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Air Travel: 5 Tips to Feel Good

h your legs and feel comfortable in your spot. For a more comfortable journey, choose loose-fitting clothes that can adapt to temperature changes at altitude, as well as comfortable shoes. Remember to bring a travel pillow and a sleep mask. Don't hesitate to bring your own headphones and a book you ...

05
Aug
2008

The little train of Artouste: embark on a dizzying journey in the Pyrenees

of the Ossau Valley, not far from the Spanish border. This tourist train called petit train d'Artouste passes on the mountainside at nearly 2000m altitude on the highest track in Europe. Like a tightrope walker on its narrow tracks, it crosses landscapes of breathtaking beauty for the great ...

08
July
2021

Going skiing with friends: 5 ski resorts in France

horens The resort of Val Thorens is regularly voted the best resort in Europe or even the best ski resort in the world! Its exceptional setting at an altitude of 2300 meters, as well as the quality of its facilities and services, make it a prime destination for skiing with friends or girlfriends. A ...

22
Feb
2024

Discover the Cathar castles

eau de Puylaurens is also worth a visit for its very well preserved crenellated walls. It is perched on a rocky spur overlooking the Boulzane valley at an altitude of 697 meters. While the fortresses of Thermes and Aguilar have weathered the centuries less well, the Château de Quéribus, locate ...

04
Feb
2008

Pyrenees: Visiting the Gavarnie circus in 6 questions

eave your car in the village parking lot and hike up on foot (which takes about two hours round trip). To access the village of Gavarnie, perched at an altitude of 1350 meters and an hour's drive from Lourdes, there is only one road from the village of Luz Saint-Sauveur, the D921. Note: in winter, ...

01
Mar
2010

The Vanoise National Park: a magnificent park in Savoie.

Presentation of the Vanoise National Park The Vanoise National Park is located in Savoie in the massif of the same name. It is situated at an altitude ranging from 1280 m to 3855 m (La Grande Casse being its highest point). It has 107 peaks over 3000 meters where many glaciers still exist. The par ...

02
Mar
2011

Val Thorens voted best ski resort in the world.

the World at the World Ski Awards 2023. As a reminder, the resort of Val-Thorens, established in 1971, is the highest in Europe. It is located at an altitude of 2300 meters and is the summit of the largest ski area in the world, the 3 Vallées with its 600 km of interconnected ski runs. With its g ...

21
Dec
2015

Holidays in France: 5 destinations to go to the mountains in summer

Valmorel la Belle is distinguished by its stone and wood architecture in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Moreover, unlike the higher altitude resorts, in summer it offers forests and meadows, flocks of sheep and trails accessible to the whole family! In addition to Hiking and ...

26
May
2021

The camerisier or edible honeysuckle: an amazing shrub

om a boreal climate, even needs to receive a certain amount of winter cold to produce well the following spring. It is therefore very suitable for high altitude gardens. It is possible to plant it in autumn or spring, placing it in full sun in cold regions and in part shade in the south of France ...

27
Apr
2022

Gran Paradiso National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary

Park is located in Italy between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont. It covers about 70,000 hectares, in a mountain territory ranging from 800 m to 4061 m altitude at the summit of Gran Paradiso. This jewel box of preserved nature is not far from the border with France since this Italian national park ...

02
June
2022

Mountain in summer : discover the Val d'Escreins

his natural setting with an area of 25 km2 occupies about a third of the territory of the commune of Vars. It extends between 1600 m and 3385 m of altitude and well deserves its nickname of Little Canada of the Alps for its grandiose mountain landscapes. Between majestic peaks, torrents, century- ...

13
July
2022

Megève: 5 Things to Know About This Famous Ski Resort

une cable car was a cutting-edge facility. This equipment, specially designed for skiers, could transport 96 skiers per hour and allowed them to reach an altitude of 1750 meters in just 10 minutes. A true symbol of modernism and innovation, the cable car revolutionized the world of skiing and foste ...

04
Jan
2010

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: a superb seaside resort.

te d'Azur covers 933 hectares and 7 kilometers of coastline. Its different neighborhoods range from the seafront to the perched village, located at an altitude of 225 meters. The commune gets its name from the color of its brown rock "Rocabruna" and enjoys an exceptional natural setting, including ...

06
Dec
2010

The Coupe Icare: the celebration of paragliding and aerial sports.

hts, Kitesurfing, and kite flying) in the world. For four days, pilots from around the world meet in Saint-Hilaire, a small village perched at 1000 m altitude, to launch themselves from its cliff and land in Lumbin. Animations for everyone The Coupe Icare attracts between 70,000 and 80,000 people e ...

10
Aug
2011

Mount Rushmore: an emblem of the United States

nd Theodore Roosevelt. This spectacular work was carved from granite by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum. These faces are located at an altitude of approximately 1740 meters and are 18 meters high! History of Mount Rushmore The idea for the memorial was initiated by historian Doane R ...

07
Sep
2011

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

A treasure of Inca culture The Machu Picchu, whose name means 'Old Mountain' in Quechua, is a sacred city considered the most representative work of Inca architecture. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site. This ancient Inca city is located in Peru, in the province of Urubamba, one hundred and thir ...

30
Nov
2011

Les Orres : a family and nature resort

Orres is one of the most popular resorts in the Hautes-Alpes. It offers 100 km of slopes lined with larches and located between 1550 m and 2720 m of altitude, that is to say 1170 m of vertical drop. This resort, which has 19 lifts, 37 runs (7 green, 6 blue, 20 red and 4 black) and a snowpark, de ...

19
Dec
2013

The Olympic Flame: 5 Things to Know About This Symbol

oncorde airplane, and was even carried underwater by divers near the Great Barrier Reef. In 2008, it was taken to the summit of Mount Everest, at an altitude of 8,848 meters, protected from the lack of oxygen by a special miner's lamp. In 2013 and 2014, it traveled across Russia, to the North Pole ...

12
Feb
2014

The Pierra Menta: a mythical race in the heart of the Beaufortain

is also a great party for an audience of enthusiasts. Every year, thousands of spectators cheer on the teams, even at the top of the Grand Mont at 2686 m altitude! During this mythical stage, which takes place on the third day of the race, more than 3,000 spectators climb this summit at dawn and ...

04
Mar
2014

Saorge in the Alpes-Maritimes: one of the most beautiful villages in France.

It is located 30 km north of Vintimille near Breil-sur-roya and Pigna (in the province of Imperia, Italy). But above all, this village perched at an altitude of 500 m overlooks the gorges of the Roya and its houses seem to cling to the steep slopes of the municipality. Formerly, this stronghold lo ...

24
Mar
2014