LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN AUVERGNE RHONE-ALPS
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Our tailor-made luxury holidays in France Auvergne Rhône-Alps, one of the most attractive region, home to the mythical Mont Blanc, have been designed to deepen the discovery of the largest mountain region in Europe, with a size equivalent to that of Ireland.
Trails up to the mythical Mont-blanc to find excitement and grandeur; timeless retreats in idyllic and dreamy places to relax your rhythm of life; luxury mountain ski holiday to tear down the slopes. Our travel experts are on hand to give you personalized recommendations and create an itinerary that truly suits you – whether you want development and balance on the shores of the great alpine lakes, learn everything you can about the great Côtes du Rhône family with winegrowers or watch the rising sun cast fiery colors over Europe’s largest volcano.
Auvergne is home to a volcanic complex unique in Europe, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has always shaped landscapes and inspired people. The 80 volcanoes of the chaîne des Puys, on which men have written their traces since immemorial time, are the vestige of an exuberant volcanism and a paradise for hikers, offering a fascinating spectacle and a precious and rare treasure to our time: space and silence.
This rural universe made up of valleys, plateaus and pointed ridges, offers magnificent landscapes as far as the eye can see, sheltering a remarkable flora and fauna of deer, wild boar, roe deer and mouflons, sharing their space in spring and summer with thousands of Salers cows and Aubrac which invade the mountain pastures.
Whether you wish to successively climb the summits of Puy Mary, Puy de Peyre Ass and Plomb du Cantal on a short hike or walk the less frequented trails on foot during a multi-day hike, our on-site guide will adapt the hike to your desires and make you discover the mountain life of yesteryear, the rural heritage, the exceptional flora of the region, the fauna, and all the hidden treasures. Our inspiring experiences will free your inner geologist, botanist, photographer or poet.
Mont Blanc offers wonderful sights and unforgettable excursions. With its reputation for world-beating skiing, the Alps mountains can both satisfy your desire for prestige and tradition in Courchevel and your preference for picturesque resort villages with typical mountain architecture.
This region remains a vast playground for invigorating travel experiences whether you seek for quietness alongside the grand Alpine lakes, to abandon yourself in the wellness of a spa at Thonon or Aix les Bains or for romance in the fishing villages on the shores of Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy.
In the mountains as in the towns, our journeys will make your taste buds waltz to the rhythm of multiple local flavors. With 65 Michelin-starred chefs, the region plays a leading role in international cuisine and there is no shortage of gourmet restaurants to eat your way best and enjoy an incomparable dining experience whether you want to seat at the table of one of the great ‘Bouchons’ –authentic Lyonnais taverns– in Lyon, a town at the very forefront of gastronomy, to savor the ‘cervelle de Canut’ and the ‘tablier de sapeur’, or enjoy an extraordinary cooking class.
In the North of Lyon, the Beaujolais vineyards are known throughout the world and further south, grows the noble and rare Côte Rôtie, a very highly coveted regarded red wine, and the great Côtes du Rhône wines family.
Depending on your interests, our Travel Experts will organize an exceptional personalised experience to the most magical places in the Rhone-Alps region.
EXAMPLE ITINERARIES IN AUVERGNE RHONE-ALPS
GENEVA LAKE, ALPINE LAKES & THE FRENCH ALPS: AN INTREPID BIKING ADVENTURE
Enjoy a unique feeling of freedom in total immersion in the Tarentaise Valley, at the gates of the Vanoise National Park, admire the most fascinating views while pedaling on a unique bike tour in France. You will make stops on incredible beautiful balcony sections offering the most breathtaking views of Mont Blanc with its 4,810 meters as well as some of the largest peaks in the Western Alps.
FRESH AIR BREAK BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
Abandon yourself to the romanticism of the lakes at the heart of Savoy; let yourself be charmed by some prestigious villages; experience the disturbing encounter with the mythical Mont-Blanc. Enter the Chamonix valley and discover the best that the Alps have to offer. Chamonix, the legendary ski resort in winter, and at all times, a resplendent….
MUST SEE & DO IN AUVERGNE RHONE-ALPS
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Auvergne Rhône-Alps
FLY IN A HOT AIR BALLOON OVER THE AUVERGNE VOLCANOES
In the early morning or the late evening, when the sunshine bathes the landscape in the most beautiful light, drift over the 80 dormant volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys, a unique site in Europe classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. An amazing experience offering unrivalled views on the numerals craters and cinder cones.
HIKE THE FULL TOUR DU MONT BLANC THROUGH THREE COUNTRIES
Follow our experienced mountain guides on the hiking trails through sumptuous landscapes of Beaufortain, Aosta Valley and the well known Italian and Swiss Val Ferret. A unique experience throughout grandiose panoramas, altitude lakes, mountain pastures, waterfalls … A 10-day hiking that can be adjusted according to your level and expectations.
DINE AT PAUL BOCUSE RESTAURANT
In the firmament of French gastronomy for more than a quarter of a century, Paul Bocuse’s restaurant near Lyon with its 3 Michelin Stars which he had held since 1965 without interruption, has belong to the World Best Restaurants. With 2 Michelin Stars since 2020, the restaurant continues to bring to life the soul of the great chef Paul Bocuse, forever linked to the great gastronomy of this world.
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Fly Into the Heart of Mont-Blanc Massif
Dive into the heart of the majestic Mont-Blanc massif, flirt with the peaks, live for a moment the mountain in its pure state. A once in a lifetime experience !
ALPINISM DAY IN THE MONT BLANC MASSIF
Explore the high-mountain environment like climbers from accross the world with or without mountaineering and rock climbing experience. We organize your trip to meet your specific needs.
MULTI-DAY HIKING IN THE MONT BLANC MASSIF
Trek around the Mont Blanc Massif, spend nights in mountain huts to soak up the mountain atmosphere and the local food culture. Learn about the history of the valleys and their people.
TASTE TYPICAL DISHES AT LEGENDARY RESTAURANTS
Four MOFs (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) and four Michelin-starred chefs to taste the typical dishes of the region and the lake with your feet in the water and your head in the mountains.
LIVE LA DOLCE VITA ON THE "ROLLS-ROYCE OF THE SEAS"
Live a unique experience on the most elegant boat in the world. These “Rolls-Royce of the seas” have always seduced celebrities. Live an unforgettable moment of Dolce Vita through this luxury experience on Annecy Lake.