Rhône Alpes

Discover Vienne, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone Alpes

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Discover Vienne, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone Alpes

The small city of Vienne iu the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes sits on the banks of the River Rhône. It has a delightful mix of rich heritage and history, and fabulous wines as well as sublime culinary delights. It’s a city of Gauls, Romans and Christians along with a sprinkling of fine […]

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The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Music Events, Rhône Alpes
The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

There’s no denying that the French love a festival, their many and diverse street celebrations always seem to bring out the soul and essence of a city. And surprisingly, the sleepy and historic city of Vienne in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region in the south east of France, is no exception. […]

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What to see and do in Grignan, Drome, Rhone Alpes

Written by on May 8, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
What to see and do in Grignan, Drome, Rhone Alpes

What a surprise Grignan is in southern Drôme in the south of the Rhône Alpes region. The 11th century, fortified village suddenly comes into view. Majestic and proud above the low lying lavender fields, looking decidedly regal in an area that oozes rustic charm. There are a couple of different roads into the footings of […]

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Summer fun in Samoens – like a giant playground

Written by on April 18, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Summer fun in Samoens – like a giant playground

Samoens is a charming village in the Haute-Savoie region of France. Not just perfect for skiing and snow fun in the winter, in the summer it’s just like living in a large playground. There is so much to do, the only problem is deciding which activities to pick. Luckily  ZigZag Samoëns’ outdoor adventure specialists based right […]

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Drome Rhone Alpes | Lavender fields, vineyards and medieval villages

Written by on April 11, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Drome Rhone Alpes | Lavender fields, vineyards and medieval villages

If you love the south of France and the romantic call of the lavender fields, a visit to the Drôme will reveal an unspoiled region that will truly delight… Drôme – the other Provence Drôme is one of the two most southerly departments of the Rhône Alpes region, with the Ardèche to the west and […]

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Summer in the Lake Annecy Mountains

Written by on April 5, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Summer in the Lake Annecy Mountains

When the winter snow melts and the sweet spring air rolls over the Annecy mountain tops, the French Alps undergo an astonishing transformation. White turns to green, carpets of wildflowers blossom and the lakes reflect the deep blue sky. Up in the mountains summer temperatures can be high and sunbathing is just one of the […]

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5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]

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The Divine Hotel of the Abbaye de Talloires

Written by on March 17, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
The Divine Hotel of the Abbaye de Talloires

It will take you about an hour to drive all the way round the Annecy Lake. Cycle – and it will take you around 5 hours. Or, you can take a water taxi (water-taxi.fr) which is great fun and gives you fabulous views. There are 12 beaches to enjoy around the Lac d’Annecy and in […]

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Samoens French Alps the perfect town for adventurers

Written by on March 7, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Samoens French Alps the perfect town for adventurers

Samoëns is a picturesque “ville fleurie” in the Haute-Savoie region in south-eastern France. It sits in the Vallée du Giffre, in the French Alps, and is only an hour by car from Geneva. Long a winter skiing destination, it’s also great in the summer – on offer is everything from river rafting to paragliding… Mountain […]

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Day Trip to Lyon from Paris by train

Written by on March 4, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Day Trip to Lyon from Paris by train

A shade under 2 hours on a fast train from Paris will bring you to the south of France and the lovely city of Lyon. The gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is a feast for the eyes, the soul and the stomach. Janine Marsh seeks out tempting visits for culture vultures and  shoppers and finds […]

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