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Cycling Lake Annecy and the Annecy Mountains

Cycling Lake Annecy: I can think of few places that are more joyful to ride around than Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie. The sparkling lake, backed …

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What to see and do in Isère, southern France

Majestic mountains, beautiful skies reflected in glistening, translucent turquoise lakes – Isère is a little piece of heaven on earth where you can get away …

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Take to the Silk Road in the Ardèche

Discover the silk road of the Ardèche in southern France where silk mills were once a vital part of life. A rugged landscape with its …

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L’Armancette Hôtel Chalets & Spa, St-Gervais-les-Bains

Armancette Hotel, which opened in July 2019, is nestled in the tranquil and authentic village of Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, about five miles from the stunning spa town …

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Thones Haute-Savoie | Oodles of Alpine Charm

Thônes is just 20km from Annecy and on the doorstep of the winter sports resorts of La Clusaz, Grand-Bornand and Manigod. This buzzing, vibrant mountain …

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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Annecy

Seeming to float in the mountains above the crystal clear Lake of Annecy, the fairy tale pretty castle of Menthon-saint-Bernard has witnessed 1000 years of …

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What to see and do in Manigod Haute-Savoie

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” So said the great …

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What to do in Summer in Les Gets

Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in the world. But it’s not just a winter destination. …

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Alta Lumina magic forest Les Gets, French Alps

At dusk in the picturesque village of Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, there is no better place to be than Alta Lumina, an enchanted woodland. Climb a …

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Toquicimes Food Festival Megève

Mountain food doesn’t get better than in Megève in the French Alps, nestling in the shadow of Mont Blanc. Rupert Parker attends the Toquicimes Food …

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