East of France is a paradise for those who love to be in the great outdoors, who enjoy Burgundian food, with vegetables from the vegetable garden and a bottle of Burgundy wine on the table. The friendly mountainous landscape and the slow chewing Charolais cows, you will certainly relax here. Plenty of panoramas, also in higher areas, such as in the Jura, known for its winding roads and where time actually stands still. Or even higher in the various ski areas that Eastern France is famous for, such as in the Auvergne and more towards Switzerland, the Rhône-Alpes. Exciting winter sport activities guaranteed!
The Burgundian lifestyle is loved. Burgundy is famous worldwide for its gastronomy and wines. Taste the local "coq au vin" accompanied with a Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Walk through historic cities such as Beaune, Dijon and Sens and sniff the rich past. You will find impressions of medieval times and enjoy the beautiful historic city centers. Nature lovers can indulge themselves in the extensive vineyards, hills and forests. The Morvan regional nature reserve is a beautiful hilly area between Beaune and Nevers. Are you a walker, swimming enthusiast or cyclist? Plenty of choice due to the numerous green forests and clear blue lakes. As cultural stopovers, there are picturesque cities such as Vézelay and Avallon, a small selection of the many possibilities.
Do you want to de-stress 100%? Then take a "road trip" through the Jura mountains from your holiday home in the Jura. The biodiversity is unprecedented. You will find beautiful mountain tops, vast forests, babbling rivers and spectacular waterfalls. And products from the Jura that they are very proud of: wine-cheese-sausage. For real water pleasure you can go to Lake Annecy. Ideal here to fill days with water fun from your holiday home and stroll through the "Venice of the Alps" in the evening: the beautiful town of Annecy.
The name Rhône-Alpes of course already reveals it. A region where the peaks of the Alps dominate. The ski areas are among the largest in the world. Winter sports enthusiasts who enjoy long trips are in the right place in this area. You can look forward to 8,500 kilometers of slopes. Vallées - Val Thorens, Valfréjus, Tignes / Val d’Isère, these are a few examples of ski destinations for the big enthusiast. If you book your holiday chalet here, you can slide onto the slopes in no time. The Hautes-Alpes department, which lies to the north of Provence, also falls under the ski resorts. Not wrong to choose your holiday destination here in the middle of the more than 6800 kilometers of hiking trails and ski areas.
More to the west, in the Auvergne, you will find plenty of winter sports opportunities. An area with thermal springs, sleeping volcanoes and charming authentic villages. In Super-Besse or Mont-Dore you will discover surprisingly fun descents and culinary dishes from the region. This endless volcano landscape is also fantastic in the summer. How wonderful, a splash in your private swimming pool, after a long walk in the rugged and sweet surroundings of this Massif Central!