France

Alps

Alps
The Essential

Mention the Alps and most people think of Mont Blanc, the "rooftop of Europe" and the region's star attraction. But this mountain range that runs along France's border is so much more than its mythical summit: you need look no further than the Col du Galibier, Lake Annecy, Grenoble's art museum and the Vercors Massif to be sure of that.
And that's not all, for the southern part of the Alps is also close to the Mediterranean, where the Lake of Sainte-Croix, Mont Ventoux and the Gorges du Verdon draw crowds of visitors. The Alps are reminiscent of a magnificent playground, bringing together lovers of the great outdoors and sports enthusiasts of all kinds, as well as those interested in visiting the region's towns and villages, where they can look forward to a warm and friendly welcome.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alps

Écrins National Park Écrins National Park
Écrins National Park
Created in 1973, the Parc des Écrins was
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Quyras Regional Nature Park Quyras Regional Nature Park
Quyras Regional Nature Park
The Queyras is an isolated hinterland. A
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Gorges du Verdon Gorges du Verdon
Gorges du Verdon
Edouard Martel (1859-1938), the inventor
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Mont-Blanc Mont-Blanc
Mont-Blanc
Majestic in its cloak of white, Mont
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Vallée de la Romanche Vallée de la Romanche
Vallée de la Romanche
The road linking Bourg-d'Oisan and the
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Cians Gorge Cians Gorge
Cians Gorge
Between Beuil and the Var Valley, the
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