French alps

Gites in the French Alps & Rhone valley

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Holiday cottages in the areas of
 Savoy, Dauphiné, Bugey,
High Alps and the
Rhone valley

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Gites en Rhône Alpes

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Chalets and gites in the French Alps

  Traditional places to stay for winter and summer trips

The departments of Normandy and Mayenne
Area 5 east 

French Alps & Rhone-valley areas
Lyon and northern Alps 

On this page: includes the area around Lyon, and areas east of the Rhone, and the Savoy and Dauphiné  Alps.

Includes the following departments:
 01 Ain: 05 Hautes Alpes, 26 Drome (nord), 38 Isère, 69 Rhône, 73 Savoie, 74 Haute Savoie,

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Gites and traditional chalets in the French Alps and around the city of Lyon.

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The Alps are the highest mountains in Europe, and Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, is Europe's highest peak. The high French Alps are a dramatic and environmentally-sensitive area, where snow lies all year round in some spots; this is an area for hardy hikers and mountaineers. The lower Alps, the alpine foothills of the Vercors, and the Jura, offer beautiful mountain environments ideal for many outdoor pursuits, and appeal to nature-lovers. The highest areas are located along the Swiss and Italian borders, and it is here that two of France's national parks are located. Click for Climate and weather in the French Alps

     The city of Lyon, situated in department 69 (map) is France's second metropolis, and the area to the north east of it, betwen the Saône and Rhone rivers, is a large fertile plain, the Bresse, dotted with small lakes and popular with anglers and ornithologists.

Access :
Driving times: from Calais or Lille: 5 to 9 hours under normal driving conditions, depending on destination.
Basel-Mulhouse, Geneva,
Lyon St Exupéry, Grenoble

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