Close to both Switzerland and Italy, Savoie guarantees you an unforgettable stay in summer and winter. The department is adorned with many breathtaking natural sites, and offers activities for all tastes. So, what are you waiting for to pack your bags and book your holiday rental in Savoie?
A trip to Savoie: between lakes and mountains
Sharing a border with Italy, Savoie is a department adorned with varied landscapes, including mountain pastures and summits, mountain lakes and alpine forts. Book your holiday rental in Savoie and go and enjoy the fresh, clean air and the various vast expanses of Savoie. With a choice of listed villages, typical houses and medieval towns, not to mention the many hiking trails, you will not get bored!
Discover the city of Chambery and its fountain of the Elephants, nicknamed the Fountain of the quatre sans cul (the four without buttocks). History buffs will be delighted to discover the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, the Franciscan Cathedral and the old quarter with its 15th century houses. Then head to the beautiful thermal spa of Aix-les-Bains: be sure to stop at the Atrium thermal baths for a few hours of relaxation. The Grand Cercle casino is also worth a detour, as is the Doctor Faure museum.
Want to get to know the authenticity of Savoie? So, go to Bonneval-sur-Arc and let yourself be enchanted by its small stone houses with wooden balconies. It is one of the most beautiful villages in France. If you then want to gain height, discover the ski resort of Valmorel, built with very traditional materials. It offers many activities, winter and summer alike, a stone's throw from your holiday rental in Savoie.
Sports fan? Take advantage of your holiday rental in Savoie to visit Albertville, the city that hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics. Besides its House of the Olympic Games, you will find there some remains of Roman presence as well as medieval buildings.
As for Savoyard gastronomy, do not leave without having tasted the many cheeses, a Savoyard fondue, crozets or even diots.
Both leisure and exploration near your holiday rental in Savoie
A paradise for board sports, Savoie attracts a large number of travellers in winter looking to enjoy its snow-capped peaks: Val Thorens, Courchevel, Meribel or even Les 3 Vallees offer kilometers of ski slopes. Try your hand at snowboarding or bobsleighing in La Plagne. You can also try ice skating in Chambery. The resorts also have toboggan runs for families with young children (or for adults who are still children!). Why not try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during your stay in Savoie? Follow the Nordic routes that crisscross the shores of Lake Geneva and stock up with fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Not far from your holiday rental in Savoie, you can also take a ride in a sled pulled by dogs or horses.
If you want to book your holiday rental in Savoie in summer, you are right, because the mountains are just as beautiful during the summer season. On the programme: an airplane flight over the Alps to explore the peaks seen from above, relaxation at the Aix-les-Bains thermal baths and a romantic walk to the reserve at the end of the lake in Doussard.
Is it thrills you’re looking for? Discover the vias ferratas of Valfrejus and Ugine. You can also treat yourself to a first flight in a hot-air balloon in Chambery or a paragliding flight in Grand Revard!
Hiking enthusiasts will have a great time in the Vanoise Massif: you will certainly have the chance to meet small marmots, badgers or chamois. But Savoie in summer is also a paradise for water sports. Learn kitesurfing or paddle boarding on Lake Bourget and try rafting on the Giffre river.
From Motz to Valfrejus: your Savoie holiday rentals
Do you think that relaxing by the pool and vacation in the mountains don't go together? Think again! The Vacanceole Group offers several holiday rentals with swimming pools in Savoie.
Discover the residence La Turra***, just next to Valfrejus. It is made up of Savoyard-style apartments and has a heated outdoor swimming pool as well as a sauna and a fitness room. As for the residence Les Balcons d'Aix**, in La Feclaz, it offers apartments and studios for two to seven people and has a large heated swimming pool and a wellness area available to its residents. Vacanceole even offers all-inclusive ski holidays: book your accommodation, equipment and ski pass in advance, to enjoy your stay with complete peace of mind!
Keen to offer your whole family a dream holiday, the Vacanceole Group also offers holiday rentals with kids’ clubs in Savoie. Treat yourself to a few hours of real vacation by entrusting your little sweethearts to the children’s entertainers at your resort. For example, the holiday village Le Village des Oiseaux, located in Motz, offers young people the opportunity to join other children their own age to get their fill of activities.
Also, take advantage of a stay in your holiday rental in Savoie to learn all the little things that are good for nature: between sorting waste and saving energy, you will quickly take the plunge!The Vacanceole Group is more committed than ever to a CSR approach and is committed to working only with establishments that work for the preservation of the environment. A golden opportunity to offer you an eco-friendly stay in Savoie in one of our residences! Some Vacanceole establishments are also Green Key labeled, such as the residence Le Hameau de Valloire***, located in the Maurienne valley.