The Famille Plus label

Les Houches resort awarded the Famille Plus label

Three attributes that justify the resort’s Famille Plus label:

  • Its situation: a village resort in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, looking over at the Mont Blanc Massif.
  • The array of sporting and recreational activities on offer in a Valley ripe for adventure!
  • Entertainment for all and holiday clubs for children

Whatever the season, Les Houches resort pulls out all the stops to welcome families and children. Summer or winter, kids can enjoy a fantastic holiday as they discover a range of activities and take their first steps on the slopes.
The “Famille Plus” label is a national initiative and is awarded to French tourist resorts that undertake to offer a personal welcome, activities and entertainment for all ages and at a price everyone can afford, while encouraging professionals to adopt a family-friendly approach. 

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Les Houches, a family-friendly village in the Valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!

Come and sample the mountain culture!
Les Houches is a village resort in the midst of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley and benefits from an outstanding environment looking over to the Mont Blanc Massif, not far from Switzerland and Italy.

In winter, its reasonable altitude of 1,900 metres makes it accessible to all types of skiers, with a beginners' area highly appreciated by those just starting out on the slopes!

Whatever the season, the landscapes and local heritage offer an unbeatable learning experience for children.

The village has long been keen to offer families an array of specially adapted activities, entertainment and accommodation. With the special facilities of offer, there is everything a family needs for an unforgettable stay in summer or in winter.

So bring your little ones and give them their first taste of adventure and of the thrills to be had on the slopes of Les Houches village resort!


In winter…

What can you do in Les Houches when you’re little, not so little, or quite grown up?
You can slide down the snowy slopes on a toboggan or skis, or take to the ice rink on skates – perhaps holding on to a cute little penguin if you need help keeping your balance – or you can try your hand at skijoëring, pulled along by a friendly horse.
You can have a snowball fight, try snow-tubing, zip-lining, or have fun with the family at the camper village at the top of the slopes.
You can spot animal footprints in the snow in the unspoilt natural surroundings or look out for the St Bernards or the sled dogs.
You can join in the fun activities, shows and games on offer throughout the season.
Or why not sample a slice of blueberry tart or a honey-drizzled crêpe with a delicious cup of hot chocolate for the kids, or a tasty glass of mulled wine for mum and dad?

There’s always something to do in the mountains – you’ll just love it!


 

Children's daycare - winter 2023

Nursery from 3 months to 3 years old – 60 allée des sorbiers, Les Houches
Phone: +33(0) 6 86 31 78 83 – creche@leshouches.fr

Children under 3 years of age (local and tourists) are welcomed throughout the year in the Multi-accueil, in the centre of the village.
The welcome conditions will be maintained subject to the directives linked to the health crisis.

Les Chavants Children's Club from 3 to 11 years old - 240, allée des Diligences, Les Houches. Phone: +33(0)4 50 54 43 33

Open from 17 December 2022 (date to be confirmed) on +33(0)6 86 32 56 42
Please find all practical information here

Download the children's club brochure here

Enfants aux Houches ©PierreRaphoz

Special offers - Winter 2023

LES HOUCHES SKIDEAL BOOK YOUR DAILY SKIPASS EARLY AND SAFE !

New this winter, the Les Houches-Saint-Gervais ski area is offering dynamic pricing
dynamic pricing on day passes!
Customers can buy online, every day, a day ski pass for a specific date, with a special price.
The ski pass of Les Houches gives access to the ski area of Les Houches and the
Tramway du Mont Blanc.

For beginners and children you can find the beginner area of Les Houches called, the "Tourchet", located in the centre of the village. An ideal place to learn to ski.

Night skiing in Les Houches
Every Thursday during the Christmas and February school holidays, the Tourchet comes alive with snacks, torchlight descents by the ESF and night skiing from 5.30pm.

The ESF of Les Houches offers you night skiing lessons on the Tourchet piste from 5.30pm to 7pm.
Dates and prices 2022/2023 to come

"GLISSE&GLACE" (SNOW&ICE) PASS €17 One half-day in the Tourchet area (Grand
Tourchet), on the day of purchase + 1 entry to the skating rink

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Events and activities programme - winter

Outdoor and indoor activities: snow games, sledging, creative activities and entertainment. Activity leader speaks French and English.  
Registrations by email : clubenfantsdeschavants@leshouches.fr

Family friendly events: many family-friendly events are proposed throughout the winter season.

