At the crossroads of Europe, between Côte d’Azur and Paris, is where Rhone-Alpes is found. Rhone-Alpes, the largest region in Europe, is one fine destination that never paused in attracting visitors all over the world. Due to its impeccable weather, unique geographical feature and diverse landscapes, it is very easy to fall in love with Rhone-Alpes.
People from abroad get an easy access to Rhone-Alpes through Geneva’s Cointrin International Airport, Lyon’s Bron International Airport and Grenoble’s Grenoble Isère International Airport, and there are also small airports situated in Valence and Chambéry. From the airport, tourists can reach their destinations through rent-a-car services, arranged hotel car service, or taxis. Meanwhile, travelers from neighboring countries easily get in through a network of high-speed trains.
Chamonix, the center of alpine France where the first Winter Olympics was held, sits in Rhone-Alpes. Chamomix has an easy access to Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest point. The only perfect means to view the enchanting beauty of Mont Blanc is to ride a cable car, a popular feature that is a must-do when traveling in Rhone-Alpes. Chamomix has a reputation for being a world-class ski destination and in fact, this small village is proud to have five of Rhone-Alpes’ major ski regions.
During the summer months, skiing takes the backseat to make way for hiking. With numerous mountain ranges, there is no questioning why hiking is a popular activity in Rhone-Alpes. The Cirque Du Fer-A-Cheval national park, due to its picturesque scenery and unspoilt natural attractions, is the best choice among discerning and experienced hikers. Similarly, Rhone-Alpes’s rivers, streams and lakes, including three of France’s largest lakes, host most of the exciting water-related activities. More outdoor fun are carried out in this region, and with an exceptional natural backdrop, all these activities become more thrilling and definitely extraordinary.
When all nature-tripping is done, it is high time to see and appreciate more of what Rhone-Alpes offers. Lyon, one of its cities, is a proud home of Saint-Pierre Museum, one of the most important museums in France. Lyon is also considered the center of art where music, theater and varied forms of entertainment take place. Because it is in Lyon where most of well-preserved architecture is seen, the neighborhood is listed in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lastly, the trip to the region is never complete without feasting on its sumptuous local culinary and locally-produced wine. Its smoked sausages and various meats are genuinely full of flavor, and its goat cheeses are a must when visiting Rhone-Alpes. When it comes to dining, Paul Bocuse is one of the most-favored among tourists, among other excellent and famous restaurants in the region. From eating out to sight-seeing, every wonderful moment happens in this enchanting side of France. All its awesome features best define what a trip to Rhône-Alpes is going to be like, and one thing is for sure: Rhône-Alpes is a destination where magic comes to life.