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

photo of Aix-les-Bains


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

photo of Albertville


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

photo of Beaufort


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

photo of Bonneval-sur-Arc


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

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
See guide

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
See guide

photo of Meribel


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

photo of Tignes


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

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 resort
See guide

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 enthusiasts
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For more information see the Savoie guide

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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: See tourist guide


Towns of Art and History

Albertville: See tourist guide

Chambery: See 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: See 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: See tourist guide


Aquarium du Lac du Bourget