French Alps Items

How to spend a day in Evian-les-Bains

How to spend a day in Evian-les-Bains

When you book holiday apartments or chalets in the French Alps for a short break, you may be happy to spend your days walking in the stunning countryside, followed by evenings snuggling up together in your accommodation. However, it is also worth taking a daytrip.

Meribel is perfect for a skiing short break

Where are France's best skiing areas?

One of the top choices for an active short break during the winter months is French Alps skiing. The region has some of the best facilities in Europe for snowy getaways and is easily accessible by budget airlines, train and road.

Beat the crowds with early season deals at Chamonix

Early season ski taster weekends at Chamonix

Try skiing for the first time or just get back into the groove before the pistes get busy, with three-day breaks to Chamonix in the Alps.

Meribel boasts outdoor hot tubs for tired skiers

Learn to ski or snowboard this winter

Ever envied the graceful skiers gliding down the mountainside with effortless style? Well this year you can join them with taster packages from skiweekends.com

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?