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7 great things to do in Morzine away from the slopes

Find out our top recommendations for things to do in Morzine away from the slopes. From skijoëring to ice hockey, there’s something to keep everyone happy!

Ski holidays with Kids – Top après ski activities

Check out our top recommendations for things to do with kids away from the ski slopes…

6 awesome dog-friendly hikes in the French Alps

Discover some of the best dog-friendly hiking trails across the French Alps.

Top 12 tips for the perfect family holiday

Happy kids, happy holidays! Keeping babies, children and teenagers happy and entertained on a family holiday can be tricky. Where to go? What to pack? What to do? It’s a minefield! Even in the most amazing locations, most parents will have heard “I’m bored” at least once. The truth is that if your children aren’t […]

Top 11 family-friendly things to do this summer in the French Alps

Kids and adults are well catered for this summer in the French Alps. Discover our top 11 family-friendly summer events and things to do for summer 2019.

Mademoiselle Caroline – The illustrator in the Alps

We caught up with illustrator Mademoiselle Caroline to find out a little bit more about her and why she loves life here in the Aravis…

Manigod – A Small Resort with a Big Heart

It may not be the biggest ski area in France, but Manigod has a growing reputation with French, British and other European skiers. Why’s that? Here we’ll let you into the special charm of Manigod…

Top 10 things to see and do in La Giettaz

We’ve put our heads together and found our top 10 recommendations for things to see and do in winter in La Giettaz apart from the skiing…

12 Best non-skiing winter activities in the French Alps

With only one week until the big man in red comes to town, let’s take a look at some fun filled non skiing activities that will keep you busy for the whole week.

7 of the best pre ski holiday exercises

Here are some of the best full body pre ski holiday exercises that are all simple to do, can be done anywhere and require no “specialist” gym equipment.

Horse riding in the French Alps with Aravis Passion

Let us give you a run through of all the fun activities on offer at the Aravis Passion equestrian centre.

Debbie Bradbury – The must-know person for chalet owners

Meet Debbie Bradbury, an English born expat who has spent half of her life living in France. Debbie works for the accountancy firm SAREG and her help and advice has been invaluable for many of our Chalet owners over the years.

Top 10 things to see and do in Valmorel

We’ve put our heads together and found our top 10 recommendations for things to see and do in winter and summer in Valmorel…

Ice skating in the French Alps

We’ve looked out the best ice rinks near our properties for you to enjoy on your winter and summer holidays!

10 reasons not to miss the Annecy Christmas market

At OVO Network we love the Annecy Christmas market. Here are a few reason why…

A Very Special Children’s Festival

When I moved to the Aravis four years ago I’d never heard of the Bonheur des Momes children’s festival in Le Grand Bornand. Now you can’t keep me and my kids away!

Insider’s Guide to the Annecy Old Town street market

Make the most out of the Annecy street market with our Insider’s Guide. Here are our top tips to help you make the most of your visit. Enjoy!

You don’t need to be on skis to enjoy the Alps

While ski holidays for some mean being on the slopes every possible minute of every day, that may not be everyone’s idea of a great holiday. There is a wealth of activities available where skis just aren’t needed! We’ve selected some of our favourites to give you a taster of what’s out there…

A guided day out in the Bauges with 1786.Travel

A visit to an artisan pottery shop, a digestif tasting and a macaron class from a master chocolatier… This is what Michelle and Damien at 1786.Travel suggested for our day out in Les Bauges and I can tell you we were not disappointed. Gorgeous scenery, local experts in their trade and a first class guide made a winning formula!

A day in Annecy – our winter Top 5 ideas

Annecy is one of France’s most beautiful cities, set on the shores of Lake Annecy – reported to be the cleanest lake in Europe – it is known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Annecy boasts a truly beautiful old town, where you’ll find ancient buildings lining the canals and River Thiou. With fabulous restaurants and shopping, historic sites, beaches, watersports and just 30 minutes from world-class ski resorts, this city is definitely one to discover. Here are our Top 5 ideas for a day in Annecy.