With towering snow-capped peaks, charming alpine villages, some of Europe's best skiing, and epic hikes to famous spots like Mt. Blanc, there's always something to enjoy in the French Alps. Ride a cable car to catch impressive views across the mountain range, boat or stroll around crystal-clear lakes, explore cultural towns, and taste the delicious food that keeps the locals warm and full all year long (we're talking cheese) all while breathing in that crisp alpine air.
Best of Mont Blanc Region
One of the best ways to experience Mont Blanc is to trek between the villages that surround the legendary mountain. You’ll pass from France to Italy to Switzerland and back to France on a grand circuit that takes you through flowery meadows, over glaciers, and alongside topaz lakes with mesmerizing views at every turn. Along the way, you can overnight in charming alpine settlements like Les Contamines Montjoie with its Savoie architecture, the delightful Italian resort town of Courmayeur, and the pretty lakeside village of Champex in Switzerland.
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Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in just seven days of trekking with this summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.
Traverse alpine passes, feast on local cheese, and breathe in the crisp mountain air on this 9-day trek around Mont Blanc. Start in Chamonix—the French capital of alpinism—before hitting the trail for a week of sweeping views, snowy peaks, and meadows full of wildflowers. Top things off with cozy nights spent in rustic alpine huts or guest houses.
Follow the classic Tour de Mont Blanc trail on this six-day itinerary, with a twist: you'll be running between villages and alpine passes, maximizing your time in the region. This adventurous trail running trip is perfect for active travelers who want to experience classic Alps views. You'll run between 19 and 28 miles per day as you wind your way around the Mont Blanc Massif, taking in the views of glaciers and spotted alpine cows before relaxing in mountain villages at night.
Traverse over high mountain passes and through small alpine villages on this 10-day trek around Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak. Start and end in Chamonix, the self-proclaimed "French capital of Alpinism". See why this town got its nickname as you explore the Alps on foot, wandering through peaceful meadows and taking in the sweeping views.
Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in ten days of trekking with this summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.
Follow this famous alpine route on a 12-day traverse past glacial peaks. Along with enjoying showstopping mountain scenery, you'll get to search for wildlife, sample alpine cheeses, and stroll through scenic towns while you put your trekking skills to the test.
This 10-day adventure combines three of France's easternmost gems, starting with the nation's capital of gastronomy: Lyon. While here, indulge in its outstanding dining scene, visit nearby vineyards, and meet farmers and artisans. Then travel to Annecy, a storybook medieval town so gorgeous it's nicknamed the "Venice of France," before finishing in Chamonix and hiking the tallest peak in France—Mont Blanc.
Eat and drink your way from Paris to the Mediterranean coast on this three-week, self-drive adventure. Start in Paris with wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting, move on to Annecy for lakeside cycling and fondue, then continue to the Alps to summit glacial peaks and soak in hot tubs. After touring the gastronomic capital of Lyon, Provence's "easy life" beckons before winding down with sailing and beach time along the stunning coastlines of Marseille, Le Lavandou, and Nice.
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