Welcome to Savoie


Savoie has been a magnet for health-conscious, well-heeled jet-setters since an 18th-century thermal spa boom in still-chic towns like Aix-les-Bains and Évian-les-Bains. Today, winter sports are Savoie's raison d'être. Snowheads travel far and wide for resorts that are among the largest and most snow-sure in Europe. The crème de la crème are Les Trois Vallées, Chamonix and Val d’Isère, which glitter with premium accommodation and restaurants. Slightly easier on the wallet and still accessing wondrous snow are Les Portes du Soleil and St-Gervais. Come summer, mountain bikers and hikers venture to the rugged, cave-speckled regional parks of Chartreuse, Vanoise and Bauges.

Almost as pleasing is Savoie's traditional cuisine, a farmhouse menu of melted cheese, saucisson sec (dried sausage) and herbal liqueurs – burned off rapidly by mountain adventures (we hope).


Top experiences in Savoie

Recent articles

Savoie activities

$126.77 Outdoor Activities

Paragliding Tandem Flight over the Alps in Chamonix

Meet your professional pilot either in the morning or in the afternoon in Chamonix. Then, board the minivan that will take you to the cable car (ticket not included), which will lift you up to 2100m/3900ft where the takeoff spot is located. (for discovery flight: Brevent Plan Praz or Plan de l'Aiguille).You will have a very short walk (around 5 minutes) to reach the takeoff place. Once arrived, your pilot instructor will prepare the paragliding equipment, and set up your harness. Just before takeoff, he will give you a short briefing including important information regarding safety for takeoff and flight. Now it is time to fly...  Ready ? One ... Two .... Three ... Go go go!Run few meters and you will be in the air, for a 20 to 30 min ride over the Chamonix valley. Observe the Alps mountain range and its most famous summit: the Mont Blanc.While in the air, you can ask your pilot to let you fly, to make some acrobatics tricks, or just to enjoy a peaceful flight to gaze at the breathtaking views.  Do not worry, landing will be very soft. In order to immortalize this unique experience, you can get a video recording of your flight (not included). The total time for the activity should be around 1h20.

$99.28 Walking & Biking Tours

3 -Hour Electric Bicycle Tour of Annecy

Meet your local guide at the SNCF train station.  Immerse yourself in this town of charm with an electric bicycle transport of the future.   Follow your guide and cycle through the gardens.  Head up hill to  visit Annecy Castle and Basilique and enjoy views of Annecy. Pass through the beautiful countryside and forests and visit the conservatory and History Museum. Descend to the Old Town, Prison, Cathedral and visit some of the lovely cobbled streets and alleys near the river.  Complete your pelerinage   with a visit to the town hall, Notre Dame, gardens, river and admire the beautiful lake before return to meeting place.  An interesting visit of a beautiful town steeped in History.

$161.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Montreux Chillon Day Trip from Chamonix

Meet your driver at 7:30am in central Chamonix and board the air-conditioned coach for the rip to Geneva, just over one hour away. Admire breathtaking views of Switzerland, the Alps, and the crescent-shaped Lake Geneva. On arrival in Geneva, meet your guide and set off through the beautiful Vaud countryside. Continue to Corsier-sur-Vevey and enjoy some free time to explore the village around Chaplin’s World – a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin.Jump on the open trolley tour through Lavaux, a UNESCO-protected site also known as "The Wine Road". Enjoy spectacular views of the terraced vineyards before hopping off the trolley to sample local products such as cheese, wine or grape juice.The trolley continues to the town of Vevey, where you can stroll around the Nestlé headquarters and browse stalls of local food and crafts at the covered market. After lunch at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (own expense), board the trolley again and travel alongside the lake to Montreux-Vevey, which features a promenade several miles long lined with palm trees and tropical flowers.Arrive at Chillon Castle, an island castle located on Lake Geneva, and explore this medieval fortress before continuing on to Montreux. This glamorous resort has enjoyed the company of many great soul legends, including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Snap a photo next to the statue of Freddie Mercury, who lived in the city for several years and recorded Queen's last album "Made in Heaven" at the Mountain Studio in the Montreux Casino. Do some window shopping in the boutique shops or perhaps relax in one of the cafés (own cost) before boarding the coach back to Chamonix, where the tour ends.

$89.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Geneva from Chamonix

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guideDuration: 10 minutesPass By: The Flower Clock, GenevaSymbole of the watch industry in GenevaPass By: Cathedrale de St-Pierre, GenevaEnjoy the architecture of the famous St-Peter's CathedralPass By: Jet d'Eau, GenevaSymbole of GenevaPass By: Promenade des BastionsDuring this Guided city tour do not miss the parc des bastionPass By: Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), GenevaDo not miss this symbolic wall

$87.43 Private & Custom Tours

Yvoire and Lake Geneva Tour with Private Transport from Geneva

After pickup from your central Geneva hotel, your private driver takes you on a 40-minute drive northeast across the Switzerland border and into France’s Haute-Savoie region. Venture to the tip of the Leman peninsula, where you’ll find the medieval city of Yvoire perched on Lake Geneva with the Alps as the backdrop. You’ll immediately see why it's on the list for Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, a sort of Michelin Guide of the best preserved French villages, when you're dropped off near the pedestrian city center. For two hours explore on your own, sauntering down the narrow lanes full of old stone buildings with flower-covered balconies. See what French artisans have on offer as you pop into shops and boutiques, or get a dose of history at Yvoire Castle (Château d'Yvoire), where you’ll learn of the city’s strategic military importance in the Middle Ages. Nature lovers can stroll along the Lake Geneva shoreline or soak up the greenery of Le Jardin des Cinq Sens (The Garden of Five Senses).Pause at one of the many cafes to people-watch over an espresso, or find your perfect restaurant to indulge in a typical Savoyard meal — melted cheese, charcuterie and potatoes are the stars of this soul-satisfying mountain cuisine. At the end of the afternoon, head to the harbor to board a steamer boat with your provided ticket. Soak up the scenery from a different perspective as you cruise along Lake Geneva back to Switzerland. At Geneva harbor, you'll be transported back your hotel.

$59.93 Tours & Sightseeing

Annecy Segway Tour - 2h

Meet your guide at central Annecy at 9:45am. You will start at 10:00am with an introduction to riding the Segway gyropod and a presentation of the safety rules for 10-15 minutes. Begin the experience by cruising along the clear waters of Annecy Lake. Your guide will introduce you to the intuitive riding of the Segway gyropod. Let yourself be seduced by the various gardens bordering the lake. Continue your trip by admiring the magnificent Imperial Palace, which has welcomed personalities such as Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin, and Winston Churchill. Carry on with your getaway in the medieval Old Town and discover its canals, tiny streets, and churches. Finish the experience by getting off the beaten tracks along the Thiou river. Follow your guide in this calm way; it's nature in town!The tour covers 10km (6,21 miles) and finishes at 12:00pm back at Mobiliboard.

Savoie in detail