Destination guide

Experience Les Houches, France in holiday lettings

Among the peaks of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, you’ll find the small commune of Les Houches. Thanks to its convenient location at the foot of this mountain range, travellers frequent Les Houches for the brilliant skiing opportunities. That’s just the beginning of what Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes can offer, and holiday lettings allow you to make the most of your time in Les Houches.


Activities and attractions in and around Les Houches

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Les Houches has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bellevue Cable Car (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Planpraz Tram (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Aiguille du Midi Cable Car (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Planards Adventure Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Sea of Ice (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Skyway Monte Bianco (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near your Les Houches holiday rental

If you’re looking for some thrilling outdoor adventure near your holiday rental, you won’t have to look very far. Skiing is the most popular activity here since Les Houches is home to the Kandahar run, a ski slope used in the Men’s Downhill World Cup Ski Championships. You may also want to take a walk through Parc de Merlet. This incredibly well-preserved natural area is home to countless wildlife in addition to towering trees among grassy hills. Additionally, you can visit Les Gorges de la Diosaz. This gaping gorge has had its surrounding walls lined with wooden bridges making it easier for travellers to walk through this area.


Seasonal weather in Les Houches

Travellers enjoy Les Houches for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in December, February, January or September, when snowfall averages 860.47 inches and temperatures average -2°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Les Houches

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Les Houches is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mont Blanc (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Parc de Merlet (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Lake Gaillands (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Gorges of Diosaz (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Lac Vert (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Les Houches

If you're travelling by train, Les Houches, Viaduc Sainte-Marie Station and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Transport to Les Houches holiday homes

Arriving at local holiday homes requires a bit of travel. The closest airport is Geneva Airport, and even that is nearly 55 miles away. Once you’re in the area, it’s fairly easy to travel on the ground thanks to numerous coach and bus services, and you can always get a car hire. There’s also a train station in town that connects with neighbouring communities including Geneva. Once you’re in town, you’ll be able to reach many locations on foot, but local bus routes are available too.

Essential info

Key facts for Les Houches holiday cottages

Before you arrive at one of the holiday cottages in Les Houches, there are a few key facts you need to know first. They use the euro instead of the pound, but it may not be the best idea to transfer all of your cash money at once. Instead, you can use a local ATM to simply withdraw money from your card. Just let your bank know you’re going to France first. Don’t think you can go entirely without cash either. A lot of small shops like bakeries only accept cards if your total meets a preset minimum. Most of the locals speak English, but it’s always appreciated if you at least try to speak French. You also have to keep identification on you at all times according to French law, so make sure your passport is available to show if asked.

How many holiday rentals are available around Les Houches?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,907 holiday lettings around Les Houches. From 948 chalets to 2,616 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Les Houches?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Les Houches:

  • Chamonix City Centre: 1,112 holiday homes
  • Flaine: 247 holiday homes
  • Les Bossons: 1,550 holiday homes
  • Le Tour: 109 holiday homes
  • Montroc: 91 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Les Houches? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Les Houches. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bellevue Cable Car: 7,052 holiday lettings
  • Maison Neuve Ski Lift: 7,112 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station: 6,458 holiday lettings
  • Coupe du Monde Ski Lift: 7,010 holiday lettings
  • Prarion Gondola: 7,255 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Les Houches listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Les Houches?

Yes, of course. offers 948 Chalets in Les Houches. Our other popular types of Les Houches holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,616 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 114 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Les Houches?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 440 holiday homes with pool available in Les Houches. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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