Nestled into Mercantour National Park's gateway, just 90km north of Nice, lies one of France's best ski resorts. Isola 2000 is a luxury ski resort town with over 2023 hectares of snowy terrain and 43 trail runs. The park is the snowiest resort in France and hosts high-level competitions year-round, including the French and European ski cups. The snow-covered mountains and slopes of Isola 2000 aren't just reserved for competitive skiers; the resort is welcoming to beginner, intermediate and expert-level skiers. It's also a popular destination with freestyle skiers thanks to the Slopestyle, Big Air, and Handrail features. As for the resort, guests enjoy various accommodation options, from private apartments and luxury chalets to hotels to suit all budgets. Entertainment is endless too, as Isola 2000 is home to a cinema, shops, bars, and restaurants. When you're not skiing one of the incredible runs (some of which have sea views on a clear day), you'll likely be snowmobiling through the forest or enjoying an authentic Austrian horse and cart ride through town. The best thing about Isola 2000? The local inhabitants, quaintly known as Isolians, call the resort home and welcome you with open arms.
At FranceRent, we work with a handful of exclusive hosts who provide scenic plane tours along the French Riviera. Our hosts offer a variety of tours ranging in duration from one hour to one-day excursions. For example, the one-hour Esterel tour takes you above Cannes and out over the peninsula's mountainous region. This tour costs around €140/person. Alternatively, embark on a full-day excursion in a private plane from Cannes to Corsica, one of the most beautiful French islands. You'll have time to explore Corsica's Old Town and the Fort of Calvi on foot before returning to Cannes. This tour costs around €250/person and has a duration of three to six hours. Those who enjoy exploring inland might consider the Gorges du Verdon plane tour. This tour heads away from the Riviera and north into the mountain towns found in the Canyon du Verdon. The one-hour flight costs around €170/person.