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French Alps Mountains

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The regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and Rhone Alps make up the French Alps. They are famous for their ski resorts and stunning scenery and are split into many different areas offering a multitude of activities. The French Alps also offers some spectacular lakes, the largest being Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), Lac d’Annecy and Lac de Bourget.

 

Mont Blanc is the highest point of the French Alps at 4808m, the third most visited natural site in the world and the most famous area for Alpine hiking in Europe.

 

What’s also great about the French Alps is that it is so well connected. There are the international airports of Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva all within 3 or 4 hours of the resorts (the shortest transfer time is under an hour), fast TGV trains from London and Paris, local SNCF trains and the highways that run close by.

 

Winter sports activities include skiing, cross-country skiing, off-piste skiing, snowboarding, off-piste snowboarding, snowshoeing, husky walking, sledging, snow mobiling, mono-skiing, snow blading, telemark skiing, heli-skiing, glacier walking, ice diving, ice skating.

 

Summer sports activities include archery, tennis, bungee jumping, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, golf, rambling, horse riding, rafting, swimming, hiking, rowing, sailing, paragliding, quad biking, rock climbing, canyoning, water water rafting.

 

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