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The Alps & Mont Blanc: what to do, what to see...

A crystal-clear lake and a snowy ridgeline: the French Alps are for summer adventures, too
From the legendary Mont Blanc to Les Portes du Soleil, the Alps will have you using all the superlatives you can think of. Perfecting your schuss in the world’s largest continuous skiing area, seeking out one of the best views of the Alps or working on your swing at Europe’s highest golf course in Chamonix. The choice is yours!
WHAT TO SEE

• Mont Blanc
• High-altitude mountain lakes
• Ski resorts and skiing areas
• Chamonix city centre
• The Vauban fortifications
• Notre-Dame du Laus
• Chambéry
• The Haute-Provence UNESCO Geopark
• Digne-les-Bains
• Les Écrins National Park

WHAT TO DO

• Tick off the Vallée Blanche descent: it’s the longest run in the world
• Take on the GR 5 long-distance trail from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean. On foot or by bike?
• Let the Route Napoléon take your breath away: it’s France’s most beautiful road
• Glide over Lake Annecy and enjoy the purest water in Europe
• Indulge in retail therapy in Courchevel : the chicest high-altitude shopping streets
• See springtime chamois in the La Vanoise National Park
• Savour 3-star cuisine in the best mountain restaurants
• Get above it all at the Gramusset mountain refuge
• Dare to enter the Step into the Void glass room, the Aiguille du Midi skywalk

WHAT TO EAT

• Tartiflette
• Raclette
• Apremont
• Sisteron lamb
• Sea-buckthorn
• Tourtons
• Champsaur tart
• Fondue
• Crozets
• Bugnes

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• An Opinel knife
• Fabric from the Arpin mill
• Mountain honey
• A sheepskin
• Handmade wooden bowls and utensils from Bauges
• Bells from the Paccard foundry / Add a farmhouse
• Reblochon cheese
• A generous slice of Beaufort

Getting to the Alps