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Les Houches tourism and travel guide

Photo of Les Houches in Haute-Savoie

Photo is of Chamonix at 5 km from Les Houches

Visit Les Houches: highlights and tourist information

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Les Houches is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chamonix at 5 km and Saint Gervais Les Bains at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Les Houches, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Les Houches in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Ski resort at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

One of the most famous Alpine ski resorts, Chamonix is very close...

See Chamonix guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 8 km (direction west)

It is the views of, and access to, Mont-Blanc which is the...

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main attraction, Sallanches itself...

See Sallanches guide


Ski resort at 16 km (direction west)

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts and...

See Megeve guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' and most...

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide


at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Savoie department

Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which attracts skiers...

See Beaufort guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 30 km (direction west)

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular...

See La Clusaz guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes du Soleil ski...

See Morzine guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

The use of local materials for building and the stunning location make...

See Avoriaz guide
Les Arcs

Les Arcs

Ski resort at 36 km (direction south), in the Savoie department

Centred around Bourg-Saint-Maurice and within the Paradiski ski region, the Les Arcs...

See Les Arcs guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on...

See Albertville guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

It will be the mountain scenery around Abondance that dominates your visit,...

See Abondance guide


at 47 km (direction west)

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the...

See Talloires guide


Ski resort at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Savoie department

The ski resort of Tignes is made up of several smaller, interconnected...

See Tignes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Savoie

Map of places to visit near Les Houches


Markets in and near Les Houches

  • Chamonix: market Saturday & Saturday (5km)
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains: market Thursday (8km)
  • Sallanches: market Saturday (15km)
  • Megeve: market Friday (16km)
  • Samoens: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Cluses: market Monday (26km)
  • La Clusaz: market Monday (30km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice: market Saturday (31km)
  • Les Gets: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Les Houches, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Les Houches, France

What to do at Les Houches? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Les Houches.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Glacier des Bossons (4km)
  • Le Brévent (5km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (6km)
  • Mont Blanc (8km)
  • Lac Cornu (8km)
  • Montenvers (9km)
  • Mer de Glace (10km)
  • Lac d'Anterne (11km)
  • Cascade du Rouget (18km)
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (20km)
  • Col de Romme (24km)
  • Col de la Colombière (28km)
  • Mole (37km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (37km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Les Houches is in the east of France at 53 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Les Houches is 471 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Houches

Canton: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Arrondissement: Bonneville

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74310

Distance to Les Houches

from Annecy (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 471 km

from Calais: 671 km

from Nice: 246 km

from Bordeaux: 589 km

from Strasbourg: 308 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Les Houches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chamonix and Servoz.

This page in French: Visiter Les Houches

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