Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is an eastern region of France with a diversity of landscapes letting travellers enjoy outdoor adventure and urban excursions in equal measure. The mountains are popular all year long, especially if you visit destinations like Mont Blanc and Vercors. Activities like paragliding, canoeing, hiking and climbing are available throughout the mountains here. In winter, the popular sport is skiing, and this region is the heart of skiing in France with slopes that attract visitors from all over the world.

While the outdoor experiences here are especially alluring to many travellers, urban exploration is popular too. This region is home to Lyon, a city that is known as the capital of French gastronomy. The food here is some of the best you’ll find in the country, with stunning dishes like fondue and gratin dauphinois available among virtually countless others. Travellers with a taste for melted cheese, onions and potatoes will be especially delighted as virtually every local dish is made from these ingredients.

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