The certification label « Famille Plus » is a national certification concerning the welcome of families and the services offered to children and families in the French touristic resorts.
Facing the increasing needs of families in terms of welcome and activities for everybody, the certification label Famille Plus undertakes:
“Famille Plus, a destination for young and old alike” is a certification label to which families can make reference to in order to enjoy a successful stay! Its aim: taking into account your expectations and/or suggestions.
Your contact in Les Houches: Michèle BAYOU
Office de Tourisme Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
85 place du Triangle de l'Amitié
Tél : +33 (0)4 50 55 53 80
The 3 assets that characterize the certification label Famille Plus in Les Houches:
Its location: in the Chamonix Valley facing the Mont-Blanc range.
Its various sport activities designed for young and old alike.
Its events aimed at all ages and its day care center for children between 3 and 12 years old.
Hôtel des Campanules **: From the hotel you can enjoy a spectacular view on the Mont Blanc range and the Aiguille du Midi. Familial rooms and adapted meals. Living room dedicated to games, reading. Free shuttle busses with the guest card.
Hameau de Pierre Blanche ****: near the cable car Prarion and verdant spaces. Apartment for 4 to 8 people with baby beds on demand. Free access to the indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Spa treatments adapted to children on booking.
Rocky Pop Hotel*** In a relaxed and fun atmosphere the hotel offers rooms from 2 to 12 people, a restaurant offering many meal options, a central bar, a lounge patio, a ski shop, 270 sqm of seminar rooms, lots of games…
The main activities for children between 3 and 12 years old
Merlet Animal Park: easy walks in the park situated at 1500 m, right in front of the Mont Blanc range, the animal park of Merlet is a magnificent 50 acres park where ibex, chamois, marmots, stags, deer, hinds and llamas move around in freedom!
Saint Bernard dog breeding: These dogs were first of all raised as guard dogs. Then, in the 18th century, the Grand Saint Bernard monks raised them to be search and rescue dogs for lost travellers. You will discover this noble breed of dog with Jean-Pierre and René Dumont through a guided visit of an hour.
Initiative taken by Les Houches for the families
Day care center open from Monday to Friday during the summer for children between 3 and 12 years old.
Thematic week and reception adjusted for each age group.
Multifunctional field and volleyball field with no entrance fee, foam games for younger children.
Cable cars: special rates for children (5 to 14 years old) and family pass (2 adults and 2 children of same family).
The area of Les Chavants has been rehabilitated. The tennis has been reconfigured. Several arrangements concerning this area has been made in order to offer a better experience to families.
Special equipment for babies (0-2 years old)
Municipal day care – nursery: for children aged 3 months to 3 years old (subject to availability)
Open air play-ground in Les Chavants. Picnic tables, WC, baby changing table.
Two events for families
Each Tuesday during the summer season: free show for children (tales, clowns, puppet show…)
Each Thursday during the summer season: treasure hunt in the village for families. Snack and goodies offered at 4pm after the paper chase.
Hotels and restaurants
Serviced holiday apartments
Children’s day care center in Les Chavants:
Ideally located in the Chavants area, next to the lake and 200m from the cable car Prarion, the day care is open for children between 18 months to 10 years old. Full day or half day prices with or without lunch. Sledging, creative workshop, outdoor games…
During the winter: possibility of package that include Ski (with the ESF) and day care center.
In Les Chavants
A fitted out, secured and groomed area in Les Chavants: one track for children aged 2 to 6 and another one for more than 6 year-old kids. Children under the supervision of an adult compulsory.
At Le Prarion
At the arrival of the cable car Prarion and just next to the beginner ski area, you’ll find a beautiful sledging track.
Up on the ski area of Les Houches, you’ll find the Ski Camp: toboggan run, tubing track, curling, zip lines for the little ones… All winter long at the top of the cable car Prarion, next to the beginner area.
For the older children a border cross is open and prepared every morning. The border cross welcomes several competition, such as the Kid Contest.
Beginner areas at the top of Prarion and Bellevue
At the top of each cable car in Les Houches, you’ll find beginner areas suitable for young children who wants to learn how to ski.
Events for children
The tourism office in Les Houches offers a lot of events and activities for children each week during the high season.
Find here the events dedicated to children !
Survey Famille Plus
In order to meet your expectations please fill out this survey: Enquête Famille Plus
You’ve stayed in a resort with the certification label FAMILLE PLUS.
This certification label is awarded to resorts offering quality of service to families and children.
In order to improve our services and to better meet your expectations, please answer a few questions.
Find here the regulations and specifications of this certification label: Download the regulations here
For more information about this certification label, please visit the website: www.france-montagnes.com/label-famille-plus-montagne
Please fill in the survey available in our welcome desk or send us your suggestions to: http://www.familleplus.fr/fr/le-label/contact
Official date of the labeling 16 May 2018 for 3 YEARS, awarded on June 5, 2018 by Pierre BALME, President of the Working Group of the National Association of Mayors of Mountain resorts.