Mountain Holidays in France
Most people who are looking for a holiday in the mountains of France head to the French Alps, with the honeypot destination being Chamonix Mont Blanc. Everybody has heard of Chamonix and it's no surprise therefore that this town in the French Alps is a busy, bustling and expensive mountain holiday destination.
However, if you prefer a quieter and much better value holiday in the mountains, our suggestion is to head for the less populated but no less beautiful mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees mountains of SW France. The Pyrenees are easily accessible thanks to Toulouse airport (regular connections from Paris) and also Tarbes/Lourdes and Pau airports. On a holiday in these French mountains you'll discover a rich mountain culture, unique wildlife, spectacular flora and of course a wide range of mountain sports.
For a lower level mountain holiday in France, the Vosges mountains of NE France are an often overlooked mountain holiday destination. The Vosges are located in the Alsac
The Vosges mountain range in the Alsace region of NE France is a low level range close to the border with Germany. Stretching north to south, west of Strasbourg, the Vosges is a gently rolling mountain range and a great choice for a mountain holiday in France if you prefer your hiking less challenging. Rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and trail running in summer, downhill and cross country skiing in winter, the Vosges has a great choice of sports for the lover of the outdoors.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Alsace/Lorraine Region of France
Charming Hotels Accommodation in the Alsace/Lorraine Region of France
About the Alsace/Lorraine Region of France
Dog friendly B&B near Colmar Strasbourg and Alsace vineyards, France
Book early if you wish to stay at this charming bed and breakfast near Colmar and Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. It's perfectly situated to explore the vineyards of Alsace and to visit the Chateau de Haut-Koenigsbourg. The accommodation has spa facilities on site which include a sauna and solarium.
Charming eco-friendly hotel near Mulhouse and Colmar Alsace France
This dog friendly charming 3* spa hotel is in such a special environment, right in the heart of nature in the Vosges Natural Park area of Alsace in NE France. Everything about the hotel is eco-friendly and has the environment in mind. Stay a while for a complete switch off and explore the hiking and cycling trails of this beautiful area.
Bed and breakfast near Vosges mountains, Colmar and Strasbourg
On the edge of the Vosges mountains in the Alsace region of France, this peaceful B&B is a superb base for a mountain holiday in France. There is hiking from the door and also the vineyards of Alsace to explore on your rest days.
The town of Pau is situated at the western end of the Pyrenees mountain chain and is a popular base for a mountain holiday in France.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Aquitaine Region of France
Charming Hotels Accommodation in the Aquitaine Region of France
About the Aquitaine Region of France
Luxury B&B near Pau and Lourdes in the Pyrenees with swimming pool
What a wonderful situation for this luxury b&b near Pau and Lourdes in the French Pyrenees! Surrounded by the Jurancon vineyards it has amazing views of the Pyrenees mountains, a welcome swimming pool and beautiful rooms.
Charming B&B near Pau in the Pyrenees foothills
This village B&B near Pau and Oloron Sainte Marie in the French Pyrenees is a popular base for a mountain holiday. Road cyclists, hikers and skiers appreciate the swimming pool after a long day in the mountains.
The French Alps are the highest mountain range in Europe with the highest mountain peak being Mont Blanc at 4810m alt. The French Alps are a mecca for outdoor sports lovers with Chamonix Mont Blanc the honeypot tourist destination. The mountains of the Alps are the holiday destination of choice for winter sports enthusiasts, as their higher altitude is a better guarantee of snow than lower level mountain destinations.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the French Alps Region of France
Charming Hotels Accommodation in the French Alps Region of France
About the French Alps Region of France
3 star hotel B&B near Chamonix in les Houches French Alps
Charming small hotel bed and breakfast near Chamonix at les Houches in the French Alps, a great base for a skiing or hiking holiday in the mountains of France.
Hotel B&B near Annecy, Geneva and French Alps skiing, France
British-owned small hotel offering good value accommodation near Annecy, Geneva and the French Alp ski resorts of Grand Bornand and La Clusaz.
Boutique hotel near Bourg St Maurice and Paradiski French Alps
This is a lovely little hotel near Bourg Saint Maurice in the Tarentaise area of the French Alps, an ideal base for some quality road biking, for skiing in the Paradiski area or for a walking holiday in this beautiful corner of France.
Gorgeous boutique B&B in the Savoie French Alps
This is a simply stunning chalet B&B in a spectacular setting in the mountains of the Savoie area of the French Alps. It's a gem of a place, just perfect for a mountain holiday in France, off the beaten track and yet within easy reach of Meribel and Courcheval as well as Annecy.
Choose the Pyrenees for your mountain holiday in France if you prefer your holidays quieter, wilder and simply beautiful. The Pyrenees form the natural border between France and Spain and stretch from the Atlantic in the west to the Mediterranean in the east. They include the dramatic and unspoilt Ariege Pyrenees, a mountain holiday destination that is quite simply good for the soul. The Pyrenees have to be the destination of choice for the food lover as well as for the outdoor sports enthusiast, thanks to the mountain cheeses, hams, honey and jam.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Midi-Pyrenees Region of France
Charming Hotels Accommodation in the Midi-Pyrenees Region of France
About the Midi-Pyrenees Region of France
The perfect B&B retreat for outdoors lovers in the wild Ariege Pyrenees
If you're looking for a holiday in the mountains, away from the busy resorts in the Alps, choose this wonderful dog friendly B&B, set on a hillside in the authentic Couserans area off the Ariege Pyrenees, a truly wild environment with endless possibilities for hiking, cycling and wildlife watching.
B&B near Saint Girons in the Ariege Pyrenees
For your next mountain holiday in France choose this warm and welcoming dog and family friendly old farmhouse B&B near Saint Girons in the Ariege Pyrenees. It's a spectacular and unspoilt area rich in mountain culture and tradition, flora and fauna. Expect unpretentious hospitality and great food for your active holiday.
B&B near Luchon in the French Pyrenees
With views up the valley to the high mountains that overlook Bagneres-de-Luchon in the central French Pyrenees, this B&B is a great spot for an active holiday in the mountains of France. The bed and breakfast has an above ground swimming pool and is just 5 minutes from town and all its amenities.
Luxury boutique B&B in Luchon in the French Pyrenees
For those looking for a bit of pampering and luxury for their mountain holiday in France, this luxury B&B on the edge of Bagneres de Luchon in the Pyrenees ticks your boxes. Every detail has been considered including those little extras such as bathroom toiletries and fluffy bathrobes that make a difference on your holiday.
Full of charm B&B on the edge of Luchon in the Pyrenees
Such history and traditional French charm at this delightful, warm and welcoming B&B near Bagneres-de-Luchon, an ideal base for an active holiday in the Pyrenees in both summer or winter. Beautiful rooms, great food, a perfect location and the warmest of welcomes. What's not to like!
Your choice of destination for your mountain holiday in France will depend on the experience that you are seeking. If your aim is to hike the highest mountain peak in France, Mont Blanc, then the French Alps will be your choice. But the trade off with this mountain holiday destination is the crowds that you must expect.
For an altogether more peaceful but no less beautiful mountain holiday in France, head for the lesser known and altogether wilder mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees, the Vosges or the Auvergne. On a mountain holiday in these areas you are more likely to see stunning wildlife and be able to afford that beer at the end of your hike in the mountains!