Haute-Savoie

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Resorts such as Aime La Plagne Club Med in France offers kids’ clubs and activities such as sledding to keep little ones amused. Photograph: Getty Images

Best for friends St Anton, Austria St Anton is famed for its snow conditions, off-piste, night skiing and its après scene. Skiing here can be challe(...)

“With a pint of green chartreuse ain’t nothin’ seems right You buy the Sunday paper on a Saturday night” S o growled Tom Waits in Til The Money R(...)

Drivers park to put on snow chains in the middle of a large traffic congestion in the Savoy region, France. A reported 15,000 drivers were stranded and had to be rescued during the night due to the heavy snowfall hitting the French Alps region. Photograph: Muscio Sylvain/EPA

Long queues of vehicles lined routes to French ski slopes for a second day on Sunday after snow, ice and heavy traffic forced some 15,000 people into (...)

New life in deepest France
  • Europe
  • August 12, 2014, 01:00

The Périgord-Dordogne region in southwest France is what the French term la France profonde, literally “deep France” – in other words, bucolic and str(...)

Irish climbers Colm Ennis and Peter Britton

Two Irish climbers have died in a fall on Mont Blanc mountain in France. Colm Ennis (37) from Waterford and Peter Britton (55) from Clonmel suffered (...)