The French Alps

Winter fun in the Three Valleys

The Three Valleys in south east France offers up some of the best skiing in Europe. Andy Mossack explores what lies beyond it’s hallowed slopes.

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Le Château de Candie

Le Château de Candie is a perfect example of a classic French château transformed into a luxury hotel brimming with style, elegance and histoy.

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Hiking Ecrins National Park

I’d always wondered what life is like in those high altitude French Refuges, often no more than wooden shacks, nestling in the shade of the mountains. Even better, when I hear about a Tour Gourmand, or gourmet tour, hiking between them, I’m even more interested. So I pack my rucksack and set out to try hiking Ecrins National Park, about a 90 minute drive East of Grenoble.

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Walking the High Alps in France

I’m always looking for a challenging walk but find that many self-guided walks offered by the hiking companies are not tough enough for me. Since you always get thrown out of your hotel after breakfast, you need a good few hours walking if you’re not going to arrive at your hotel too early. My perfect […]

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Hotel Blanc

The three star Hotel Blanc in France is located in a quiet village between Lake Annecy to the North and Chambery to the South. It’s ideally placed to explore the Albanais region and venture into the alpine mountains of the Bauges National Park.

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Hotel Les Cygnes

Surprising as it seems, the three star Hotel les Cygnes is the only hotel situated on the Lake Geneva waterfront in the French resort of Evian les Bains. Of course the town is famous for its bottled water of the same name, but the hotel has its own spring and was once the bottling plant for the rival Graziella brand.

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