Alpes du Nord (Northern Alps) is part of France's famous mountain range, between the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Mont Blanc stands at over 15,700 ft, making it the highest peak in Alpes du Nord. Summertime sees the northern mountains covered with spruce and fir forests, where you can embark on miles of well-maintained hiking trails.

    Winter is the best time to visit Alpes du Nord – locals and travelers make their way to major skiing sites like Paradiski and Trois Vallées to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and ski jumping during their vacation. Some of France's oldest ski resorts, like Chamonix and Megève, can be found in Alpes du Nord.

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    • 10 Best Ski Resorts in the French Alps

      The best ski resorts in the French Alps make memorable holidays on one of the most impressive mountain chains in western Europe. Besides the tallest mountain in France, Mont Blanc, the Alpes du Nord has the highest concentration of ski resorts in Europe. It hosts skiable domains like the 3-Valley, the Portes du Soleil, and the Espace Killy which...

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