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The benefits of a mountain holiday

You’ve succumbed to the mountains ! Health, being disconnected from city life and exercising activities are all good reasons why time spent  in the mountains is time well spent .


Whether you stay in the heart of the Morvan park, at the Sites et Paysages La Colombière campsite or at Les Castels Les Criques de Porteils, both are quite close  to the mountainous border  of Spain, you will find all the benefits of the wonderous beauty of the Alpine mountain range !


Experiencing a trip to the mountains is  like taking in a huge breath of  fresh air ! If our lungs are in seventh heaven just dreaming about inhaling pure air, then our whole body will benefit. As we spend time in  mountain air we produce more red blood cells … the result of which is a boost  to our  health and general physical condition.

On a beautiful day the mountain air provides a dose of sunshine, an ideal remedy for absorbing vitamin D, plus a great moral booster !

Aiguille du midi viewing platform, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France

Change of scenery

Far reaching summits as far as the eye can see, wide open spaces, brilliant  changing light …the mountains offer an exhilarating   atmosphere where one can be  alone, with the family or with friends.

An impressive diversity

France has  unique mountain ranges ! There are no less than 5 massifs, 23 skiable domaines which are connected to 325 stations  just waiting to be discovered by you.

Whether you are a amateur skier or cross country skier (raquette) Winter or Summer the mountains have no season !

It’s for sure  there are more people at the latter and the early months of the year, Spring and Summer  offer a spectacular landscape of rocks and flowers, vivid colour reveals itself under the eyes of hikers who make the most of the peacefulness  and the wonders of nature.

Activities on offer

Skiing, snowboarding, telemark , raquette , tobogganing, dog-sledding , hiking, via ferrata, canyoning, VTT, paragliding ….You  have all the choices that you want  depending on the season  you choose.

Happy holidays in our Le French Time campsites !


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