The ultimate destination for nature lovers, the French Alps, or France’s section of the famed Alps mountain range, boasts an array of stunning views and a large variety of activities to offer its winter and summer visitors. But more than its fair share of ski resorts, luxury cabins, and eco destinations, this famous region also boasts many quaint mountain villages and luxury spa resorts that provide guests with the perfect setting for a relaxed holiday steeped in culture and history.
Tourists who vacation to the French Alps for its breathtaking scenery and winter sports typically head to Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Rising to 4,808 m (15,774 ft) and covered in snow for the entire year, this thrilling peak is a perfect vantage point for those who want to witness picture-perfect views of the Aiguilles Rouges mountain ranges and Chamonix Valley. Another spot for adventurers is Val d'Isère, a commune in the Tarentaise Valley. During winter, this expansive terrain offers 158 ski runs and a space dedicated for children and beginners; summer visitors can see the place transform into a peaceful mountain landscape that encourages outdoor activities such as biking, horseback riding, climbing, and hiking.
For those who wish for a more laid-back luxury vacation, the high-mountain town of Chamonix at the foot of Mont-Blanc offers a charming sanctuary. Likewise, the village of Les Houches and the lush forests and alpine meadows that surround it attract families who want a quiet yet carefree holiday. If a health retreat is what you are after, the resort town of Aix-les-Bains at the foot of Mont Revard treats visitors to its relaxing natural springs. The town is also well known for its Roman Bath ruins and an assortment of modern spa establishments that offer an impressive variety of treatments.
Begin planning your perfect holiday retreat today. Whether you intend to visit the French Alps to engage in sports, commune with nature, or simply take the time to relax and unwind, you are sure to find a fabulous accommodation from Villaway’s selection of luxury vacation rentals.
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