Local Insights

Why we changed from Undiscovered Alps to Undiscovered Mountains!

It all started in 2005 when Sally, the company’s current director, founded Undiscovered Alps. Originally from Great Britain, she fell in love with the Southern French A ...

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Best Family Walks with a View in the Southern French Alps

The higher you go, the better the view - right? It is true that the hours of sweat put in to get to the top of any mountain in the Alps will undoubtedly pay off with a ma ...

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Top 3 Luxury Guest Houses in Southern French Alps

The Southern French Alps is a luxury holiday destination, especially for summer andwinter multi activity holidays. From ice climbing and igloo building in the winter to w ...

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Go Native in the Alps and Eat Like a Local

Have you ever eaten donkeys’ ears? No? Well, neither had I until I moved to this part of the Southern French Alps, but don’t worry, it’s not what you think it ...

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Top Luxury Accommodation for your Alpine Activity Holiday

An alpine activity holiday is a popular holiday choice for families and for all the right reasons… doing adventurous activities together is a great way to spend qu ...

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The Best Alpine Activities for Quality Adventures with your Kids!

A child’s imagination is sacred. They can turn a toilet roll tube into anything from a telescope to spy on their siblings to an obstacle course for the fairies at the b ...

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Cycling around the Serre Poncon Lake

The Serre Poncon lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in Westerne Europe. It is 20km long and 3 km wide and is situated on the edge of the Ecrins National park - a s ...

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Top Tips for Holidaying in the French Alps

Things you should know if you are holidaying in the French Alps and probably France in general! 1. Forget 24hr culture! The French like to eat a proper lunch at midday ...

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Sisteron - Gateway to Provence

Sisteron is a beautiful pre-Roman town with 4000 years of recorded history. Built on the banks of the Durance River it’s referred to as the Gateway to Provence as it is ...

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Tree Climbing in the Alps

Most of us have fond childhood memories of climbing trees; negotiating the knurly branches, sitting up high in the leafy canopy of a tree with our friends and jumping bac ...

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The 100th Tour de France is coming to Gap!

The Tour de France will celebrate its centenary in style with a 2 day stop over in Gap, a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of the Southern French Alps. This 100th ...

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Marmots in the Mountains

You’ll no doubt have noticed these fluffy creatures adorning the postcards of the Hautes-Alpes and their cuddly-toy counterparts welcoming you into souvenir shops with ...

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Discover the history of the Serre Ponçon Lake in the Southern French Alps

How did a sleepy alpine community become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Alps? Read on to discover the history behind the creation of the lake at Serr ...

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A guide to Guides

So you love the great outdoors, the mountains and a good challenge. Now you want to take it to the next level, however for that you’re going to need a High Mountain Gui ...

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Walking in Wolf Country

Papa looking after the children, no clients and no other urgent things that need to be done... equals... whole day to walk in the mountains as I please...! I chose to ...

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Top 10 Summer Activities in the French Alps - Part 2

Well here it is! The long awaited second part of our feature on the top 10 activities in the French Alps! Another opportunity for us to plug all of the amazing activities ...

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