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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Ski
Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Samantha Verant, author of the best-selling Seven Letters from France reveals how she learned to love skiing in France in the Pyrenees. Less chi-chi and more ski-ski When one thinks of skiing or snowboarding in France, famed or glitzy ski resorts in the Alps – like Chamonix, which hosted the 1924 Olympic games, or Courchevel, […]

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Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

Written by on March 21, 2016 in Courses, Learn French, Ski
Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

So you haven’t ski-ed in a while? Neither has our intrepid reporter but we told her, don’t worry – it’ll all come back to you once you’re on the slopes, and just as the great Einstein once said “life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving…” Were we right or […]

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Ski-daddle to France for Spring Ski Fun

Written by on February 27, 2015 in Ski
Ski-daddle to France for Spring Ski Fun

Spring is an excellent time of year to head to the slopes in France. The snow conditions are superb; the days are longer and warmer; the slopes are quieter; the local flora and fauna come back to life; prices are lower and France’s mountain resorts put on a range of fun events for kids and […]

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50 Years of Ski Fun in St Martin de Belleville

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
50 Years of Ski Fun in St Martin de Belleville

The ski resorts of St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires in France’s Three Valleys are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They’ll be “rolling out the white carpet” with an eclectic mix of free music concerts, sporting activities, fireworks and, of course, a torch lit descent or two. Throughout February and March there will be musical […]

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Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Places to Go, Ski
Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

A look at ten sensational places to take a winter break in France… A hot tub with a view – check; luxury experience – check, cosy nights in, fabulous food and wine, best après ski, winter wedding venue, Christmas break and Christmas markets, family accommodation and best ski-in, ski-out.. they are all featured in The […]

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Ski holiday in France by train

Written by on October 9, 2014 in News, Ski
Ski holiday in France by train

Ski Holiday in France by train – book your tickets soon for 2014/2015 season… If you are heading to the ski slopes by train this winter, Voyages-sncf.com advise it is important to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The winter bookings window (for train travel from 14th December 2014) opens at 5am on Thursday […]

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Eurostar London to Geneva

Written by on October 2, 2014 in News, Ski
Eurostar London to Geneva

Eurostar has announced a new year-round service to Geneva via Lille in northern France. Eurostar London to Geneva Eurostar have partnered with international high-speed train service “TGV Lyria” and from Thursday 9th October, tickets will go on sale for the new Swiss route starting at £116.00 return. The inaugural service will leave London St. Pancras […]

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Skiing in Les Deux Alpes (Part Deux)

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Active Holidays, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Skiing in Les Deux Alpes (Part Deux)

The skiing in Les Deux Alpes holiday had got off to a rocky start. Expat in Provence Susana Iwase Hanson chose the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes, Rhone Alpes because it offered everything for the family. However she’d suffered from altitude sickness, the holiday apartment was miles from where she wanted to be and […]

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Skiing in Les Deux Alpes, France

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Active Holidays, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Skiing in Les Deux Alpes, France

The realities of a ski holiday with kids, up a mountain, too far from the ski school and ever so slightly under-prepared! Expat in Provence Susana Iwase Hanson and her ski-freak husband decided to take their children (aged eight and five) for their first ski holiday; they went with friends who also had children. Susana […]

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