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Although Courchevel is synonymous with skiing, winter or summer, the scenery doesn't get much better than in Les Trois Vallées of the Haute Savoie, in the French Alps, where the vistas stretch from the Mont Blanc massif in the north to the Les Ecrins in the south, and over the Swiss and Italian Alps to the north and east. The resort village is large enough and the scenery breathtaking enough to make it an all-seasons resort, offering bars and cafes, stylish boutiques and Michelin-starred dining. The same mountain trails used by skiers open up a summer paradise of outdoor activities, with high altitudes accessed by a variety of lifts. Those ...

Although Courchevel is synonymous with skiing, winter or summer, the scenery doesn't get much better than in Les Trois Vallées of the Haute Savoie, in the French Alps, where the vistas stretch from the Mont Blanc massif in the north to the Les Ecrins in the south, and over the Swiss and Italian Alps to the north and east. The resort village is large enough and the scenery breathtaking enough to make it an all-seasons resort, offering bars and cafes, stylish boutiques and Michelin-starred dining. The same mountain trails used by skiers open up a summer paradise of outdoor activities, with high altitudes accessed by a variety of lifts. Those who do not enjoy hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, rock climbing or the other outdoor activities available can use the lifts to reach mountaintop terraces to soak up the sun and dine surrounded by panoramas of incomparable scenery. Sport shops clear the skis from their show rooms to make room for mountain bikes, climbing gear and other summer sports equipment, all available for rent.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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  • Location: Savoie region of the French Alps, France
  • Language: French
  • Currency: EURO
  • Research: Wikipedia
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    June-September for hiking and summer resort life