A gateway to discovery

A fascinating history and culture


Enjoy art, history, and heritage on holiday

To visit Pays d’Albertville, just follow the guide!

Learn all about local arts, skilled artists, and local Savoyard traditions by visiting the historical heritage sites in a region filled with so much knowledge and expertise. The local culture – historic buildings, as well as industrial and religious heritage sites – is so fascinating that both adults and kids will enjoy an incredible educational experience all year round.

Soaking up the culture of Savoie Mont-Blanc

Is your idea of the perfect day trip, weekend, or weeklong holiday a blend of culture, leisure, and a little time out? Head for Savoie, located between the Beaufortain Mountains and Val d’Arly, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Swiss and Italian borders. Whether you choose to visit the area at Easter, in the spring, at the end of October during the All Saints’ Day break, in fall, or in summer, Pays d’Albertville in the Rhône-Alpes region is a great place to mosey around. Visit the medieval city of Conflans, unique in Savoie, religious sites such as Tamié Abbey or a Roman church, as well as museums, forts, and garrisons. Alternatively, take the time to visit the area's Baroque artchitecutre and art, or visit more contemporary heritage sites designed by famous architects.

Explore the area's extraordinary heritage sites through guided tours or workshops to add more to your excursions and escapades.

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Historic architecture and monuments

Make a beeline for Albertville and the surrounding valleys! You’ll find the area within easy reach of Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie, as well as Lake Bourget between Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry. A Designated “City of Art and History," the area’s surprisingly eclectic heritage stretches from the fourteenth century to the present day. We have made it a priority to conserve and care for historically important relics, an orthodox church, religious art, and Sarrisine Tower. And to understand a little more about our history, head to our museums. Local tour guides or audio guides are on hand to show you around the Maison Rouge (Red House) in Conflans, the Museum of Local Arts and Traditions in Val d’Arly, the Combe de Savoie eco-museum in Grésy-sur-Isère, and even the Edge Tool Museum in Marthod. Don’t forget to visit the House of the Winter Olympics in Albertville, and enjoy the latest exhibit that lets you experience the wonder of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games.

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Exploring our industrial heritage

Albertville is known as a Winter Olympics host city, and has an extensive Olympic legacy that includes the Dôme cultural center, Olympic Park, the speed skating rink, and the Olympic cauldron.

But Pays d’Albertville is also well known for its industrial heritage, such as the steel mill in Ugine and the EDF hydroelectric power plant in La Bâthie.

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A vibrant cultural scene

Culture is alive and kicking in Pays d’Albertville! The multimedia library and theater stage numerous shows and activities, and the cinema program includes films for the entire family. Make sure you check out the concert program at Olympic Hall, which is also used as a venue for trade 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 all with you!

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