The French Alps are among the most popular year-round resort areas in the world, with internationally renowned ski stations such as Chamonix, Megève and Courchevel, and historic cities like Chambery, capital of the Savoie before it joined France. Elegant spa towns line the shore of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Grenoble, a bustling university and high-tech centre, is flanked by two of the most spectacular nature reserves in France, the Chartreuse and the Vercors. To the South, orchards and fields of sunflowers give way to brilliant rows of lavender interspersed with vineyards and olive groves.
LATEST NEWS - ADDITIONAL DESTINATIONS, MORE CHOICE: As well as the destinations featured in this section, French Travel Service's network of contacts now allow us to book hotels in CHAMBERY, BRIDE-les-BAINS, DIVONNE-les-BAINS and EVIAN. Please ask for further details and prices
Eurostar & TGV travel to the Alps
Travel from the UK (London St Pancras, Ebsfleet or Ashford) to any of these destinations is via Paris with a change from Paris Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon station (Metro/RER tickets provided, the actual journey time is 12 minutes plus access time, full step by step instructions provided). Annecy can also be reached by via Lille (only a change of platform required) but with an additional change onto a local train at Lyons.