Situated in the scenic French-Swiss border, the Rhone Alpes has a wealth of natural beauty and has long since been one of the most popular mountain destinations in Western Europe. The region is home to breath-taking scenery with vast snow fields, craggy peaks and dramatic glacial valleys creating some of the best skiing in Europe – and not forgetting the continent´s largest mountain, Mont Blanc. The most dynamic and popular ski resorts are the majestic Chamonix and the challenging Val d´Isere, but if you would rather avoid the crowds or prefer gentler slopes head for Chartreuse or Vercours where you will be rewarded with eye-catching scenery given the pristine glacial lakes that are dotted around the mountain valleys. The region is also close to major cities which offer an array of sights and attractions, such as the historical charm of Lyon in France with its fascinating museums and wealth of Roman ruins, or the architectural gem of Geneva on the Swiss side with its melting pot of cultural influences providing a richness of mouth-watering cuisine and a vibrant art scene. Traditional accommodation in ski resorts can be expensive, but HouseTrip have plenty of private chalets in the Rhone Aples that are affordable and comfortable together with offering you the flexibility of self-catering holidays.
When to go to Rhone Alpes
The diverse weather conditions in the Rhone Alpes make it an ideal destination to visit any time of the year. It´s position not far from the sultry waters of the Mediterranean provides a beautiful and peaceful location for trekking through the stunning mountain scenery during the summer whereas its world-class slopes attract hordes of skiers throughout the winter.
Getting to and around Rhone Alpes
Travellers making their way to the Rhone Alpes by air can fly into Bron International airport in Lyon or Grenoble Isere International airport on the French side or Cointrin International Airport in Geneva on the Swiss side. All mountain resorts are well connected by road and rail and are easily reached by public transport or in a car rental.
Where to stay in Rhone Alpes
HouseTrip has plenty of chalets in the Rhone Alpes available to rent and they represent the perfect holiday accommodation choice for an authentic alpine experience. Because of the regions popularity you can find a whole host of affordable options ranging from traditional ski chalets to stunning luxury apartments in the Rhone Alpes. Find your perfect holiday rental, and book securely at HouseTrip.com