Saturday, October 22, 2016

Guedelon Medieval Castle, Treigny, France - video

Making roof tiles like they did in the Medieval days at the Guedelon Castle, Treigny, France

Guedelon is being built as a Medieval castle using only the techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages. When completed in the 2020s, it should be an authentic recreation of a 13th-century medieval castle.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

FREE Chambery, France EGuidebook Available

Get my Chambery EGuidebook FREE. Eighteen pages of history and attractions to see in Chambery, France. Chambery is the capital of Savoie and sits near the borders of Switzerland and Italy. The city has a rich history, including being the home of the Shroud of Turin for 70 years during the Dukes of Savoy reign.

Get the EGuidebook FREE.  Just email me at frenchalpstours (at) yahoo (dot) com. No strings attached. Just ask and I'll happily email it to you.

Then sign up for our French Alps Tours and see the city yourself. See our two exciting itineraries at

Friday, October 7, 2016

Autumn Colors in the French Alps

Visit authentic France for yourself on our Tours

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2017 Tour Schedule - Best of French Alps and Provence OR French Alps Tours

2017 Tour Schedule:

Our newest and most popular tour is the 'Best of Provence and the French Alps Tour.' See two of the most beautiful regions of France in one tour. From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes, you will come to love the breathtaking alpine views. The colors of Provence with its lavender fields, blue shutters and red ochre hills will enchant you. The cuisine is excellent too, as experienced by our cheese and wine tastings and dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant. The history will seduce you with the regions’ Architecture and Art, Old Towns, Roman Ruins, and Medieval hilltop villages. If that wasn’t enough, see pastures filled with colorful flowers while listening to the sounds of Alps cow bells, or fields of green by a famous Abbey.

June 10 - 17, 2017                                                    


Our 'French Alps Tours' is a favorite for photographers and lovers of beauty. Wander the medieval town of Annecy, nicknamed the Venice of the French Alps, and take a boat ride on its crystal blue lake. Are you a foodie? Taste chocolates, cheeses, wines, local liquors, and hazelnut oils at local tasting events and regional producers. Eat the local specialties of the region prepared by your private Chef at the Chalet Lodge, and cooked by the award-winning Chef at your French Chateau, with a final dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant.  Impressed by stunning views? See the world from a 12,600 foot mountain or from Europe's second steepest funicular.

Are you the adventurous type? Schedule a paragliding jump with your instructor off an Alps mountain.  Love history or architecture?  Then satisfy your curiosity at Lyon's Old Town, French Resistance Museum, or Yvoire's medieval streets, or just enjoy watching the paragliders and sunset at an outdoor aperitif on the top of a mountain overlooking Annecy's lake. 

September 16 - 23, 2017                                                  

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kinderdijk Windmills, Netherlands

The beauty and majesty of the Kinderdijk Windmills, Netherlands.