1 Skiing and snowboarding

Test your skills from December to April in any number of world-class resorts, like Chamonix, Méribel and Val d’Isère.

2 Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras

Walk or drive through the empty mountain landscapes of the Queyras to St-Véran, one of the highest villages in Europe.

3 Annecy

Take a leisurely cruise on Annecy’s beautiful lake and wander through the narrow lanes of its historic Old Town.

4 Aiguille du Midi

Brave one of the world’s highest cable-car ascents for a spectacular view of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.

5 Lake Geneva

Enjoy the sedate pleasures of Évian and Yvoire on the French side of this huge and scenic lake, or hop on one of the frequent ferries to Switzerland.

6 Besançon

Explore the imposing Citadelle, the intriguing museums and the inviting cafés of the capital of Franche-Comté.

7 Jura Mountains

Far less visited than the Alps, this sublimely forested landscape is perfect for an abundance of outdoor pursuits, in particular cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.

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