Provence and The Alps - A Family Adventure
South of France & Chamonix
This two week combination has all the ingredients for a perfect family vacation combining rest and relaxation in a Scott Dunn villa in the South of France followed by a week of family adventures and fresh mountain air in Chamonix in the French Alps.
At a Glance
A unique combination of rest and relaxation followed by adventures in the mountains
Exceptional service from the Scott Dunn team at your South of France villa
Opportunity to experience life in the summer in the bustling Alpine capital, Chamonix
Extensive range of activities available, suitable for all the family
A two week adventure designed specifically for active families
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.
For the ultimate vacation combining relaxation with adventure-filled days, we suggest a week in one of our Scott Dunn Villas in the South of France followed by an action-packed week in the Alpine capital, Chamonix.
You can begin to relax and unwind the moment you arrive at your Scott Dunn villa in the South of France as our team of will be on hand to look after your every need. Each of our villas comes with a highly skilled team of staff; a chef to prepare delicious meals for you, a host to serve you drinks and ensure that your vacations is relaxing as possible and finally, a nanny to keep the kids entertained so you can just relax. Your villa will have its own private pool so you can swim when you want or simply curl up on a sun lounger and finish your book! This is real R&R and a great way to ease your way into your vacation.
Days will be spent relaxing by the pool, venturing out to explore the local area, mooching through the markets whilst the children are busy having fun and being looked after by our nanny. After a week in your villa, you'll hit the road and make your way North, on a scenic drive through South East France, through the Aosta Valley in Italy, through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix. This Alpine town has a bustling atmosphere during the summer months, as professional climbers and tourists rub shoulders and enjoy the stunning surroundings .
The pace of your vacation will pick up once you arrive in Chamonix as this is the time to try a host of different activities, on the mountain, on the water or even in the air. Explore the mountains on foot with a private guide, ride the rapids white water rafting, take to the skies paragliding or just enjoy the abundance of fresh, mountain air and take in your stunning surroundings. Chamonix lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain and this provides a spectacular outdoor playground which is as enriching visually as it is physically. We would definitely recommend taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to enjoy the spectacular views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps at a height of 3,842 and if you're feeling brave, 'Step into the Void' on the glass platform and gaze down 1,000m to the glacier below.
Watch mountaineers make their bid to summit Mont Blanc as you continue your journey on the Panoramic du Mont Blanc gondola across to Pointe Helbronner, the highest point above Courmayeur. You'll feel like you are on top of the world and the panoramic views of the mountain are breath-taking.
There are action-packed multi-activity programs for kids which can be booked by the day or by the week or if you prefer, we can arrange a customized activity program for everyone to do as a family. Whitewater rafting and canyoning are particuarly good fun for families to do together - and anyone feeling reluctant to jump in can nominate themselves as team photographer to capture the fun on film!
There are some great hotel options in Chamonix, from the beautiful five star Hotel Mont Blanc with its gorgeous outdoor pool, to the family-friendly Heliopic Hotel & Spa with its prime location at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi lift.
For anyone looking for the ultimate family vacation in France with a gentle start escalating in pace to an adrenaline-filled adventure then this is sure winner.
Location & Directions
South of France & Chamonix
Our luxury catered villas in the South of France are all located within easy driving distance of Nice Airport, stretching from Provence to the glamorous Cote d'Azur. The hotel options in Chamonix are all centrally located in the heart of the town.