French Alps

  • From Lyon
  • Nature

7 days / 6 nights

Day 1 – DEPARTURE / PEROUGES / ANNECY

Arrival at LYON airport.

Transfer to PEROUGES.

Lunch at restaurant in PEROUGES or nearby.

Guided tour of PEROUGES.

Continue the journey to ANNECY.

Settle into a hotel in the ANNECY area for 6 nights.

Welcome and welcoming aperitif (drink).

SAVOYARD dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2 – ANNECY / VEYRIER DU LAC / THONES / LA CLUSAZ

Breakfast at the hotel

Guided tour of the Old City of ANNECY, old prisons and its castle.

Lunch at the hotel.

Departure for VEYRIER DU LAC (VEYRIER Lake) : view of the Castle of Menthon Saint-Bernard; THONES, the city where the Reblochon (a French cheese) is manufactured, then continue to LA CLUSAZ, a ski resort.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 3 – AIX LES BAINS / ABBAYE DE HAUTECOMBE

Breakfast

Visit the Eco-Museum, learn about the traditions and customs of the 19th century.

Lunch at the hotel.

Drive to AIX LES BAINS and ABBEY HAUTECOMBE overlooking the Lake of Bourget.

Visit the “Moulin de Chanaz” (Chanaz Mill) where you will discover their homemade walnut oil.

Return in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 4 – ANNECY / TALLOIRES / GENEVE / YVOIRE

Breakfast

Tour around the lake of Annecy by bus with a stop in TALLOIRES.

Visit TALLOIRES.

Lunch at the hotel’s restaurant.

Departure for GENEVA.

Tour of GENEVA, an international capital.

Pass through YVOIRE, stop and visit the ornate site on the shores of the Lake Léman.

Return in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 5 – SEMMOZ / CHAMONIX

Breakfast

Walk to SEMNOZ : panoramic view of 3 alpine lakes.

Lunch at the hotel.

Departure to CHAMONIX.

Visit CHAMONIX, the world capital of mountaineering (alpinism).

Ascend by a cogwheel train to the “Mer de Glace”, a magnificent 7 km glacier.

Back to the hotel via MEGEVE and the Gorges de l’Arly.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – CRUISE ON THE LAKE OF ANNECY

Breakfast

Visit the Wood Museum.

Lunch at the hotel’s restaurant.

Cruise on ANNECY Lake.

Return in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 7 – LA VISITATION / DEPARTURE

Breakfast

Visit the VISITATION, which displays the relics of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists and writers.

Tasting of regional products.

Transfer to LYON airport.

Check-in and departure.