The French Alps are located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the north and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in the south. They are home to some of the most emblematic peaks in the Alps including Mont Blanc and La Meije. The most important towns in the French Alps are Grenoble , Chamonix , Annecy , Chambéry , Evian-les-Bains and Albertville, all which boast great access. Mountain climbing is a top activity in the region, especially during the summer months, and a great way to discover some of the most stunning sights of the Alps.
Average winter temperatures are -2°C in January, and average summer temperatures are 17°C in July.
You can fly to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery, take a train or drive.
For mountain climbing, the best months to visit are June to September.
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