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Located in the White Forest of the French Alps, the picturesque town of Risoul is home to an important ski resort which, together with Vars, forms part of the world famous Forêt Blanche. But fine ski terrain is not its only charm and the town is home to attractions as quaint as milk and cheese farms and antique bread ovens. Risoul offers excellent accommodation options. Risoul hotels are warm, cosy and luxurious and a welcome sight during the cold winter months in the French Alps. Each Hotels.com hotel is guest reviewed to ensure you get the perfect base from which to explore the town and rooms are located within close proximity to all the town's major attractions and landmarks. To see what the room will look like, simply click on the pictures which accompany each listing.
What's Risoul Like?
The town is sometimes calle "Risoul 1850" because it is located 1850 above sea level. This makes it a perfect skiing destination, featuring hundreds of km of ski slopes. Skating, snowshoe and ski-doo rides are other popular activities in this snowy resort town. Lively Risoul offers up to 300 days of sunny weather each year. The areas of the town not dominated by the resort offer quieter bars, restaurants and areas to hike and walk during the warmer months. At the Church of Risoul you can unravel some of the town's history and soul. Also take a day trip to Saint-Nicolas et Sainte-Luce Church which dates back to the XVI century, the Saint-Claude and Saint-Jacques chapels and Rotonde du Plan de Phazy which is where sulphur water can be found. It is located close to the largest man made lake in Europe, the Serre Poncon.
Tips for Getting along with Locals in Risoul
This is a summer and winter resort town so there is plenty to do when the snow melts in the summer. Walks, hiking, swimming and camping are great ways to enjoy Risoul and meet people. During winter, Apres ski life is lively, with a number of after hours activities available including cafes, bars, clubs and a cinema. Once indoors for the evening locals and visitors enjoy typical alpine meals like fondue, raclette and pierrade or you could play it safe with a pizza or juicy steak. The annual Festival of French Song is a great time to get to see the culture of the French inhabitants in action. The town is known for the Risoul apple. This apple which is said to be able to keep its flavour for several months is a great topic to kick off a conversation as it is quite well known in the area.