Must-see attractions in Chambéry

  • Ville Ancienne


    Chambéry's medieval Old Town reveals its beauty gradually. Rush through its lanes and you risk missing hidden courtyards, murals and well-preserved 14th-…

  • The Cathedral of Saint Francois de Sales in Chambery.

    Cathédrale St-François de Sales


    All is not as it seems inside Chambéry's 15th-century Franciscan cathedral, decorated with 6000 sq metres of trompe l’œil painting. The largest such…

  • Château des Ducs de Savoie


    Medieval walls, Gothic tracery, trompe l'oeil detailing…Chambéry's château has acquired a wealth of styles since its founding in the 11th century. Once…

  • Fontaine des Éléphants


    With its four carved elephants, this 17.6m-high fountain looks like the model for an old Indian postage stamp. It was sculpted in 1838 in honour of…

  • Musée des Charmettes


    Geneva-born philosopher, composer and writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a key figure of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, lived the happiest years…

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts


    Occupying a former corn exchange, Chambéry's grand fine-arts museum exhibits mostly 14th- to 18th-century Italian works. There's a particular emphasis on…

  • Musée Savoisien


    Due for a grand reopening in 2020, this museum housed in a Franciscan monastery was closed to undergo a massive renovation when we passed through. When it…

  • Hôtel de Cordon


    This former hôtel particulier (historic private mansion) has interactive displays on local culture on its upper floor. It's also the starting point for…

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