Morzine is at the heart of the Portes du Soleil, a vast lift-linked area with statistics to dwarf other resorts. It’s hugely popular with mountain bikers and there are a wide variety of trails for beginners through to expert riders. Road cycling is another popular pursuit in the region, for amateurs and professionals alike – the Tour de France has passed through Morzine more than 20 times. If cycling is not your thing then there are plenty of beautiful hiking trails, a massive public swimming pool and of course plenty of superb bars and restaurants.
Les Gets is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps — chic and stylish — both in the town and on the mountain. This is a fantastic place to relax with family and friends. Enjoy a holiday away from the crowds, with mountain biking, white water rafting, paragliding or a few rounds on the 18-hole golf course. We like nothing better than packing a rucksack with wine, cheese and saucisson and taking in the sunrise from the top of Mont Chéry.
Situated at the heart of The Three Valleys, Méribel is the perfect base for family holiday in the French Alps. There are plenty of hiking trails and the lift system whisks you up to a number of spectacular viewpoints in no time at all. A range of nurseries and clubs are available for children of all ages, offering sports and activities including mountain biking, kayaking, via ferrata, canyoning, climbing and archery.
The word concierge is still synonymous with the world of luxury hotels, exclusive locations and decadent requests being met at any costs. But the role of the concierge was not originally from the domain of the luxury hotel…
The word itself is actually French and means ‘keeper of the keys’. During the Middle Ages, concierges did just that. When castles across Europe hosted visiting nobility, the concierge kept the keys to the castle rooms and ensured the guests had everything they needed during their stay.
By the 1800s, a number of buildings in Europe had their own concierge on staff, such as government offices, and even prisons, such as the famous prison in Paris called The Conciergerie whose warden kept the keys and assigned cells to all the inmates, including Marie Antoinette!
In essence, the role of the Concierge has always been to provide access although in more recent times, the Concierge has become the ‘go-to’ person who has the connections, tenacity, calmness to execute any request.