The French sections of the Alps mountain range are located in the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions. While some of the ranges of the French Alps are entirely in France, others are shared with Switzerland and Italy. Steep, imposing peaks dominate the skyline. Picture perfect, high-alpine French villages house world class skiing and pure mountain bliss.

 

France is also home the highest mountain in Western Europe. At 4808 metres (15,774 ft), Mont Blanc dominates the on the French-Italian border. The region is beautiful and a mecca for not only serious climbers but also people seeking tranquility and stunning treks with chocolate box vistas. The Tour du Mount Blanc is a classic trekking route with wonderful mountain huts, high paths, and a surprising amount of isolation. Instead of trekking through the crowded valleys of this region, this trek stays high, giving way to fantastic views of this iconic mountain range. If you’re looking for a trekking circuit with outstanding views, a healthy level of difficulty, and some quiet time with the mountains, this is for you.