As with most alpine areas, the food tends to be hearty, though not necessarily heavy. Local specialities include Tartiflette, a potato dish made with the local Reblochon cheese. Or Raclette, where cheese is melted then scraped onto your plate, often accompanied by baked potato, ham and pickles. Wash it all down with Clairette de Die – a sparkling wine to die for.
The Alps at a Glance
Flying over the French Alps your view is of beautiful, but forbidding, towering peaks. Yet in these mountains are some of the most famous skiing areas in the world, visited by celebrities and mere mortals, who can’t wait to get on the piste. But snow news is good news, and when the snow melts in spring, the whole area turns into a paradise for walkers, nature-lovers and sports enthusiasts.
Our parcs at Annecy put all the splendours of the French and Swiss Alps within reach, while our parc at Le Bourg D’Oisans opens up the entire Romanche Valley and the stunning Les Ecrins National Park.
Getting to these Eurocamp parcs is easy, with TGV services running direct from Paris to Annecy. And both Geneva and Chambery airports are within easy reach for those who prefer to fly-drive.
It’s all about fresh. Take in the fresh air, fresh blooms, fresh food, fresh scenery, fresh experiences (and did I mention the fresh air)? This region, like no other, is where you’ll refresh your senses, whether taking in the scene in its famous towns, or admiring the beauty of the Alps through the terrain around Bourg D’Oisans with its vast resources of white peaks, glaciers and shimmering waterfalls.
Annecy is a traditional, charming city with entertainment in abundance at some of the most exciting events in France. It is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, with a fabulous château, the Palais de l’isle, on its shores.
There is no shortage of things to do in Chambery. From watersports on its lakes, skiing on the slopes, dining in the excellent restaurants, to exploring the history and culture. In fact, why go anywhere else?
If skiing is your game, Chamonix is the name. Particularly popular for its busy events calendar, from here you can access the dizzying heights of Mont Blanc, or just get a breathtaking view of the France’s highest mountain.
This capital of the Alps has stunning scenery, ornate squares and landscaped gardens. Visit the crumbling Roman city walls and the Bastille Fort. Track down the ‘Chemin de Fer de la Mure’ tourist railway for rattling great views of the city.
Otherwise known as Lake Léman is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Exhilarating sports in a stunning setting makes for an unforgettable adventure.