The Alps are well know for their summit, the Mont Blanc, also named the 'roof of Europe'. Those mountains offer beautiful landscapes, in winter as well as in summer.
The Alps region is made up of a chain of mountains of which the highest peak, Mont Blanc, is also the highest summit in Western Europe. The countryside there is often magnificent in both the winter and the summer and tourism occupies an important place in the region's economy. This mountain range is suitable for the practice of winter sports. The vast majority of French ski resorts can be found in the Alps.
You will be able to choose your hotel in ski resort in the Alps according to your ski preferences, but also after skiing, because not all resorts offer the same activities! And the Alps massif also offers superb views in summer. Hikers eager for wide open spaces will be able to fully enjoy it, and can often see Mont Blanc when they reach the summit of their ascent.
The best attractions in the Alps
From the famous Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean sea, the Alps stretch over 370 km and bring together several regions, including Haute-Savoie and the Hautes Alpes. These appellations evoke the altitude, the mountain, an ideal summer and winter resort. The Alps even have the highest peak in Europe, Mont Blanc, which rises to 4810 meters. Various activities, fauna and flora, breathtaking landscapes... everything is dreamed of in the Alps. But where do you start your stay in the Alps?
Spend a stay in Haute Savoie
Haute Savoie is one of the regions that deserves a detour in the Alps. For a successful holiday, book your hotel in the Alps well in advance. Several cities and attractions await you in Haute Savoie. Start with Lake Geneva at the Swiss border, which is the largest lake in France with 58,000 ha of crescent shaped land. There are a thousand and one ways to explore this lake and its surroundings. A crossing or a cruise to go to Geneva or Lausanne, a gondola lift to go up to the Pic de Mémise. Viewpoints and a specially designed beach will delight the whole family during a stay in a hotel in the Alps. You can find a charming hotel in the Alps near the lake. Then, head towards Evian, a seaside resort, hydromineral and climatic at the same time, an ideal destination to recharge your batteries. But the Haute Savoie is first and foremost famous for its mountains. The Mont Blanc can be visited by car, on foot for good walkers... Climb to the Aiguille du Midi at an altitude of 3,842 meters by cable car and lift. The view is breathtaking. Then, take a tour of Chamonix, the mountaineering capital of Chamonix, where you can ski even in summer. Take a chalet rental in the Alps to enjoy your favorite winter sports: skiing, sledding, tobogganing and snowshoeing. Chamonix also seduces by its sea of ice and its zoological park.
Organizing your holidays in the High Alps
How about a holiday in the High Alps? A stay in a charming little hotel in the Alps will allow you to enjoy all the wonders of the Alps. Gap is undoubtedly the emblematic Alpine city of the region with various activities for all age groups. What's more, the resort is very lively during market days. Did you know that France's first international ski competition took place in the Hautes Alpes? It was organized in Montgenèvre in 1907. Find a chalet rental in the Alps to relive the thrills of this era. Many villages are also nestled in the heart of the mountains, where you can rent a charming hotel in the Alps. The Grave-La Meije is a mountain climbing resort, classified among the most beautiful villages in France. There is also St Véran, the highest town in Europe, nestled at an altitude of 2,000 metres. Lovers of the ice cascade? A stay in the Alps will make you happy. The Argentière-La Bessée became the world capital of this practice in January.