Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rhône-Alpes - Visit France

From Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy to Lyon,
the Beaujolais vineyards and the beginning
of Provence, Rhône-Alpes is a region of
outstanding cultural sites, world-renowned
cuisine, winter sports and summer activities,
museums and festivals.
5 reasons to visit Rhône-Alpes

>A four-season region
Leader in winter sports and skiing; multiple activities for summer (outdoor activities, charming accommodations, camping, lakes and mountains).

>Easy access
About 60 direct airlines between the 4 airports in Rhône-Alpes (Lyon, Grenoble, Chambéry and Geneva) and about 20 airports in the UK during winter and around 30 links all year long (Lyon, Grenoble, Geneva). London - Lyon by Eurostar and TGV via Lille is now 5 hours!

>Diversity of landscapes and activities
From snow and Mont Blanc summit to lavender, mountains, countryside, lakes, rivers, big cities, natural parks.. Outdoor activities for everyone and every budget (skiing, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, via ferrata, paragliding, canoe, golf… and even some unique in Rhône-Alpes like hiking on glaciers and ice diving). Gastronomy and wine, culture and festivals.

>Preserved nature and green tourism
Eight natural parks and 25 nature reserves among them Vanoise, Vercors and Chartreuse; Many sites, accommodations and restaurants involved in sustainable and “green” tourism and the Drôme county N° 1 in France for organic production.

>Water, a strong element found everywhere in Rhône-Alpes
7,000km of rivers, the three biggest natural lakes in France, more than 200km of navigable waterways; 400km² of glaciers, 16 thermal/spa resorts, more than 30 mineral waters.

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