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France | French Alps
When it comes to skiing, France is one of Europe's top destinations. It is on the French-Italian border that the Alps, Europe's greatest mountain range, reach their peak, in the eternal snows at the summit of Mont Blanc, 4,810 m (15,781 ft) above sea level.
The French Alps were sculpted by glaciers, giving the corresponding valleys a mild climate and rich soil. Today, they are a popular area loaded with vacation opportunities. There are a lot of towns in the area, for what at first glance might seem like an inhospitable and isolated section of France. In fact, the French Alps are loaded with well connected towns, and are popular year round, making them ideal for vacations in France. Divided into two providences, Savoy in the north, containing Mont Blanc, and Dauphine in the south, home to Grenoble, the main city of the alps, the French Alps are a popular and diverse region.
Inspiring craggy peaks and snowcapped mountains rise up in the French Alps, where there are fantastic opportunities for skiers and snowboarders— this is one of the best places to be for outdoor things to do in France. There are over 200 resorts in the Alps, with Chamonix, Megeve and Val d'Isere being the most popular. Chamonix features the world's highest cable car, and Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, is near Chamonix. Annecy has lantern lit lanes, Chambery contain the most history, and Grenoble is the largest city in the French Alps.
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