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Introducing French Alps & the Jura Mountains

The French Alps are as grand as the towering, icy flanks of Mont Blanc and as tiny as a delicate spring wildflower, as awe-inspiring as the crag of the Aiguille du Midi and as sublime as a single snowflake. Colossal peaks thrusting upward into cobalt-blue skies, crevasse-fissured glaciers, tumbling crystal-clear rivers, sapphire lakes, mountain passes blocked by snow for nine months a year – in summer, all can be explored on foot and by bicycle, kayak and car. In winter, the Alps turn into a snowy wonderland, with world-renowned ski stations offering some of the Europe's finest skiing: impossibly fast black runs and world-class off-piste routes, of course, but also plenty of slopes for beginners and intermediates and lots of snowy activities for children. Year-round, the French Alps will make your heart pound and leave you uplifted.