Be enthralled by the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Savoie region, from stunning lakes, high alpine peaks to pretty spa towns and historic cities!
We stay at the pretty little alpine town of CHALLES LES EAUX in the charming 15th century Chateau Comtes de Challes Hotel surrounded by glorious mountain and countryside views.
A short distance from Challes Les Eaux is CHAMBERY a beautiful town and historic capital of the Savoie surrounded by the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges giving an almost 360˚ view of the French Alps! Throughout history Chambery has been both Italian and French which can be seen in the beautiful architecture.
The thermal spa town AIX-LES-BAINS is known as the ‘Riviera of the Alps’ and sits prettily on the shores of Lake Bourget, the biggest natural lake in France! The town radiates old-world glamour – a legacy from the 19th century when the town was one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations! Here you’ll discover wonderful architecture, the largest inland port in France, beautiful parks, beaches and pretty Promenade du Lac – lakeside walk.
A circular coach tour of stunning LAKE ANNECY. The lake is surrounded by mountains dotted with attractive villages around its edge. One of which is TALLOIRES with its lovely beach and marina and overlooked by the Tournette mountain. In the village centre are typical examples of Savoie architecture one of which is an 11th century abbey now a hotel. On the north shores is ANNECY, an idyllic lakeside town often described as the ‘Venice of the Alps’ with its cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel coloured houses!
Known as the capital of the Alps GRENOBLE is a City of Art & Culture! Its old town is full of lively squares, mansions and picturesque shopping lanes lined with old houses and countless museums. Highlights of the old town include the terraces of Place St Andre and the old Parliament building plus for the more adventurous, take a ride on the iconic cable car to enjoy views across the city rooftops and surrounding area.