Museums & historical sites

Discover a historical monument, the museum and its temporary exhibitions, displayed in the exceptional setting of the former residence of the Counts of Geneva and the Dukes of Genevois-Nemours.
Plancherine
Tamié abbey, still houses more than thirty Cistercian monks who continue to make one of the savoie’s famous cheeses: Tamié.
Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny
Perched on a rocky outcrop against the Massif des Bauges, this spectacular fortress overlooks the Combe de la Savoie. The breath-taking view from the top of the ramparts stretches from Mont Blanc to Vercours. You are welcome to visit the simple garden.
The lake, the people, the region... You'll be amazed at the life of the Savoy people in the 19th century, next to Lake Annecy !
Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille
Explore the history of the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe, a unique place in Savoy. Discover its rich heritage, its exceptional architecture and its artistic treasures.
The medieval city of Conflans offers the charm of yesteryear. discover its narrow streets, old shops, gardens, and baroque church.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Founded in the late 19th century, this Museum showcases the rich historical and artistic heritage of the Mont Blanc area.
Albertville
Built between 1877 and 1881, at 1130 meters elevation on the western flanks of Roche Pourrie, this defenseive fort and garrison, with the Laitelet and Têtes bunkers, is strategically placed between the Beaufortain Mountains and the Tarentaise Valley. Extremely well preserved, today it houses a cheese-aging facility for Beaufort cheese.
Menthon-Saint-Bernard
Inhabited by the same family since the 11th century and built between the 11th and 19th centuries, it still contains its rich variety of furniture and period decoration.
The home of the world-famous « Bonneval Blankets » dates back to 1817 and is still spinning and weaving virgin wool into quality clothing today. Visitors can witness the whole process from wool carding to finished article. The boutique offers everything from clothes to curtains to furnishings and of course blankets !
Listed as a historic monument in 1900, the Palais de l'Ile, often described as a "house in the shape of a ship" has been a prison, a courthouse and an administrative centre. It is an original structure, the oldest parts of which date from the 12th century.
Arêches-Beaufort
The village of Boudin is the highest of the many hamlets of the Beaufort community. This village is so remarkable that it has been classified as a ‘protected site’ by the Academy of Fine Arts since 1943 and some of its chalets are registered in the heritage inventory.
Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, Yvoire is a fourteenth century medieval village. It has retained precious elements from the past. Yvoire has received a national prize for its floral decoration, and is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. Nestled in the heart of this charming village, an exceptional private garden classified "Remarkable Garden". The Garden of Five Senses is inspired by the symbolism of medieval mazes and invites to a unique sensory walk where plants reveal their secrets.
Come and witness the magic of molten metal! Since 1796, eight generations of the Paccard family, from father to son have followed on from one another to create the most beautiful bells and have made a name for French manufacturing across the globe.
The old own of Chambéry is characterised by a maze of streets and private mansions. The Piedmont-style architecture is often enhanced by decorative elements (trompe-l'oeil, ironwork, sculpture, etc.). Guided tours all the year round.