After the snow melts, the Alps transform.
If you?re looking for something different, the French Alps are the perfect summer holiday destination.
Home to great weather, exciting activities and stunning views ? you’ll see a new side to one of the world’s best mountain ranges.
But, which events shouldn?t you miss out on while you?re there? Here are our top 5 events in the French Alps this summer.
Fête de la Musique ? Les Deux Alpes, 21st June
Fête de la Musique, also know as Make Music Day, is a yearly tradition that place all over France every summer solstice on the 21st June. And where better to celebrate some auditory stimulation than in the heart of the French Alps?!
It’s a fun-and-sun filled event that pleases music lovers everywhere with festivities continuing on through the early hours for the night-owls amongst us.
The best news? It’s free to the public! Everyone can enjoy the concerts and music acts completely free of charge. Make Music Day is simply a celebration of music from all over the world, without the price tag found at other festivals.
Marathon du Mont Blanc ? Chamonix, 28th June- 1st July
The Alps are home to plenty of sporting activities, regardless of the time of year.
For those looking to push themselves and put their sporting abilities to the test check out the Marathon du Mont Blanc.
More than 10,500 runners from all over the world take part in this marathon. It’s a challenge coupled with some spectacular scenery, so it’s easy to see why so many take part!
For those who want to witness part of this incredible race and cheer some mega-marathoners on it’s not to be missed.
Bastille Day ? Les Gets, Val d?Isere, Morzine & Tignes, 14th July
Bastille Day is a French national holiday celebrated all over the country, including the Alps. The festivities can be found all over the mountains!
Les Gets, Val d?Isere, Morzine and Tignes are all home to a spectacular fireworks display, as well as a night of singing and dancing.
The mood is infectious, the atmosphere is lively, and the drinks are constantly flowing ? what’s not to like?
So, if you?re headed to the French Alps this summer, make sure you don?t miss out on the celebrations of the 14th July!
Cosmojazz Festival ? Chamonix, 21st-29th July
Chamonix will be hosting the unmissable Cosmojazz Festival from the 21st to 29th July this summer.
Featuring a diverse range of artists and music acts, the Cosmojazz festival has something for everyone, no matter your music taste.
This popular event takes place under the sun in the heart of Chamonix. Fancy listening to music against a backdrop of the Alps? Now’s your chance!
Festival au Bonheur des Momes ? Le Grand-Bornand, August 26th-31st
Festival au Bonheur des Momes (Festival to the Happiness of Kids) is a spectacular event, featuring acting, dancing, performances and music for all the family.
The event sees the village of le Grand-Bornand completely transform with a rapidly growing attendance and 30 venues and workshops of varying sizes around the local area.
Perfect for families, the Festival au Bonheur des Momes is a lively event that boasts a great atmosphere and plenty of Alpine entertainment.