In French bureaucratic terms, the French Alps are a mountain range located within the Rhône-Alpes and Provence Alps Cote d’Azur (PACA) regions.
A vast amount of the mountainous area is shared with Switzerland and Italy. Due to the nature of the terrain there are a whole range of winter and summer activities available in the Alps. In the winter, these include the obvious skiing and snowboarding as well as alternatives such as snowshoeing, sledging, glacier walking and ice diving. Summer activities include bungee jumping, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.