LAKES & WATERSPORTS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

🏔 Au Pays du Mont-Blanc we are lucky to have 💦 several swimming lakes with stunning mountain views . . . while the perfect spot for strolling and biking in autumn and winter, come the balmy days of spring and summer, the water warms and the lakes start to get busy with bathers and ⛵️ watersport enthusiasts . . . at Lac de Passy and Lacs des Ilettes you’ll find: … Continue reading LAKES & WATERSPORTS au Pays du Mont-Blanc


On a short family hike in Combloux a few summers ago, we found ourselves playground-hopping before we’d even begun walking (quite difficult, hence, to get our boys walking!). First of all, we headed to the playground we already knew and loved, right next to our parking spot . . . Adventure playground The adventure  playground is by far one of our favourites in the 🏔 Pays … Continue reading Combloux PLAYGROUNDS

PUMPTRACKS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

I shall be honest, I had never even heard of 🚵‍♀️ a pumptrack before we discovered the 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Combloux! So, what is 🚵‍♀️ a pumptrack? It is a circuit, with ups and downs and turns, on which the 🚵‍♂️ cyclist / 🛹 skater / 🛴 scooter can keep moving simply through “pumping” (no need for pedal action, once moving). Not just for cyclists (BMX, VTT), it … Continue reading PUMPTRACKS au Pays du Mont-Blanc


Combloux is definitely one of the most ⛷ family-friendly ski areas in the 🏔 Pays du Mont-Blanc, and skiing at this ski station (altitude between 1200m and 1900m) will reward you with some of the most beautiful, postcard perfect 360° panoramic views of 🏔 Mont-Blanc and the mountains of 🏔 Les Aravis and Les Fiz! Both of the MBFF boys have had ⛷ ski lessons in Combloux, … Continue reading Combloux SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

PISTES de LUGE au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and nearby)

The ❄️ FIRST SNOWFALL au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . . when the ❄ first snowflakes arrive, the excitement and delight run high for the whole family: walks knee-deep (or shoulder-deep for the little ones!) in the white fluffy stuff, ❄ snowball fights, ⛄️ making a snowman (or perhaps a snowcat or other snow animal) . . . and 🛷 SLEDGING FUN! [ note: due to the limited snow at … Continue reading PISTES de LUGE au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and nearby)

Plan d’Eau Biotope (COMBLOUX)

The 💦 Plan d’Eau Biotope in Combloux was re-opened, after an extensive re-landscaping and modernising project, in the summer of 2022. The new structure has a lake of 1750m² (max depth 2.60 m), an area dedicated to sports swimming (4 lanes) . . .  A visit to the 💦 Plan d’Eau Biotope in Combloux makes for a wonderful day of swimming and lazing, with 🏔 a majestic … Continue reading Plan d’Eau Biotope (COMBLOUX)