Stop for a moment and inhale the cool mountain air as you hike the Alpine pastures of the Grande Randonnée beneath the high snow plains and peaks above. Feel the mist of spring snow kicked up off-piste at Méribel, or the steam from the hot spring waters of St-Gervais-les-Bains. Follow the scent of olives in the Bouches-du-Rhône, past the oil mills of the Plateau de Valensole, or board the chemin de fer de la Mure to drink in the views of deep blue water at the Gorges du Drac. The Michelin Green Guide is the authority on the French Alps today and the forces of nature and society that have shaped them. Michelin's local writers have walked, skied, driven, visited, slept, shopped and eaten through every tour, piste, sight, hotel, restaurant, boutique, café and venue in this guide. Where they have stepped, you won't put a foot wrong. The Green Guide French Alps is meticulously updated and beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, scores of Michelin maps, and insider coverage of skiing areas, all-important après ski, shopping, nightlife, accommodations and restaurants.