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Enjoy art and heritage on holiday
Let’s visit Pays d’Albertville - follow the guide !
Our itinerary will take us to discover a heritage region highly skilled in both the arts and Savoie’s popular traditions. The local culture - historic buildings, industrial heritage and religious sites - is so interesting and varied that young and old alike will enjoy exploring and learning something new, in all seasons.
Soaking up the culture of Savoie Mont-Blanc
Is your perfect holiday a blend of culture, leisure and time out? Head for Savoie, between the Beaufortain Mountains and Val d’Arly, close to the Swiss and Italian borders. Whether you choose to visit us at Easter, in the spring, at October half-term, in the autumn or in the summer, Pays d’Albertville in Rhône-Alpes is a great place to mosey around. Visit Savoie’s only medieval town at Conflans, religious sites such as the famous Tamié Abbey, a Romanesque church and museums, forts and fortifications. Alternatively, opt for a Baroque theme, or visit the area’s contemporary heritage and see the work of famous architects.
The area offers a host of heritage sites, with guided tours, introductions and workshops to add extra interest your excursions and visits, as you enjoy exploring and relaxing.See all
Historic architecture and monuments
Make a beeline for Albertville and the surrounding valleys! You’ll find the area between Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry, within easy reach of Lac d’Annecy in Haute-Savoie and also Lac du Bourget. Designated “Art and historical towns and areas”, their heritage is surprisingly eclectic, stretching from the fourteenth century right up to the present day. We have made it a priority to conserve and care for our historical vestiges, an orthodox church, sacred art and also the Saracen tower. And to understand a little more about our history, head for our museums. Local guides or audio guides are on hand to tell you our stories, for example at Maison Rouge at Conflans, the museum of art and local traditions at Val d’Arly, Combe de Savoie museum village at Grésy-sur-Isère, the Taillanderie museum at Marthod and of course the House of the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, with its new Museo zone where you can relive the 1992 Winter Olympics.View more
Exploring our industrial heritage
Albertville is known as a Winter Olympics host city, and has an extensive Olympic legacy with the Dôme culture complex, the Olympic park, the speed oval and the Olympic cauldron.
But Pays d’Albertville is also famous for its industrial heritage, in particular the steelworks at Ugine and the EDF hydroelectric power plant at La Bâthie.View more
A lively cultural scene
Culture is alive and kicking in Pays d’Albertville! The multimedia library and theatre stage numerous shows and activities, and the cinema programme includes films for all the family. Make sure you check out the concert programme at the Olympic Hall, which is also used as a venue for fairs, conferences and sports competitions.
So, head to Pays d’Albertville: we’re proud of our region, and we’re ready and waiting to share it with you!View more