Who said outdoor adventure couldn’t be stylish? Or sophisticated, stunningly beautiful and ever-so classy? The French Alps are what alpine ecstasy is all about. Rustic ambiance meets first-class living in the French Alps. World-class resorts dot the legendary powdered peaks, while chic resorts towns Chamonix and St. Gervais warm you up after you’ve hit the slopes. It all comes to a head in Annecy, a historic, geranium-covered town criss-crossed by canals and back-dropped by snow-capped peaks—the perfect place for some post-skiing relaxation. Grenoble serves as the region’s buzzing capital of forward thinking and innovation, where shops, cafes and galleries burst with energy. But the main draw of the French Alps will always be its dramatic geography. Skiing and mountaineering reign supreme, while boaters and rafters find heaven on earth in glimmering lakes such as Lake Geneva. Whatever the season, the French Alps help you get back to nature without getting too unkempt. What can we say—the French Alps are simply blessed.