The Alps

Days out in The Alps

Walibi Park Rhone-Alpes

Walibi Park Rhone-Alpes

This large theme park featuring the Walibi characters offers a host of rides suitable for all ages, but older children can be let loose on the evocatively named white-knuckle Tomahawk, Boomerang and SkunX Tower.

Parc de Merlet

Parc de Merlet

This animal park in the mountains offers spectacular views as well as the chance to see marmots, deer, llama and chamois in their natural habitat. Say ‘aaah’.

L’Aquarium du Lac du Bourget

L’Aquarium du Lac du Bourget

Situated on the edge of the largest natural lake in France at Aix-les-Bains, the aquarium is home to over 50 species of fish and also features a ‘touch pool’ that is always a favourite with younger visitors, who invariably cause a ripple.

chartreuse

Chartreuse

A spectacular mountain range, home to the monks of the order of St Bruno who have been distilling their famous liqueur here since 1764. Tour the distillery and the longest liqueur cellar in the world, complete with a free tasting.

Albertville Olympic Museum

Albertville Olympic Museum

Albertville hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, reinvigorating the local ski area and economy in the process. This fascinating exhibition looks at the planning, the sports and the stars involved.