The sheer delight of skiing in the French Alps

It is hard not to think of the French Alps when you think about France because of the many great skiing opportunities that the peaks provide. For instance, Mont-Blanc is one of the best peaks in Western Europe and the Alps and is a favourite among those who love to glacier climb and ski. In addition, this mountain is also one of the most heavily visited tourist destinations on the globe because of its cultural significance.

The White Mountain as it has been nicknamed by the locals and visitors is located in the central region of Pyrenees. It is also home to the Grande Cascade de Gavarnie which is the tallest waterfall in France and one of the most significant waterfalls in the continent as well. This is due to the fact that it not only is an interesting piece of geology, but it also sits against the Pyrenees Mountains creating one heck of a breath taking image. For this reason the waterfall has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the most stunning French wonders is the grottoes and the caves where you get the chance to experience life and the world during its more primitive years. For this reason, the Chasm of Poudrey in the Franche-Comte is easily one of the best additions of the area. You can actually walk down the chasm into an underground chamber that is situated 70m under sea level.

Finally, while in the region make sure to see the Annecy Lake which is located in Haute-Savoie and is the second largest lake in the country. It is notable for being one of the cleanest lakes in all of Europe and as such as is a very popular location for swimming and water sports. Many people also enjoy cycling around the lake.