Perched at 3,842 meters altitude, the tourist site of the Aiguille du Midi – a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps above popular ski-resort Chamonix – is in the midst of a major creation: Le Pipe, a steel tube that will, from next year, allow visitors to make a complete tour of the mountain.

Resorts

Pretty as a picture, this high-mountain town is a popular destination attracting visitors from all corners of the world who love mountaineering, snow, and the village’s laid-back ambiance.

Chic and glamorous Courchevel lies in the heart of Les Trois Vallées beside Méribel and Val Thorens, and is one of the best ski resorts in France.

Megève is an enchanting resort which one visits as much to ski as to relax and enjoy – luxury and pleasure guaranteed. This historical Haute-Savoie village, dating back to the 14th century . .

Méribel is a charming typical mountain village with its wooden chalets and scattered rocks, and is part of the Les Trois Vallées interlinked ski system.

Val d’Isère is a delightful mountain village with top skiing facilities and great provisions for children, making it an excellent family resort.

Val Thorens is a resort that combines the top skiing with a great atmosphere. This is a relaxed and sociable place and ideal for those who want a vigorous holiday with many activities available . .

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Browse through a handpicked selection of boutique and luxury hotels. Traveltain is here to inspire you before you book, by giving a trusted and independent opinion.

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We advise on the special shops and shopping areas in your destination, whether it concerns designer boutiques or flea markets, historic family owned local products shops or high-end department stores.

Our selection of best-known museums, renowned art galleries and cultural entertainment venues, landmarks and historic sites; those must-visit places to get to know and experience the most of your destination.

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