The French Alps

Better Essays
Topics: France
THE FRENCH ALPS

The French alps are a majestic mountain range which lies mostly in France. It carries with it a very diverse mix of cultures, languages, geography and people. It is one of the greatest mountain ranges in all of the world. It is sought after by countless locals and tourists both winter and summer for sport as well as leisure. Some of the biggest towns in the alps are Chamonix, Grenable and Chambery. Mount Blanc is the highest point in the French alps, it is also the third most visited natural sight in the world. The Rhone-Alps region is the meeting point of northern and southern Europe, bordering on Switzerland and Italy. This region contains a wide variety of sites and a wealth of historical, geographical, cultural and economic treasures. The Rhone-Alps region includes the Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Isere, Loire, Rhone, Savoie and Haute-Savoie departments. The capital of the RHONE-ALPS region is the gallo-romane city of Lyon. The mountains including Mont-Blanc (4807 meters), natural parks, rivers and mountains rivers, and famous vineyards. The caves in the Appanzel alps show traces of neanderthal habitation. During the last ice age all of the alps were covered in ice so they preserved many artifacts from 15,000 years ago. On the Italian side of the alps there are many artifacts such as carvings and art left from the bronze age. There are also accounts from the Romans and Greeks on the alps. in 218BC the Carthaginian general Hannibal was the first to successfully cross the alps with his army of 38,000 infentraty, 8,000 calvary and 37 war elephants. This is still one of the most celebrated war achievements of ancient warfare.

The alpine region of the French alps was settled by Germanic tribes from the 6th to the 13th centuries. Many people in the Carolingian empire lived in the alps so the settlements did not swindle until the fall of the empire in the 11th century. The Frankish and the Habsburg empires in the Alps were strategically placed to

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Alps

    • 380 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The nursing process is used to support models such as the Roper Logan and Tierney’s activities of daily living (ALs) in order to ensure effective care is provided for each individual patient. Other models such as Roy’s adaptation model and Peplau’s person centred approach can also be used however I feel in Albert’s situation using the ALs model will be most appropriate. According to Aggleton and Chalmers (2000) the nursing process encourages the nurse and the person being cared for to set goals.…

    • 380 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Alps

    • 343 Words
    • 1 Page

    ARDENNES The Ardennes, situated in the south-east of Belgium, are one of nature's unspoilt areas, rich in fauna and flora, with vast forests of broadleaf and fir, hill .and fast flowing rivers. Visitors can wander through the many picturesque villages nestling in the valleys where traditions and folklore still live on, and where the region's arts and crafts can be enjoyed. Springtime in the Ardennes is the season for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Horse riding, climbing and mountain…

    • 343 Words
    • 1 Page
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    alps case

    • 774 Words
    • 4 Pages

    3Alps – Case study General instructions 30 minutes individual preparation prior to class In one of the ski resorts of the French Alps, 3Alps, the ski-lift daily package, valid from 9 am to 5 pm and for the whole resort, is priced at 15 €. The resort also offers a half-day package at 9 €, starting from 1 p.m. The resort “tolerates the resale” of un-used or partially used ski-lift daily packages between individual skiers. It is 12.30 pm, and a skier, who has purchased, in the morning,…

    • 774 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    alp essay 10

    • 330 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Erin Ballweber ALP 10, Hour 4 Ms. Greenspan 10/3/12 My Title will go here “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it” believes author and philosopher Edmund Burke. It is simply common knowledge that history is the study of the past. Without familiarity of previous facts, the people that make up the world will never fully understand each other. As historian William McNeill emphasizes, “[history] can both make us wiser in our public choices and more richly human in our private…

    • 330 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Alp Case Study

    • 2199 Words
    • 9 Pages

    evaluate the following statement The wages policy adopted by the ALP Federal Government is a hybrid of theoretical approaches and aims to benefit the interests of both employers and wage and salary earners. This approach has not achieved its aims. The ALP government has adopted a multifaceted approach to constructing an outline to wage and salary setting. The movement to “collective agreement making will be available under the ALP proposal,” (Retail Times 2008) which means that individual agreements…

    • 2199 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Altitude: Treelines can occur over a great range of altitudes. * Size/shape continuity: the sub-alpine (snow covered in winter) and alpine areas but the truly alpine area, above the treeline, Biophysical Interactions The upland area of the Australian Alps is underlain by marine sediments. Then through denudation the area was worn down and dissected by different forms of weathering and erosion. Once the land was uplifted and exposed to the effects of weathering, the varying degrees of resistance to erosion…

    • 2766 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    French

    • 1198 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Position of French Adjectives Position d'adjectifs An adjective is a word that modifies a noun by describing it in some way: shape, color, size, nationality, etc. French adjectives are very different from English adjectives in two ways: 1. French adjectives change to agree in gender and number with the nouns that they modify, which means there can be up to four forms of each adjective: Adjective: joli (pretty) Masculine singular joli Feminine singular jolie Masculine plural jolis…

    • 1198 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    french

    • 464 Words
    • 2 Pages

    glass-you don’t see it, but somehow it does something.’’ Hans Magnus Enzensberger. American and French commercials are very different yet similar. The American commercials are very straight forward and succinct. On the other hand, the french commercials are very unique and modern. The Americans uses straight forward advertisements, when the french uses more poetic advertisments. The Americans and the French both use convincing strategies towards the audience. The American Nutella commercial had a…

    • 464 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    French

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The French language is a member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is known as the language of lovers. French is spoken as a first language by more than 70,000,000 people, mainly in France, then Belgium, Switzerland, in former French and Belgium colonies in Africa and Canada. It is now spoken by 265 million people. The French language is descended from Latin and first appeared in writing in 842 AD when it was used in the Strasbourg Oaths. Before…

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Alps are the youngest and highest mountain system in Europe. They stretch across the western and southern part of the continent in a broad arc. The mountain range startsnear the Mediterranean Seaon the border between France and Italy. Then it curves north- and eastward through northern Italy, Switzerland Liechtenstein, southern Germany, Austria and Slovenia. The Alps are about 1,000 km long, the broadest section over 260 km wide. The highest peak, Mont Blanc, situated on the border between…

    • 2434 Words
    • 10 Pages
    Powerful Essays