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Whether travelling for business or pleasure, for your annual holiday or just a weekend, take The Green Guide with you and discover for yourself the delights of this region. Principal Sights Map, showing all the places of interest at a glance. Practical Information, lots of suggestions to help you plan a successful trip : travel information, driving tours, sport and leisure activities, popular shows and events. Introduction, an illustrated insight into the local culture and lifestyle. Selected Sights, description of the region with colour illustrations : details of selected towns and sights in alphabetical order, Michelin star ratings highlighting the principal sights : highly recommended, recommended interesting, a selection of hotels and restaurants, carefully chosen by our team, - essential maps and plans. The majestic French Alps are best qualifled by superlatives : the most nature parks in the Alpine range, the highest peak in Europe, the most popular ski resorts. From the Banks of Lake Geneva, bathed in a nearly Mediterranean climate, to the vertiginous ridge tops of the Grand Canyon du Verdon, this region is a succession of contrasts and a symphony of colours : magie of the lakes of Savoy, ultra-modern ski resorts, humble chapels with extravagant Baroque frescoes, dizzying roads through the Vercors forest, spectacular railways at la Mure and Montenvers, the lonesome valleys of Queyras, where the light heralds the southern climes of the Midi, vast fields of sweet lavender in Haute Provence and hilltop villages merrily adorned with campaniles. Visit the Alps and fall in love with this mountain range where nature still rules. From the north, where the steep-sided valleys have an end-of-the-earth look about them, to the south, where the colours and customs of Provence invite a more languorous attitude, you will surely meet your heart's desire.