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Video Journal of the French Alps is a video journal blog created by an American expat, Cynthia, and features insider videos of her travels and experiences in France and beyond. She lives in the French Alps with her French husband so many of the videos and photos on the blog feature this stunning and unique region. More Info

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The City of Pont en Royans, France

May 15, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

Pont en Royans is a quaint, cliff-hanging medieval village near the Choranche Caverns in the Vercors region of the French Alps. The colorful houses hanging over the local river are… Read more…

Yvoire, France

April 30, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

Like most lake towns in France, Yvoire dates back to pre-Roman times, but it is mostly remembered for its status and importance during medieval times as a port town on Lake… Read more…

Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon France

April 15, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

The Notre Dame de Fourviere is the basilica of Lyon. You can see it from almost anywhere in Lyon as it sits nobly on the hill. You can walk there… Read more…

Beaux Arts Museum in Lyon, France

March 30, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

I have lived in the French Alps for four years and I’m ashamed to say that only recently did I go to visit the Beaux Arts Museum in Lyon. I… Read more…

Chambery Carnival, France

March 15, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

Chambery has been my home for the past four years. It’s a rather sleepy town but does occasionally have a festival or concert. The Carnival is one of its celebrations… Read more…

Grand Bornand, Col des Anes, Col de Aravis in the French Alps

February 28, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

About an hour or so in the mountains over Annecy are some mountain pasture areas and the small villages which sit in the mountain valleys. On our tours we take… Read more…

Saint Hilaire du Touvet Funicular

February 15, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

For about 11 euros you can have a thrilling ride on the St. Hilaire Funicular a few minutes drive outside of Grenoble. The history of the Funicular is almost as interesting as… Read more…

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The Reason for the Chalet Architecture of the French Alps

January 30, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

One of the things we do on my French Alps Tours is to make a quick stop to look at the unique architecture of the mountain homes called chalets. They… Read more…

Categories: French Alps, History, Video

Blues Band of the French Alps: The Mountain Men

January 14, 2013 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

We went to a blues concert in Valloire near Modane (in the mountains). It’s a tiny town, albeit touristy, so I was surprised at the quality of talent. There were… Read more…

Lyon’s Christmas Market

December 24, 2012 by FrenchAlpsAnglo

Every year Lyon has a Christmas Market. It usually takes place from the last few days of November until Christmas, which worked nicely for me since I was in Lyon… Read more…