Rendez-vous in Savoie Mont Blanc

  • © Annecy Lake Tourism

  • Rowing on Aiguebelette Lake

    Rowing on Aiguebelette Lake

    © Savoie Mont Blanc/ Agence Zoom-Paillot

  • Fondue in a Annecy Lake's restaurant

    Fondue in a Annecy Lake's restaurant

    © Annecy Lake Tourism

  • Wine Growing Region of Savoie

    Wine Growing Region of Savoie

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  • Hike in the nature reserve of Annecy Lake

    Hike in the nature reserve of Annecy Lake

    © Annecy Lake Tourism

  • Stand Up Paddle on Annecy Lake

    Stand Up Paddle on Annecy Lake

    © Savoie Mont Blanc/ Chabance

Rendez-vous in Savoie Mont Blanc 73000 Annecy fr

Savoie Mont Blanc, a simply wonderful destination which includes all the resorts, towns and villages of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

Breathtaking natural landscapes, some of the most legendary mountains in the world, exceptional sites like the Sea of Ice, Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles d'Arves… This unspoilt natural environment is one of the destination’s major assets, with Vanoise National Park (the biggest park in France) and the two Regional Nature Parks of the Bauges Massif and Chartreuse, not forgetting the 15 nature reserves…

When it comes to lakes, Savoie Mont Blanc offers four magnificent lakes of turquoise water where summer temperatures can reach 28° C. Annecy Lake, reflecting the old town of Annecy in its water, which is the cleanest in Europe. Lake Geneva, the biggest of the four lakes, provides holidaymakers with a pleasant environment reminiscent of the Italian lakes. The two famous spa towns of Thonon-les-Bains and Évian-les-Bains are located on the French bank. Aiguebelette Lake: the smallest of the four lakes nestling at the foot of the Épine Massif. Motorboats are not allowed on the lake, and it’s an exceptional haven for swimmers, fishing fans and rowers; Le Bourget lake is the biggest natural lake in France. It lies to the east of
charming ports such as Aix-les-Bains. To the north, you can head towards the Rhone via the Savières Canal.

Savoie Mont Blanc has 8 spas in the mountains and around the lakes and
over a third of it's accommodation complexes and hotels are equipped with well-being areas, making it a truly ideal destination for rejuvenation and well-being, ever since Roman times.

Savoie Mont Blanc has no fewer than 5 AOC’s for its cheeses (Reblochon, Beaufort, Tome des Bauges, Abondance and Chevrotin), 2 PGI’s for Emmental and Tomme de Savoie, 16 apple varieties and 6 pear varieties have been awarded a PGI, and 3 of its mineral waters are known all over the world. When it comes to wine tourism, 4 AOC’s, 22 vintages and 23 grape varieties have made our vineyards famous. Savoie Mont Blanc also has an exceptionally high number of Michelin starred chefs, often young talents born into a tradition of established values. 

The cultural heritage is one of the destination’s greatest treasures. Discover beautiful architecture with 3 towns (Albertville, Annecy, Chambery) and 2 lands of Art and History (Abondance Valley and the high valleys of Savoie (Maurienne, Tarentaise, Beaufortain and Val d’Arly). Discover traditional listed villages, medieval towns, Olympic and spa resorts, castles and Alpine forts full of priceless treasures. Visitors can also meet local craftspeople and learn about their skills, or attend a wide variety of festivals that take place throughout the year.

Outdoor activities abound in the countryside, on land, in the air, on the water or underwater : cycling, paragliding, climbing, diving, sailing, golf… activities for all tastes and all levels of ability… Set off on one of our themed routes, emblematic mountain passes, cycle routes and greenways; Savoie Mont Blanc is of course paradise for hikers, with over 7 500 km of signposted paths you can walk, ride or cycle along.

With 110 mountain resorts, Savoie Mont Blanc is the leading winter sports destination in the world: it boasts over 15 ski areas directly connected to each other, with the largest offering up to 650 km of slopes. All the greatest playgrounds for all types of board sports are gathered together in one unique place.

Quality products and mountain gastronomy

Our 29 establishments have a total of 38 stars in the 2011 Michelin Guide.


Things to see

Point of interest

  • Rendez-vous in Chambery

    © OT Chambéry, J Bouchayer

    Like Rousseau, be charmed by the atmosphere and heritage of the capital of the Dukes of Savoy, born in the subtle blend of Italian and French influences. History and nature at your fingertips!
  • Vignobles & Découvertes: Coeur de Savoie

    © Flickr - CC Flou-Net

    AOC vineyards with unique grape varieties are planted on the hillsides of the Bauges and Chartreuse massifs, offering visitors verdant landscapes dominated by the Mont Blanc massif.
  • Vignobles & Découvertes: Savoie, Lac du Bourget

    © CC Chautagne

    At the heart of the verdant setting and surroundings of the largest natural lake in France, the “Savoie, Lac du Bourget” destination offers visitors a visual feast of remarkable landscapes.
  • Rendez-vous at Semnoz

    © Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

    Semnoz is a mountain of medium altitude at 1699m high, just 16 km north of Bauges massif, between Annecy and Allèves.
  • Rendez-vous in Annecy

    © E.Maulave/CRT Rhône Alpes

    Annecy is internationally known for the beauty of its harmonious landscapes, but also for the quality of the lake water, thanks to the conservation efforts for over 50 years, making it the purest lake in Europe.
  • Rendez-vous in Grenoble

    © Atout France/Phovoir

    Discover the old town history and festivities of Grenoble were it's mountains are ever-present. There are dramatic views onto three massifs. This makes the contrast with the urban architecture still more striking...
  • Rendez-vous in Manigod

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    Discover the natural setting in the heart of the Aravis mountains, part of the northern alps. Manigod, an authentic and beautifully preserved mountain village.
  • Rendez-vous at Les Karellis

    © Alban Pernet / J.Berthonneau/ P.Chambier

    Les Karellis is a people-friendly ski resort, in a family setting and with a welcoming atmosphere, at the heart of 7 vacation villages at the foot of the ski runways.
  • Discover the diversity of nature in the Massif du Vercors

    © Bernard DENIS/ RA Tourisme

    The Massif du Vercors – landscapes which will take your breath away
  • Rendez-vous in Les Menuires / Saint Martin de Belleville

    © P. Royer - Office de tourisme des Menuires / Saint Martin de Belleville

    Come see why many call the Vallée des Belleville the premier tourist destination for winter sports.
  • Rendez-vous in La Clusaz

    © Pascal Lebeau

    La Clusaz is one of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps!
  • Rendez-vous at the Grand-Bornand

    © E.Lantelme / OT Le Grand-Bornand

    Le Grand-Bornand, located between Lake Annecy, Chamonix, and Geneva, is set in the heart of the Aravis foothills of the Alps.