Traveling to France – 5 things to do when visiting Les Houches

Traveling to France - 5 things to do when visiting Les Houches

Situated in the legendary valley of Chamonix, Les Houches is one of the most exciting places all across the globe. Where France meets Switzerland and Italy, it provides a multitude of activities that is accessible to the world out there. It is also known as the capital of mountaineering and skiing.

The village is as interesting as it ever used to be in the winters as in summer. The architectural heritage along with its natural beauty makes it a desirable place to visit. It is a perfect place to visit all year round for spending vacations or even honeymoon.

Once you have found the accommodation and arranged all the necessary things, here are 5 things you can do when visiting Les Houches:

  1. Skiing

As mentioned above, Les Houches is the capital of skiing. It is unquestionably the most important place for skiers. Given the mountainous region covered with different layers of snow, makes it an ideal place to ski. There are four principal ski areas in Chamonix, Les Houches being one of the major ones. It offers amazing views of Mount Blanc from the top. The breathtaking views keeps the tourists coming all the time.

  1. Archery

Archery is another activity that is popular with the tourists when visiting Les Houches. In fact, it is one of the best places for archers round the globe to come and get the best out of archery fields in this region. The professionals are well trained that provides training sessions to the beginners. This makes it ideal for the newcomers to develop their interest in archery during extreme winters as well.

  1. Helicopter scenic flights

What can be better than admiring the beauty from a height of several thousands of feet? Helicopter scenic flights are one of the major attractions that this region has to provide. Getting into helicopters and viewing the natural beauty cannot be just mesmerizing but extremely exciting as well. However, this is an expensive activity that might cost you a lot of money.

  1. Mountain museum

Les Houches is not only about natural beauty which is further supplemented by manmade adventure. There is a mountain museum as well that makes it an exciting place for art lovers to visit. The architectural beauty makes it further a must visit. That are taxi ski tours that can take you to the museum when visiting one of the most beautiful regions in this world.

  1. Sled Rides

Even though this may sound a little wacky, dog sled rides are possible in and around Les Houches. Depending upon the snow layers and conditions, you might be able to arrange something. This is an exciting activity and obviously is very popular with families and children.

These are some of the most exciting things to do in the region. However, this is a non-exhaustive list and there is absolutely massive potential when it comes to outdoor activities around Les Houches. These were the best of the best we could come up with for a top 5.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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