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Self-catering holiday rentals in Rhone Alpes for your home stay

Rhone Alpes is one of France's most beautiful regions, with something for every kind of holidaymaker to enjoy. There are historic cities to explore, along with stunning countryside ideal for outdoor pursuits and Europe's largest ski area. Lyon, the region's capital, is a must-visit location for anyone with an interest in the past, as it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the number of important landmarks. You can see Roman remains, including an amphitheatre, along with a collection of medieval churches and a beautiful old town district where Renaissance architecture lines the cobbled streets. Annecy is another of Rhone Alpes' most interesting cities, both because of its attractions and the surrounding area. It is located on the shores of the idyllic Lake Annecy, making it a perfect choice of holiday destination for anyone who enjoys water skiing, sailing, kayaking and wake surfing. Back on dry land, you can look forward to visiting a 16th-century cathedral, the former residence of the Counts of Geneva and a wonderfully old-fashioned town centre. Grenoble is popular throughout the year with tourists, who come for the scenery in the summer and the skiing in the winter. The former Winter Olympics host city's airport is within easy travelling distance of more than 100 ski resorts, including Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez. The Alps that make this part of France such a great choice for a winter sports break are also perfect for family activity holidays when the temperature rises. There are hiking trails to suit everyone from beginners to experienced trekkers, along with mountain biking tracks in wonderful surroundings and cycle routes that have been used in the Tour de France. Wherever you choose to stay in Rhone Alpes, you can expect a warm welcome from the locals and to enjoy some world-class cuisine. The region's restaurants are renowned for their meat dishes and cheese, which can be enjoyed with a glass or two of the local Beaujolais or Côtes du Rhône.

Holiday letting in Rhone Alpes for your short break

There is a huge selection of chalets in Rhone Alpes, which are popular with people on skiing holidays, but are also an excellent choice for walking breaks in the warmer months. You can book properties that sleep up to 22 people, but there are also plenty of smaller ski chalets that are perfect for family groups. You can find lots of holiday apartments in Rhone Alpes, including many with stunning mountain views in major ski resorts, such as Chamonix, Meribel and La Plagne. If you would prefer a peaceful rural setting, there are high-quality apartments available on the shores of Lake Annecy. For something quintessentially French, you could book a restored farmhouse or chateau in Rhone Alpes for your getaway. There is a selection of renovated castles, manor houses and farmhouses available, which benefit from idyllic countryside locations and facilities such as swimming pools. If you are equally at home in something a little more modest, there is a wide variety of holiday houses in Rhone Alpes. They range from mountainside cottages to modern properties with pools on the outskirts of cities, so there is something suitable for every kind of break in the region.

Best time to enjoy Rhone Alpes

Your opinion of when the best time of year is for a break in Rhone Alpes will depend on whether or not you are a winter sports fan. Many of Europe's best ski resorts are located in the region, including Val d'Isere, Courchevel and Megeve.There is everything you could possibly need to enjoy a great getaway in the snow, with a huge selection of ski runs, lifts, ski hire centres and snowboarding parks, along with lively apres ski. The number of high-quality holiday chalets and apartments in Rhone Alpes means you won't have any problems finding somewhere ideal to stay in the winter. If you prefer the warmer weather, the school summer holidays are perfect for an outdoor break. You can look forward to watching the spectacle of the Tour de France, cycling and hiking in the foothills of the Alps, and trying a variety of water sports on Lake Annecy as the sun blazes down.

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