Rhône Alpes

3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do, Paris, Rhône Alpes
3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Paris in Autumn Hot chocolate in cafés that have a warm glow at dusk, golden leaves floating gently down on wide avenues and rosy sunsets. Rainy days when museums beckon, steaming hot coffee and croissants and walking on frosty cobble stones. And don’t forget Nuit Blanche, the big event of the season held every first […]

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Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Learn French, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

A week in Morzine – it’s not all about the snow The Portes du Soleil area is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It includes 13 resorts (both Swiss and French) and roughly 650 km of marked ski and snowboard runs. There are 14 valleys and nearly all of the runs are […]

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The replica of the Cave du Pont d’Arc Ardeche

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
The replica of the Cave du Pont d’Arc Ardeche

Imagine that you are a speleogist (one who studies caves) and you are in an area known for its many caves – in this case above the Ardeche Gorge. You climb the limestone cliffs, doing a little exploring, when suddenly, unexpectedly, you feel a waft of cool air coming from a small opening. You squirm […]

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The famous thermal baths of Saint Gervais Haute Savoie

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
The famous thermal baths of Saint Gervais Haute Savoie

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s only a short distance from Italy, Switzerland and Mont Blanc and as ski resorts go, it’s relatively quiet. The village of Saint Gervais has been a popular ski destination for decades. However, it’s still a pretty village which has kept some […]

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The Aiguille du Midi Chamonix

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Quirky Stuff, Rhône Alpes
The Aiguille du Midi Chamonix

The Aiguille du Midi is a 3842m mountain peak in the Mont Blanc Massif and if you want to get up close and personal to Mont Blanc and have a glimpse of the heavens, this is the place. To get there you have to get the cable car from Chamonix which will mean about a […]

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The famous nougat of Montelimar France

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Desserts, Gastronomy, Rhône Alpes
The famous nougat of Montelimar France

A sticky encounter in Montélimar Montélimar. It’s a name that just rolls off the tongue with a rhythm of its own and it happens to be home to a sweet little secret. You’ll find the town about half an hour south of Valence in the Drôme, part of the Rhônes Alpes region, well on the […]

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Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Rhône Alpes
Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

When the snow melts in the warm sun, the mountains of the French Alps turn from white to green and the pure air is full of the scent of meadow flowers. This is the perfect time to visit the region of Savoie, to enjoy outdoor activities, discover picturesque villages and to fall in love with […]

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Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams – When the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux were discovered in 1940, they created a sensation. Over the decades, thousands flocked to see the famous pot-bellied horses – so many, in fact, that the paintings started to deteriorate. Eventually the French government created an imitation cave – Lascaux II – […]

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Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Lyon is the third biggest city in France. This is a city with a rich history, authentic feel, and the best French food plus the friendliest people. Experience real France in Lyon – not in Paris, not in Nice, not in Cannes…but in Lyon (where I live)! And what is more important, you can do it […]

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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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