Located in the South-East of France, between Paris (two hours by TGV) and the French Riviera/Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes is the region of diversity : mountains and Mont Blanc (the highest peak in Europe at 15,771 feet), four natural parks (Vanoise, Vercors, Pilat and Ecrins), the Massif Central, vineyards, endless lavender fields, and wild pure lakes are among the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Rhône-Alps is also ideal for natural activities and sports.
Rhône-Alps is the region of more than 2,000 years of historical remains but also the region of modern technology.
A cradle of culture and history : the Gallo-Roman remains, the medieval period, the Romanesque art, the Renaissance districts, the contemporary art.
Advanced technology with 9 universities, 31 graduate business schools and many international high-tech research centers.
Gastronomy is one of the most famous caracteristic of the region thanks to the local productions : wines such as Beaujolais and Côtes-du-Rhône, local cheeses, typical dishes, Bresse chicken, etc, and owing to its famous restaurants and chefs, such as Bise, Blanc, Bocuse, Chapel, Chavent, Gagnaire, Orsi, Pic, Point, and so on.