Information & Facts
The French Alps offer lots of sunshine, but cold weather from
November to April when the ski season is in full swing. The resorts
are generally high and the snow is excellent, although the weather
is relatively mild in comparison to the North American resorts.
During the summer months the cool, sunny weather attracts hikers
and climbers, particularly from July to September when the weather
has settled and the high snows have melted.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).