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Cheap flights to Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes is one of the 27 regions of the country of France. Rhône-Alpes is located on the eastern border of the country, towards the south. Rhône-Alpes was named after the Rhône River and the Alps mountain range. The region's capital is Lyon and it is also the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris. It has been stated that Rhône-Alpes has the sixth-largest economy of any European region.

The highest peak in Rhône-Alpes is Mont Blanc, which is located on the French-Italian border. The central part of Rhône-Alpes comprises the river valleys of Rhône and Saône.

Cuisine - One of the most notable things in Rhône-Alpes is its cuisine. Lyon is considered as the gastronomic centre of France and its specialties include Lyon sausage, salami or rosette, tripe, and quenelles. In the eastern part of Rhône-Alpes, the food has an Alpine flavour with dishes such as fondue, raclette common, gratin dauphinoise, and gratin savoyard. Rhône-Alpes is also famous for its Bresse poultry and everyone's favourite – cheese. The variety of cheese here are to-die-for which include Tomme de Savoie, Bleu de Bresse, Reblochon, Saint-Marcellin, and Vacherin. Wines in Rhône-Alpes are also quite notable and include the very famous Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône and Savoy wine. Chartreuse liqueur is also made Rhône-Alpes.

Mont Blanc - This is the highest point in all of Europe and it can easily be visited from the mountain town of Chamonix by travellers. One of the most popular activities to do is to ride the tram to the top of the Aguille-de-midi and ride the cable cars across to the Italian side of the mountain, where you can see the massive Mer-de-Glace glacier with only one support tower.

Winter Sports - The region has hosted the Winter Olympics three times, making it one of the most desirable places to go to during the winter. This region is the heart of skiing in France with many great resorts to choose from such as Chamonix, Portes du Soleil, Le Grande Massif, Flaine, La Clusaz, Megeve, Les Trois Vallee, Les Grandes Montets, Les Houches, Les Contamines, and St. Gervais.

How to get around within Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes is considered as a major European transit hub that links northern France and Europe to the Mediterranean area. The region is also a transport hub for the rail-network with the TGV running through Lyon from Paris and the north, to the Mediterranean. This makes travelling within the region quite pleasant. Currently there is a trans-national, high-speed rail-link is under construction from Lyon to Turin.

For travellers, it is convenient to know that the three largest cities of Rhône-Alpes are equipped with streetcars and have a large bus network. Many of its cities also have their bus networks and there are also networks of inter-departmental cars.

How to get there

Getting to Rhône-Alpes via air is not a problem as there are three international airports located in Grenoble, Lyon, and Saint-Étienne. Travellers can book the cheapest flights to Rhône-Alpes by booking their flights towards the airports of Rhône-Alpes. Many airlines operate from the region's airports including Aer Lingus, Air France, Air Méditerranée, Air VIA, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Emirates, and Pegasus Airlines. 

Flights to Rhône-Alpes

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