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.
Feel the freedom!
Enjoy a wonderful hike with the family or with a mountain guide: there’s something for everyone, with regular hiking, natural sites to visit, the gorges, alpine meadows and more!
Go cycling, climbing, fishing, or swimming in the pool in Chamonix.
You can take the cable cars, gondola lifts or the rack-and-pinion railway to reach the peaks and explore the glaciers and high mountain areas.
You can get up close to all sorts of mountain animals, such as chamois, ibex, stags, llamas and marmots, in the Merlet animal park. Or you can go horse-riding at the Mont Blanc equestrian centre, visit the St Bernard kennels or take a closer look at our herds of black cattle.
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 - 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
List available at the Tourist Office or by clicking here
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...
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
Médiathèque des 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.
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!
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 skijoring, 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 2022
Nursery from 3 months to 3 years old – 60 allée des sorbiers, Les Houches
Phone: +33(0) 6 86 31 78 83 – email@example.com
For health reasons and following a decision by the PMI, we are unable to welcome children under the age of 3 to the municipal nursery in Les Houches this winter 2022.
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 19th of December
Please find all practical information here
Events and activities programme - winter 2022
Outdoor and indoor activities: snow games, sledging, creative activities and entertainment. Activity leader speaks French and English.
Registrations by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Family friendly events: many family-friendly events are proposed throughout the winter season.
Click here to discover the full events and activities programme!
Special offers - Winter 2022
Special young ski team rider
Discover freestyle and freeride! Minimum level required: Bronze Star. Minimum age: 10 years old. Helmet and back protector compulsory. Twin-tip skis are advised.
Discover this offer
Tester le ski nocturne aux Houches
Les Houches ESF offers night skiing lessons on the Tourchet slope!
Dates: 6/7/8, 13/14/15 and 20/21/22 February 2022 from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- 1 to 2 people for 1hr = 45 € and 1hr30 = 67 € .
- 3 to 5 people for 1hr = 56 € and 1hr30 = 87 €.
Special offer: beginners packages
Package reserved only for students registered at ESF Les Houches! Covered area: Prarion gondola, Ecole chairlift, Mélèzes chairlift and conveyor belt.
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.
For beginners, the Tourchet slopes in the center of the village are perfect for learning to ski!
See the list of our Famille Plus partners in Les Houches.
Sport – activities
- Club Touristique Les Chavants
- Crèche et Halte-garderie
- Ecole du Ski Français ESF
- Compagnie des guides de Chamonix et accompagnateurs
- Centre équestre du Mont-Blanc / ski joering
- Mont-Blanc escalade
- Patinoire artificielle
- Domaine de ski débutant Le Tourchet
- L’espace luge
- Ski Camp
- Parc animalier de Merlet
- Chiens de traineaux Huskydalen
- Elevage de St Bernard
- Tennis Club des Houches
Culture and heritage
Restaurants and accommodations
- La Guinguette des Chavants
- Le Kitsch'inn
- Les Campanules
- Le Rocky Pop Hotel
- Gîte Michel Fagot
- Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche
- Les Chalets d'Elena
- La Cha
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.
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:
- A personalised welcome for families
- Activities adapted for all ages
- From the smallest to the eldest, a special price for everyone
- Activities for the young and the not-so-young – for time together, or time apart
- Shops and services close by
- Your kids pampered by our professionals!
Head for the official Famille Plus Label website !
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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