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 […]
The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]
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It will take you about an hour to drive all the way round the Annecy Lake. Cycle – and it will take you around 5 hours. Or, you can take a water taxi (water-taxi.fr) which is great fun and gives you fabulous views. There are 12 beaches to enjoy around the Lac d’Annecy and in […]
Samoëns is a picturesque “ville fleurie” in the Haute-Savoie region in south-eastern France. It sits in the Vallée du Giffre, in the French Alps, and is only an hour by car from Geneva. Long a winter skiing destination, it’s also great in the summer – on offer is everything from river rafting to paragliding… Mountain […]
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A shade under 2 hours on a fast train from Paris will bring you to the south of France and the lovely city of Lyon. The gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is a feast for the eyes, the soul and the stomach. Janine Marsh seeks out tempting visits for culture vultures and shoppers and finds […]
Annecy in Haute-Savoie is one of the most charming and picturesque little cities in France. Annecy – Venice of the Alps Annecy is known as the Venice of the Alps thanks to its famous lake plus a network of little canals that criss cross the town. It’s a truly beautiful small city that’s blessed with […]
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The French Alps are not just about snow and après-ski. For a holiday where you’ll experience the most amazing scenery, activities and food – look no further than the Annecy ski resorts in spring, summer and autumn. Summer in Le Grand Bornand Le Grand Bornand is a popular all year round destination with the French […]