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Aix les Bains is a principal resort town, which is very touristy and full of sun-worshipers.... more

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Albertville, built on the valley floor after flood channels were dug to eliminate flooding, became the area’s new commercial center. Its predecessor, the old walled town of Conflans, still remains, strategically positioned on the hillside above the city and the confluence of the Arl... more

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Nestled on its northern shore of Lac d’Annecy, is the beautiful city of Annecy, crowned by its silhouetted castle. The city enjoys a lovely old pedestrian district transected by waterways and gardens along the waterfront, a magnet in warm weather for sun seekers who blanket its lawn... more

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Chambéry, the capital of the counts and dukes of Savoy during the 14th century, is located just south of the Lac du Bourget, in the heart of the French Alps. Dominated by the castle, the remarkable old town is preserved as a pedestrian area and has lovely old mansions, dramatic fount... more

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The resort town of Chamonix is nestled in a valley of the same name that stretches 20 kilometers between the towering Mont Blanc range to the south and the Aiguilles Rouges Mountains to the north. Considered the ultimate winter and summer resort, Chamonix was home to the first Winter ... more

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Recommended by Maison du Moulin (which is now closed): Grignan, a very charming village perched on the rocks below the castle is famous for the Marquise de Sevigné.... more

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Lyon is one of France’s most regal and gastronomique centers. This is a large city so we recommend you be armed with patience and a good map to negotiate to its historic center.... more

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Megève is a charming Alpine village. Described as the “essence of rustic chic,” the town was conceived in the 1920s to be France’s version of Switzerland’s St. Moritz. Ideally located for visiting many of the region’s exclusive resorts (St. Gervais, Combloux, Les Contamines... more

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Miolans is a rich wine-growing region. The various varietals grown in the region include Pinot, Gamay, Mondeuse, Chardonnay, and Altesse.... more

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Recommended by Hotel l'Auberge du Choucas:  A city fortified by Vauban and part of world's heritage list of UNESCO.... more

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Talloires

Talloires, a lovely village with one of the prettiest settings along the lake, is found about a third of the way south from Annecy along the eastern shore. Nestled in a serene alcove on the lakeshore, this would be a lovely place to lunch at one of its terrace restaurants. From Talloi... more

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To the northwest of Lyon is the magical medieval village of Pérouges. Settled by the Romans and sentimentally named for the village they left, Perugia, this is an enchanting, walled, medieval village with cobbled streets, a few craft shops, restaurants (one must sample the local tart... more

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yvoire

Yvoire is a picturesque village. With its 700-year-old castle, ramparts, and tower gates, Yvoire is an enchanting medieval village situated on the French side of Lake Geneva. Cars are not permitted within the walls and so wandering the narrow cobbled streets and the paths along its sh... more

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