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French Alps

The French Alps are part of the large European chain of mountains known as the Alps. They are primarily known for their outdoor activities, which include skiing and mountaineering. Lesser know but still popular sports in the region include white water rafting, golf and paragliding. The region is also noted for its stunning beauty, including many alpine lakes, the largest being Lake Lake Annecy and Lake Bourget. These lakes are year-round attractions for their beauty and access to numerous water sports. The French portion of the mountains are also home to famous resorts towns Chamonix, St. Gervais, Albertville, Grenoble where the Olympic Games took place in 1968, and Annecy with its old city and lake.

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