) is also simply breathtaking.

The brand new Les Arcs Panorama (External link) nestles in a forest 1,800 metres above sea level and offers a luxury break with stunning spa facilities. There are superb restaurants and brilliant bars, plus it’s family-friendly with kids’ clubs and activities from baby to teens.

Summer is the ideal time to fall in love with Club Med all-inclusive breaks. All you have to do is get there – and they can even book flights for you. The rest is taken care of, from unlimited gourmet food and drink to a host of sports and activities, so you can spend your time doing what you love with family and friends.

The French Alps