A fantastic place for a ski holiday, Chambery is a bustling town blessed with a stunning, mountain setting. There are countless different attractions in and around Chambery, making it great for a summer break, too. Historic buildings line picturesque streets and alleys whilst, awe-inspiring views of the French Alps provide a backdrop every way you look. Holidays in Chambery could be a relaxing spa break, or a skiing trip in the French Alps.
A compact town, Chambery is easy to explore on foot. In fact, so beautiful is the architecture in the medieval quarter, that you’ll want to keep stopping and taking it all in. Wander round the vibrant Place Saint-Léger, with its coloured facades, before disappearing into the network of alleyways that connect courtyards and mansions. Marvel at the Fontaine des Éléphants – Chambery’s best known landmark. Spend an afternoon in Chambery’s fine art museum, or learn about it’s Savoyard history in the Musée Savoisien. Holidays in Chambery are an historical adventure.
Chambery is a great base for ski holidays. We recommend car hire – it puts countless world-class ski areas at your fingertips. Espace Killy (home to the renowned Val d’Isere and Tignes val Claret resorts and the Three Valleys (including Brides les Bains are within easy reach – meaning a Chambery break is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. British Airways also offer transfers that link the town with fantastic slopes – perfect for those who don’t drive.
This pretty town is perfectly placed for daytrips around the Savoie region. Visit the nearby spa town of Aix les Bains. Here you can soothe yourself in thermal baths, and take in view of the stunning Lac du Bourget. Closer by is the Musée de Charmettes. This is the former home of the philosopher Rousseau – and is located 2km south of Chambery.
Chambery is the capital of the Savoie region, home to a very unique culture and cuisine. Place St-Léger is the best place to head to at night. You’ll find plenty of restaurants here that serve Savoyard specialities – don’t miss the chance to sample the tartiflette and raclette.
Chambery is home to a vermouth made of fine wines and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above the town. Sample this, and a Chartreuse drink produced by monks in a nearby distillery.