We know we're always banging on about how great the mountains are in summer. Well in case you don't believe us, this week's post is a photo blog with some of the latest photos from alpine areas.
Summer has really started now in most places, festvals, fireworks, music, cheese-eating - lots of things to do to enjoy the local colour and flavour. The traditions and heritage of the Alps becomes much more in evidence during the summer season when people have the time to relax and enjoy their surroundings.
The photos below chronicle the early summer in Haute Savoie. Enjoy! And if you have any alpine photos you'd like to share please let us know.
A traditional mountain restaurant in Megeve, on the walk up to Mont d'Arbois.
Some great golf courses with the most impressive views can be found in the Alps.
The gentiane - just one of the gorgeous mountain flowers that bloom in alpine meadows in the early summer.
Early summer is when the waterfalls are at their fullest, with the meltwater from the winter snow.