More precisely Haute-Savoie is another mountain destination famously known in the winter for its quaint midmountain ski resorts. In the summer, you can enjoy mountain hiking trails and stays in Swiss-style wooden chalets, at an average altitude of about 3,900 feet. Located in the Alps, you can enjoy magnificent vistas, including the one of the Mont Blanc mountain range, and within sight of Switzerland. Geneva is just around the corner.
You can enjoy visiting local raw-milk cheese farms year-round. In the summer, people enjoy the local food, such as tartiflette or raclette, made with local farm cheeses. These staples will give you a chance to get yourself in shape after enjoying mountain hiking where the pristine nature and pure air will fill your lungs along with filling your eyes with breathtaking views. The summer pastures always make you imagine what it’s like for people to live there in the snowy winters and give you respect for the resilience of the locals.
The stark contrast between the big city bustle and the quietude of the rural mountain areas, yet with an easy access to shops and exquisite restaurants will make you long for more.
If you are not the hiking type, you can relax in the hot tub of your hotel, on the terrace of the local cafés or browsing through the local shops in the quaint streets.
Regardless of the season, Haute-Savoie will welcome you with open arms and gladly share the wonders that this enchanting place has to offer.