In the French Alps, it is completely surrounded by mountains! Even in the summer, some peaks are still snow-covered. When you wake up you will be speechless by the breathtaking views that you can enjoy in every corner of the campsite.
The road towards Lyon, takes you into the heart of the French Alps, to the highest peaks of France. Mont Blanc, with its 4810 metres, overlooking this beautiful region. At the foot of this giant will find the town of Chamonix. From here you can go on a beautiful hike through the most picturesque Alpine landscapes. In the high mountains, the glaciers will make you shudder.
In the valleys are mountain lakes, such as Annecy. Here, on hot summer days you can cool off or enjoy various water sports such as canoeing and water skiing. Have you seen the old town of Annecy? It has narrow streets and colorful houses. The campsites are nearby. What to expect from camp for a great adventure in high altitude?
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
The lovely city of Barcellonette is located in the centre of the Valley Ubaye, surrounded by high mountains. Special features of this town are the houses in Mexican style. The ramparts of the fort of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries offer magnificent views to admire the village, the valley and the Alpine range.
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!