The French Alps are part of the Alps mountain range that is located in mostly France although parts venture into both Switzerland and Italy. There are lots of ski areas to choose from including The Three Valleys (Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania, Brides-Les-Bains, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Orelle)). There is year-round snow, world-class slopes and blue skies to match which draws in tourists from around the world. There is a slope for you no matter how experienced or new to skiing you are at Courchevel. For those seasoned pros, the slopes of Chamonix provide a real challenge.
The apres-ski scene in the French Alps offers one of its biggest attractions as there is so much to see and do when you aren’t riding the slopes. There are cinemas, bowling alleys, ice rinks and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
For visiting Tour de Mont Blanc, the best times to visit is between June and September but for fewer crowds but stil some sunshine, September is a good month to visit. For good snow, the Alps often has a white blanket from December to March with temperatures going as low as -10.
A passport valid for 3 months after the length of stay and that has been issued within the last ten years for British citizens. Visas are not required for British nationals.