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  • Cross-country skiing in the Alps: the best resorts

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    When we think of the Alps, it is primarily the vertiginous slopes, blue, red or black, for alpine skiing that come to mind. However, the beautiful areas of the Alps are also many suitable places for practicing another sport less ran skiing: cross country skiing and its various practices: skating, Nordic walking, etc ... Only one of the many ski resorts of the Alps, to choose for cross-country skiing? To help you, here is a top of the best Nordic ski resorts in the Alps: - Autrans The first place most deserved for this legendary resort Nordic skiing: here, cross country skiing has become [...]

  • Skiing in Savoy: the best resorts

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    The Savoy, in the heart of the Alps, is like a mecca of skiing in France and Europe: the department, which with the Haute-Savoie form the historical region of Savoy, has many sports stations winter. Of these, several big names that attract skiers from around the world: Here are the top 10 best resorts of Savoie . 1.Courchevel Certainly the most famous Savoyard ski resorts. Courchevel stands out for its remarkable ski area, the 3 Valleys, chic atmosphere, shopping and nightlife in a point. 2.Méribel Another famous resort of Savoy, attached to the vast 3 Valleys, Meribel clearly plays the [...]

  • The Paradiski area, know

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    Some of the largest ski areas in the world and among the most prestigious in France, Paradiski aptly. For here it is a skier's paradise with kilometers and kilometers of slopes, Green to take his first steps on snow as well black black for maximum sensation ... there is something for all levels, but also for everyone: skiing, cross country skiing, freeride, snowboarding, luge, bobsled, etc, etc ... sporty and ultra modern property, Paradiski must correspond to the ski area. At the latter are attached three main stations giving easy access to the slopes. Let's explore this giant field that turned [...]

  • The Pas in the Void, '' attraction to sensation of the Aiguille du Midi

    L'Aiguille du Midi

    The Aiguille du Midi, the iconic peak of Chamonix in the Mont Blanc Massif, an already spectacular site, was develop a new attraction dizzying. This is a kind of box in a fully transparent glass, suspended in the void. The view of the Alps mountains is breathtaking! Below our feet, sheer emptiness, because the Aiguille du Midi peaks still to 3842 meters and the cage is suspended to 1035 meters ... feeling assured and a small thrill probably before climbing in vacuo. This cab suspension can withstand a load of 1500 kg (it leaves room for the size), winds at 220 km / h max heat 60 & deg; C [...]

  • Top 10 best restaurants in Lyon


    Lyon is an exciting city in more ways than one, but if there is one area where the Lyon Culture differs, it is the food! The famous traditional plug at the contemporary restaurant, Lyon is full of good addresses. To sort, here is a top 10 best Lyon tables in all categories: 1-Cafe Comptoir Abel In the unavoidable category, Cafe Comptoir Abel arises there. A veritable institution, the framework leaves no doubt about the age of the brand, created in 1726 Address: 25 Rue Guynemer 69002 Lyon Phone: +33 4 78 37 46 18 < / p> 2-South < / h2> Of course, [...]

  • The best places to host unforgettable holidays in Lyon.


    Lyon is a small town full of charm and warm but it is also a city full of students who are eager to party and have turned this city into a temple of the night. Whether the edge of the docks of thirst in the Brotteaux district, the slopes of the Croix-Rousse or the Guillotière: you will always find a place to host an unforgettable evening . 1. La Marquise The bar / club Marquise welcomes guests electro influences rather on a barge: privileged place. The music is particularly good, friendly staff and relaxed clientele. 2. The Star Ferry You will not find two places like this. Indeed, [...]

  • Important events of December in the city of Lyon


    The city of Lyon knows how to live and its inhabitants vibrate to the rhythm of the different cultural and artistic programming organized. December being particularly rich in artistic and cultural events and we list you some of the most important. 1. One man show of comedian Pierre-Emmanuel Barré. On December 11, go to the Radiant to enjoy the second one-man show of the Breton comedian who will make you laugh, you will sometimes shock and disturb you when defies political society and emphasizes its absurdities. Sometimes cruel, sometimes offbeat, often prickly, brutal: you do not come away [...]

  • Top libertines and swingers clubs in Lyon


    libertines like Lyon, which embraces both the Saône and Rhône. We selected seven friendly and enchanting places to have a good time between consenting adults. Hugs and excitement guaranteed. 1 / Velvet Club Near Lyon, Brignais, the appointment of SM. Dominated love the house remains a beautiful address of licentiousness in Lyon. Ers and amateurs are welcome at 9 impasse du Château Rouge. 2 / Sun Libertin This is the temple of debauchery Lyons located at 3, rue Sainte Marie des Terreaux, in the first district. We love the red benches, his libertine sauna, the largest in Europe, and comfortable [...]

