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  • SALESMANUALM a n u e l d e s V e n t e s

    R h n e - A l p e s

  • Rhne-Alpes Tourisme

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    Lake Geneva

    Valloire

    Les Deux Alpes

    LAlpe-dHuezVillard-de-Lans

    Les Mnuires

    Val-Thorens

    CourchevelMribelTignes

    La PlagneVal dIsre

    Les Arcs

    St-Gervais

    Megve

    La Clusaz

    ChamonixMont-Blanc

    Morzine

    Les Gets

    Samons

    Vals-les-bains

    Annemasse

    Thonon-les-Bains

    vian-les-Bains

    Aix-les-Bains

    M e d i t e r r a n e a n S e a

    Rhne

    Loire

    Loire

    Arc

    Drme

    Ain

    LacdAiguebelette

    Lac de Grangent

    Drac

    Isre

    Loire

    C t e

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    Ardche

    LYON

    St-tienne

    Bourg-en-Bresse

    Valence

    Chambry

    Marseille

    Le Puy-en-Velay

    GENVE

    Grenoble

    Mcon

    Gap

    Avignon

    Annecy

    Toulon

    Privas

    Nmes

    Montpellier

    Digne-les-Bains

    Culoz

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    Modane

    Bellegarde

    Motiers

    Cannes

    Drme provenale

    Oisans

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    Maurienne

    Albertville

    Aix-en-Provence

    Villefranche-en-Beaujolais

    St-Jean-de-Maurienne

    Nyons

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    Nantua

    Arles

    Montbrison

    Bonneville

    La Tour-du-Pin

    Largentire

    Belley

    Gex

    Vienne

    Roanne

    Romans-sur-Isre

    La Cte-St-Andr

    Montlimar

    Tournon-sur-Rhne

    Annonay

    Aubenas

    Vallon Pont d'Arc

    Col de la Faucille1 323 m

    Col de Montgenvre

    2 188 m

    1 180 m

    Coldu Mont-Cenis

    Col de lIseran

    Col du Lautaret

    Col du Galibier

    Col du Petit St-Bernard

    Col de Cabre

    Col de la Croix-Haute

    1 850 m

    2 770 m

    2 645 m

    2 058 m

    2 081 m

    Mont Blanc4 810 m

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    A42

    A6

    A40

    A39

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  • 3Rhne-Alpes Tourisme

    Situated between Paris and the Cte dAzur, on the border with both Switzerland and Italy, and offe-ring access to two international airports (Lyon and Geneva), impressive rail connections and a vast motorway network, Rhne-Alpes region is literally at the crossroads of Europe.

    Boasting 8 natural parks and peerless sites such as Mont Blanc and

    the Gorges de lArdche, Rhne-Alpes offers a wide range of different

    landscapes: mountains, vineyards and gentle valleys, fields of lavender

    and olive groves.

    In Rhne-Alpes, water is everywhere: from snow to glacier ice, rivers and

    streams to lakes Rhne-Alpes is where three of Frances biggest lakes

    can be found (Lake Geneva, Lac du Bourget and Lake dAnnecy).

    Every form of sport is readily available, set against an impressive natural

    backdrop: hiking, mountain biking or even paragliding and canoeing

    Rhne-Alpes is not only the second most important golfing region in

    France with over 60 courses but it also has the largest ski area in the

    world and has hosted the Winter Olympics three times.

    Enthusiasts of art and culture will not be disappointed by the regions

    Villes dArt: Lyon, which is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage

    site, Annecy, Grenoble, Chambry, and Saint Etienne.

    And last but not least, connoisseurs of good food and wine will be spoilt

    for choice by the range of local specialities available to taste along with

    a Beaujolais or a Ctes du Rhne, and by the sheer number of famous

    restaurants in the region (with Paul Bocuse at the top of the list).

