Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille du Midi is a vast peak with stunning views that you can experience on a cable-car ride. Breathe in the pure mountain air at the top of the Aiguille du Midi and feast your eyes on the view. In just 20 minutes from the centre of Chamonix you can be at the top of one of the highest needles (aiguilles) in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The trip up in the cable car will give you a glimpse of what is to come.
Lake Bourget (lac Bourget) is the biggest natural lake in France and it beautiful shores are a great place to try lots of different water sports while surrounded by mountains. You can enjoy everything the Aix-les-Bains spa has to offer and still be right next to the sporting activities on this beautiful lake in Eastern Savoie.
Bastille fort of Grenoble
The Bastille fort of Grenoble is a must-see historic fort. If you’re staying in Grenoble one of the first things you’ll notice are the cute round cable cars which are so characteristic of the town. Nicknamed “bubbles” they are a great way of getting from the centre of town to the hill of the Bastille, which is where the fort is located. The bubbles give you a great view of the town and the countryside around.
Postman Cheval’s ideal palace
Postman Cheval’s ideal palace (le Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval) will make you wonder if you’ve been transported to south Asia despite being built by a local rural postman. Ferdinand Cheval’s “ideal palace” really is a one-of-a-kind historical monument in Hauterives, about 1 hour’s drive south of Lyon.