The region of the Alpes consists of one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world, the French Alps. The highest mountain of Western Europe, the Mount Blanc is located here - and the good news is you can even go skiing on it, using
as a base. There are many more skiing resorts in the area that may not have the charm of their Swiss and Austrian counterparts, but they tend to offer better value for money.
is more than just a skiing resort; it is also the mecca for cyclists On its steep slopes many Tour de France has been decided.
There are also beautiful cities in the region, like
Lyon the metropole of the south, which has some great museums, roman remains and and some of the best restaurants in the world.
Annecy are nice towns to spend some time as well.