Click here to discover the full events and activities programme!

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Ski in Les Houches

The ski area of ​​Les Houches / Saint Gervais extends from 1000m to 1900m high. An exceptional 360 ° panorama of the Mont Blanc massif is offered from the top of the domain. Tracks in the forest allow you to discover the pleasures of skiing.

Prices, timetables and practical information

For beginners, the Tourchet slopes in the center of the village are perfect for learning to ski!

Prices, timetables and practical information

Enfants ski aux Houches ©GaëtanHaugeard
Nocturne Tourchet

IN SUMMER

It's the great freedom!

Leave for a beautiful family hike with a mountain professional, or visit one of our natural sites, gorges, mountain pastures etc...
Cycling, climbing, fishing, swimming in the Chamonix pool. There is something for everyone!

Take a cable cars or leave with the rack tramway to reach the summits, and discover the glaciers and the high mountains. You might even see some mountain goats, chamois, ibex, marmots. If you want to be sure to see them you can visit the Merlet animal park.

Are you more in for a horse ride? Come to the Mont-Blanc horse riding school. Or maybe you would like to see the cute little puppys of the St Bernard dog farm.

Then finish with a nice bleuberry tart and you have everything you need for a perfect holiday!

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Children's daycare - Summer 2022

Les Chavants Leisure Centre for 3 to 11 year olds - 230 allée des diligences - Les Houches - Tel : 06 08 17 61 16 from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm

Download rates and schedules

Download the flyer here

Baby-sitters

List available at the Tourist Office or by clicking here

Nursery assistants

List available at the reception of Les Houches town hall

Special offers - Summer 2022

The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix offers juniors aged 4 to 17 a host of activities and a program adapted to each age.
The “Piou-Piou” 4-7 year olds, “Kids” 8-12 year old, “Ados” 13-17 year old clubs welcome all your children for a very vitamin-packed summer, with a program of climbing, Accro'Park, mountain biking, hiking, treasure hunts, canyoning, via ferrata, cani-rando, ride with donkeys etc... 

Contact : www.chamonix-guides.com / outdoor@chamonix-guides.com

Koalagrimpe - Introduce climbing to your children from 4 years old! Climbing is suitable for all levels and all ages outdoors on the cliffs of the Chamonix valley. A vertical treasure hunt is offered to make learning even more fun!

Contact : www.koalagrimpe.com /  +33(0)6 88 96 78 73

Média librairie Les Houches - Creative workshops and readings: July and August 2022. Discover the programme by clicking here. Different workshops are offered this summer to children and their families. Registration required.

Contact: www.mediatheque-valleedechamonix.fr / biblioleshouches@cc-valleedechamonix.fr

Atelier médiathèque LH été 2022

Coronavirus Covid-19 Information – Famille Plus Label

Famille Plus is doing all it can to protect the health and safety of families on holiday

Destinations awarded the Famille Plus label have undertaken to offer the best possible welcome for families, in application of the national recommendations from the French Health Ministry in the current health context. Professionals may offer alternatives where it is not possible for them to comply with all measures.  

For more details, please contact the Tourist Office at your Famille Plus destination.

Our pledges

Famille Plus, the benchmark for happy family holidays, wherever you go! You can be sure of a warm welcome at a Famille Plus destination!

6 pledges for welcoming kids and their families:

  1. A personalised welcome for families
  2. Activities adapted for all ages
  3. From the smallest to the eldest, a special price for everyone
  4. Activities for the young and the not-so-young – for time together, or time apart
  5. Shops and services close by
  6. Your kids pampered by our professionals!

Head for the official Famille Plus Label website !


 

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Your contact

Lore Murguet
Office de Tourisme Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc – BP 9, 74310 Les Houches
Tel : +33 (0)4 50 55 51 71 / P : +33 (0)6 07 65 31 51