Wine & Cheese Routes

Savoie has three Circuits des Vignobles de Savoie (wine routes; www.vindesavoie.net), threading together vineyards and cellars: Cluse de Chambéry & Combe de Savoie, a few kilometres southeast of Chambéry; Chautagne & Jongieux, around and north of Lac du Bourget; and Léman & Arve, around and southwest of Thonon-les-Bains. Download a map from the website (complete with colour-coding to identify sparkling, white and red wines).

Savoie produces several cheeses, which are melted, grated and baked into some of the most popular regional recipes: Abondance, Beaufort, Chevrotin, emmental de Savoie, raclette de Savoie, Reblochon de Savoie, Tamié, Tome des Bauges and Tomme de Savoie. You can visit over 60 small-scale cheesemakers, many of them in the hills east of the Lac d'Annecy, on the region's Itinéraires des Fromages de Savoie (cheese routes; www.fromagesdesavoie.fr). Learn more on www.savoie-mont-blanc.com.