  • The hot neighborhoods or to party in Lyon


    Lyon neighborhoods to go out and have fun Whether you are tourists or Lyon, couples or friends, students or employees, young or old, we are always looking for a nice place to party. Although there are bars, clubs, restaurants and night clubs located throughout the city, some neighborhoods are more favorites than others and attract many people to come and spend flaming evenings or nights. Apart from these places of meeting and celebration, it is often very touristy with symbolic monuments, parks and beautiful cobbled streets as found in Vieux Lyon for example. The Saint George Located [...]

  • All about Olympique Lyon


    This club led by Bruno Genesio since 2015 is part of one of the biggest French clubs. OL played indoors at the Stade des Lumières of talk and internationally by participating regularly in the Champions League, one of the most prestigious competitions in Europe. But the Lyon club is not just to its interests or its victories, it evolves, changes over the years and we follow with fascination or curiosity but one can not ignore it. Awards and history of the club Since 1973, over several consecutive years, the Lyon club has won eight trophies Champions. Since 2003, they count 7 trophies in [...]

  • Selection: 5 Cheap hotels in Grenoble

    Cheap hotels in Grenoble are mainly located on the outskirts of the city. Some nevertheless not far from downtown hotels offer a quality service for a reasonable price. In Grenoble the following hotels will offer you good value for prices below 50 euros per night for a double room. Cheap Hotels in the center of Grenoble In the center of Grenoble there are few cheap hotels include all the same Hotel Switzerland Bordeaux a 2 star hotel located in front of Grenoble train station, and Close to the city center, you will find many restaurants and shops nearby. (6 Place de la Gare). A tram [...]

  • Selection: 10 Cheap hotels in Lyon


    Lyon is a convention city, therefore it is well equipped in terms of tourist accommodation. It is found in many city hotels of all categories, cheap hotels are not many cons, here are ten showing reasonable rates. If you find these prices too high, then there remains only one solution the hostel or camping. Recall for those who might not know that hostels are not reserved to the youth, there is generally no age limit. But back to the hotel, if you choose a cheap hotel in the center of Lyon we advise you book well in advance because these cheap addresses are quickly full. Small cheap places [...]

  • UNUSUAL. Playing golf in the snow ...

    snow golf , this is not entirely new, but this practice has long remained very confidential, reserved for true fans. Not surprisingly, it is in Megève that this sport has grown, but today other ski resorts are getting into, anxious to diversify. Snowshoe walking, snow golf differs otherwise not a classic golf. The question remains ... how is called green when covered with snow? Interested in snow golf? Find information on the Megève . Two competitions are also planned for this winter, Vacheron Constantin now Golf Cup and the BMW Megève Winter Golf.

  • Breathing the air of the mountains in the Alps

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    Breathing clean air in the heart of lush greenery in a mild climate, a great theme for your next weekend. But where exactly? A unique destination! Follow us through these few lines to discover a perfect environment to unwind towards the mountains in the Alps. Here you can do everything except get bored, small hikes in the heart of the mountain to the lake. If you are an athlete, you have the chance to make longuesrandonnées bike before some rafting or fishing on the lake shore. Take this opportunity to clear all the toxic your body, find all your vitality in a unique stay in the heart of the [...]

  • Activity in the Alps: new snow

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    The snowboard is fully separated from the skiing technique. We distinguish two main contradictions: the feet are located one behind the other, obliquely on a board and is not used sticks. The Snows "soft" more admit mistakes. The more you are faster, your balance will be great ... and the hard fall. & # 13; The parabolic skis carving above named have virtually replaced the traditional skis: the distinction? They have a big head with huge spatulas and a wasp waist. A form that allows cut corners, that is to say fast and tight, giving different sensations than traditional skis, close to that of [...]

  • Exotic activities Vercors (France)


    Winter and summer, the Vercors offers you a chance to try any kind of activity. Between fauna and flora more varied consider enjoy a hike to the natural park of Vercors, more than 1500 km stretches. Between the area of ​​the four mountains that of Trièves, or, the Diois, as well as others, are the magnificent scenery of this resplendent village, alone, with friends or family. Go for a bike ride, the FFC north Vercors. An opportunity to know the mysteries of the beauty of this natural masterpiece. An original way to vent your negative energy in favor of clean air. The Vercors is also the caves. [...]

