Happening now in France

Not to be
missed 

Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

Things to do

Visit
France 

Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

France’s ski resorts

With ski season typically running from December through April, France’s ski resorts are gearing up to open their doors to skiers of all levels.

With some of the finest skiing in the world, the French slopes have already forged themselves a great reputation, consistently attracting many skiers from abroad. The resorts always celebrate the opening and closing of their seasons with gusto, and this year will certainly be no exception.

We’ve compiled the opening dates of France’s top resorts, organized by mountain range, so you can plan your perfect ski getaway in France.

*Edit (November 25, 2013): Following heavy snowfall, a dozen ski resorts in the Alps and the Pyrénées will open their slopes as of November 23rd-24th, several weeks earlier than originally planned. Please consult individual resorts for precise opening dates.

Alps

  1. Val d'Isère (External link) - November 30, 2013 - May 4, 2013
  2. La Plagne (External link) - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  3. Les Menuires (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 25, 2014
  4. Méribel (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 25, 2014
  5. Chamrousse (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 13, 2014
  6. Les Orres (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 27, 2014
  7. Megève (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  8. Isola 2000 (External link) - December 7, 2013 - April 20, 2014
  9. Les Arcs Bourg-Saint-Maurice (External link) - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  10. Serre-Chevalier Vallée (External link) - December 14, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  11. La Plagne (External link) - December 14, 2013 - April 26, 2014
  12. Les Contamines Montjoie (External link) - December 20, 2013 - April 21, 2014
  13. Valmeinier (External link) - December 21, 2013 - April 18, 2014
  14. Aussois (External link) - December 21, 2013 - April 18, 2014
  15. La Clusaz (External link) - December 21, 2013 - April 27, 2014
    Pyrénées

Vosges

Jura

Massif Central

It should be noted that these dates are subject to change based on weather and snow conditions.

Val d'Isère