France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Guide to the French Alps
Skiing, hiking, parasailing, camping, historic towns and thermal spas, and everywhere the most spetacular panoramic views!

 
   

 

Aix-les-Bains

A graceful 19th-century hot-springs spa town on a beautiful lake, it's a great place for an escape from the tumult of modern life. More...

Albertville

A pretty town in the French Alps best known as the host town of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, Albertville is good for a lunch stop, a few hours' sightseeing, or an overnight. More...

Annecy

A major cultural capital of Haute-Savoie set on the shores of the Lac d'Annecy at the western edge of the French Alps, Annecy has one of the most dramatic settings and pleasant situations in France. More...

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Chamonix, the prime outdoor resort in the French Alps lies at the base of huge Mont Blanc, the highest mountain peak in Western Europe. The long valley beneath boasts numerous villages, dozens of ski lifts and hundreds of kilometers of slopes and trails, but you don't have to be a skier to love this spectacular region. More...

Évian-les-Bains

Known throughout the world for its therapeutic Évian drinking water, the famed spa resort of Évian-les-Bains is on the southern shore of Lake Geneva, looking across the lake to Lausanne, Switzerland. More...

Geneva, Switzerland

If you want to fly to the French Alps, you will probably fly via Geneva. The second-largest city in Switzerland (after Zürich), Geneva is a transport center for the region. More...

Grenoble

Founded more than 2,000 years ago, Grenoble is the capital of the Dauphiné region, a high tech center and university town. Its large student population lends it a youthful air. More...

Lausanne, Switzerland

Pretty Lausanne, north across Lake Geneva from Évian-les-Bains, makes a good day excursion from Évian by ferryboat. More...


Aix-les-Bains

Albertville

Annecy

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Évian-les-Bains

Geneva, Switzerland

Grenoble

Lausanne, Switzerland

 

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French Alps at Chamonx-Mont-Blanc, France

View from the Aiguille du Midi,
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France.

   



 
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