propose a range of resorts to satisfy all kinds of wishes.
Savoie’s tourist vocation predates that of Haute-Savoie with a greater number of “all-in” resorts.
In the centre of the Department, with direct access to the Parc de la Vanoise, are the 3 vallées
(the largest ski slopes in the world) with Méribel
, Les Menuires
and Val Thorens
and Champagny en Vanoise
, on the edge of the 3 Vallées have managed to preserve a more authentic charm.Tignes
and Val d’Isère
, two other super stars, dominate the Haute Tarentaise
, although they in no way overshadow two other exceptional players: La Plagne
and les Arcs
On the edge of the two Departments (Savoie and Haute Savoie) are Notre Dame de Bellecombe
and Les Saisies
, one of the best places for Nordic skiing. Savoie is also the lac du Bourget and Aix les Bains, one of the largest spa resorts in France.
Above Aix, the Revard Belvedere opens onto the massif des Bauges making a beautiful natural environment for hiking or Nordic skiing in winter.
Finally, the Maurienne
region offers a wide range of destinations and walks in the surrounding area: Aussois
, in Haute Maurienne, which have kept the charm of a traditional village, as have Bessans
and Bonneval sur Arc
, at the foot of the Iséran Pass. Val Cenis
, La Toussuire
and Saint François Longchamp
have managed to gain a position in a more profitable niche.(Source : Maison de la France)