Introducing French Alps & the Jura Mountains
The spiritual home of winter sports, the French Alps form one of the most stunning mountain ranges in Europe. The snowy peaks and ice-capped spires of this region are famous for their downhill thrills and fresh powder, but there are also some fascinating towns to explore, including Annecy, which sits in a spectacular spot surrounded by sawtooth mountains and a sparkling lake, and elegant Grenoble, the undisputed capital of the Alps.
French Alps & the Jura Mountains destination guides
With the pearly white peaks of the Mont Blanc massif as its sensational backdrop, being an icon comes naturally to Chamonix).
Mont Blanc Classic
A classic self guided supported walk in the Alps through France, Switzerland and Italy
Chamonix and Mont Blanc
Cross the Switzerland-France border on this day trip from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous villages in the French Alps. You'll drive through the mountains, ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding Alps (not available from November 4 to December 20), and ride the charming red train to Montenvers.
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With a dress-circle location overlooking the jagged mountains of the Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse and the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, Grenoble)’s backdrop is nothing short of extraordinary.