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  • As the name itself reveals, après ski is a concept born and bred in France, before spreading to alpine hubs across the globe. It’s no surprise that drinking, eating, partying—celebrating in some form—sits at the top of the priority list for skiers everywhere. Compared to the U.S., the après scene in the French Alps literally goes from dusk ’til dawn. It features a higher fur to Gore-Tex ratio, more wine and elaborate cocktails, better food, more electronic dance music than acoustic guitar, more dancing in general, and a significantly larger crowd. Expect to shed some layers amid the collective body heat. Here are just suggestions for where to start your post-slopes partying.

  • In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea,
    sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from
    Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.

  • Allow Brittany to win you over. Be Breizh !

  • In Aquitaine, Bordeaux – a UNESCO World Heritage site – all of the assets of the Southwest are revealed: prestigious vineyards, gourmet cuisine and the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

  • Cradle of prestigious one contemporary drama festival, European city of the culture in the year 2000, Avignon also has the taste of the avant-garde.

  • Savour Alsatian cuisine, renowned for its many family-style specialties and, yes, the Alsace Wine Route.

  • Located in the heart of Champagne, only an hour and a half from Paris, Epernay is just waiting to be discovered. 

  • With towering peaks and seemingly endless runs, the Rhône-Alpes region of France is known for some of the best skiing in the world. Just looking at the numbers can be overwhelming: Skiers can choose from 160 different resorts, including the largest linked skiing terrain in the world. The region hosted the Winter Olympics three times—in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble), and 1992 (Albertville)—and the mountains offer everything from the ultimate luxury accommodations to small traditional villages.

  • As the name itself reveals, après ski is a concept born and bred in France, before spreading to alpine hubs across the globe. It’s no surprise that drinking, eating, partying—celebrating in some form—sits at the top of the priority list for skiers everywhere. Compared to the U.S., the après scene in the French Alps literally goes from dusk ’til dawn. It features a higher fur to Gore-Tex ratio, more wine and elaborate cocktails, better food, more electronic dance music than acoustic guitar, more dancing in general, and a significantly larger crowd. Expect to shed some layers amid the collective body heat. Here are just suggestions for where to start your post-slopes partying.