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Where can you see marmots this summer in France?

Where can you see marmots this summer in France?

One of the most photogenic animals, the marmot lives in the French Alps (Vanoise, Écrins, Vercors, Queyras, Mercantour…), the Pyrénées, the Massif Central, the Vosges and the Jura. Here are some ideas for walks where you are almost sure to see them up quite close. Binoculars will, however, let you observe without disturbing them. The best times are when they eat, early in the morning and at the end of the day.  

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The major cycling events in the mountains this summer

The major cycling events in the mountains this summer

Tackle the most scenic mountain roads in France during cyclo-sport or cyclo-touring events.If you are not available on the day, remember that many of the mythical passes are equipped with an electronic timing system (Timtoo®) which enables you to compare your ascent time with that of other climbers.   Events in the Alps

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15 sublime swimming spots in the mountains !

15 sublime swimming spots in the mountains !

On your holiday, you can take advantage of a mountain of activities…or just relax, peacefully stretched out on your beach mat, on the grass, or on the sand.  Lakes and swimming spots are all around, and you can choose from a range of nautical activities to keep you entertained.  Quality and choice that rivals the Mediterranean ! Lake Matemale at Angles (Eastern Pyrenees)

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Relax in the heart of resort-villages

Relax in the heart of resort-villages

If you are looking for family holidays in a preserved natural environment with magnificent scenery, in a place where tourism is synonymous with harmony.

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Conquering the Peaks

Conquering the Peaks

Every year, thousands of cyclists flock to the mountain pass routes of the Alps and Pyrenees. The reasons for the popularity of these routes are manifold: the beauty of the landscape, the prominence of races such as the Tour de France, as well as efforts in recent years by local municipalities to promote the mountain pass routes to cyclists. Cycling Boom

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The most beautiful hiking trails

The most beautiful hiking trails

The most beautiful hiking trails

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The nicest mountain villages

The nicest mountain villages

French mountain villages have preserved their authenticity which has always been part of their charm.

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The Top 15 historical sites of the French mountains

The Top 15 historical sites of the French mountains

Made famous, for some, by the Tour de France, for others, for their role in the history of mountaineering, or simply for their breathtaking panoramas, these 15 sites in the French mountains are not to be missed. The Galibier Pass (Savoy / Hautes-Alpes)

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The most beautiful mountain lakes

The most beautiful mountain lakes

Protected by the mountain, discover some magnificent lakes of pure water. 

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« Meeting new friends, it´s pure magic! »

« Meeting new friends, it´s pure magic! »

« I come from this region, and I know it by heart! » Jacky Iralde, director of Club Belambra « Lou Sarri » in the Gourette station, located in the heart of the Pyrenees at an altitude of 1440 metres, loves her region.  Here, she tells us about this exceptional location, where meetings and discoveries, for parents and children alike, take place every day.

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