Rhone Alpes is one of the wealthiest regions of France. It is also a favorite place among tourists for its Alpine ski areas. The location of Rhone Alpes is centered on France’s second city, Lyon. It is one of the larger established regions of France which comprises of eight departments. Since 2016, it has merged into a more extensive region known as Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne.The district consists of all or a large part of different historical areas, including the Savoy and the Dauphine, as well as a small northern part of Provence, known as “Drome Provençal. It stretches from the plains of Bresse in the north to the lower reaches of Rhone. It is also interesting to note that the Rhone Alpes region of France also borders Switzerland. It also lies astride to the main lines of communication from central and northern France to these two nations.
It is a region that is located in the south-east of France and is renowned for having a variable environment. The summers are hot, and they stay quite humid. Due to the presence of mountains, the winters are quite cold. It is located close to The Alps and is not far from the Mediterranean Sea. Rhône-Alpes climate is a blend of multiple influences. Certain warmth comes over the land, and in the mountains, the weather is quite harsher with snowy and long winters for the pleasure of skiing amateurs. Summers are quite hot because of some Mediterranean influences.
The Rhône-Alpes wine region is also known as Rhône Wine region by connoisseurs and winelovers. As such, it is even split into two distinct wine areas that produce wines with diverse characters and flavors indeed. The Clairette de Die is another famous wine of Rhone Alpes, and it is also popular among various wine enthusiasts around the world too.