Museums & historical sites

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.
Overlooking Col de Tamié pass and the abbey, the fort offers for free a pedestrian path with three vista points of the bauges mountains, the Combe de savoie valley, and MontBlanc.
Housed in the former Chamonix-Palace which dates back to the early 20th C, the Musée Alpin records the development of Chamonix – from when the first tourists came to admire the glaciers right up to when the cable cars were built.
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.
The medieval city of Conflans offers the charm of yesteryear. discover its narrow streets, old shops, gardens, and baroque church.
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.
Visit the “Olympic memories” center to relive the great adventure that was the Olympic games in albertville, the saga of winter sports resorts, ski and ice sports champions.
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 !
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 !
For over 210 years, generations of Paccard bell founders have created a reputation as the world's leading bell foundry for musically superior, high-quality bronze bells.
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.
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. Costumed events at weekends and public holidays.
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.
Tamié abbey, still houses more than thirty Cistercian monks who continue to make one of the savoie’s famous cheeses: Tamié.
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.
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.