Weather in the French Alps
The Weather in the Alps can get hot, so be prepared!
The French Alps are situated quite a lot further south than people imagine. About 3 hours below Paris is a good indication! During the summer months, the temperature can often reach 40 degrees Celsius, with 32 to 34 degrees being very common for late July and August. The mountains are quite changeable and their altitude means it is essential to pack very high factor sun cream, as well as a light anorak for rain showers, which often pass very quickly to make way for sunshine again.
Morzine Activity Holidays
At the far end of this beautiful Savoyard valley, Morzine is next door to Les Gets and this alpine resort receives hot sunshine for much of the summer. The mountains can occasionally bring freak rain showers in June but they tend to be short lived before making way for sun again, so be prepared with a light mac and lots of sun cream. Morzine and Gets offer open air swimming pools and fresh water lakes with sunbathing beaches for swimmers and families. An extensive summer lift system with a great choice of terrain for walkers and bikers make Morzine the premier summer alpine resort with over 70 activities!
Les Gets Activity Holidays
This resort has a northern alpine location and does get a lot of sunshine during the summer months, so again be prepared with plenty of sun cream! Fresh water lakes with sunbathing beaches help u make the most of the excellent weather. And the extensive lift system opens marks Gets and Morzine as the premier summer alpine destination. From families to thrill seekers, young and old - this resort offers over 70 activities!
Tignes Activity Holidays
Tignes is quite a southern resort and has one of the best sun shine records. The resort is situated around a large lake, its centre-point, which is used for watersports and relaxation. Warm temps and lake activities with sun bathing prevail most days of the summer! Tignes gets a lot of sunshine due to its southern alpine location. It also offers the largest variety of sporting activities in the entire Alps, and doorstep skiing on the glacier in the summer months. The height of the glacier also means sun cream is a must!
Val D'isere Activity Holidays
Val D'isere reaches incredible altitudes and so extra special care in the sun is required and use of high factor sun creme a must. Val D'isere is one of the most famous alpine ski destinations in the World and it's summer programme is a real treat! Guests can enjoy a quieter, more exclusive alpine resort compared to it's neighbour Tignes, but with many of the same (free) activities on offer.