A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go on a little getaway with my husband. Destination: Club Med Peisey-Vallandry in France, and this sans kids! Of course this mama had a hard time leaving her littles behind, but it was also super nice to spend some alone time with the hubs. Club Med truly is the inventor of the all-in formula: our plane was arranged, the transfer to the hotel, the accommodations, the meals, drinks, everything really! All we had to do was pack our bags. At our arrival, the kindest G.O.’s were welcoming us, explaining us everything we needed to know. The hotel was perfect, it was quite big but it still was cosy and there’s a beautiful athmosphere. Our room was perfect! Oh and what about those views, right?!
About the food: I have never seen such a variety of different products and dishes. It tasted as amazing as it looked, morning, midday and evening! Every day, there were other specialities, the hard part was to choose! We noticed that Club Med emphasizes healthy food too: lots and lots of fruit and veggies, customers can ask for their personal smoothies every morning! Club Med Peisey-Vallandry even has a special restaurant with typical, local dishes which we loved. There just wasn’t any moment where our stomachs weren’t getting spoiled: next to the ski pistes when we got back from skiing, apéro time, and in the restaurants…
There are several activities you could do while staying at the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry resort. One of my fave things was to go with the dog sled. We went with the best “Le Trappeur“. Emmanuel, the owner and trainer of these gorgeous and sweet dogs, takes you to the Vanoise national parc, to see the impressive nature, mountain goats and other beautiful animals. You can experience his love for his dogs and his job, and we enjoyed the ride tremendously.
We also made a visit to the old town of Peisey-Vallandry, with the sweetest guide. It was so nice to see the original architecture of those gorgeous buildings in the midst of the mountains. For all the new houses and buildings, they use the same materials and constructions, so this heritage is protected. It truly is super cozy and beautiful.
Aaaah, and what better to relax and free your mind, than a visit to the beautiful spa of the resort? Club Med Peisey-Vallandry has a very modern spa, where we had the best massage. We could relax afterwards in the beautiful chairs and go for a swim in the pool. Club Med truly knows how to pamper her visitors.
We very much enjoyed our time “sans kids”, but at the same time, we noticed how nice it would have been if we had brought the kids too. Club Med takes such good care of all your littles of all ages in their special mini clubs. There are tons of activities and the kiddos are entertained practically 24/7! The kids can go skiing of course, with trained monitors, and there is fun entertainment at the Club as well. We saw kids having fun at the Club while dancing and singing and playing with the special teachers, I bet our kids would have LOVED it! Next time, for sure!
Another activity is skiing-of course! My husband and I adore skiing and snowboarding so we took the opportunity to go daily. The weather was amazing and the ski pistes are perfection. Since I don’t have skis of my own, Club Med Peisey-Vallandry arranged my skis. They have their own rental service, with only the best and newest materials. We had the opportunity to follow lessons, but we’re both quite advanced so we went by ourselves. It was super nice to have some alone time with the husband. We didn’t have a holiday without our kids, so it was 8 years ago, just the two of us. We had the best time, and it was very relaxing and easy. Thank you, Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, your team made this an unforgettable trip!Photos–
Katleen and Tom,
Ski-outfits and boots from De Zwerver in Herentals
Post in collaboration with Club Med Peisey-Vallandry