The French Alps are one of the greatest destinations in France for travelers who love nature, as the area is packed with towering peaks, clear lakes and verdant forests. Outdoor adventures here are virtually endless, with opportunities for biking, hiking and mountain climbing, and that’s just the activities during the summer. When the winter snowfall comes, the French Alps become a one-of-a-kind ski destination that draws in beginners and experts from all over the world to try out the slopes.

    Ski resorts are prominent throughout the region, with some popular options including Portes du Soleil and Chamonix. If you’re more interested in simply relaxing in the natural splendor, you may find spa towns like Evian-les-Bain and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains more to your liking. Given the diversity of things to do in this region, many travelers split their holiday between activities like skiing and relaxing in the refreshing spas, since experiencing both gives you the best the French Alps offer.

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