Haute-Savoie places to visit and attractions

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


photo of Abondance

It will be the mountain scenery around Abondance that dominates your visit, but be sure to also visit the Saint abbey and its cloisters in the town

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photo of Annecy

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further by the mountain backdrop

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photo of Avoriaz

The use of local materials for building and the stunning location make Avoriaz one of the most popular Alpine ski resorts

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photo of Chamonix

One of the most famous Alpine ski resorts, Chamonix is very close to Mont Blanc

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photo of Evian

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as a spa town and for the bottled water from here that is famous worldwide

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La Clusaz

photo of La Clusaz

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular with French families

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Lake Annecy

photo of Lake Annecy

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional region to explore

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photo of Megeve

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts and also an active town

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Menthon Saint Bernard

photo of Menthon Saint Bernard

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat to explore the shores of Lake Annecy

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photo of Morzine

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes du Soleil ski region in the northern Alps

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Saint Gervais Les Bains

photo of Saint Gervais Les Bains

It is the views of, and access to, Mont-Blanc which is the principal attraction of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

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photo of Sallanches

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main attraction, Sallanches itself is pleasant to explore

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photo of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' and most visited for the easy access to several very scenic natural highlights

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photo of Talloires

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the shores of Lake Annecy

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Thonon les Bains

photo of Thonon les Bains

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around the lakefront, views across the lake, boat-trips across the lake...

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Veyrier du Lac

photo of Veyrier du Lac

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on the banks of Lake Annecy

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photo of Yvoire

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily pretty and one of our personal favourite French villages

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For more information see the Haute-Savoie guide


Market towns & days in Haute-Savoie

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Abondance: Sunday
Annecy: Tuesday all day & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday
Annecy-le-Vieux: Wednesday
Annemasse: Tuesday & Friday
Boege: Tuesday
Bonneville: Tuesday & Friday
Chamonix: Saturday & Saturday
Cluses: Monday
Douvaine: Sunday
Evian-les-Bains: Friday
Faverges: Wednesday
Gaillard: Saturday
La Clusaz: Monday
La Roche-sur-Foron: Thursday
Le Grand-Bornand: Wednesday
Les Gets: Thursday
Megeve: Friday
Morzine: Wednesday
Reignier: Saturday
Rumilly: Thursday
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains: Thursday
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: Friday
Sallanches: Saturday
Samoens: Wednesday
Seynod: Wednesday
Seyssel: Monday
Thones: Saturday
Thonon-les-Bains: Thursday & Monday
Valleiry: Sunday
Ville-la-Grand: Sunday
Viuz-en-Sallaz: Monday

Tourist attractions to visit in Haute-Savoie

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

4* Towns in Bloom

Annecy: Tourist guide

Evian-les-Bains: Tourist guide

Megeve: Tourist guide

Yvoire: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Annecy: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Aiguille du Midi

Cascade de la Diomaz

Glacier des Bossons

Gorges du Fier

Lac Cornu

Lac d'Anterne

Le Brévent

Mer de Glace


Roc d'Enfer

Roc de Chere

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia

Jardin d'eau de pré curieux

Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

La Roche-sur-Foron

Sallanches: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval: Tourist guide

Yvoire: Tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Cirque de Sixt Fer a Cheval: Tourist guide