The French Alps

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the French Alps, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Insider Guide to Meribel 

No longer does exclusive Courcheval rule the roost in France’s ritzy Trois Vallees ski region.

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Love Is In Isère A Mountainous Triangle Amoureux

The French department of Isère is home to 23 ski resorts including Vaujany and Les Deux Alpes.

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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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