Visiting the French Alps

Mont Blanc Adventures

There are often three types of people when it comes to holidays: the lazy, the insane, and the family nurturers. The ‘lazy’ component of holiday-goers often are perceived to enjoy eating, drinking, and sleeping for however long they’ve planned to ‘get away from it all by shrewdly casting themselves under a broad range of categories and titles that flatter to deceive, including discerning wine connoisseurs, serial restaurant dwellers, and sparkly-eyed sight-seers.

French Vineyard
French Vineyard

For this type of holidaymaker, the French Alps is a stunningly sensual paradise. A delectable assortment of Savoie Vineyards is scattered liberally around this region, which provide those wine-swilling fanatics a perfect opportunity to taste some of the best wine in France. Perhaps the most prolific town near the Alps regarding a winery is the town of Chambéry, which boasts a range of picturesque vineyards for the wine buffs among us to explore.

Meanwhile, the food fanatics among us will salivate at the sheer range of delicacies available around the Alps, with meticulously prepared, high-end French cuisine catering for even the most judicious of diners. With a broad array of choices occupying a wide spectrum of price ranges, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Mont Blanc Adventures
Mont Blanc Adventures

The aforementioned ‘sparkly-eyed sight-seers of the holidaying demographic will be equally appeased. The picturesque snowy peaks, vineyards, and vistas will leave them gazing for hours at a winter wonderland of snowy scintillation. Including the awe-inspiring 15,782-foot-tall Mont Blanc, this astounding mountain range is one of the most impressive sights in the world.

The ‘insane’ holiday-goers are the ones who seek a high-octane adrenaline rush and are prepared to risk life and limb in the pursuit of this goal. With over 200 ski resorts, skiers and snowboarders will have many blistering black runs to defy death. Meanwhile, mountain bikers and climbers alike have an expansive playground in which they may scale Mont Blanc’s heady heights.

The family nurturers may stay in one of the traditional chalets or in one of the purpose-built high-altitude resorts, with condos and apartments ideally placed for easy access to the lifts and slopes. A relaxed atmosphere pervades the child-friendly restaurants, and ski schools, clubs, and crèches offer great facilities and activities to suit children of all ages.

Knowing that the kids are safe and happy, the parents can pursue their aspirations to conquer the white stuff or join in the fun with sleigh rides and tobogganing. So for whatever type of holidaymaker you are, the French Alps will not disappoint.

Check out our complete list of recommended Hotels in Chamonix via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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