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Les Houches is a small resort town perched upon a valley slope in the Haute-Savoie department of France’s rocky Rhone-Alpes region. This welcoming town offers immediate access to the vast, tree-lined ski slopes above, where the jaw-dropping snow-crowned Mont Blanc range soars into the azure skies. Les Houches’ chic cafés and quiet restaurants boast a family-friendly atmosphere, and the adjoining village of Coupeau provides a perfect glimpse into the region’s cultural heritage.

Things to see

Start your sun-kissed Les Houches day by exploring the town’s surrounding attractions. Catch a cable car up the foothills of the bright green Mont Blanc range and discover the Parc animalier de Merlet resting upon a sloping field. This animal park is a great place to take the kids, but the huge-horned ibex, majestic stags, and gold-flecked does are magical for the parents, too. On your way back to central Les Houches, stop off at La Foret du Mont-Blanc, a wild and extreme adventure park set deep in a mighty pine forest. Kids can explore the low-elevation rope bridges and swings while adults can tackle the sky-high zip lines. Head back to Les Houches through the flower-lined road that winds through Coupeau, and marvel at the 10 metre high grey-stone statue of Christ that overlooks the valley.

Hotels in Les Houches

Central Les Houches offers a range of surprisingly affordable accommodation suited to all tastes. Stay in a comfortable 3-star guesthouse-style hotel and enjoy large en-suite rooms with complimentary WiFi, seasonal outdoor swimming pools, and welcoming hosts that will gladly provide you with information about the area. Alternatively, more conventional 3-star Les Houches hotels offer rooms complete with kitchenettes, private balconies, and ski package deals - including ski storage and unlimited chairlift passes. For a taste of paradise, divine 4-star spa hotels reside slightly east of the centre, toward Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Where to stay

Stay in central Les Houches for easy access to the town’s southern ski slopes that swoop down Le Parion mountain, reached by chairlift. The centre also offers a taste of rural village living, with lazy days drinking rich, dark coffee at the family-run cafés, and quiet nights gazing at the jewelled stars above. For a more rural setting, where the Mont Blanc range towers above, and the luxuriant deep-green pine forests enclose you, stay in the small historic village of Coupeau. If you’re travelling in the summer, and want to get close to nature, camp to the west of Les Houches.

How to get to Les Houches

Take a flight from a number of top UK cities - including London, Birmingham and Manchester - and gently glide through cotton-like clouds and blue skies into Geneva International Airport. From there, a handful of coaches a day drive to Les Houches. This relaxing coach journey takes a little over two hours, and it’s best to book in advance. You can also rent a car at Geneva, which is ideal in summer when the winding roads are clear of snow. Alternatively, hop on a train from Paris Lyon to St. Gervais Les bains Le Fayet, a mere 10 minutes from Les Houches.