Combloux’s Plan d’Eau Biotope

A visit to the Plan d’Eau Biotope in Combloux makes for a wonderful day of swimming and lazing, with a majestic view of the Mont Blanc Massif as a backdrop! Combloux boasts the first ecological mountain lake in France, in the most superb setting.  The lake has been created for swimming and has more than 10 000 aquatic plants filtering the water to make it pure, and it has … Continue reading Combloux’s Plan d’Eau Biotope

Swimming in Chamonix

If you’d like to go swimming in Chamonix, there are various options.  You might be lucky enough to be staying at a hotel or chalet with a pool, otherwise you can head to the public swimming pools on offer at the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon.  Alternatively, some hotels in the valley let you use their pool if you eat lunch at their restaurant or use their spa … Continue reading Swimming in Chamonix

Le Lac des Chavants (Les Houches)

The Lac des Chavants in Les Houches is a relaxating destination for families in both summer and winter. *Please note that Lac des Chavants is NOT a swimming lake!* In the warmer months, there is a playground here, an accrobranche, an outdoor climbing wall, fishing in the lake, and a relaxing buggy/dog-walking path around the lake and into the woods. This is the perfect spot for a picnic or … Continue reading Le Lac des Chavants (Les Houches)

Lac de Passy

Lac de Passy, officially referred to these days as a “Base de Loisirs” (due to the numerous leisure activities on offer), is the largest lake in the Pays du Mont Blanc.  Ideal for a swim and a splash during the summer months, it is also frequented by cyclists, joggers, buggy-walkers, fishing enthusiasts, windsurfers, paddle-boarders and dog-walkers (NB dogs are not permitted at the beach/criques ends of … Continue reading Lac de Passy

Lacs des Ilettes (Sallanches)

Officially known as Base de Loisir des Ilettes, les Lacs des Ilettes actually consist of three lakes and this is a popular place year-round for locals to come for a stroll en famille, for a bike ride, a dog-walk (permitted around the 3rd lake) or a jog or workout.  In summertime, the middle lake is a popular choice for swimmers and the 3rd lake for windsurfers. The … Continue reading Lacs des Ilettes (Sallanches)

Palais des Sports et des Congrès (Megève)

Newly renovated and opened in December 2017, Megève’s Palais des Sports et des Congrès is a Sports Centre, a Spa & Wellness Centre, a Conference & Events Centre and a Médiatèque all in one!  The Sports Centre hosts plenty of classes for children and adults alike. Espace Forme (Fitness) Here, there are plenty of activities/classes to choose from, as well as a fully-equipped gym: yoga, pilates, circuit training, cross training … Continue reading Palais des Sports et des Congrès (Megève)