Where to go in Rhone Alpes
List of regions
Grenoble is surrounded by three mountain chains - the Chartreuse, Vercors and the Italian Alps - that provide it with a spectacular setting. It's also crossed by two rivers, the Isère and the Drac (the lion and the serpent) and lined with broad boulevards.
Chamonix is as much about the spectacular views as it is about sensational, serious skiing. Dominated by the mighty Mont Blanc, this alpine resort is surrounded by severe peaks and valleys that are as glorious to look at, as they are to ski on.
Annecy is a hidden gem, postcard perfect and set by a perfectly clear and very blue lake, with a backdrop of snowy mountains. It's built around a 14th-century château, the medieval town centre and several ancient Neolithic villages that are now part of the town - which is bisected by small streams,…