Located between Argentiere and Chamonix, Les Bois and Les Praz are two impossibly charming villages with excellent access into the Mont Blanc ski domains. Located in one of the most spectacular valleys in France, holiday rentals in Les Bois and Les Praz offer awe-inspiring views up to the dramatic peak of France’s tallest mountain. Located just 1.5km from the centre of Chamonix, Les Praz is a wonderfully peaceful alternative to the après-ski capital of the Alps, Chamonix.
During the winter months, accommodation in Les Bois and Les Praz is in extremely high demand, as the region offers some of the best skiing anywhere in the Alps. Many pistes are over 2,000m altitude, resulting in an excellent and highly reliable snow record. Families and mixed ability groups are well catered for though. The region is rich in learner slopes and wide, gentle green runs as well as the more fearsome black runs and off-piste areas, so there really is something to challenge and excite every level of ability on a Les Bois / Les Praz skiing holiday. There are also some excellent (English speaking) ski schools to be found in the Chamonix area. Mountain guides are readily available for those wishing to explore the large back country or tackle the famous Vallee Blanche.
During the summer months, the ski lifts only get a slight rest, as walkers, paragliders, mountain bikers, canyoners, rock climbers and nature lovers flock to Les Bois and Les Praz chalets to head into the beautiful mountain plateau above the villages. The scenery is absolutely stunning during the summer months, with lush green meadows speckled with colourful, blossoming flowers and basking in the rich sunlight. Golfers have a great choice of courses in the area, with a magnificent 18 hole course right in the village. Other courses will require a short drive from your Les Bois / Les Praz accommodation. There is also an excellent fishing lake just 2km from Les Praz, idyllic in the summer sun.
You can walk to the centre of Chamonix in just 10 minutes from a holiday rental in Les Praz or Les Bois, giving you unrestricted access to all the famous sports centres, world class restaurants and amenities the resort offers. The après-ski of Chamonix is renowned throughout the Alps, and regardless of your tastes in entertainment, you shall be able to find a suitable evenings entertainment from Les Bois / Les Praz property.
Obviously, during the ski season (which last from December until April), temperatures are cold. With temperatures hovering around 0°C and regular snow (hopefully), warm clothing is essential, but during the summer months, the region is surprisingly warm. Walkers, riders and climbers can happily bask in the warm sun, with daily peak temperatures in July and August often reaching around 22°C.
Geneva International Airport (GVA) is just 90km from a holiday rental property in Les Praz or Les Bois. There are a vast range of direct flights arriving into Geneva from the UK, and from there, airport transfers are readily available, whether you opt for a coach, taxi or hire car.