  • Find a hotel in Lyon


    Lyon and its hotels Great active city hosting many events, with an impressive historical heritage and a wealth of things to discover, Lyon is definitely an attractive destination for a weekend. major hub of south-eastern France, Lyon is well served by transport (motorways, TGV, airport ...), so easily accessible. Metropolis of European importance, Lyon attracts many visitors: the result is a varied and diverse offer of accommodation, many hotels, small address not listed as 5 star all fired, youth hostels, bed cottages, camping also ... in short, it is enough to find accommodation to stay Lyon [...]

  • Ski holidays in the Alps Top 10 stations

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    The Alps, the largest mass of France, remains well ahead among ski destinations in the country. Each winter, from December until late in the season, many fans of skiing vacationers and diverse and varied winter sports crowd the resorts of the Alps. stations that looks and styles that vary greatly: chic and expensive, quiet and family, busy and popular ... much to say right now, there's something for everyone in the Alps, and the choice is very wide! Savoie, Haute Savoie, Isère in the lead, with the bulk of the most famous resorts in the Northern Alps, but the southern Alps are not far behind. [...]

  • Top 5 nightclubs in Lyon


    Lyon is a fun city, full of emotional release is why tourists love this city. It is somehow the promised land of crazy dancers, who think only dance to the songs of the moment. A small lap on nightclubs Lyon the busiest. The disco Alibi If you like to combine the music of yesteryear with those of the point you are at right place. Alibi is a disco for all generations. Atmosphere of relief and bottom music; all together on the dance floor to remember the crazy years before moving on to a techno session until dawn. The Avenue 45 You are fans of exuberant parties and a variety of music? [...]

  • Lyon by night. These places open at night in Lyon


    For the night owls Lyon or just in case of a small desire of late to dinner, have a drink or extend a good evening, discover the Lyon who quickly at night. several useful services There is also available very late or even all night as some pharmacies, for example. Restaurant at P'tit Zinc Located in the 5th district of Lyon, this charming restaurant is both welcoming and very convenient. Not only because of the great food, the dishes are generous and inexpensive, but it also does not put customers off after 23 hours. It is indeed open daily until 2 hours of morning. Pizza Pino, pizza [...]

  • The inratables events of January in Lyon


    The city of Lyon continues to dream its inhabitants and tourists with its unique programming of January that will satisfy young and old. These events still punctuate the dynamic life of Lyon and we provide you with a comprehensive list. 1. Around the world in 80 days This comedy belongs undoubtedly the favorites of this year and the new year. This road movie completely crazy 1872 puts West the biggest loser scene and an Indian princess. Awarded by Charles Oulmont Award in 2006, nominated Raimu price of Comedy to the stage in 2006, Audience Award at the Festival of Anjou in 2007. This comedy [...]

  • What to do with children in Lyon? The activities to share with children in Lyon


    Lyon is a city rich variety of activities for all the family and whether zoos, amusement parks, museums, tours, theaters or other, it is the ideal place to spend vacation with children or even to organize your Sunday outings. Even within the city is already close to many outdoor or indoor event ideas, but also around the city. Zoo Lyon This magnificent animal space housed within the famous and gigantic park right Or head downtown Lyon is here to the delight of children. He can play in front of hundreds of species of animals in cage or enclosure and also enjoy the park activities and beautiful [...]

  • are major shopping centers and shopping areas in Lyon


    Lyon is a city of European scale. Major axis of passage, great capital of gastronomy, it attracts to it many tourists. They come from another are doing their shopping in the large shopping centers of the city. A brief overview of the essential places to do business. Confluence At the confluence of the Saone and the Rhone is one of the liveliest areas of the city thanks in part to this upscale shopping center where there are many shops for fashion and decoration. There is also a children's area and a cinema. silk Square Shopping Center Away from the city, the Square mall silk offer [...]

  • Skiing in Isère: the best resorts


    mountainous Department announcing the Alpine peaks of Savoie and Haute-Savoie, Isère is a particularly attractive destination for skiing: the Vercors and Chartreuse are very easily accessible from Grenoble, or a little further, Lyon . Grenoble-Isère resorts are therefore to be considered for vacation as for a short stay, a ski weekend in return for example! Isere includes some of the ski resorts among the best known of the Alps: snow, ski, equipment, accommodation, atmosphere ... all criteria to give you the best of the best resorts Isère ski: 1.The 2 Alpes Close to Grenoble, in the Ecrins [...]

