This ribbon of traditional Alpine villages between Mont Blanc and the Aravis is cheaper, more relaxed and feels more French than the big, glam resorts neaby. Perfect for families
Just 5km south of impossibly chic Megève, you reach the first of four villages that make up Val d’Arly – Praz-sur-Arly – swiftly followed by Flumet, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe and Crest-Voland. With the glamour of Megève and Chamonix so close by, it’s easy to miss this collection of traditional villages tucked in between Mont Blanc and the Aravis range. But between them they cover 120km of pistes, and they’re connected to the larger Espace Diamant which includes Les Saisies.