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Often referred to as the ‘Tuscany of France’, the Rhône-Alpes region is known for its bucolic countryside and medieval stone villages. But, as our specialists will tell you, this is just the beginning of the picture. They’ve toured the region extensively and will help you plan a vacation in the Rhône-Alpes that’s suited to your interests, while advising on everything from the best local festivals to which of the local cuisine savoyarde specialties to try.

Journey south from the wine regions of Beaujolais and Mâconnais and you’ll reach Lac d’Annecy, considered ‘the purest lake in Europe’ for its crystal-clear waters. To the east lie the towering Alps and to the south the sun-drenched hills of Provence. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, is here, its striking architecture and reputation for fine food making it well worth a visit. Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, and the glamorous mountain resort of Chamonix offer challenging hiking as well as mountain views. And, the Rhône River splits the region vertically in two before emptying out into the Mediterranean, feeding the vineyards of centuries-old Côtes du Rhône wineries that line its banks and spread out across the surrounding hills.

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Places to visit in Rhône-Alpes

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Rhône-Alpes, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Rhône-Alpes

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Rhône-Alpes, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Rhône-Alpes

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Rhône-Alpes

    Accommodation choices for Rhône-Alpes

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Rhône-Alpes. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Rhône-Alpes

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Rhône-Alpes, and which use the best local guides.