Much of the department of Savoie is mountainous and a favourite winter holiday destination, offering every kind of winter sports activity alongside skiing at resorts such as family-friendly Tignes and Val d'Isere. Savoie has the largest number of ski slopes in France and with Albertville was host to the 1992 Winter Olympics. Sporting visitors can relax at the end of the day with a hydrotherapy session at Aix-les-Bains or La Lechere.
The famous Savoie cows reared on alpine pastures produce a range of delicious cheeses such as nut-flavoured Beaufort and Tomme de Savoie.
Price: £350 to £650
Price: £300 to £850