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  • 1 Oratoire du Chazelet Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - Le Chazelet

    From this isolated spot there is a splendid view (from the bend to the left) of the Meije massif (orientation table at 1 834m). Continue to the village of Chazelet, renowned for its balconies. Heading back down the valley, continue to the Ventelon ch..

  • 2 Route du Galibier Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Route du Galibier F - 73450 Valloire

    Sharing the distinction of being the most famous route in the French Alps with that of the Iseran Pass, and linking the Maurienne to the Briançonnais, this steep incline with views over the Maurienne leads from the bottom of the Arc Valley to its tri..

  • 3 Crève-Tête Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Valmorel

    Reached by cable car from Pierrafort, there is a fine view from this summit, taking in the Valmorel Valley surrounded by the Cheval Noir, the Grand Pic de la Lauzière and, beyond, the Belledonne range. On the other side is the Belleville Valley: the ..

  • 4 Aiguille Grive Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Arc 1800 F - Peisey-Nancroix

    The Transarc cable car (from Arc 1800) passes over the col du Grand Renard and arrives at the base of the Siguille Grive, at a height of 2 600m, from where the view takes in the Aiguille Rouge, Mont Pourri, the Aiguille du Saint-Esprit, La Grande Mot..

  • 5 Route des Grandes Alpes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 05100 Briançon

    Who hasn't dreamt of one day traversing the Alps from end to end, from pass to pass, from one sea to the other, from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean? The southern part of the route begins at the Col du Lautaret and continues into the southern Alps b..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Grande Motte Glacier Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    av. de la Grande-Motte F - 73320 Le Val-Claret

    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..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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 ..

  • 12 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.

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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 ..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 Mont Joly Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74120 Megève

    A good highland hike will lead you to the top of Mont Joly (alt. 2,525 m). This fine summit stands before the Mont-Blanc range, of which it has a wonderful view. Further afield, you can see La Vanoise, Le Beaufortain or the Oisans range.

  • 17 Aiguille Croche hike Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie

    At an altitude of 2,487 m, on a fine day and after a long climb, that can be testing for some people, hikers can enjoy a splendid panorama of the Chamonix, Verte, Midi and Bionassay peaks (aiguilles), Mont Blanc, Mont Pourri, La Grande Motte great gl..

  • 18 The Grands-Montets Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    65 chemin de la Glacière F - 74400 Argentière

    At 3 295 m above sea level, the Grands-Montets Peak offers an exceptional panorama over the Argentière Glacier, which over looks the Tour, Chardonnet, and the Argentière Peaks and Mount Dolent. One of the main actors in this outstanding snow-covered ..

  • 19 The Nature Reserve of Rouges Peaks Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rte départementale F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This is a perfect paradise for lovers of flora and fauna. This nature reserve is located between Argentière and Vallorcine and stretches over 3 300 ha. Throughout the walk, 500 species of plants can be observed according to the seasons; there is also..

  • 20 Lake Geneva Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74500 Évian-les-Bains

    The lake is 72km long, 310m deep and has an area of 58 000ha. A distinction is generally made between the Petit lac, the small area between Geneva and Yvoire and the Grand lac, the wider sector (partly in the region of Vevey), also called the Haut la..

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