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Summer Family Vacation in the Alps

Get ready to experience a great time this summer!
Fun for the whole family, find out about the best family activities across the Alps.

Make Like an Explorer

At the Réserve des Monts d’Azur

If your children are adventurous, head to the Réserve des Monts d’Azur for a summer safari. At this incredible 700-hectare reserve, bison, Przewalski horses, deer and other animals roam. The guide will explain everything to you! After a thrilling visit, recharge your batteries with the family at the natural swimming pool. Here, there are no chemical products. You can unwind in pure, naturally filtered water which helps you enjoy the reserve’s setting in complete peace. Want an experience that brings you closer to nature? Spend the night in an ecolodge at the heart of the reserve. If you are an early bird, you will certainly have the chance of glimpsing one of the many residents of the Réserve des Monts d’Azur!

Touch the Clouds

On a Paragliding Flight

Ready to take off in the Alps? And with your family, of course! Gather up your courage, let the instructor kit you out, then you’re off for a session of pure thrills! For your introduction to paragliding with your family, you will feel as free as a bird as you discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Alps from the sky! Children will be blown away by the experience of gliding in the air – they will enjoy recognising the not-to-miss panoramas of the Alps from up high. Just below you, the superb Alpine landscapes will gradually reveal themselves as you fly to exceptional viewpoints. See the Route Napoléon, the Oraison, and the Col Bas at Seyne-les-Alpes anew from the sky. You can count on your instructor to help you pick out the various sites!

Experience the Digital World

At the Muséoscope du Lac

Welcome to the Muséoscope du Lac, a unique space to explore the history of the Lac de Serre-Ponçon and a great idea for a family activity in the Alps. At Muséoscope, you will discover the story of the dam and the Lac de Serre-Ponçon. A sound and light presentation punctuates your entire visit, giving it a little touch of magic. After you have looked at the models of the villages submerged by the construction of the dam, grab a comfortable seat in the Salle de Cinéma Durance. A film retraces the past of these famous villages, letting their former inhabitants tell their story. Treasure hunt enthusiasts will enjoy the fun area. The highlight of the visit? The short film « The Challenge of the Eagle on the Durance, » (« Le défi de l’aigle sur la Durance ») 8 minutes and 30 seconds of technical wizardry in which the viewer experiences an eagles-eye-view flying over the Haute-Durance. Feel the breath of fresh air on your skin and the vibrations of flying as you admire the Glaciers des Écrins and the Vallée de la Clarée from the sky …

Essential museums and monuments in the Alps

Take Off in a Wind Tunnel

At Soufflerie On’Air

Who has never dreamt of flying? Thanks to the Soufflerie On’Air team at Tallard, near Gap, it is now possible. If you are a bit wary of the idea of a parachute jump, this place is for you! This unique concept in Europe, open to adults and kids over 5 years old, promises you the same thrills as a free fall. After you get outfitted and listen to your instructor’s advice, you’re set to launch! From behind the glass, you will admire Alpine landscapes and enjoy a 360-degree panorama. See how your family measures up to the power of the wind on this most original family activity in the Alps. Back on terra firma, you’ll be able to watch your session. You can even buy the video or photos for a a souvenir to take back home. A moment of 100% pure adrenaline!

Meet the Wolves

At the Parc Alpha-Loup

At the gates of the Parc National du Mercantour, hear the call of the wild at Parc Alpha-Loup in Vésubie. There, you’ll meet the three wolf packs that roam semi-freely in this natural reserve for an experience of pure emotion. Several observation posts are scattered throughout the park. They will enable you to observe these wild animals without them seeing you. A delight for youngsters! Enthusiasts can get close to the wolves and see what it’s like to be a trainer in a workshop. On the schedule: observation, an introduction to the pack and to the role of the care team and preparing the animals’ food. To make children’s eyes light up, participate in a Night of the Wolves during the summer. You will enjoy a picnic prepared by the park team and dive into the nocturnal ambiance of the park, with the soundtrack of wolves howling around you. An unforgettable experience.