Rhône-Alpes Things to Do

  • La Bastille
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    Mont Blanc, view from the terrace
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Rhône-Alpes Things to Do

  • Aiguille Du Midi

    5 out of 5 stars

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Things to Do

    This is the highest peak which can be reached by Areal Tramway. Because of the perpetual snow and the sheer walls, a normal tourist can't reach this point hiking. Take the elevator at the last tramway stop to the view point on top. If it's raining in the valley, you'll be "over the clouds" (litteraly) and in the sun, but in freezing...

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  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    The Basilique Notre Dam de Fourviere sits on hill right above Vieux Lyon, and had a wonderful view over the city of Lyon and the Soanne and Rhone Rivers below. It was built between 1872 and 1876. It is a regular tourist stop and there were many groups from local cruise ships being guided about. The interior has some wonderful mosaic work,...

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  • The Lake

    Annecy Things to Do

    For those with more energy than is necessary when you take a cruise, there are a number of water sports available. Or maybe you would prefer to sunbake on a deck chair on the pontoon. Water skiiing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding etc. They are all available, at a cost of course, but I am sure it would be worth the cost. You may prefer to...

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  • La Bastille

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Grenoble Things to Do

    Most cities have their focal point, whether it be a main square or famous landmark and Grenoble is no exception. The Bastille is, or was, a military fortress overlooking the city, but it won’t be for the history that people really come up here for. It will almost certainly be for the views which are fantastic, so my first tip here is to try and get...

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  • Church of St. Pancras

    Yvoire Things to Do

    One of the landmarks in Yvoire is the church of Saint Pancras. It dates back from eleventh century when it was much smaller but renovated, rebuilt and enlarged many times since then. It has an onion-shaped dome that was built in Savoyard and Piedmontese style that was typical in late 19th century. It was closed late in the evening but we could...

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  • walk in the twon

    Marsanne Things to Do

    is the little French town Marsanne. We stayed for one day, is a typical French village, and the main road is right in the center of it. The small mountain were really nice and the cozy shops and coffe places.

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  • Church

    Loriol-sur-Drôme Things to Do

    The Church to the simple forms includes a choir, a nave, one low-side, a baptistery and a sacristy. It has been rebuilt in stones of countries. Its bell tower surmounted by a arrow is located in the south of the main entrance. It is entirely in concrete. The benches of the faithful are prepared against the north wall. The southern flank opens by...

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  • walk in the twon

    Eyzahut Things to Do

    see the marie, the old church, the land, the green park, the nature. His name's origin: "Aisia" meaning house and "uch" meaning high. Historically, the Romans have left traces of their passage, and the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem bound for the First Crusade.

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  • Sunset

    Saulce-sur-Rhône Things to Do

    France is overflowing with the visually stunning - and most of it looks even better with a setting sun in the background. Here in Saulce-sur-Rhône the best of the best when it comes to France's sunsets.

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  • Church Of The Assumption

    Livron-sur-Drôme Things to Do

    The church is modern, big, the arquitecture is new and always there are mass. t this time the Catholic Church was led by Pope Leo X, the ...... That we are in the period of the new regime transitional to that of our assumption of full sovereignty.

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  • Aquarium

    Le Crest Things to Do

    Is the small place but interesting inside, collection of insects, shells and framed butterflies. The final port of call is our screening room, where you can see films about tropical fish throughout the day.

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  • Chateau

    La Voulte-sur-Rhône Things to Do

    Just to see the castle from the outside, for passage to the Voulte the afternoon, we are mounted to walk up to the castle for the view. The building is closed and not to visit apparently that within the framework of guided tours via.

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  • Mer de Glace & Montenvers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Things to Do

    It's quite an experience, using the mechanical means to go up and down the mountain, and to walk several meters inside the glacier (with the advantage of being the shortest of the three rides locally offered). Standing for the family photo is mandatory, and, though in a worry not to get frozen kids, we had time enough to appreciate the effects of...

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  • Vieux Lyon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    You are immediately struck by the elegant neo-gothic exterior of St Georges. You can tell its a fairly recent construction, but there has been a church on this location since about 550 AD. After being destroyed several times, it was used as a parish church in the Middle Ages. The Commandery of the Knights of Malta was located directly next door....

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  • Gorges du Fier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Annecy Things to Do

    Fantastic walkway along the inside of the gorge. The walkway is attached to the wall of the gorge, not as scary as it sounds...it's quite secure. You probably need something of a head for heights. It's not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs and such. The walkway is mostly fairly flat; just the section at the other end of the gorge up a few...

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  • Roman Wall

    Grenoble Things to Do

    Most of the Roman wall of Gratianopolis still exists but is completely hidden as it is included in houses and forms a wall for the ground level, holding several stories of housing. Several towers still exist but can hardly be seen in the entanglement of old houses in the very city center. When streets have been open, it has disappeared and its...

