Discover Europe’s largest mountainous region extending from the Massif Central in the west to the Alps in the east.

Visitors interested in climbing the peaks can alternate between the low-altitude mountains in the Monts du Lyonnais or the high Alps such as Mont Blanc at 4,809 metres high. Swim in the magnificent lakes at the foot of the mountains, take a pedalo out on Lake Leman or windsurf on Lake Annecy.

Stay in one of the accommodations offered at Les Castels 5-star campsites in Rhône-Alpes and take in the invigorating mountain air.

Nougat, diot sausage, walnuts, crozet pasta and more…

The regional dishes are both varied and delicious. Just to name a few culinary specialties to get your mouth watering, there’s the famous dauphinoise potatoes, pike quenelles, ravioli and Tomme de Savoie cheese.

World-renowned chef Paul Bocuse hails from the region. Enjoy his cuisine at his three-star restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or.

As for cheese, the region is brimming with Emmental de Savoie, Bleu de Bresse, Beaufort, Abondance, Reblochon, Tomme de Savoie and more.

Try as many as you like; you won’t be disappointed!

Paths, Lakes and Canyons

For those seeking nature and the excitement of outdoor activities, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has just what you’re looking for.

Activities offered in this region include mountain hikes, water activities, descending the Ardèche Gorges, taking flight while parasailing and cycling down Alpe d’Huez. Discover the carvings and paintings of the Chauvet Cave in Ardèche.

You can also simply sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view!

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