A tour of France is not complete without a visit to the Alps
The Alps have long been a highlight of France tours, and there are numerous small towns resting beneath the majestic mountains that offer a respite from the bustling streets you'll find in the country's biggest cities. There are many to choose from, but the town of Chamonix stands out as one of the best, as its beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere make it one of the most memorable parts of a tour of France.
Chamonix is a particularly popular destination among adventure travel enthusiasts, and it's easy to understand why. The topography lends itself perfectly to a wide variety of sports during both winter and summer months. You can also take advantage of the landscape for less extreme options, as there are plenty of hiking trails as well.
Still, there is much more to Chamonix than its opportunity for adventure - the town is also famous for being home to some of the highest cable cars in the world, which can help you climb to the top of the town's many beautiful mountains. Most travelers make a point to take a ride to the top of Aiguille du Midi. At more than 12,600 feet, it is the tallest mountain surrounding Chamonix. The cable car's climb will certainly get your adrenaline pumping, while also providing you with some of the most picturesque views in the world.
If you're looking to stay grounded, you can take things in the opposite direction with a visit to La Grotte de Glace. A stunning ice cave, La Grotte de Glace was carved out of a glacier and gets redesigned every year, offering you the chance to indulge in a truly one-of-a-kind experience.