Central France & Alps Hotels & Accommodation

Central France and the Alps includes the regions of Burgundy and Franche-Comte, The Rhone Valley and French Alps. The Central region is a land of stunning contrasts with agricultural landscapes to the beautiful mountains of the Alps and Massif Central that attract many tourists for winter activities. Richly rewarding region in both scenery and culture.

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» Lyon

Lyon Hotels, Central France & Alps

Lyon, France's third largest city, has some of France's best cooking, best museums, and best theater. Small, timeless villages dot the area, Roman ruins are found along the Rhone and remains of prehistoric man in the majestic Alps, which themselves provide some of the world's best skiing and hiking …

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» Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc Hotels, Central France & Alps

Chamonix is a popular winter sports resort with one of the best skiing runs in the world. The first Winter Olympics were held here in 1924. Mont Blanc,in the Alps, is the highest mountain in western Europe at a height of about 4,810 metres depending on snowfall and climate conditions …

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» Beaune

Beaune Hotels, Central France & Alps

During it's 2000 year existance Beaune was for a short period the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, then a busy commercial centre for the cloth and wine industries. The town took on a defensive character through the continous fortification of it's ramparts and castle to protect it's interests and inhabitants …

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» Dijon

Dijon Hotels, Central France & Alps

Dijon is a city in eastern France, the administrative capital of the Cote-d'Or county and of the Burgundy region. The city, approximately one hour and 40 minutes southeast of Paris by the TGV high-speed train, is famous for its mustard, even though nowadays mustard seeds are largely imported …

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» Auvergne

Auvergne Hotels, Central France & Alps

Auvergne is one of the administrative regions of France. The current administrative region of Auvergne is larger than the historical province of Auvergne. The modern region of Auvergne is composed of the provinces of Auvergne, Bourbonnais, and parts of Languedoc and Lyonnais …

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» Burgundy

Burgundy Hotels, Central France & Alps

Bourgogne (English: Burgundy) is one of the regions of France. The region of Burgundy is both larger than the old Duchy of Burgundy and smaller than the area ruled by the Dukes of Burgundy. Burgundy has been known as the heart of France, owing to its geographical location …

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» Franche-Comte

Franche-Comte Hotels, Central France & Alps

Franche-Comte borders Switzerland and shares much of its architecture, cuisine, and culture. Not as majestic as the Alps, the Jura mountains are more accessible and are France's first cross-country skiing area. It is also a superb place to hike, and there are some fine nature trails on the more gentle slopes …

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» Rhone-Alpes

Rhone-Alpes Hotels, Central France & Alps

Rhone-Alpes is one of the regions of France, located on the eastern border of the country, towards the south. The region was named after the Rhone River and the Alps mountain range. Its capital, Lyon, is the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris …

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The Central region is a land of stunning contrasts from agricultural landscapes to the impressive mountains of the Alps and Massif Central that attract many tourists for winter activities. Richly rewarding region in both scenery and culture …

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Written History began in France with the invation of the territory by the Romans, between 118 and 50 BC. Starting then, the territory which is today called France was part of the roman empire, and the Gauls, who lived there before Roman invasions, became accultured "Gallo-romans" …

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