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 Rhone-Alpes. See also our Savoie travel guide

Aix-les-Bains

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

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Albertville

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

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Beaufort

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

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Bonneval

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At Bonneval, listed among the 'most beautiful villages of France', you can discover a very traditional mountain village

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Chambery

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

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Courchevel

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

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Les Arcs

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

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Meribel

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

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Tignes

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

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Val d'Isere

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

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Val Thorens

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

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Valmorel

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

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Vanoise National Park

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The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park ensure its year around popularity with outdoor enthusiasts

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For more information see the Savoie 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

Tourist attractions to visit in Savoie

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

4* Towns in Bloom

Aix-les-Bains: Tourist guide

Nances

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

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Bonneval: Tourist guide

Aquarium

Aquarium du Lac du Bourget