Think of France and what comes to mind? Love, always. You don't have to stick to Paris to have a romantic getaway, however – France is also home to some of Europe's best ski locations, perfect for a winter hideaway for two. Savoie, in France's Rhône-Alps region, hosts a number of popular ski locations, and all are easily accessed by car from the Chambéry International Airport.
Three resorts to choose from, with three separate experiences – any one of these ski resorts is sure to please.
Val D'Isère - known as the Mecca of all ski resorts, Val d'Isere offers some of the best skiing in the alps to please every level of skiier. It's famous for exceptional skiing, but also its romantic and special atmosphere which harkens back to its rural traditions.
Les Trois Vallées – made from Courcheval, Meribal and Val Thorens, it's a ski-loving couple's dream. Val Thorens in particular is worth a visit – the highest point in the Trois Vallées ski area, it boasts 600km of runs overlooked by six glaciers. You and your sweetheart will enjoy yourself to the max.
Chamonix – nestled between the towering Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges ranges, couples can have 150km of ski slopes catered for differing rages. You and your sweetheart can also enjoy romantic strolls around the Chamonix Museum, which has an impressively rich collection showcasing the area's unique history.
Leisure and Dining
The Alps aren't just a pretty sight. Perfectly groomed slopes and powdery snowfields await, offering everyone from beginner to expert an experience to savour. Whether you like your winter sports fast and adventurous, or you're just getting your snow legs, there's an activity for you.
It's no secret that the food in France is loved by couples across the globe. Try out Val d'Isère's La Table des Neiges at Tsanteleina, which combines gourmet culinary artistry with the best in French cuisine.
Best Room for Two
Facing the majestic Mont Blanc with the Chamonix Valley sun warming every room, the Auberge du Bois Prin is a private and luxurious hotel. It's perfect for couples wanting to come home to peace and quiet – with only 10 rooms but all the amenities of a far larger hotel, this five-star accommodation will make your holiday experience so much more enjoyable.
Couples Will Love
Being surrounded by the pure romance of France and the fairytale magic of a winter holiday.
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