Rhone Alpes

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The Rhone Alpes Region

Rhone AlpesThe Rhone-Alpes is situated in south eastern France and is the largest French region covering an area of 43,698 km. To the east it borders both Switzerland and Italy. The Rhone Alpes is home to the highest mountain in France - Mont Blanc...

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The châteaux of the Drôme

© ATOUT FRANCE/R-CastFrom Montelimar to the Palais Idéal the Drome is packed with ancient châteaux and historic castles many of which are open to the public...

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The lavender roads

LavenderLes routes de la lavande (the lavender roads) organised by tourist, agricultural and cultural bodies, have organised a discovery trail through the lavender producing areas. Outstanding landscapes open up in a succession of stages; lavender is ever-present ...

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The Vercors National Park

Vercors regional park The Vercors regional natural park is a limestone citadel extending over 186 000 hectares between the Isère valley to the North and the Diois to the South...

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Skiing at Les Arcs

Skiing at Les ArcsWith an altitude starting at 810m and rising to 3,800 metres Les Arcs is the ultimate ski and snow resort. A purpose built resort Les Arcs is situated on the edge of the beautiful Vanoise National Park in the...

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Les Deux Alpes: Totally Underrated

Les Deux AlpesThis little high-altitude skiing paradise must be one of the most underrated resorts in the whole of Europe, not just France ...

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Destination Snow: Morzine, France

MorzineEven the fittest and most skilled snowrider will be overwhelmed by Les Portes du Soleil (Gateway to the Sun). With 650 square kilometers...

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Chamonix Mont Blanc

ChamonixNestling in the shadow of Mont Blanc - Europe's highest mountain at 4807m - Chamonix lives and breathes mountain history. Chamonix has long been hailed as a mecca for climbing and mountaineering with bearded mountain men striding around town and regaling...

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Europe's Best Kept Secrets: Val Thorens, France

Val ThorensThe famed "Three Valleys of France" is the world's largest ski area. Val Thorens is high up on the right side of the Three Valleys, which figured prominently in the 1992 Winter Olympics. Courchevel sits on several levels in the first valley on the left...

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Rhone Alpes - Beautiful Annecy

AnnecyThe beautiful town of Annecy sits on the shores of Lake Annecy in the Rhone Alpes region of France, close to the Swiss border Annecy is just 22 miles from Geneva ...

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