A Hidden Gem - Sixt Fer-a-Cheval, Haute Savoie, France

A Hidden Gem - Sixt Fer-a-Cheval, Haute Savoie, France

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, the village itself is built on the banks of the River Giffre, centred around a small abbey dating from the 13th century.

The Sixt national park is a year-round haven for mountain lovers, adventurers, walkers, and mountain bikers and lovers of all forms of alpine activities including paragliding, Via Ferrata, mountaineering and rafting. There are lots of trails and paths winding their way through glorious alpine meadows, forests and abundant waterfalls. Keen hikers can walk the trails that lead to some of the higher more challenging peaks in the area. The highest peak is Mont Buet which reaches 3,099 metres. Always ask advice from the Tourist information office and ensure that you are well prepared as the weather can be very changeable.

Summer Fun in Samoëns - like a giant playground

Summer Fun in Samoëns - like a giant playground

Samoens is a charming village in the Haute-Savoie region of France. Not just perfect for skiing and snow fun in the winter. People often say “ The Alps are just for winter - What is there to do in the Summer?” and that’s when we start explaining that the summer is every bit as fun and maybe even more fun than the winter. There is just so much to do the only problem is deciding which activities to pick.

Five favourite spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

Five favourite spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

As the days get longer and sunnier, the valley begins to come alive, the snow disappears, the grass turns green and the spring meadows start to bloom. The Giffre Valley boasts an extensive national park overflowing with activities as well as a heritage dating back to medieval times.It really is a genuine alpine playground with so much to do but here are our top 5 spring favourites.