A trip to the French Alps means access to an abundance of alpine charm, European lifestyle, and seemingly limitless attractions that make up one of the best ski destination in the world. Swap the mountains of America for a luxurious and unique European holiday.
 
Ignore the seemingly endless luxury ski resorts, and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. There is nothing sweeter than having a luxury villa of your own. It’s the best way for you and your family to unwind after a long day on the slopes, or in town.


A Stunning chalet in the French Alips.   
                                                                                           
The French Alps are best known for their astonishing skiing, it would be an opportunity missed to bypass Courchevel. This valley of luxury is north facing, and on a clear sunny day the views of Mont Blanc are stunning. Courchevel is any type of skier’s paradise, with its range of beginner’s slopes, and as home to Europe’s steepest black run. There are plenty of ski schools as well in the area, worth booking to maximize your day on the slopes. A great place to end your day of skiing is on Courchevel Moriond as it catches the last of the evening sun. As an alternative to skiing, try the Toboggan run that descends a nerve-wracking three hundred meters down to village.
 
A delicious meal is the only way to end a long day in Courchevel. For ultra refined modern French cuisine visit Le 1947 in the Cheval Blanc Hotel. It may not be an off the slopes stop, but once you have got yourself out of your wet ski gear and spruced yourself up in your own villa, you will love this unexpected two Michelin-star eatery. The service is unmatched, and the food is as decadent and flavorful as you’d expect.


A ski lift in the French Alps. 

Grenoble is a metropolitan city center full of charm and history, nestled at the foot of the Alps. It was the host of the 1968 Winter Olympics, and has some incredible sights not to be missed. Start at the Musée de Grenoble, with its remarkable collection of artworks from the Twentieth Century including Pierre Bonnard, Calder, Giacometti and Modigliani. You can also peruse beautiful works from the 17th and 19th century, to name but a few highlights of this unique treasure.
 
Strolling through the streets past the local vendors and farmers markets makes you truly feel like a local in this beautiful snow-capped place. In Grenoble, especially since spring is upon us there’s no better time for an amble around the town. The Halle Sainte-Claire market, open from Tuesday-Sunday, sells local produce, fresh fruit and flowers, and meats and cheeses amongst many other things. Grab some on your way home for an unforgettable French feast of wine and cheese to enjoy in your luxury villa.
 
Port de Bastille is touted as having one of the best views in the French Alps, but it’s no lie, it really does epitomize the beauty of Grenoble. This fortress atop a rocky hill can easily be reached by cable or on foot. For an extra adrenaline rush, you can fly over the city on a 300-meter zip line with company, Acrobastille.
 
Le Tire Bouchon is a hidden local spot that is a great place for lunch. The menu is ever evolving as the chef bases the menu on what is fresh and seasonal. This typical French Bistro embodies everything that is alluring about French Cuisine. It is a meat lover’s paradise, but every dish is delectable. The ambience is truly authentic, with French accordion music playing in the background.


The twinkling lights of a small town in the Alps at night.

After all that exertion, the Alps has the answer you’ve been looking for. Lakeside villages, Aix-les-Bains and Evian-les-Bains are hotspots for spa goers. Located on the banks of Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains is a spa town adored for its thermal springs. Evian-les-Bains, located on the southern tip of Lake Geneva, is famous for their mineral water.
 
Ski world class snow and then relax with a vin chaud in the French Alps. This luxurious location offers the best après ski imaginable, whether you desire retail therapy or psychical therapy, there are shops and spas aplenty in this nostalgic French town.