  • Skiing in Haute-Savoie: the best resorts

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    The cradle of skiing in France, Haute-Savoie has the oldest resorts in the French Alps: many of them have had time to build a reputation far beyond the French borders! The Mont Blanc, the alpine scenery breathtaking, the vast ski areas, animation Full season ... Haute-Savoie, is skiing in full measure. The winter sports resorts are of course many in the department, but some stand out, like the top 10 following: 1.Chamonix Chamonix combines the charm and ambience of the village to the outstanding quality of its ski area, set at the foot of Mont Blanc! legendary resort, Chamonix is ​​renowned [...]

  • 6th Biennial Out Standards

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    For its 6th edition, the BHN hosting this year more than 250 artists in nearly 30 places in Lyon and Rhône-Alpes. Its purpose is to examine the different conceptions of art that have prevailed since the Renaissance. Art Brut Dubuffet named in response to the reference to past models, to artists from the center of the Apple Orchard, Belgium, the Biennale Out Standards, led by a group of artists, organizes exhibitions, meetings and conferences around the very definition of art. As in previous editions, the 6BHN brings together artists and citizens around artistic and social issues. It is meant [...]

  • A campsite in Chamonix: our best addresses

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    Chamonix, in the Savoy Alps, remains undoubtedly the most famous ski resort in France. But Chamonix town perched high, lives all year round and when the snow disappears from the slopes, the ski lifts close and the tourist crowds are divided, the mountain takes a different look and offer new pleasures. Because in Chamonix, plethora of activities are available from the spring, with a slogan: the outdoors! Cycling and mountain biking, beautiful hikes, paragliding, tree climbing ... Alpine scenery revived, and Mont Blanc is still there, overlooking Chamonix and its valley. As a bonus, much less [...]

  • 10 sites to check before going to Lyon


    Lyon: discover a distinct culture, an important and ancient historical heritage, and come and enjoy its internationally famous gastronomy. We suggest you consult the following ten sites before starting to Lyon Discover Lyon 1. Lyon Tourism and Conventions - Lyon Tourist Office Find the official website of the Lyon tourist office all information essential to the success of your stay in Lyon: Where to stay? Where to eat ? Or out? Have to do ? Getting around maps and guides, good shots, weather, shopping, excursions and walks, sports activities, events calendar, etc..Sur the site of the [...]

  • The Caves of La Balme: Dare inner adventure ....


    The Caves of La Balme is located at the tip of North Isère, in the municipality of La Balme-les-Grottes. Pageviews since 1807 they are one of the most natural areas remarkable in France. You can admire many treasures of our underground world: small basins (or Gours), draperies, stalactites and stalagmites ... You can also sneak into the meanders of two natural labyrinths (very popular in children) and behold waters underground lake whose source has not yet been discovered & hellip; Caves of La Balme are also known for the presence of bats. 20 species staying temporarily or permanently for over [...]

  • Medieval Feast "On behalf of the Rose" After the East: "In the Name of the Rose"


    8 and 9 August 2015, both day and night. the medieval village of St. Antoine is celebrating. The city modernized after the Crusades, the arts and sciences progress ... but the Inquisition is not far away. ensure soldiers while troubadours musicians, dancers and monks defrocked amuse the public. another world is waiting outside the city: the misfits, rogues, rascals, soldiers become bandits ... a real court of gay and free miracles - falconers will be there with their hunting demonstration, - 4 music companies with dancer - the acrobats and quarrelsome surprise the public - the camps are [...]

  • Selection: 10 hotels downtown Lyon


    Lyon is a convention city, therefore it is well equipped in terms of tourist accommodation. It is found in many city hotels of all categories, cheap hotels are not many cons. Here is a selection of hotels in central Lyon ranging from one to five stars. Small cheap places Well on there channels like hotels Formula 1 , they guarantee low prices, in part against it will not be too fussed about the surroundings of the hotel and the hotel benefits himself. for a few euros more you can find some hotels not devoid of charm and enjoying a more central location. As the Hotel Des Savoies , a [...]

  • The history of Lyon ... broadly


    Not easy to summarize the history of Lyon in a few lines ... however, it is always interesting to be aware of the major events that have marked the history of the city that we are visiting. To us then we dive deeper into the periods that excite us. Antiquity: The city of Lugdunum was founded in 43 BC by Lucius Munatius Plancus, it's a simple Roman colony but the growth of the city is fast. Lugdunum became the capital of the province of Gaul Lyonnaise and the seat of imperial power from 27 BC. The ancestor of Lyon became an important river port. In the second century, a pretender to [...]

