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Chambery Office de tourisme
24 blvd de la Colonne Chambery

Tel:+33 (0)4 79 33 42 47
Fax:+33 (0)4 79 85 71 39

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In the 13th century Chambery was made capital of Savoy and developed a regal, dignified air that it has retained ever since.  Situated in a valley between Annecy and Grenoble, Chambery is a principal gateway to Italy.  In fact, there is a distinctly Italiente feel to Chambery with smart streets such as the rue de Boigne leading to the Fontaine des Elephants - an extravagant fountain which features the heads of four bronze elephants.  At the top of the fountain stands the Comte de Boigne who left the town considerable riches after commercial success in India.      

The Fontaine des Elephants is situated in the charming old quarter with its narrow cobbled streets and courtyards.  The 14th century Chateau des Ducs de Savoie is also situated here and was home to the Savoie dukes before they moved back to Turin.

What to See - Chambery Attractions

National parks Chartreuse & Massif des Bauges
Park headquarters,, Le Chatelard 73000
Chartreuse lies to SW and Massif des Bauges National Park to the NE of Chambery with infinite hiking possibilities
| Tel: +33 (0)4 79 54 86 40

Lac Bourget
Bateaux d'Aix-les-Bains, Grand Port, Aix-les-Bains 73101
the largest natural lake in France
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 88 92 09

Musee des Beaux-Arts
Place du Palais de Justice, Chambery 73000
discover Italian works ranging from 14th - 18th century
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 33 75 03

Musee Savoisien
Square de Lannoy de Bissy, off blvd du Theatre, Chambery 73000
local archaeological finds in a 13th century Franciscan monastery
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 33 44 48

Bureau des Guides et Accompagnateurs de Montagne
Office de tourisme, 24 boulevard de la Colonne, Chambery 73000
organises canyoning, rock & ice climbing, skiing, caving and walks in the area
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 33 42 47

Les Charmettes
892 Chemin des Charmettes, Chambery 73000
former home of the great philosopher Rousseau and his mistress
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 33 39 44

Thermes Nationaux
Pl Maurice Mollard, Aix-le-Bains 73101
thermal baths as enjoyed by the Romans who constructed them
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 79 35 38 50