Alps

Where Mont Blanc reigns over enchanting heights, crystal rivers, and sapphire lakes.

A paradise for skiers and hikers – and gourmets! – with a penchant for simple, hearty dishes featuring flavourful local cheeses, smoked sausages, and plum tarts.

The mountain passes are blocked by snow for nine months of the year. And of course the French Alps are primarily famous for skiing. Craggy and stunningly beautifuly slopes also attract hikers, cyclists, kayakers, and all those stimulated by the fresh, clean airs of the mountains. Naturally, the local cuisine is somewhat dominated by creamy mountain cheeses. A famous local dish is raclette cheese, grilled and served with small boiled potatoes, crunchy gherkins, pickled onions, and dried meats. Reblochon cheese is served in a tasty gratin with bacon, cream, white wine and onions with potato. And of course, the Savoyarde fondue is a perennial favourite, far beyond the borders of this Alpine region.

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