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Savoring Savoie

...cheese only gets better when accompanied by a good wine. The départements of Savoie and Haute Savoie produce some 50 cheeses and as many different wines. What’s an amateur palate...

Young Vintners, Old Vines

Mention Savoie wine and what most likely comes to mind is low-quality white tipple sold to ski tourists to wash down a post-piste raclette. But the page is turning on...

ISEFE in the Savoie Region: The Best French Language Schools

Part of the University of Savoie, the Institut Savoisien d’Etudes Francaises pour Étrangers (I.S.E.F.E) provides French immersion in a spectacular alpine setting. I.S.E.F.E is a university institute specialising in the...

Editor’s App Choice: Cycling in Savoie Mont Blanc

...mountain stages amid the epic French Alps. However, cyclists who are keen to explore that iconic range in a more gentle manner will love a fabulous app from Savoie Mont...

Great Destinations: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes

...eight départements of Rhône, Loire, Ardèche, Ain, Isère, Drôme, Savoie and Haute-Savoie. It is bordered by Burgundy and the Jura in the north, Provence in the south, the Massif Central...

Where to Stay in the Haute Savoie: The Armancette Hotel & Spa

Far from the battery cloned chalets and mega ski apartments lies a quiet corner of the Haute Savoie facing Mont Blanc, an authentic escape to Alpine heaven in summer or...

Val d’Isère

...stations de ski that fan out from the valley town of Albertville, the home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. In the French département of Savoie, near the glacial source of...

Évian-les-Bains: A Town in a Bottle

...Savoie. The simplest way to appreciate Léman’s beauty from Évian is to take the appreciably flat, lakeside promenade. You’re accompanied along the way by immaculately dressed flowerbeds. I stopped for...

Fondue Savoyarde: A Recipe and History of the Alpine Delicacy

...right through them. “Cheesemakers from Switzerland’s Gruyère region would naturally have traveled to Savoie and the French Jura,” Raboud Schüle points out. “The cheesemakers shared their savoir-faire with their neighbors,...

12 Most Attractive Villages in the Rhône-Alpes

...in Savoie, at the foot of the Col de l’Iseran, this old-fashioned mountain village offers snow sports in winter and hiking, canyoning and mountain biking in summer. It is also...