Its capital, Lyon, is the second-largest metropolitan area in
France after Paris and has a lot of boutiques cafes
and restaurants in which to experience the French
You have the French Alps for skiing and snowboarding, with resorts such as Courchevel and
Chamonix, which are some of the best internationally renowned ski holiday resorts in the world, Lyon for its
culture and the Ardeche for the more adventurous sports and this is also an area
particularly popular for camping in France.
To the North lies the flat marshlands of the Dombes and the rich agricultural grounds of
the Bresse plain. It is here that you will also find the world famous Beaujolais
vineyards which, along with the Cotes du Rhone, make the region such an important wine producer.
Along with the mountains, pretty and quaint spa towns characterise the rugged Ardeche, and
the deeply scoured gorges along the River Ardeche offer some of the wildest and most
beautiful scenery in France.
In the Rhone-Alpes region you will find lots of leisure parks, which is an ideal way of
enjoying some time with the family. Whether you prefer fun fairs, historic parks where old
villages have been restored, wildlife parks or stretches of water to bathe in summer, you
will find all the activities in this area.
But for those of you who prefer night life, you will find lovely restaurants, fantastic
bars and clubs plus several casinos, where you can test your luck in a luxurious setting
and maybe you could even leave as a millionaire!