Going on a family vacation with a baby or a young child in the mountains is the guarantee of a successful stay. The resorts are becoming more and more adapted and offer many activities accessible on foot. The mountains are becoming a destination of choice for traveling with baby. Here is our selection of the most baby-friendly resorts.
1. Les Menuires : THE family resort par excellence
It is without any doubt the resort where you will find the most activities to do with your baby or young child. Les Menuires has adapted many trails for families. You can in particular make a small walk of about thirty minutes around the Plan de l'Eau des Bruyères. Accessible with a stroller, you will discover this magnificent part of the resort and walk along the Doron. For the most motivated, the lake of Lou awaits you. You just have to rent a baby carrier on the spot to discover this jewel of the Belleville valley.
If the hikes are not to your liking, you can always take the ski lifts (free for children under 5). The Pointe de la Masse and its panoramic view, the Lac des Echauds, the Lac des Allamands or the village of St-Martin-de-Belleville are all within easy reach. There is nothing better to awaken baby's senses than to discover the local fauna and flora: chamois, marmots, cows, edelweiss,...
In addition to the baby carrier rental, other services and equipment are available in Les Menuires: nursery, children's club, public toilets with baby changing facilities, draisienne area for young children,...
The Hameau de la Sapinière, our establishment located in Les Menuires, also offers cots and baby chairs. Everything is done to make your life easier. It is not for nothing that the slogan of the Savoyard resort is FriendlyMenuires !
2. Tignes : lazing around the lake
In summer, Tignes unveils its lake with turquoise waters. It is therefore very easy to enjoy it with your baby. You can take a stroller ride around the lake to enjoy the beauty of the place. In the mountains, the air is always fresh. Your baby will not get heat stroke. The free ski lifts for children under 5 years of age invite you to go for an effortless ride with your children.
Le Lagon, the swimming pool of Tignes, also welcomes you with equipment specially designed for babies. A paddling pool, mini-toboggans, bubbles and a mini waterfall will satisfy your little one. In addition, access to the pool is free for children under 5 years old.
For young children, a youth club is available from the age of 3. You can have your little ones looked after while you enjoy the summits.
Finally, our establishment located in Tignes le Lac, le Taoshas equipment adapted for a stay with baby: swimming pool, baby chair and cots, equipped kitchen,...
3. Val Thorens : life in a mountain pasture
Located at 2300 meters of altitude, the resort of Val Thorens will surprise you! The farm Chez Pépé Nicolas allows you to discover the fauna and flora to your children. Goats, chickens, rabbits,... are some of the animals you will meet on the spot. The visit of the farm makes you discover the life in a mountain pasture without forgetting a passage in the garden of permaculture. You can then taste 100% local cheese. Donkey rides are also organized.
Daycare, baby swimmers, fun park with a motor area for toddlers and a secure course,... are other possible activities with the little ones. As in other resorts, you can take the ski lifts to admire the summits.
Our establishment located at the entrance of the resort of Val Thorens, Hameau du Kashmir, welcomes you with baby thanks to cots and chairs on loan. Our swimming pool with view on the summits and accessible to the whole family will also seduce you.
Bonus : our tips
The advantage of the mountains in summer is the coolness. No problem of heat stroke with baby. However, we recommend that you use a good sunscreen and good quality sunglasses for your little one's comfort.
Traveling with baby is often synonymous with a real move. You have to think of everything. In the accommodations Montagnettes, it is possible to obtain baby cots (without mattress) and baby chairs. A card with colored pencils is distributed to the children. The reception of families is a priority for us. That's why we have the Family Plus label.
Many shops in the resort also offer baby carrier or stroller rental. What to travel light with baby.
Be careful, rapid changes in altitude can cause ear infections in babies and young children. Take a break every time you gain 300 to 500 meters of altitude. Take the opportunity to give your baby something to drink. Swallowing helps decompress the eardrums. Sucking on a pacifier can also help manage the climb to the top. Finally, drive slowly so that your baby adapts as he goes along.