About French Alps
The soaring French Alps are home to the best ski slopes in Europe, starting of course with Chamonix. Here you can take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi, a needle-like rock formation where you can visit the “Step into the Void” glass-bottomed viewing platform. The views of majestic Mont Blanc and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps will be worth the vertigo! Afterwards, try Evian-les-Bains or Aix-les-Bains for a rejuvenating soak in soothing geothermal waters. Perched on a lovely lake in the foothills of the French Alps, Annecy is a charming fairytale town laced with canals and castles, while Grenoble, the “capital of the Alps,” is a stunner with its Fort de la Bastille, reachable via cable car for gorgeous city views. Wherever you choose to lay your head, let our hotels in the French Alps be your home away from home on your holiday.
Food & Drink:
Robust and rich, the food of the French Alps will fortify you for tackling the mountains. Whether its fresh fish from the Alpine lakes roasted with mountain herbs or crispy fried bugnes, dusted with powdered sugar and warm from the boulangerie, you'll be delighted by the region's cuisine. Cheese lovers, rejoice, with your choice of raclette, a mild, melty cheese to pour over charcuterie and bread, or tartiflette, a bubbly casserole of potatoes, chunks of bacon, cream and cheese. Finish a meal with the strong herb-infused liqueur, Chartreuse, a historic tipple served as a digestif.
Off the Beaten Track:
Les Gorges du Fier, just outside of Annecy, make a wonderful place for a hike, with a man-made wooden walkway hugging the rock wall and taking you through the awe-inspiring geological wonder of the gorges.
So, don't delay – make your way to the mountains and choose one of our hotels in the French Alps today!