Extensive glaciers, lush green valleys, pine forests, wild mountain streams and to the gigantic "white mountain" Mont Blanc. The French Alps impress with numerous natural wonders. Discover a family holiday in one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of France.
When we speak of the French Alps, then we think of the beautiful holiday areas in the region "Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" and "Rhône-Alpes". In the National Park Vanoise example, there are approximately 500 km of well-marked hiking trails. Peaks of up to 3000 metres in height are not uncommon. Another highlight is the Ecrins National Park with its imposing four-thousand "Barre des Ecrins". Do you like kayaking white water rafting, paragliding, hang gliding and horse riding? All on the river Ubaye!
How about a little culture? The city of Grenoble, located at the foot of the French Alps, presents itself as a fortress and has a number of well-preserved forts. Chambéry is famous for beautiful palaces, fountains and a park for a picnic. Annecy is perhaps the most charming towns in all of France at all. Colourful houses, narrow streets and charming restaurants.
Average summer temperature: 27 degrees
Medieval villages, ancient fortifications, ramparts and castles
Being 4,810 meters high, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps
The Tour de France; up close and personal with the riders
For a beautiful dish, go for the tartiflette, bacon, potatoes, Reblochon cheese and cream. This is a truly delicious meal.
This cute and cosy town is a must
The cute Barcelonette is a town on the banks of the Ubaye surrounded by high mountains. Visit the fortress walls that were part of Bastillon in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries or just sit back in one of the charming cafes with a glass of wine!
The ‘Rue du Rhône’ in Geneva is famous for souvenirs and of course for designer clothes. You will find an abundance of shops in this beautiful city. There is even more fun shopping you can do in the Sicilian streets in the district of Carouge.
Visit the medieval village of Yvoire, in Lake Geneva, with its gates and ramparts there is a lot of history to explore. The centre is full of flowers and quaint streets and also great to see is the Garden of Five Senses in the castle; a maze of plants where you can see, feel, smell, hear and taste your surroundings.
One of the many specialties of the region is cheese, such as Banon, Reblochon de Savoie, Gruyère, Beaufort, Abondance and this list goes on. For a truly regional dish, go for the ‘tartiflette’ with bacon, potatoes, Reblochon cheese and cream. Delicious!