- 300 days of sunshine a year
- Beautiful cycling and hiking trails to pretty sites
- Hearty, tasty, down to earth dining in resort
Opened in 1936, Alpe d'Huez was one of the first commercial ski resorts in the world. Over the years, the resort has become known for its fantastic range of amenities, and it certainly makes the best of its location. The resort boasts a wide ... Read more
Located in the centre of the Oisans region in the Alps, Alpe d'Huez is the main destination in the Grandes Rousses Massif. This thriving resort lies at 1869m above sea level and is nicknamed 'the island in the sun' as it receives more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Alpe d'Huez is split into different sectors. The main sectors are Quartier des Vieil Alpe, Quartier des Bergers and Quartier des Jeux. The oldest and most picturesque sector, Quartier des Vieil Alpe, is perfect to immerse yourself in authentic French life with lots of family run restaurants to enjoy and many of the original buildings to admire. Since accommodation is mainly self-catered apartments, Quartier des Jeux and Quartier Bergers are the sectors to visit for a busier atmosphere as they boast plenty of bars, shops and restaurants.