The French Alps are known for skiing and mountaineering, but there are much more than that. There are many lakes including the Lake of Geneva, Lake of Annecy and Lake of Bourget where numerous water sports are possible.
The French Alps have also great many restaurants and is especially famous for its numerous varities of cheese.
The French Alps are well connected to the rest of the country. It has an international airport nearby in Lyon and every cities has a direct TGV (fast train) to Paris. Many towns are also connected by TGV or ordinary trains. There are also highways in many valleys. There is also the international airport of Geneva (Switzerland) nearby.