Rhone Alpes Holidays
Situated between Paris and the Cote d’Azur, and on the borders of Italy and Switzerland, the Rhone-Alpes region is commonly referred to as ‘the crossroads of Europe’. It is a popular tourist destination, with hot summers attracting sunbathers and the snowy winters perfect for skiers looking to take part in snow sports in the famous Alpine resorts, renowned worldwide as offering some of the best ski slopes in the world.
Things to do in the Rhone Alpes
The Rhone-Alpes region boasts eight parks and famous places such as Mont Blanc, as well as three of the largest lakes in France. A large range of events are held across the year, with the famous Festival of Light held in Lyon in December.
A wide range of sports are available in the area. Skiing and other snow sports are popular in the winter months, whereas cycling and water sports, such as paragliding, are popular during the warmer times of year. Golf is also a popular pastime here, as the Rhone-Alpes region is one of France’s most popular golfing destinations.
The Rhone-Alpes area is also famous for its history and culture and visitors will delight in the wide range of things to see and do here. Dance, art, theatre, magic and comedy are typical of the events on offer, so check out what’s on when you’re due to visit.
For shoppers, there are a wide range of shopping choices. Whether you choose to visit the local markets for fresh cheeses, glorious wines or a souvenir to take back home, or you prefer the suburban malls, you will find something to delight you.
Nights out in the Rhone-Alpes
The Rhone-Alpes region of France is the most famous for food and wine. Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone wines are in abundance in the area as well as a wide range of French and international cuisine.
The resorts in this area all offer a choice of dining options and evening entertainment For party goers, Lyon has a vibrant nightlife, boasting a good range of pubs, discos and nightclubs.
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Whatever the time of year, a holiday to the Rhone-Alpes region of France offers a good choice of entertainment, activities and sightseeing opportunities for visitors. Whether it’s culture, history, sport or shopping, this region of France is a great place to visit. Book with lastminute.com and get a great value deal.