Gites and cottages in the French Alps and Rhone valley 

Holiday cottages in the French regions of Rhone Alpes and High Alps

French Alps

Ferienwohnungen in den französischen Alpen
This page covers Gitelink area 5 east,
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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Alps and Jura map
Area 5 east - French Alps & Rhone-valley areas
Lyon area and northern Alps 

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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  • New ! Apartment in Grenoble 38   - City break apartment in attractive modern building in Grenoble, ideally located for winter sports or summer rentals . Duplex, 5th & -top floor, sunny balconies, views.
  • New ! Chalet gite near Briançon 05   - Ground floor chalet apartment with south-facing terrace in Le Monetier-les-Bains, Serre Chevalier. 200m to slopes. Pool, sauna and steam room. Pets welcome. Flexible booking dates. 
  • City gite in old Lyon 69   - Small quality gîte or B&B in a Renaissance tower in the heart of old Lyon, with panoramic views out over the city. 
  •  B&B near Chambéry 38    Nestled in the tranquil environment of the Chartreuse natural park, Montchâteau looks out over a stunning vista of trees, fields and mountains. Walking and biking trails abound . E
  • B&B in Alpine hamlet  74    + Located in an Alpine hamlet between Thonon (on Lake Geneva) and Bellevaux,  this bed and breakfast is in an old watermill. 15 miles from ski slopes at Morzine. Packed lunches can be supplied. 
  • B&B in Vercors regional park 26   Four B&B rooms are available at the Ferme de Fontpaisse. Friendly welcome, outdoor pool, no-smoking. Lounge with fireplace and TV. Online booking.  
  • English-speaking B&B near Annecy 74  + Cosy Auberge B&B with restaurant betweem Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix in the French Alps .  Ideal for stopover or discovering our hidden secrets of the Alps.  

  • Search further north: Gites in the Jura and Franche-Comté
  • Search further south: Gites and villas in Provence and the southern Alps
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