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Straddling the border of France and Switzerland in the Rhone-Alps, Gaillard—a scenic French village surrounded by majestic natural wonders—is located in the Haute-Savoie region. Gaillard is within reach of majestic mountains, clear lakes, preserved medieval towns and the scenic French countryside. Renowned for its winter sports and lush mountain landscapes, Gaillard holidays offer a refreshing and energising adventure.

Planning Gaillard Holidays

Located in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1), Gaillard’s climate is a combination of Continental and Mediterranean, with multiple influences crossing paths. While its summers are hot and humid, the mountain winters are long and snowy. To enjoy the village during its breathtaking winter wonderland period, plan Gaillard holidays between the months of November and February. The closest international airports are in nearby Lyon and Geneva, but Gaillard can also reached via train connection from Paris. The best way to explore the area is by renting a hire car on arrival.

Exploring on Gaillard Holidays

With its rich culture and vast natural beauty, Gaillard holidays offer travellers active sports, a romantic getaway destination, or family-friendly fun. Many visitors head straight for the slopes of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe and the highlight of many Gaillard holidays. The powder-white snow, graceful curves of the mountain and lush forest prove perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or even snowball fights with the family.

Nearby is the popular attraction Palais de l'Isle, a striking 12th century monument in the centre of the Annecy canal. Visitors are also drawn to the Château d'Annecy; preserved by the French Ministry of Culture, this medieval castle is a historical wonder and offers spectacular views of the Alps, as well as a museum featuring traditional crafts and fine artworks. To warm up after a day in the snow, try a family-style traditional Fondue, perhaps washed down with a Savoie wine. Most visitors are quick to discover the never-ending joys of French cuisine.

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