Lyon and the French Alps Vacations

A short train ride away from Paris, Lyon is known as the food capital of France and possibly the world. The country's best chefs come here to dine on simple hearty fare at one of the city's bouchons. Meaning button in French, it's what locals call a traditional restaurant. On the menu, expect rustic dishes such as ham with lentils, duck pâté, and ... Read more
fresh sausages. Travelers in search of snow-capped mountains, small town charm and some of the best skiing opportunities around Europe should head to the French Alps, a world away from busy Lyon. Start in the picturesque village of Annecy to take in the beauty of its lake and wander through the medieval streets to its 14th century chateau. Visit charming Samoëns, officially designated one of the most beautiful towns in France. Tour museums in the elegant university town of Grenoble, and then get on the slopes outside of Chamonix.
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous region. If you're a fan of winter sports, the abundance of snow in the alps makes the area a perfect, picturesque location for skiing.

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Big city with Roman runes. Great food and very close to the mountains

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