While known mostly for the white mountain vistas of the winter months, the French Alps boast breathtaking natural beauty in the summer too. Lush green meadows, colourful alpine flowers, crystal-clear lakes, and majestic peaks create a picturesque backdrop for your summer holiday. Keen photographers will have no shortage of stunning high altitude landscapes at which to point their lens. The French Alps are dotted with dozens of charming mediaeval and alpine towns, which once the snow lines have retreated, take on a completely different light in summer. La Rosière is a great example of this, steeped in history and tradition, mixing traditional architecture with panoramic views of the Savoyard region.
You will also be able to discover unforgettable views whilst travelling through the French Alps in summer. The Mont Blanc Express winds its way through picturesque alpine villages and lush valleys to offer unrivalled views of – you guessed it – Mont Blanc. Alternatively, the Train des Merveilles takes passengers through the Roya Valley to uncover dramatic gorges and ancient viaducts, all set in spectacular mountain scenery.