Hannibal :Elephants Over The Alps To Attack Rome

Hannibal of Carthage as a boy watched his father Hamilcar Barca go off to wars, and by the age of nine Hannibal accompanied his father to battles into Spain. Soon hardened by the roughness and brutality of war Hannibal matured quickly. Hannibal, son of the famous General began to prove his own personal worth. As he grew into a man …

2009 Ski Holidays In The French Alps

Live in Europe and thinking of a ski holiday this year, but wondering where most people regard as a good place to head for? The answer is often the French Alps. The Alpine Mountain Range is often referred to as the ‘Alps’ and stretches across much of Europe. The Alps are often divided into two categories – Eastern Alps and …

Vacations In Winter Wonderland – My 4 Favorite Places In The French Alps

I am not a “mountain person”. I usually prefer beaches, but when I saw Annecy for the first time (thanks to a friend to wouldn’t take no for an answer) I was blown away by the breathtaking beauty of the area. The French department of Haute-Savoie, located in the Alps and bordered by Switzerland to the north and Italy to …

Skiing in the French Alps

The Alpine Mountain Range is often referred to as the “Alps” and stretches across much of Europe. The Alps are often divided into two categories: Eastern Alps and Western Alps. The Western Alps include the mountains located in Italy, France and Switzerland. Skiing in the French Alps is an adventure like no other. Royalty, celebrities and people from all walks …

Ski Resorts in the French Alps

The French Alps are home to some of the most well-known and well-travelled ski resorts in Europe. Throughout the winter months, France’s more than 100 ski resorts are often filled to near capacity with skiers from around the globe. The French Alps, Pyrenees Mountains and Vosges offer a wide range of ski possibilities for beginners to advanced skiers. Adrenaline junkies …

Chamonix Mont Blanc – An Adult Adventure Playground In The Heart Of The Alps

Chamonix is without doubt, one of the most awe inspiring places on this planet. Located just a quick drive from Geneva Airport, it can be reached with ease, wherever you live. Driving into the valley, after leaving Switzerland, you climb up and up ever windy and exciting roads, some of which are built hundreds of feet above the valley floor, …

A First Timer’s Summer Holiday In The Alps

If I am to be completely honest I had not been on holiday for years and I was long overdue a break. Therefore, it was time for me to take a week out, which was exactly what I needed to relax and unwind. I decided to take a holiday to Les Gets in August 07, one of the premier Ski …

The Alps Covers a Vast Area

The French Alps are dramatic soaring alpine mountains, deep twisting river valleys and lakes, the personification of outstanding mountain scenery. The Alps covers a vast area from Annecy in the west to the Swiss and Italian borders in the east and from Geneva in the north whilst reaching almost to the Mediterranean in the south. The alpine heights are magnificent …

French Alps And Skiing – Synonyms?

The words French Alps and skiing seem to be synonymous; very few think of one without the other. The word alpine is derived from the Alps themselves and alpine skiing is a draw many cannot resist. The region receives visitors from all over the world that enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the variety of ski slopes available. The …

Planning Your Ski Trip To The French Alps

The French Alps are sometimes considered to be the ultimate destination for hardcore skiers. It’s a huge industry in the region – there are many French ski resorts that you can choose from if you decide to take a vacation there. It may feel like it’s far away and inaccessible, but it is actually very easy to plan a ski …