    AIR Aroport International de Lyon Saint Exupry www.lyon.aeroport.fr From August 2010, new express shuttle Lyon Centre / Lyon airport in 30mn. www.rhonexpress.fr Aroport International de Genve www.gva.ch Aroport Annecy Haute-Savoie Mont Blanc www.annecy.aeroport.fr Aroport Chambry Savoie www.chambery.aeroport.fr Aroport Grenoble Isre www.grenoble-airport.com Aroport de Saint-Etienne Bouthon www.saint-etienne.aeroport.fr

    RAILInternational services (high-speed trains): Brussels : Thalys (and Thalys Soleil and Thalys Neige) and TGV Brussels Lyon London : Eurostar TGV and Eurostar snow train International rail services : www.raileurope.com

    National services: national rail services link Rhne-Alpes with many destinations in France, especially with high-speed trains (TGV). www.sncf.com

    Regional services : local rail services criss-cross the region for regular connections and link Alpine resorts with country towns. www.ter-sncf.com

    RoAdWith more than 1,300 kilometres of motorways, Rhne Alpes is among the best served regions of France for efficient access by road. Info on www.via-michelin.com

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  • Rhne-Alpes Tourisme

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    Citiesand culture

    City passes Lyon City Card & Pass GrenobleGrenoble Pass Dcouverte: visitors voucher book for more than 40 cultural and popular attractions. Available from Grenoble Tourist Office for just 13.

    www.grenoble-tourisme.com

    Lyon City Card: 28 free admissions and 11 discounts for exploring the best of Lyons heritage over 1, 2 or 3 days.

    www.lyon-france.com

    Grand Tour of Lyon on an open-top double-decker bus. Buses leave Place Bellecour every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. on a 1-hour tour of all the best bits of the city. Passengers can get off at any of the 9 stops to explore and hop back on a later Grand Tour bus!

    www.voyages-nm.com/uk/voyage-autocar-lyon/services.htm

    Institut Lumire in LyonA fascinating look at the history, science and aesthetics of film and the story of the Lumire brothers, inventors of the cinematograph and fathers of cinema.

    www.institut-lumiere.org

    Medieval and Renaissance centre of ChambrySpread around the chteau of the Ducs de Savoie. Le Grand Carillon, in the chapel, with its 70 bells, is the largest clock tower in Europe and one of the most beauti-ful in the world.

    www.chambery-tourisme.com

    Unmissable

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    A fascinating heritage and wealth of cultural interest

    If you like to be a visitor not a tourist and really get under the skin of a place, the towns and cities of Rhne-Alpes are for you.

    Top of the regions city destinations is Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city with over 2,000 years of history, from Gallo-Roman remains to unique modern city murals. But the competition is fierce: anywhere else, Chambry, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Vienne would easily take the crown, and then theres the gem of Annecy on Europes cleanest lake.

    For culture buffs theres everything from classical concerts at Viennes Roman theatre to modern art and design in Saint-Etienne. If shopping is your thing, check out the famous-name stores jostling for elbow room with stylish, original boutiques.

    And where there are people, theres life! Lyon is a hotspot of events with its famous Opera House, Biennials, Festival of Light and the theatre, dance, music and film of the Nuits de Fourvire, but theres plenty going on elsewhere too: Jazz in Vienne, the Animation Festival in Annecy, pop and rock in Aix-les-Bains and the Design Biennial in Saint-Etienne.

  • 5Rhne-Alpes Tourisme

    Cit du design in Saint-EtienneA centre for design, business and economics in a concept unique in France, opened in 2008. Three restored 19th century factory buildings alongside two modern constructions: the stunning metal and glass of the vast La Platine building and the 32-metre Observation Tower, for an amazing view of both the Cit and the city. Guided tours for groups only by arrangement with the Tourist Office.

    www.citedudesign.com

    Lyon and Lake Annecy

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    Isre

    Loire

    Ardche

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    Doux

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    Lac dAnnecy

    Mont Blanc4 810 m

    Lacdu BourgetLYON

    Saint-tienne

    Bourg-en-Bresse

    Valence

    Chambry

    GENVE

    Grenoble

    Annecy

    Privas

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    day 1Tour of the city, from the ancient theatre to Renaissance Lyon and the modern Peninsula. Lunch in a traditional bouchon. Silk workers museum and the unique traboule passageways. Dinner cruise on the river and overnight in Lyon.

    day 2The bits most visitors miss including the famous Murals. Lunch in a famous brasserie. Free time for shopping in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

    day 3Alps and L