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Travels Best Kept Secret: Summer in The Alps

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Travels Best Kept Secret: Summer in The Alps

France, Summer Alps, Abercrombie & Kent

As the days become milder and the ice and snow of winter melts away, the French Alps adopt a new identity which is perhaps one of travels best kept secrets. This time of year is perfect for those seeking adventure or relaxation alike, and with so many outdoor activities on hand, it’s great for families too. The warmer weather reveals some magnificent mountain bike trails that meander through the rolling alpine meadows and are a must-do for seasoned pros and beginners alike. Other activities include hiking, horse riding and climbing and there is an array of fantastic spas open all year round.

Below are four of our favourite luxury ski chalets which are open in the summer months:

Chalet Cragganmore, Chamonix
Combining bold architecture and a dynamic interior style, Chalet Cragganmore is one of the most striking contemporary homes in the French Alps. Voted No. 1 by The Times as the coolest chalet in the Alps for 2012, this superb six bedroom chalet sleeps up to 12 guests.

Chalet Baloo, Chamonix
Blending rustic farmhouse chic with complete luxury, Chalet Baloo is the perfect cocktail for a summer in the Alps. The decorative balcony offers a private, spacious area to enjoy the magnificent views and there is a heated, plunge pool, sauna and hot tub based outside. The chalet has five bedrooms and can sleep up to ten guests.

Chalet Baby Bear, Chamonix
Picture perfect and the epitome of comfort and style, Chalet Baby Bear is the perfect romantic getaway or family escape. The stunning views can be admired from the living and dining areas and on the spacious terrace. The chalet has two double bedrooms and sleeps up to four guests.

Chalet Chatel, Megeve
Brimming with character and charm, this ancient alpine farm house has been completely restored. Old wood beams which are several hundreds of years old and woodwork such as sculpted chests and farmhouse tables flows throughout the property creating a warm, rustic atmosphere. Chalet Chatel has five bedrooms and can sleep up to ten guests.


Featured Villas

Featured Villas


Casa na Colina

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Casa St Antony

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Chalet Hickory

Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Chalet La Bergerie

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10


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