Travel and Transport

Travelling to France can be done by air transport or by land transport ie. car via ferry/Eurotunnel or train which is the most environmentally friendly way to travel.

By car:

Driving is by far the most flexible option, where you are in control of your own timetable, can take as much luggage as you need (including sport & leisure equipment at no extra charge), stop en route as and when you choose and maybe visit a little vineyard on the way through Burgundy. You can also stay in more than one resort and take day trips to areas of interest, while maximising your leisure time in the resort.

Miss the queues at the toll plazas 
Sanef, the French motorway operator has now extended its Liber-t automatic toll payment service to UK motorists. To use the service all you need to do is register online and they will send you a small electronic transponder (or tag) that you attach to your windscreen just behind the rear-view mirror. As you approach the barriers, a device by the barrier will read your transponder (or tag), securely extract your unique reference and then automatically open the barrier without you having to stop.  View here to sign up


Flying to the Alps – Nearest Airports

Nearest Airports

Grand Massif resorts                
Geneva (1hr) or Chambery (1hr45-2hr)


Portes du Soleil resorts
Geneva (1hr) or Chambery (1hr45-2hr)

Val D’Arly Mont-Blanc resorts
Geneva (1hr30) or Chambery (1hr30)

Maurienne Valley resorts
Chambery (1hr30), Turin (1hr30) or Grenoble [Saint-Geoirs] (2hr), Lyon (2hr30), St Etienne (3hr)


Oisans resorts
Chambery, Grenoble [Saint-Geoirs] (1hr30-2hr), Lyon (2hr-2hr30), St Etienne (3hr)

3 Vallees and
Tarentaise resorts
Chambery (1hr15), Turin or Grenoble (Saint-Geoirs), Lyon (2hr-2hr30), St Etienne (3hr)

Flying to the Pyrenees:

Ax Les Thermes> Toulouse, Perpignan
Barèges> Lourdes Pyrennes, Pau
Cauterets> Lourdes Pyrenees, Pau, Toulouse 
Font Romeu> Perpignan, Toulouse
La Mongie> Lourdes Pyrennes, Pau
Les Angles> Perpignan, Girona, Toulouse
Luz Saint Sauveur> Lourdes Pyrennes, Pau
Peyragudes> Lourdes Pyrenees, Pau, Toulouse
Saint Lary> Lourdes Pyrenees, Pau, Toulouse
Val Louron> Lourdes Pyrenees, Pau, Toulouse

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