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There’s nothing like a vacation in the French Alps. Imagine awe-inspiring mountain views, gorgeous French towns with the ultimate comfort foods, coupled with an endless array of activities. A trip to this side of the Alps will reward you with thermal springs, winter sports, ice caves, mountain biking, fondue and more! This destination has something for every traveler to indulge in. Many of the chalets can be found in the fantastic alpine districts of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.Exclusive, picturesque chalets
Jaw-droppingly gorgeous views of the Alps means you needn’t go anywhere to begin your vacation. With the Alps in your backyard and a beautiful rustic or luxury wooden chalet to spoil you, dreams are waiting to be realised! Complete all the comforts, expect a cozy fireplace, awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains, gardens, balcony/terrace and possibly even a sauna or indoor pool. Groups, small families and couples will find just the right chalet with these listings.
Travelers and activities
The French Alps hold so much enchanting nature! Explore national parks for possible sightings of chamois goats, golden eagles and the iconic, aromatic violet-dotted hiking trails. Some of the top national parks of the area include Vanoise, Les Ecrins and Géoparc de Haute-Provence, a UNESCO site of exceptional geological heritage. Another great activity is hiking around Mont Blanc where you’ll discover more than 4200 kilometers of nature with sweeping views of the world-famous mountain. Another fantastic activity is a train ride to the magical ‘Sea of Ice’ in Chamonix. Mountain bikers will have the adventure of a lifetime with all the cycling trails to choose from.French Alps for Adrenaline Junkies
Thrill seekers will find a plethora of activities to try out! From rock climbing to skiing and snowboarding, there is something for every taste. Try a paragliding adventure over Lake Annecy. Tackle the Beaufortain slopes with a mountain bike. Get your adrenaline pumping with zip line tours in the Arc Gorge. And for the epic, scenic thrill of a lifetime, brave the via ferrata over Lake Gittaz. This adventure is not for acrophobes as it requires a combination of a narrow Nepalese bridge walk with sheer drops, rock climbing, hiking and compulsory safety equipment including lanyards with safety carabiners.French Alps for Foodies and Wine Lovers
The districts of Savoie and Haute-Savoie offer an unrivalled dining experience for every foodie at heart. A venture into the heart of the villages will reward travelers with unique restaurants and brasseries with French comfort food like fondue and cheese tarts. Those looking for highly acclaimed haute cuisine can visit any of the 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in this region of the Alps. As for wine, the wineries of Savoie are delightfully rich and crafted from rare varietals not found elsewhere. Open for wine tasting in both winter and summer, visitors can enjoy extraordinary views of Mont Blanc while sipping all of the brilliance of the Alps in a glass.
Mont Blanc, at 4,807 meters, is the highest peak in Europe and is located in the French Alps.
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Have an otherworldly, visual experience at the ultimate ice cave. Grotte de Glace is known for its underground sculpture gallery that has to be seen to be believed. This subterranean ice world is truly a delight to the imagination!2. Enjoy lakeside activities and tranquility
A trip to the lakes should not be left out of your itinerary. Enjoy astounding Mont Blanc views and white sand beaches as you indulge in lake activities, including standup paddling, kayaking, and more! Some of the towns to visit include Annecy, Aiguebelette, Bourget and Léman.3. Visit the “capital of the Alps”
The university town of Grenoble makes a nice city break. One of the best things to do in town is ride the Grenoble-Bastille cable car for the views of a lifetime and the iconic, 19th century Fort de la Bastille. Be sure to also stop by the fascinating museums and art centres while in town.4. Relax and unwind in a thermal pool
Thermal pools: Les Grands Bains du Monêtier, just north of Briançon in the Alps, features traditional Roman baths and is truly an experience to compliment your trip to the Alps. Enjoy their unique amenities such as the frigidarium and caldarium with therapeutic mineral water sourced from nearby springs.5.Explore French Alps villages
The French Alps are more than just ski slopes and intense outdoor adventure. The real charm of the Alps lies in its quaint villages. Visit the gorgeous town of Chambéry and take in its number one landmark: The Fontaine des Éléphants. Annecy should top your sightseeing list for its outstanding lake and mountain views, Old Town, winding canals and much more!6. Golf at the highest golf course in Europe
Experience the breathtaking panorama of Europe’s highest golf course in Chamonix. At 1900 m, you’ll have the luxury of golfing with exclusive views of the mountains Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges. Visit the Golf Club de Chamonix to schedule your visit.7. Rejuvenate yourself at the Spa
Relax at QC Terme Spa in Chamonix. Enjoy their infinity pool with unbeatable views of Mont Blanc. This well-being center offers a plethora of spa treatments which can be tailored to your needs. Other equally fantastic spa centres to try include: Le Grand Spa Thermal (renowned for sculpting massages) and Les Bains du Mont Blanc.