The French Alps region is of course one of the most popular regions in the world for wintersports, with its endless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and so on. And the mountains are just as popular in summer, attracting visitors with activities such as hiking, climbing, paragliding, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and sailing on the lakes. Much of the area is made up of national parks and protected areas for the conservation of these magnificent panoramas, which evolve throughout the seasons, and the multitude of flora and fauna which live there.
In the northern French Alps you’ll find Avoriaz, the capital of snowboarding, and if you’re with beginners, Morzine is a good choice of resort. Heading south, there’s lots going on in Chamonix, the very first French ski resort, which is also the point of access for Mont Blanc, for those intrepid enough to attempt the climb. Tignes and Val d’Isere have the advantage of altitude, meaning better snow for longer in the season. Les Arcs is easily accessed by train via Bourg Saint Maurice
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