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French Alps

Awe-inspiring mountains, crystal-clear lakes, pristine forests, and rushing waterfalls are the main elements that you will meet at the French Alps! The most magnificent natural scenery in Europe, French Alps offer lots of activities, from hiking, biking and mountain climbing in summer to skiing and snowboarding during winter. Beautiful mountain villages and famous ski resorts such as Chamonix, Val d'Isère, and Portes du Soleil offer over the top facilities. It’s the ideal combination of culture and leisure. French Alps with their famous sight of Mont Blanc and the historical region of old Savoy and Dauphine attract a plethora of visitors every year!

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French Alps boast some of the highest peaks in Europe, with striking differences between the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps. In the north, you will find the famous peak of Mont Blanc and the three departments of Haute-Savoie, Savoie, and Isère. Here are located the most famous historic ski resorts such as Chamonix and Megève, as well as its major skiing areas such as the Trois Vallées (Courchevel, Méribel, Les Ménuires) and Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry). The Southern Alps has six departments: the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, and Alpes-Maritimes, as well as parts of the Drôme, Var, and Vaucluse. Serre-Chevalier, Montgenèvre, Pra Loup and Isola 2000 are the most emblematic ski resorts in this region.

Popular areas in French Alps

French Alps with their glorious villages and ski resorts offer lots of places to see! Visit Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc with its internationally renowned ski resort. Set by a lake and surrounded by snowcapped mountains the beautiful Annecy with its atmospheric medieval quarter is a wonderful place to wander around. Explore the Vercors Regional Natural Park with its numerous paths and trails. Don’t forget to visit the Palais de Justice at the old capital of Grenoble. The well known Val d'Isère offers numerous ski lifts and cableways over an enormous terrain. Go to Chambéry to view Château des Ducs de Savoie one of the most ancient and interesting sights. You should also visit Albertville and Surrounding Ski Resorts as well as Portes du Soleil Ski Areas.

Things to do in French Alps

French Alps is the ideal destination for all kinds of sports and activities in nature.

The choice of activities is endless, from paragliding to white water rafting in the spring, summer, autumn, and husky sledding to skiing when the snow arrives in the winter. Here you will find all the activities that start with snow such as snowboarding, snowkiting, snowscoot and snowshoeing. For the ski lovers you can do Nordic skiing, ski jeering, ski touring or just skiing. Time to rest and enjoy a spa? Ailx-Les-Bains is the most renowned spa town with natural spring waters. Evial-Les-Bain offers also curative waters at its thermal baths. The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval has wonderful trails for scenic walks and hiking in an idyllic alpine setting.

Family fun in French Alps

The French Alps were made for families. Holidays in the mountains is a great way for families to bond, learn new sports and do fun activities such as white water rafting, kayaking or mountain biking. Visit Parc Alpha and have an intimate look at the famous wolves of Mercantour. At the Luge Monty Express, you do sliding during summer and winter as well. Visit the wildlife sanctuary of Reserve des Monts d’Azur and get close to animals with no fences. Have in mind that all the ski resorts offer various sports-activities for all the family!

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