Island In The Sun by Connor Wilkinson in Alpe d'Huez, France

Being a passionate landscape photographer, Alpe d’Huez is the perfect location. Wherever you look there are stunning landscapes in both summer and winter seasons. The most spectacular view is looking down into the valley that is covered by a layer of clouds which feels so surreal.

Name:Connor Wilkinson



Creating images that show the true beauty of a place with a memory for both residents, visitors and myself.

Tell us about Alpe d'Huez:

Incredible ski resort during the winter that not only has great slopes but an incredible town with fantastic bars and shops. The landscape of Alpe d’Huez really is something unique and is a major stage in the Tour de France.

A perfect day?

Getting supplies from the local bakery for breakfast and taking a morning stroll in the fresh mountain air. In the winter season there is nothing better than hitting the slopes for a few hours before coming home and relaxing for the evening.

What is the best thing about Alpe d'Huez?

As a landscape photographer, Alpe d’Huez provides endless opportunities. There is nothing more relaxing than taking a hike up the mountain by yourself and it being completely silent with just you, your camera and the landscape.

What is the worst?

Access to both large and specialist shops.

What would be surprising about Alpe d'Huez to an outsider?

The journey up the mountain road is spectacular.

If Alpe d'Huez was a person or character who would it be?

Angelina Jolie – Stunning!

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Zak Shelhamer, Snorri Gunnarsson and Abe Kislevits.


Name:Connor Wilkinson

City:Alpe d'Huez

Favorite place to eat:

Lounge 21

Favorite place to drink:


Favorite shop:

Confiserie Janin

Local Tip:

The French have a nick name for Alpe d’Huez which translates as ‘island in the sun’ meaning there is great late season skiing.

Must Do:

Experience the fantastic ski slopes!