Whilst the French Alps are often more widely visited in the winter months, it’s certainly not all about the skiing here. Summer in Serre Chevalier offers an alternative kind of holiday, but one that we know you’ll love.
Situated in the Guisane Valley of the Hautes-Alpes department, Serre Chevalier has a natural beauty that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. As the warm Mediterranean climate begins to thaw the ice-capped peaks, new colours emerge with the changing of the seasons, and a calmness spreads across the landscape. If you’re looking for reasons to visit Serre Chevalier in summer, we have lots of them!
Dive head first into adrenalin-fuelled adventures like white water rafting and mountain biking to get your pulse racing or soak up the scenery at your own pace with more relaxing activities such as fishing and horse riding. This is a place where you’ll want to be outdoors. There’s nothing more liberating than swimming out onto a tree-fringed lake or hiking up a mountain to dizzy heights where you can admire the views from a totally unique lens.
And if you’re looking for epic history and culture that you can really sink your teeth into, you’ll certainly find it here. Sleepy villages are brimming with the sort of charm you only ever read about in story books. Imagine cobbled streets winding between old stone buildings, typical French wooden chalets clinging to mountainsides, and rustic restaurants where aromas of Mediterranean cooking waft through the air and lure you inside.
For a truly authentic experience, visit the 17 th century, fortified old town of Briançon. Not only is this a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also the highest town in France, where the architecture will leave you awestruck. It’s so refreshing to escape from the more touristy resorts and explore somewhere so unspoiled and overflowing with history.
It’s not just the sheer beauty of the landscapes or the captivating culture that make summer in Serre Chevalier so incredible, the locals play a huge part too. You’ll find everyone so friendly and welcoming; their eagerness to make you feel like part of the community is infectious.
Whether romance is on the cards during your stay, or you’re wanting a holiday full of adventures for all the family, we couldn’t think of anywhere more perfect than Serre Chevalier.