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Chambery tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chambery: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and explore

Chambery is situated in the Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Chambery. For detailed visitor information see the Chambery travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Chambery include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 29 km and Les-7-Laux at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chambery, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chambery in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 14 km (direction )

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa...

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Belley

Belley

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of...

See Belley guide
Les-7-Laux

Les-7-Laux

Ski resort at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort...

See Les-7-Laux guide
Talloires

Talloires

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the...

See Talloires guide
 
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Albertville

Albertville

at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village...

See Albertville guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Annecy

Annecy

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to...

See Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it...

See Lake Annecy guide
Valmorel

Valmorel

Ski resort at 43 km (direction east)

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the...

See Valmorel guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great...

See Grenoble guide
Meribel

Meribel

Ski resort at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely...

See Meribel guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and...

See La Clusaz guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Savoie

Map of places to visit near Chambery

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Markets in and near Chambery

Market days in Chambery: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Challes-les-Eaux: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (14km)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: market Wednesday (18km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (20km)
  • Lescheraines: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Le Chatelard: market Friday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Chambery, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chambery, France

What to do at Chambery? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chambery.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (21km)
  • Chartreuse (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (10km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (23km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (11km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (38km)
  • Roc de Chere (38km)
  • Gorges du Fier (38km)
  • Mont Veyrier (42km)
  • Mont Jalla (43km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (44km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (10km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (14km)
  • Morestel (37km)
  • Saint-Gervais (53km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chambery is in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Savoie department (general information: Chambery is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chambery

Canton: Chambéry

Arrondissement: Chambéry

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 73000

Distance to Chambery

from Chambery (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 670 km

from Nice: 233 km

from Bordeaux: 515 km

from Strasbourg: 363 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chambery from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apremont, Barberaz, Barby, Bassens, Challes-les-Eaux, Cognin, Jacob-Bellecombette, La Motte-Servolex, La Ravoire, Montagnole, Myans, Saint-Alban-Leysse, Saint-Baldoph, Saint-Cassin, Saint-Jean-d'Arvey, Saint-Jeoire-Prieure, Sonnaz, Verel-Pragondran and Vimines.

This page in French: Visiter Chambery

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