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  • Walk the Streets

    Yvoire Things to Do

    The last invasion of Yvoire is surely by the greenery. When stolling in the streets, you could enjoy many flowers and the famous Garden of the Fives Senses (entrance fee). Since many years Yvoire is elected among the most beautiful bloomed village of France.

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  • Walk

    Le Crest Things to Do

    CREST, a town of south-eastern France, in the department of Drome, on the right bank of the Drome, t is a market village of a rural region is known for wine growing and other agricultural crops. As in areas of Italy, the ancient village developed around a fortress chateau built on a hilltop for defensive purposes. Dwellings of commoners were built...

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  • Hiking

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Things to Do

    $S4Yes, I know that Chamonix is a winter station, but Fernanda can't support cold, so, we've been there only in summer. Anyway, plenty of snow everywhere, and the colours of the sunny streets made, even Fernanda, appreciate the visit. Yes, it was warm, and fun!

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  • Fourvière Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    One of the things you will see on the Lyon skyline is the lovely Notre Dame de Fourviere. Right next to it is what looks like a replica of the Eiffel Tower. It stands at 86 meters and is technically the highest point in Lyon. The tower, which I didn't think was nearly as attractive as the Eiffel Tower, serves as a radio tower. It is not open to...

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  • Chateau d'Annecy

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Annecy Things to Do

    Annecy Castle (Château d'Annecy) is the main attraction of Annecy situated on a hill overlooking the city that is actually built around the castle. It was built during a long period (from 12th to 16th century) and was the home of the Counts of Geneva from 13th century. It was damaged by fire several times but was abandoned in 17th century. The...

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  • Eglise Notre Dame

    Grenoble Things to Do

    Notre-Dame cathedral is complex. Its nave was built in the first half of the XIIIth, the south part in 1470. Renaissance chapels were added at the beginning of the XVIth. Major alterations took place in the XIXth. The clocktower-porch seems to be the oldest part. The two lower levels date from the origin while the third is from the XVIIth. In 1884,...

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  • Castle

    Yvoire Things to Do

    The Castle of Yvoire was another interesting building we saw during our visit. It was built on an ancient fortified site between 1306 and 1311 by Amadeus V (count of Savoy) founder of Yvoire town. It was burnt down during 16th century during the conflicts of the local dukes. The castle was protected by a moat, high walls and a drawbridge. Bouviers...

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  • Other Activities

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Things to Do

    Glaciers have always sounded too rough for my liking to be explored. Chamonix turned upside-down my preconceptions and presented me with one of the best presents possible - a visit into the lair of Nature. Specially designed cable car lifts thousands of lazy Nature lovers right to the spot. Stairs,) lead to the ice mass (no wheel chair access,...

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  • Cathédrale St-Jean

    Lyon Things to Do

    You would think that the large white church on Forviere Hill (Notre Dame de Forviere) is the most important church in Lyon. It is not! The Cathedral of Lyon is named after John the Baptist. It is the primatiale, the most important (legally at least) in France, having authority over the other archdiocese in the country. Started in the 12th century...

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  • Palais de L'Isle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Annecy Things to Do

    Probably the building that attracts most photo shootings in Annecy is the Palais de L’isle. Hard to be missed as it’s located in the center of Thiou canal with numerous café around the canal so you can admire it from there or just stop at the small bridge like we did and take some photos of this former palace/prison stone building. It was built it...

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  • Parc Guy Pape

    Grenoble Things to Do

    You will not be bothered neither by bicycles nor by motorbikes as they are forbidden. No rollers neither : they are not forbidden but the trail is too steep and there are many parts which have stairs, either open or covered. If you have a dog, it must remain on leash. The lowest part of the trail is properly the Parc Guy Pape, which offers a...

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  • Architecture

    Yvoire Things to Do

    Yvoire has an exceptionnal location on the French shoreside of Geneva Lake. During the Middle Age the city was fortified due to its strategical position. In the XVIst century after fierce battle, the castle was burned and the village turn into a more peacefully place by hosting fishermen and farmers. Nowadays you could still admire these past...

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  • Place Bellecour

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    I had seen pictures of this square in preparing for this trip but seeing it in person was quite different. Even filled with people it was just amazingly huge, perhaps even more so because it doesn't have any trees. Located on the Presquile, the peninsula between the Rhone and Saone rivers, this piece of land has gone through many uses over the...

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  • Lac d'Annecy

    5 out of 5 stars

    Annecy Things to Do

    I love the towns that are built near lakes, usually the lake itself is the top attraction as you have lots of photo opportunities but also a nice place to walk and relax. The lake of Annecy (le lac d’Annecy) is no exception, a beautiful large lake with clean waters where you can take boat tours or just enjoy lazy walking along the promenade. The...

