Alps

The French Alps cover a large arc in the South-Eastern part of the country and span across several administrative regions: Rhône Alpes and PACA (Provence, Alps, Côte d'Azur).
So far, we have stayed three times in this region, visiting part of Vercors, the Mont Blanc area and the region of Briançon, along the Italian border.

La Grave area

 La Grave area

Facing a high mountain chain including la Meije, the village of la Grave is located in a picturesque area. The smaller villages of le Chazelet, les Terrasses, Ventelon, les Hières are even more...

Contamines Valley

 Contamines Valley

The Contamines valley goes South from Saint Gervais. It ends near a small church at Notre Dame de la Gorge. In this area, the TMB "Tour du Mont Blanc" path starts and goes to the Balme refuge...

Saint Gervais and vicinity

 Saint Gervais and vicinity

Located in Haute Savoie, Saint Gervais les Bains is a thermal town that commands a wide valley between the Aravis and Mont Blanc mountain chains. Depending on where you are in the area, you can...

Mont Blanc

 Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc massif is a mountain range that extends in Switzerland and Italy. The highest summit in Europe is visible from far and can be photographed from many different viewpoints... provided...

Chamonix valley

 Chamonix valley

Chamonix is one of the largest communes of France, comprising no less than 16 villages and hamlet. The town is located in the center of a wide valley oriented North East/ South West on the Arve...

Bionnassay

 Bionnassay

Bionnassay is a village accessed from a road on the side of the Contamines valley near Saint Gervais. It is the start of several hiking paths, including one that goes to the bottom of the Bionnassay...