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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
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Family-Friendly Rhone-Alps

From the mythical Mont Blanc to the majestic Pont d'Arc in thegorges of Ardeche, Rhône-Alpes’s nature puts on a show while you recharge bodyand soul at Evian or on the shores of alpine lakes for all your family.

Mont-Blanc overlooks the Alps, which arehome to the largestski area in the world. Go trekking in Vanoise Park (External link),horseback riding in the Regional Natural Park of Pilat (External link), or take a trip to the Sea of Ice with the MontenversTrain (External link). Try spelunking in the Isère caves. Go canoeing in the Ardèche Gorges. Rhône-Alpes offers athousand ways to have fun with your family and to get some fresh air in theprocess.

With an expansive industrial history, Saint Etienne became acapital of design. It is also home a museum of modern art that houses thesecond largest collection of contemporary works. Grenoble is best known for itsimpressive bastille, and Vienne proudly displays its Gallo-Roman ruins, whileChamonix, Annecy and Chambéry also boast many wonderful sites and monuments –all invitations to come discover these magical cities.

The Rhône-Alpes entrusts you with its history and itsstories. Lyon (External link)’s rich heritage, covering many UNESCO (External link)-classified buildings, reflects every period in its history andmakes the region endlessly appealing. This is the second-most-starred region inthe FrenchMichelin Guide – think of Paul Bocuse. Naturally, the Rhône-Alpes plays host to major events related to winter sportslike Kandahar (theAlpine Skiing World Cup). Traditions are expressed in style during the Festival of Lights inLyon and musical notes resound all day and all night during the nocturnalsessions of The Fourvière Nights.

The Rhône-Alpes has a considerable variety of offerings for your familyoutings too: Crocodile Farm (External link), Lac du Bourget Aquarium (External link), Walibi Rhône-Alpes (External link) and Safari Park at Peaugres (External link).The Rhône-Alpes region really shows its visitors how to enjoy themselves!

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