Welcome to French Alps & the Jura Mountains
High up in the French Alps, it's enthralling to imagine the forces that shaped these colossal peaks. The African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided some 35 million years ago, forcing the land skyward into a 1000km chain of saw-edged mountains.
Highlights in French Alps & the Jura Mountains
Experience French Alps & the Jura Mountains
The Chamonix Valley is still an idyllic snow-sure destination but even France's highest peaks are seeing the effects of climate change.
Family skiing in the French Alps is possible on a budget – if you know where to look. Here’s three great resorts for those with young skiers in tow.