attractions in the stunning French Alps
Alps are nestled in a beautifully scenic area renowned for its skiing,
but also popular for summer activities. Winter sees visitors flocking to
the mountains to ski, while summer offers mountain biking, paragliding,
white water rafting and many water sports.
is plenty of variety to choose from to suit everyone, with Undiscovered
Mountains offering an excellent range of tours and activity holidays,
including all the popular, year-round adventure sports. The following is
a brief introduction to the many attractions of the French Alps.
fun in the French Alps
and snowboarding are popular during the winter months in the French Alps.
Among the popular ski destinations, Chamonix on Mont Blanc stands out for
its epic vertical descents, off-piste terrain and other, easier ski areas
for beginners. Access is easy via the bus and train links from the town
itself, which offers a wide variety of nightlife, dining and other entertainment.
d’Isere is also popular for both expert skiers and boarders and novices
who are just starting out. The area offers quality off-piste terrain, as
well as powder-filled bowls and glacial zones. The resort offers a great
après-ski experience with a variety of boutiques and both luxury
and more affordable accommodation.
activities in the French Alps
wishing to simply relax by a lake or climb the nearest mountain, there
is plenty to do in the warmer months. Hiking and trekking are perfect activities,
surrounded by stunning scenery, as is mountain biking for the fit. Rock
climbing and mountaineering are popular, while visitors can also enjoy
adrenalin-pumping white water rafting, a range of adventure parks, canyoning
and abseiling adventures. Others take to the sky to enjoy paragliding,
while gazing down at that amazing view.
several lakes in the region offer a chance to go fishing, boating and sailing,
while the beautiful Alpine meadows offer enjoyable days out, with a picnic
among the pretty flowers. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of a mountain
or simply relax in one of several excellent spas, easing out the stress
of normal daily life.
Lake Annecy via Wikimedia by Myrabella/CC
to be forgotten, the towns and villages of the French Alps offer a range
of excellent restaurants and cafés, while shopping is also a great
option. One perfect example is Annecy, a beautiful town nestled on a lake
(pictured above), framed by the mountains. Enjoy the medieval quarter with
its quaint cobblestone streets, explore the several museums or take a relaxing
stroll by the lake.
Grenoble, nestled in the Isère Valley, with its many historic
buildings dating from the 15th-16 centuries. The town offers several gardens
and parks, as well as fascinating museums and art galleries, displaying
the work of both contemporary and Impressionist artists.
a visit to the stunning and beautiful French Alps, no matter what time
of year. With something for everyone, the region will not disappoint.
- France Travel Guide - Travel