  • The Festival of Lights in Lyon


    The Festival of Lights, which begins December 8 until December 11, is the most popular event during the year Lyonnaise, not involving less than 3 million visitors. It will match again this year, because with solidarity operation will raise funds for UNICEF by selling candles above named "Candle lights of the Heart", costing € 2 and are available for purchase in various chalets information as well as with volunteers from the city center of Lyon. So the evening of December 8, from 18:00 you can go between Place d'Albon and Saint-Nizier site where you can file a candle to put your little light [...]

  • Organize a city break in Lyon. Some ideas to consult before leaving


    Lyon has an incredible architectural heritage, the city has also many areas that are classified as world heritage famous Fourvière hill where the Romans had founded Lugdunum and where now Our Lady of Fourviere neo-Gothic basilica built in the nineteenth century became an emblem of Lyon. one of the other landmarks of the city is certainly the famous traboules the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, which are actually the network path used by silk workers during the revolt of the workers in the nineteenth century and by the resistance during the second World war. the palace of city ​​Hall is also [...]

  • A Practical Guide to hotels in Lyon


    To be able to afford the best hotels in the city of Lyon, it is important to have a practical guide for hotels. Since this town is a city classified heritage, it has a large number of hotels of all categories scattered in different strategic points of the city. Thus, one can observe on the Fourvière hill in Old Lyon, and the narrow walkways through the blocks. Even on the peninsula of Lyon, there are multiple choices. Part-Dieu is the main business area, also with a nice shopping center and several hotels that are available and accessible to all types of visitors. If visitors choose to stay [...]

  • Recommended hotels in Aix-les-Bains

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    Aix-les-Bains is a tourist destination par excellence. spa town, is also a city with a rich cultural, historical and natural. During a stay there, it is easy to find a good hotel plan. Between popular hotel, charming and luxury hotel, the choice is wide. To make sure you make the right choice, it is important not to hesitate to consult traveler opinions or criticisms hotel. Among the recommended hotels in Aix-les-Bains, there is the Marina of Adelphia, a hotel with a pool. Among the well-placed hotels in the city, also include the Residhotel Azurea and the Hotel du Poet who are on Lake Bourget, [...]

  • Find a hotel in Annecy.

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    Accommodation and tourist seasons in Annecy. Cheap hotels are not numerous in Annecy, remember to book in advance to get the best rates, especially in summer. As against the charms of hotels abound, you can find a middle or upper class hotel in a beautiful house of the old town or in a cottage nearby. For more information about Annecy head to the official website of the tourist office of Lake Annecy, you will find all the information necessary to the success of your stay in the Annecy region: Where to stay? Where to eat ? Or out? Have to do ? Getting around maps and tourist itineraries, weather, [...]

  • The best steam Lyon


    Want to pamper you, but the exorbitant prices of thalassotherapy and spa centers discourage you? Treat yourself to a steam bath. Its virtues are uncountable and its rates are very attractive relative to other welfare centers. If this tempts you, here is the list of the best hammams Lyon: the Baths of the Opera (20, rue Joseph Serlin, 69001 Lyon - Phone: 04 78 29 16 54), Hammam Cleopatra (376 Cours Emile Zola, 69100 Villeurbanne - Tel: 04 37 43 03 38), Steam Canuts (51 Rue Deleuvre, 69004 Lyon - Phone: 04 78 39 57 72), Steam houari Lyon (223 Rue du Guesclin 69003 Lyon - Phone: 04 72 61 11 25), [...]

  • Where to stay in Lyon?


    You are looking for a hotel in Lyon? You probably think the rates, but have you thought about the location? Know indeed that your accommodation is much the price of the hotel and the theme and mood of your stay. It is not housed in the same location if you go to Lyon for business and for tourism. Not in the same place if one is a bit of shopping when one is in search of art and culture. Those in Lyon for its culture and art will opt for a hotel in Vieux Lyon, the Fouvière or the area of ​​Croix-Rousse. For shopping and all kinds of bargains, rather prefer hotels located on the side of the districts [...]

  • How to find a hostel in Lyon


    The youth hostels always offer the privilege to travelers with budget. Apart from the hostels, housing association the homestay is also a great idea to stay in Lyon for a cheaper price. In hotels offer material, Lyon is richly equipped. In total, it has about 14 550 rooms. using a comparator hotel rates, one can easily find a hostel in Lyon. Just as visitors choose the destination, dates available and the levels of the hotel. Therefore, they will get a list of hotels sorted by category and price. Thus, visitors can choose a low-cost hotel without difficulty. The cheap youth hostels are numerous [...]