The French Alps

Tips and Articles in The French Alps

Calling all ski bunnies: Airbnb is offering up the chance to spend a night in a decked-out cable car high above Courchevel, a full 9,000 feet over the Combe de Saulire peak. And no, you won’t be sleeping on metal benches surrounded by ski racks—Ai...
The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland Sitting above one of Europe’s most celebrated ski villages, the Omnia forms an angular wood-and-glass apex that echoes the Matterhorn just beyond. A Modernist take on mountainside log cabins, the hotel is the visio...
My friend Andy guns the car skyward toward the sound of cowbells. We don’t need the blank screen of the GPS to confirm that we are floating through unmapped space in the bright, milky light of early morning. Somewhere below lie the carved wooden h...
You take an elevator up 60 feet and step out into your room, which is decked out with Eames chairs and plasma TV’s and has a panoramic view out over Holland’s Wadden Sea. Sure, the luxuriously appointed room has a touch-screen lighting system, a s...
q. We want to make the great baseball pilgrimage. What are three things not to miss in Cooperstown, and where should we stay?--L.P., Reno, Nev.a. It's been 25 years since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, and there's a terrific video...
Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my boyfriend), I asked him whether he preferred Venice or Paris. A surfer, he wanted to go where the...
By acquiring the lifts at six little-known Maurienne Valley ski areas—and investing $40 million—wealthy Grenoble chocolatier Gaston Maulin has created one of France's largest ski resorts. The newly christened Les Sybelles (www.les-sybelles.com) sp...
Italy | Austria | Switzerland | France Why This Is the Year To Go Skiing the storied slopes of Europe is not about racking up vertical feet or racing to catch the first chairlift of the day. It's about taking in the magic of the mountains—fr...
High in the Savoy region of southeastern France lies a tiny village, home to generations of dairy farmers. The weatherworn buildings are made of native granite and wood from nearby groves. The natural beauty of the place has always drawn visitors—...
If people had known what a playground for the posh the French resort town of Courchevel would become, the many international powers who have ruled it over the centuries may not have given it up so easily. The Alpine region of Savoy was, up until 1...