The French Alps are renowned as some of the most majestic mountains in the world, and every year hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the peaks to experience the magic. Of course, there isn't only the French part of the Alps, there is also a beautiful Swiss part with enchanting Alps apartments and also the Italian side, where you'll find lovely Cottages Trentino. Skiiers dream of gliding down the French Alps. Photographers dream of capturing that perfect moment when the sun comes out over the mountain range. Tourists dream of beholding the majestic scenery at least once of their lifetime. What is so captivating about this region?
The French Alps are located in the regions of Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the tallest mountain can be found within the French range. Mont Blanc towers at 15,782 feet (4,810 meters). Many winter Olympic games have been held in French Alp cities, and there are many amazing skiing areas, such as Les Portes du Soleil in the North. The Avoriaz lodge is known as the capital of snowboarding, and the Morzine lodge is a great place for beginners. The famous French Alps accommodation Chamonix lodge is situated at the bottom of Mont Blanc. There are also many resorts and French Alps ski resorts in the Les Trois Vallées area, which is the world's largest ski area. Have you already tested out the pistes, the French Alps offer? Other nice skiing regions you'll find, are:
If a holiday on the piste is not your thing, fear not - there is so much more to the French Alps than just skiing. Fort de la Bastille in Grenoble served as a fortress to protect the city, and it is now a popular tourist spot with the Téléphérique overlooking the Isère river, and with many great hiking trails. There is French Alps accommodation that can cater to your plans, whatever they may be. The Castle of Chillon on Lake Geneva is a great idea for a family day-trip, as is the unmissable medieval town of Yvoire.
The Rhône-Alpes also offers many Alpine apartments with opportunities to explore the amazing outdoors. Naves is a small town with a historical museum and many classical ruins. There are also an array of National Parks. Ecrins National Park, not far from Grenoble, is great place for hiking and climbing. The park has over 100 mountain peaks, which offers visitors a breathtaking view of the Alps, not to mention the lakes, meadows, and rivers. The Vanoise National Park, close to Chambery, also features 100 mountain peaks attracting hikers and even paragliders. The park is home to lots of interesting wildlife.