The French Alps form part of the mountain chain, 'The Alps' which is the largest mountain chain in Europe and covers eight countries: France, Italy Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Monaco.
The French section of the Alps is situated in the Rhone Alpes and Provence Alpes Cotes D'Azur regions of France and is home to the highest mountain in the Alps and indeed Europe, Mont Blanc, which is 4808m high.
The French Alps is famous for skiing, mountaineering and a multitude of other alpine activities like canyoning, rafting, climbing, via ferrata, mountain biking and walking. The most visited part of the French Alps is the Northern Alps which is above the town of Grenoble and includes well known towns like Chamonix and Morzine.
There are ski resorts throughout the Alps which are the main centres for winter activities and also form good bases for some summer activities like mountain biking in the summer. However, outside of the resorts there are hundreds of beautiful villages and a wealth of other activities to be discovered.
For our holidays we have focused on the lesser known parts of the French Alps and have set up a well established base in the Southern French Alps which is famous for it's glorious weather and diversity of topography and activities.