Sightseeing in Chambery
Experience, for yourself, this charismatic town situated near some of the most popular ski resorts in Europe, including the world renowned resorts of Courchevel and Les Arcs.
Chambery is not all about skiing and snowboarding trips, you can visit the charming countryside with its vineyards, lakes, forests and castles. With lively cafes and restaurants, narrow alleyways and typically French houses, Chambery offers the right atmosphere to get you set for your French ski experience!
Take a walk around the Old Town which is now pedestrianised and a perfect place to stop for lunch. One of the most popular monuments to visit is the Elephants Fountain. The Castle of the Dukes of Savoie is a set of 19th Century buildings that are also worth a visit.
Fun Seekers in Chambery
Snow bunnies will love a break in Chambery with access to some of the best ski resorts for snowboarding, skiing and fantastic après ski! Check out our guide to the top resorts to visit from Chambery.
Courchevel - Set amongst pine trees in a beautiful natural atmosphere, Courchevel has a reputation for being the world's best ski resort not to mention the most stylish of the Trois Vallees resorts. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Val d'Isere - No resort has a greater reputation amongst skiers and boarders and with après as exhilarating as the skiing you will be hard pushed to find a cooler and more chic resort. Val d'Isere is known for its cool bars and buzzing nightlife.
Tignes - A high altitude resort set in the magnificent Savoie Alps enjoying year round skiing. With a huge variety of slopes and endless runs, Tignes offers a little something for everyone. If you fancy a day away from the slopes then try your hand at husky sledding, snowmobiling or ski-joring (where a horse pulls you along the snow on skis)!
Alpe d'Huez - Alpe d'Huez is a great all-round resort and one of France's largest alpine resorts. Boasting an excellent snow record coupled with long hours of sunshine, Alpe d'Huez guarantees great excitement on and off the slopes.
Les Deux Alpes - Les Deux Alpes has the benefit of access to a glacier and is a ‘snow sure' resort. Offering nursery slopes for the beginners, alongside more tricky descents for the more experienced skiers out there, Les Deux Alpes has something for everyone and also benefits from an array of bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Lively après ski, stunning scenery and superb snow make Les Deux Alpes the perfect ski destination.
Les Arcs - A high altitude, purpose built resort boasting a good snow record and excellent skiing for all levels. Outstanding shopping and a great choice of bars and restaurants, not to mention the fantastic ski schools, make Les Arcs an ideal choice.
Meribel - Set in the heart of the Three Valleys, Meribel is one of France's most attractive ski resorts. The lively centre of Meribel is packed with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants so whatever you enjoy, the choice is yours! So don't tire yourself out with too much snowboarding during the day, you will need all the energy you can get for partying into the night!
La Plagne - Eleven separate villages make up the superb ski resort of La Plagne. For something different why not try your hand at bobsleighing - La Plagne has one of the best bobsleigh tracks in the world, used in 1992 as the official Olympic track.
Family Fun in Chambery
Chambery itself offers beautiful scenery and countryside that active families will enjoy exploring and is also a gateway to some great family-friendly ski resorts. La Plagne is popular with families as the resort has great snow for skiing and bobsleighing along with plenty of places to eat out.
Tignes is also a great family resort with plenty of things to do off the slopes like pony rides, husky sledding and bowling. If you really want to go all out on a treat for the whole family then splash out on a helicopter flight where you can all enjoy incredible views of the snowy mountains.
Romantic Breaks in Chambery
Chambery is a charismatic town situated in France and surrounded by some of the most amazing scenery. There are several quaint little French cafes and restaurants to enjoy a romantic meal in for lunch or in the evening.
Chambery provides links to all the best French ski resorts where you can spend your days skiing down the slopes together, enjoying a steaming hot chocolate on top of the mountains. In the evenings all the resorts have a selection of restaurants and bars to have a few glasses (or bottles) of wine in, or if you fancy a bit of alone time then cosy up together in your chalet by a roaring fire, and watch as the resort lights up beautifully as the sun goes down. Take a helicopter sightseeing flight in Tignes for breathtaking views right across the whole resort where the snow-tipped mountains glisten in the sun. Don't forget your camera!