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  • 1 Route de la Corniche Sublime Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 04120 Castellane

    The Route de la Corniche Sublime begins at Comps-sur-Artuby, a former stronghold of the Knights Templar and later of the Knights Hospitaller. The village nestles at the foot of a rock crowned by the 13C Eglise St André. The views from this church ove..

  • 2 Gorges du Verdon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 04120 Castellane

    Edouard Martel (1859-1938), the inventor of potholing, was the first to explore these gorges in 1905-06. In the 1920s lookout points were built along the canyon, and in 1947 a cliff road (D 71), known as the Corniche Sublime, was constructed on the s..

  • 3 Quyras Regional Nature Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 05100 Briançon

    The Queyras is an isolated hinterland. A geographical, historical and cultural entity, it became a protected park in 1977. Its villages such as st-Veran are among Europe's highest (average altitude here is 2 200m), and its charm combines vast space w..

  • 4 Estérel mountains Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 06150 Cannes

    This low-lying, ravined mountain range extends to the sea with promontories, deep creeks, headlands and beaches. Its fire-red colours form a striking contrast with the indigo blue of the Mediterranean. The Corniche d'Or coastal road running between C..

  • 5 Corniche du Rhône (coastal road) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 26000 Valence

    Valence is the starting point of a magnificent scenic route. The D 287 will first take you past the striking site of the Château de Crussol and then on to St-Romain-de-Lerps. Here, two observation points command a splendid panorama of the entire Rhôn..

  • 6 White Lake Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 38750 L'Alpe-d'Huez

    At an altitude of 3,323 m, the Pic du lac Blanc offers a fine view of Les Deux-Alpes, Lake Lauvitel, Mount Ventoux, L'Alpe-d'Huez, Taillefer, Belledonne and Chartreuse. On the main terrace, a wider panorama enables you to see the Pic Bayle, Grande Ca..

  • 7 Musée de Grenoble Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    5 pl. Lavalette F - 38000 Grenoble

    This soberly designed building is home to one of France's most prestigious museums, which houses exhibits from centuries past as well as modern art. The French and Spanish schools are well represented, with works by Philippe de Champaigne and canvase..

  • 8 Gorges de la Bourne Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 38680 Pont-en-Royans

    After Pont-en-Royans, the D 531 enters the gorge and follows the river, widening slightly before Choranche. After Choranche, the valley narrows again and the road climbs up the steep north bank. On the southern face of the valley stands the rounded g..

  • 9 Vercors Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 38000 Grenoble

    Rising above Grenoble like a fortress, the Vercors became the largest natural park in the northern Alps in 1970. It is reached by narrow gorges such as the gorges of Engins, Grands Goulets or La Bourne. The high, open plateaux are covered with forest..

  • 10 La Saulire Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73550 Méribel

    La Saulire reachs a peak of 2,690m and is a delivery point between Courchevel and Méribel valleys. It offers you a panorama of the Aiguille du Fruit (3,050 m), the Massif de la Vanoise, Massif du Péclet-Polset and Massif du Mont-Blanc.

  • 11 Rock of Bellevarde Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73150 Val-d'Isère

    An orientation table situated at a height of 2 826m allows visitors to observe the Val-d'Isère dominated by the Grande Sassière, Tsanteleina, the glaciers and the sources of the River Isère. Further to the north are Lake Chevril and Mont-Blanc. Other..

  • 12 Grande Motte Glacier Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rte Val-Claret F - 73320 Tignes

    The sublime Grande Motte glacier is a symbol of the Vanoise park. It is used for all-year-round skiing and reached by an underground funicular. A giant cable-car takes visitors to the summit of the same name at an altitude of 3 656m where there is an..

  • 13 Palet and Tourne Passes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73320 Tignes

    This exceptional hike will take the braver among you to the Palet Pass, at an altitude of 2 653m. The view over the Lake of Tignes and the wealth of alpine flora are the principal attractions of this trip. There is a splendid view of the Tarentaise r..

  • 14 Vanoise Pass Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73710 Pralognan-la-Vanoise

    If you take the exceptional pathway between Mount Bochor and the Pass you will see the Vanoise Peak, the Grande Casse and the Vaches lake. President Felix Faure gave his name to the refuge situated on the pass a few years after he had lunch there in ..

  • 15 Aiguille Rouge Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Arc 2000 F - 73700 Les Arcs

    The Aiguille Rouge peak has an altitude of 3,227 m and can be accessed by cable car. It is a wonderful vantage point over the Northern Alps. Some of the summits that you can see from here include the Belledonne and Lauzière ranges, Mont-Blanc massif,..

  • 16 Caron Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73440 Val-Thorens

    From the Caron peak is one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the Alps across to Mont-Blanc, the Vanoise, Queyras, Thabor and Ecrins massifs.

  • 17 Espace Killy Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    F - 73150 Val-d'Isère

    The Espace Killy refers to some 100km2 of the skiing area linking Tignes to Val-d'Isère. Its size (300km of runs over a 2 000m difference in height, 100 ski lifts), high-quality snow cover and grandiose high-altitude scenery have earned it internatio..

  • 18 Les Trois-Vallées Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73120 Courchevel

    The valleys of St-Bon (Courchevel, La Tania), Allues (Méribel) and Belleville (St-Martin-de-Belleville, Les Menuires and Val-Thorens) make up the largest skiing area in the Alps, covering 400km2. 210 ski-lifts ferry skiers to nearly 300 ski runs and ..

  • 19 Massif de la Vanoise Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73150 Val-d'Isère

    This massif stretches between the Isère Valley in the north and the Arc Valley in the south, covering nearly a third of Savoie. Heaven for skiers, walkers and mountaineers, the 530km2 of the central zone of the National Park created in 1963 have some..

  • 20 Route de l'Iseran Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 73150 Val-d'Isère

    Built in 1936, this scenic route provides a superb link between the Tarentaise and the Maurienne. At an altitude of 2 770m, it is the highest point of the Route des Grandes Alpes. It will take you past the Tête du Solaise (2 551m) to the foot of the ..

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