Legend has it (and who doesn’t love a good legend) that the only people who know the recipe and ingredients for the famous Chartreuse liqueur are two monks tucked away in a monastery in Voiron, not far from Grenoble. The 400 year old history of Chartreuse liqueur The liqueur (also known as the “Elixir of […]
Every Wednesday throughout the year come rain, snow or shine, Samoëns hosts one of the busiest traditional markets throughout the Savoyard region. The marvelous market of Samoens There is a buzz around the village from early morning as the stall holders get ready to show their wares from 8.00 am till noon. It’s a great […]
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On the one hand, Grenoble is cosmopolitan and vibrant, with a modern twist and a long association with being the gateway to the Alpes and winter sports. On the other, it’s historic, traditional and refined with a rich cultural heritage and a strong affiliation with the arts. The great joy is that you can dip […]
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In spring and summer in Samoens in the French Alps, the snow melts, the whole valley turns green and the meadows come to life. Although, we all love the winter season, the spring and summer months mean it’s time to get out the walking boots, bikes, climbing gear, rafts and relish the warm weather. Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval […]
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The small city of Vienne iu the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes sits on the banks of the River Rhône. It has a delightful mix of rich heritage and history, washed down with some sublime culinary delights. It’s a city of Gauls, Romans and Christians along with a sprinkling of fine dining and […]
There’s no denying that the French love a festival, their many and diverse street celebrations always seem to bring out the soul and essence of a city. And surprisingly, the sleepy and historic city of Vienne in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region in the south east of France, is no exception. […]
What a surprise Grignan is in southern Drôme in the south of the Rhône Alpes region. The 11th century, fortified village suddenly comes into view. Majestic and proud above the low lying lavender fields, looking decidedly regal in an area that oozes rustic charm. There are a couple of different roads into the footings of […]
Samoens is a charming village in the Haute-Savoie region of France. Not just perfect for skiing and snow fun in the winter, in the summer it’s just like living in a large playground. There is so much to do, the only problem is deciding which activities to pick. Luckily ZigZag Samoëns’ outdoor adventure specialists based right […]
If you love the south of France and the romantic call of the lavender fields, a visit to the Drôme will reveal an unspoiled region that will truly delight… Drôme – the other Provence Drôme is one of the two most southerly departments of the Rhône Alpes region, with the Ardèche to the west and […]
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When the winter snow melts and the sweet spring air rolls over the Annecy mountain tops, the French Alps undergo an astonishing transformation. White turns to green, carpets of wildflowers blossom and the lakes reflect the deep blue sky. Up in the mountains summer temperatures can be high and sunbathing is just one of the […]