It’s a mere hop, skip and a jump away from the UK (or a very short flight), which makes France perfectly positioned for an easy break away—with less time spent travelling and more time spent enjoying everything your destination has to offer.
Holidays to France prove that you don’t have to travel across the globe to have a memorable experience. Sometimes, the very best holiday hotspots are the ones right on our doorstep!
Of course, the magnificent French Alps mean that France is an amazing ski and snowboard destination, and France package holidays make ski breaks from the UK ultra affordable. This vast mountain range boasts a wide variety of ski resorts to suit all abilities and preferences. Whether you want to enjoy a lively après-ski scene or a range of “off-piste” activities, or you’re all about improving your technique on the runs, Thomas Cook has the perfect French Alps ski resort for you.
One of the most popular resorts for serious skiers is Chamonix, which offers an exhilarating experience both on and off the “piste”. You’ll have access to slope upon slope of challenging terrain, across five varied ski areas interconnected by an efficient lift and bus system. For adventures away from the slopes, sport and leisure facilities are plentiful. Practice mountain climbing at the indoor climbing centre or if that’s not high adrenaline enough, you can paraglide over the Chamonix valley! The nighttimes are as lively as the days in Chamonix, with dozens of bars and restaurants to keep you busy. You’ll also find a casino, cinema and four nightclubs in this exciting resort.
Another livewire of a ski resort, Val d’Isère is the place for those who like to combine slopes with parties! While Chamonix is more suited to advanced and intermediate skiers, Val d’Isère has plenty to offer beginners too. While many do choose Val d’Isère for their ski holidays because of its fantastic nightlife, there are no compromises to be made when it comes to the white stuff. As a high altitude resort, Val d’Isère has some of the best ski and snowboard action in Europe. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, you can also take a husky sleigh ride or drive your choice of quad, kart or car, on ice!
While the party ski resorts are no doubt brilliant, for family friendly holidays in France, Morzine offers a more relaxed experience. This charming village is a great location for some fantastic beginner skiing, with breathtaking views and just enough to keep families busy. You can also take an easy day trip to the nearby Aquariaz water park in Avoriaz – the only one in the Alps. The kids will love this flume-filled tropical paradise and adults will love taking in the mountainside setting from the outdoor hot tub!
Book your choice of lively or laid-back French Alps destinations from Thomas Cook with great value France holidays.
Very close to the border with Switzerland, Avoriaz is a top-quality ski resort that also specialises in mountain biking, as well as being a frequent host of the Tour de France.Read more
Arvillard, in the southeast of France, is a skiing resort that is ideal for any level of ability, from beginner to expert, as well as offering great accommodation, food and drink.Read more
Situated in the French Alps, Détrier is a great place to hit the slopes but is also within easy reach of a number of other attractions, including the Chateau d’Annecy and Vanoise National Park.Read more
Strap on your skis, adjust your goggles, grab your poles and head for the slopes of La Rochette, in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, it’s heaps of fun.Read more
Get your ski pass, hit the slopes of Saint-André-en-Royans and, no matter what your standard, you’ll be assured of a high quality ski holiday, backed up by the high standard of accommodation and entertainment.Read more
Make your holiday to France something to remember when you book with Thomas Cook. Choose from a wide range of great value accommodation and start packing for a fantastic cheap holiday to France. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing or keep active, we’ve got the holiday for you.