A Christmas ski holiday in the French Alps

The French Alps are a real-life winter wonderland with their lofty peaks, picturesque chalets with snow-covered roofs and twinkling lights adorning the streets. After an invigorating day on the slopes, enjoy traditional carols in local churches and browse market stalls for festive treasures, then tuck into a hearty fireside fondue. It’s all just a short flight away…

A real celebration

In many Alpine resorts, Christmas is celebrated with a festival. La Clusaz has put on its ‘Pestacles du Père Noël’ for the past 20 years, the largest family street art festival in the mountains with magicians, storytellers, musicians, artists and dancers performing spectacular shows.

A real celebration

In many Alpine resorts, Christmas is celebrated with a festival. La Clusaz has put on its ‘Pestacles du Père Noël’ for the past 20 years, the largest family street art festival in the mountains with magicians, storytellers, musicians, artists and dancers performing spectacular shows.

Get cosy!

Nothing beats returning to the chalet and its roaring fire after a long day out on the snow. Swap ski boots for slippers and hunker down with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of vin chaud – this might be the only Christmas après-ski you need.

It's up to you

Travelling as a couple or in a group? The French Alps can offer both intimate romance and high-energy parties at Christmas – whatever your situation, you’ll want to celebrate. So crack open the fizz and enjoy this memorable time together.

It's up to you

Travelling as a couple or in a group? The French Alps can offer both intimate romance and high-energy parties at Christmas – whatever your situation, you’ll want to celebrate. So crack open the fizz and enjoy this memorable time together.

Homely feeling

Make the Alps a home from home for Christmas. Pick up handcrafted decorations from local markets and enjoy adding the finishing touches to your sapin (Christmas tree) or mantelpiece. Don’t forget santons, little clay figurines used for a nativity scene.

Santa is coming to town

For most children, Christmas means one thing: presents! And they’ll love spending it in France, as Père Noël (French Father Christmas) traditionally visits on the eve of the big day. Leave your shoes and slippers by the fire just in case… they could be filled with extra treats.

Santa is coming to town

For most children, Christmas means one thing: presents! And they’ll love spending it in France, as Père Noël (French Father Christmas) traditionally visits on the eve of the big day. Leave your shoes and slippers by the fire just in case… they could be filled with extra treats.

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