Haute-Savoie offers a multitude of discovery, cultural and idleness activities. Between regional markets, mountain walks, the beach, the discovery of villages or water sports, Haute-Savoie invites you for a memorable holiday.
A land of contrasts with its very varied faces which allow you to completely change the universe in the space of a few kilometers: mid-mountain resorts, summits with eternal snow, Mediterranean microclimates, industrious towns at the bottom of the valley, mountain pastures and traditions, fields of apples and pears… Haute-Savoie is full of surprises.
It is the cradle of French skiing. The first cable car dedicated exclusively to winter sports was born in Megève in the 1930s. Avant-garde, the village can also claim the first ski instructor, the first time zone… Today, there are 112 stations of winter sports that welcome you
And Annecy, its capital, with its canals that wind through the old town, its castle and its famous lake is a destination of excellence for a nature, sport or discovery getaway. Lake Annecy, one of the cleanest lakes in the world, is the second largest lake in France after Lake Bourget.
To visit Annecy is also to discover its past, which dates back to prehistory, its traditions and its regional culture. It is to its small cobbled streets, its canals and its timeless charm that Annecy owes its nickname of “Venice of the Alps”. Through time, the old town has been an invitation to travel: walk its cobblestones, let yourself stroll headlong along its opulent buildings, walk along its superb canals along the vaulted passages.
It is also an opportunity to take full advantage of Savoyard gastronomy. Aboard a boat, feet in the water or in one of the essential restaurants of the Venice of the Alps, the most gourmet will find their happiness.
Want a moment of well-being? The famous thermal springs of Aix-les-Bains, Thonon-les-Bains or Évian-les-Bains are used in many prestigious establishments. Relaxation messages, facial or body care, jacuzzi and hammams become an essential step of your stay in the Alps!