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  • Quartier St Laurent

    Grenoble Things to Do

    This photos shows on the right bank of the Isére, the "quartier Saint Laurent". On the left bank, a square tower is on the back of the "Musée de Grenoble". A little further, the clock-tower of Saint André. In the background the Vercors Massif with the Moucherotte mountain.

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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Lyon Things to Do

    I liked this sign at the entrance to the Fine Arts Museum, listing twenty things you ARE allowed to do in the museum, intermingled with only eight things (crossed out) that you are NOT allowed to do. So over twice as many things are allowed than not allowed. You ARE allowed to: look, discuss, observe, swap opinions, discover, laugh, be amazed,...

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  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Liesse

    Annecy Things to Do

    This another church in the city center that we passed by and didn’t know anything about it but it was so beautifully illuminated with lights that I loved it (pic 1) which although normally looking at a neo-classical style structure in a medieval town like Annecy don’t really make much sense. Notre Dame de Liese is a french catholic church that...

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  • Halle Sainte-Claire

    4 out of 5 stars

    Grenoble Things to Do

    The inside of the "Halle Sainte-Claire" is not easy to photograph as the booth built for the various shops have walls that forbid having a general view. You will find every fresh food shop except green grocers who are outside : fish and sea food (the photo), pork, beef, lamb, kid, poultry. There is even one of the last "tripier" (tripe shop) in...

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  • Place des Terreaux

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    This fountain, sculpted by FE Bertholdi in 1889 is located at the middle of the Place des Terraux in Lyon. It shows France,depicted as the female figure in the chariot, controlling the four great rivers of France. Enjoy it while you can, it is supposed to be removed for restoration in 2015. The name of the sculptor most likely won't ring any...

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  • Pont des Amoureux

    Annecy Things to Do

    The name of this little iron bridge leaves no doubt why so many couple but actually most tourists and visitors come here for some scenic photos. Pont des Amours (Lovers' bridge) is a lovely spot facing Annecy lake on one side while on the other is the picturesque can du Vasse with the numerous fishing boats. It was originally built in 1845, a...

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  • Eglise Saint Andre

    Grenoble Things to Do

    The Clock tower of the Collégiale Saint André was built in Gothic style in the XIVth century and is 56 meters high. It is surrounded by houses and cannot be seen better than on this photo. The basement is made of bricks while the needle is carved in tuff and was the model for many clock towers in the province

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  • Traboules

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    On the Place du Change are two fine buildings. One called the Loge du Change was created by Soufflet between 1747-50 with engaged columns on its upper floor where there also are Ionic capitals. It has been a Protestant church since the beginning of the 19C. Opposite across the square is the 15C Maison Thomassin with a facade partly in 14C style...

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  • Presqu'ile

    Lyon Things to Do

    My limited French suggests "almost island" which i guess is about right, the area between the Rhone and Saone rivers in the centre of town. Many shopping and restaurant opportunities and a good wandering location too, maybe notso on a very wet Sunday afternoon. Anyway the obligatory few photos!

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  • National Opera House

    Lyon Things to Do

    The Opera House was quite eye catching, it doesnt really look like what one would expect most national theatres or opera houses to look like. The present building, located on Place de la Comedie in Lyon's 1st Arondissement was reworked between 1985 and 1993 by Georges Nouvel, for who it is named after today. ps.sorry about the pictures, there...

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  • Rhône & Saône Rivers

    Lyon Things to Do

    The cruise takes you through both rivers and the history around. It also helps in gauging you with the distance to places you can by yourself visit. The boat ride comes free with many places and museums you can visit once you purchase a tourist card at the tourist center in Bellacour

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  • Parc de la Téte d'Or

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    We had time to travel through the zoological quite small one, but at least is of random access and free, and is found inside the park the Trouble d´Or the zoological one groups birds, cute, mammalian. ..Y if the elephants look at a little sad and missing to its African lands, the majority of the animals seems to have adapted well to the climate of...

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  • Musée Civilisation Gallo-Romaine...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    Just to the right of the large Amphitheater is the new museum which was built between 1971-75 by the architect Bernard-Henri Zehrfuss. It is in the form of a descending spiral built into the side allowing for a continuous downward set of viewing areas in the hill of successive periods of time up to about 700 AD. It is not intended that you make...

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  • Croix Rousse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    Take a hike up the steep streets and walkways lined with distinctly tall, colorful and red-roofed buildings. Or you can cheat and take the metro to the Croix Rousse station. Either way, you?ll be rewarded with a nice view of Fourviere Hill to the south.

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  • Part-Dieu

    Lyon Things to Do

    New Page 1 Go SHOPPING!! - An activity not to be missed by the ladies!!! There is a big shopping mall situated near the train station, Part Dieu, Grand

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