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Summer Holidays with Children in the French Alps

Summertime in La Giettaz is great fun for kids and parents alike. As well as there being a playground and mini golf (with kids trampoline) in the village, your kids will love exploring the path that follows the stream through the village down to the Cascade du Dard: a small waterfall that offers a fun and safe place for paddling.

All of the villages in the surrounding region have play areas with bouncy castles or trampolines that are easy to stop at along the way to or from an activity, or even a trip to the supermarket. A favourite place for many guests is the local swimming lake at Flumet - it's just 10 minutes drive from the Chalet and set in beautiful surroundings, with a large playground that kids of all ages just love as well as a couple of cafés for those all-important ice cream breaks!

"Brilliant Alpine summer holiday for a family of five" Tripadvisor review of Chalet La Giettaz, July 2013

Summer Holidays with Children in the French Alps

Our youngest guests have enjoyed a variety of activities, including watching the animals being fed and milked at the local farm, taking the train up to the spectacular 'Mer de Glace' above Chamonix and walking through the colourful ice caves, pedalos on Lake Annecy, crossing over stepping stones in the mountain streams, pony rides, and whizzing down the summer luge in the safe embrace of mum or dad!  Check out our blog for our suggestions of the Top 5 summer holiday activities for kids in and around La Giettaz.

Baby carrier backpacks can be hired in the village, and cable cars run in July and August, meaning there's nothing stopping guests of any age from accessing off-the-beaten track walks and spectacular views.

Most importantly, this part of the world offers a peaceful, friendly, and pollution-free environment in which kids can have fun, find adventure, get involved with the great outdoors and even learn some French and Geography - it's amazing how much they pick up in a week's holiday!

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