Savoie places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes. See also our detailed Savoie guide.

Savoie sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Aix-les-Bains


Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in France [...]

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photo of Albertville


Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on the hill above, the highlight [...]

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photo of Beaufort


Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which attracts skiers looking for a more 'personal' experience [...]

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photo of Bonneval


At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of France', you can discover a very traditional mountain vil [...]

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photo of Chambery


Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and explore [...]

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photo of Courchevel


Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular with summer mountain visitors [...]

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photo of Les Arcs

Les Arcs

Centred around Bourg-Saint-Maurice and within the Paradiski ski region, the Les Arcs ski ae is always very popular [...]

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photo of Meribel


Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely popular and has many activities available [...]

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photo of Tignes


The ski resort of Tignes is made up of several smaller, interconnected villges [...]

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photo of Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere

Home to the Alpine Ski World Cup and part of the Espace Killy ski region, Val d'Isere is a very international ski r [...]

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photo of Val Thorens

Val Thorens

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer season than many ski resorts in the Alps [...]

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photo of Valmorel


The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the ski resort of Valmorel [...]

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photo of Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park ensure its year around popularity with outdoor enthusias [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Savoie travel guide


Market towns & days in Savoie

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Aiguebelle: Tuesday
Aix-les-Bains: Wednesday & Saturday all day
Albens: Friday
Albertville: Thursday
Bourg-Saint-Maurice: Saturday
Brides-les-Bains: Wednesday
Challes-les-Eaux: Tuesday & Friday
Chambery: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday
La Rochette: Wednesday
Le Chatelard: Friday (high season only)
Lescheraines: Tuesday (high season only)
Novalaise: Wednesday & Sunday
Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: Wednesday
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: Saturday
Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: Wednesday
Tignes: Sunday (high season only)
Tignes: Thursday all day & Sunday (high season only)
Val d'Isere: Monday all day

Selected tourist attractions in the Savoie department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Aix-les-Bains: Tourist guide


Towns of Art and History

Albertville: Tourist guide

Chambery: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Aiguilles d'Arves

Col de l'Iseran

Col de la Croix-de-Fer

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Chambery: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Les jardins du Prieuré

Regional Natural Parcs

Massif des Bauges

towns classified as Recommended Detours


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Bonneval: Tourist guide


Aquarium du Lac du Bourget