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What to do in Savoie?
Come and discover the Savoie department during your next holiday in the Alps. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, this exceptional territory has a rich and varied natural heritage, ranging from plains and valleys to mountainous massifs, including forests and natural parks. These landscapes constitute a vast playground ideal for outdoor activities, for spending a more or less sporty holiday, while having fun and discovering a corner of unspoilt nature. During the summer season, take advantage of your holidays in the mountains to experience whitewater activities such as rafting, canoeing and hydrospeed on the Isère and Doron de Bozel rivers or canyoning in the Grenant canyon. The thrills are guaranteed!
But if you want even more, then take a height and do a paragliding flight from the crest of the Thorn and arrive near Lake Aiguebelette. This natural lake has a nautical base offering a wide range of nautical activities ideal for refreshing yourself in summer, such as pedal boats, rowing or even the stand up paddle. Need ideas for outings to spend an unforgettable holiday? Then explore the marked trails of the Bauges Massif Regional Natural Park.
Many walks and hikes are available in the surroundings, allowing you to enjoy both the fresh air and the exceptional panorama of the Savoyard countryside. Visit some of France's most beautiful villages after a hike in the Alps and taste the famous culinary specialities such as Savoyard fondue, tartiflette or raclette. If you are short of ideas for family activities, then consider taking your children on an adventure course of accrobranche or archery.
Young and old alike will be sure to have a pleasant and friendly time. Many bicycle hiking trails are also available for cycling tourism lovers. Those who prefer to discover the cultural heritage will appreciate visiting Chamberry and its Eureka Gallery, the Opinel Museum or the many other local museums on the cheeses of Savoy, the Dukes and the wines of the region. One of the main sightseeing attractions in the area is Hautecombe Abbey, perched on the shores of Lake Le Bourget. This one, located in the Jura massif, was formed when a large alpine glacier retreated. Today, it is the largest French lake of glacial origin (Lake Geneva is, in fact, mainly located in Switzerland). The leisure centres around the lake offer a wide range of natural activities such as diving, water skiing and windsurfing.
One of the advantages of the Savoy region is that it has a wide range of leisure activities, both in summer and winter. Indeed, when we think of this department, all the winter sports resorts come first. Savoie has about 60 ski resorts spread over the Alps and the Jura mountains. The most famous ski area is Les Trois-Vallées. It is located in the Tarentaise valley and includes the famous ski resorts of Courchevel, Val Thorens, Méribel and Les Ménuires.
Organize your winter vacation in one of them and plan to go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing or even an unforgettable dog sledding trip. Skiing in the powder, observing the snow-covered peaks and peaks, taking the cable car... the ultimate pleasure! If you prefer the smallest family resorts, don't miss booking a mountain chalet in Val-d'Isère, Tignes or Les Saisies. The latter has an exceptional panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc massif. Do not hesitate any longer and discover the thousand and one wonders of Savoy! The sports activities and natural landscapes of the high mountains will only dazzle you.