Hiking in the Grandes Rousses massif

Alps Travel Guide

What to see? About the region

  • Charming city of Chamonix in the French Alps

    Chamonix

    The town of Chamonix at the base of Mont Blanc is legendary. An adventure seekers paradise. People from every corner of the globe flock here to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. Whether you want to do some gentle walking or climb vertical ice walls, Chamonix has it all. When you are not out in the mountains, be sure to eat as much delicious Savoyard cuisine as you can!
  • Six Fer à cheval circus in the French Alps

    Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

    This small village is located in a remote area of the French Alps. It’s widely known as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is home to a historic chapel, fountains, and other quaint features. If you prefer to spend your time out in nature, you won’t be disappointed either. The Cirque du Fer a Cheval features cliffs and waterfalls. Also, the entire area is part of the Sixt Passy nature reserve. You’ll see an impressive variety of plants and animals, should you visit.
  • Lac Blanc in front of the Mont Blanc massif

    Aiguille Rouges Nature Reserve

    Imagine waking up for a morning hike, and looking over Lacs des Cheserys. It may just be the best part of your tour of Mont Blanc. This is just one feature of the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve. There’s so much more to see in this scenic, French park. Step quietly as you venture out, and you might also observe marmots, alpine Ibex, yellow-beaked chocards, even an ermine. The flora there is spectacular as well. This nature reserve has plenty of hiking trails, so pack a lunch, and be sure to spend a day there.