The Savoie department is very popular for lovers of mountains, nature and mountain sports. There are countless famous ski villages and ski resorts with kilometres of pistes, restaurants, shops and an active nightlife. The Route des Grandes Alpes leads you through beautiful mountain landscapes with snow peaked mountains and alpine meadows with grazing cows. Imagine yourself in a completely different world during your holidays in Savoie.
Savoie is also famous for its excellent gourmet products and culinary specialties. Taste the cheese Reblochon de Savoie and the Emmental de Savoie, as well as the herbal liqueur "Chartreuse". A great place for a wonderful holiday with friends and family!
The Savoy and also the Haute-Savoie are ideal destinations for a ski holiday. Find well-known ski resorts such as Les Trois Vallees (Val Thorens), Paradiski (Arc 2000 and La Plagne) and Espace Killy (Tignes). These places are a haven for winter sports enthusiasts and guarantee kilometres slopes, restaurants, shops, spa and a lively après-ski.
There is lots to do for children. There are special children's ski slopes, where the little ones can practise their skiing skills in peace. Most ski instructors speak English. In addition to these large and well-known ski resorts, there are also a number of smaller ski areas such as Abondance, Les Albiez - Montrond, Valréjus and La Norma.
Even in the summer you will experience a wonderful holiday in Savoie. Water lovers can visit one of the vast mountain lakes like Lac d'Annecy, Lac Leman and the Lac du Bourget. These lakes have a splendid view of the French Alps. Go swimming, fishing, canoeing, rafting or do you prefer relaxing on a boat?
The mountains in the Savoie lend itself perfectly for a hiking trip. Real adventurers can go to Via Ferrata, a climbing trail with steel fittings along a cliff. At the end of your sporting holiday in Savoy, relax at a spa. If you love luxury, you are in the right place at Evian. In Aix-les-Bains, you can boost your health in one of the many thermal baths with medicinal qualities.
The capital of Savoie is Champéry, where the castle of Champéry, the Fontaine des Elephants, the mansion Charmettes with indoor gardens and vineyards are popular sights. The Savoy: an ideal holiday destination both in summer and winter!