Tourism around Lac Saint clair campsite
Enjoy the most of your stay to visit all the towns around the lakes and massifs of Savoie around the Lac Saint Clair campsite in La Rochette.
The nature in this mountainous region is of extraordinary beauty, but the cities of Savoie are also worth the detour. It is precisely the combination of the fresh mountain air, the beauty of the landscape and the cultural richness of the surrounding towns that makes every holiday maker feel at home here. The Lac Saint Clair campsite is not only ideally situated for sports activities, but culture lovers and epicureans will not lack anything here. The gastronomic delights and the many points of interest that these places offer make your holiday unforgettable.
This town is known to be one of the most beautiful places in Savoy. This is partly due to the beautiful old town with the castle of the Dukes of Savoy and the famous Elephant Fountain. It is a real city of art and history with many assets. It is so good to walk around the city, in the mysterious avenues with covered passageways or to see the trompe l'oeil facades. Chambéry has many charming courtyards and pretty pedestrian streets. The lively Place Saint-Léger, with its many terraces, and the many cultural events in the André Malraux district offer many opportunities for entertainment. For water sports enthusiasts, two natural lakes are also nearby, the large Lac du Bourget and the emerald green Lac d'Aiguebelette.
Albertville is known worldwide for the 1992 Winter Olympics. The city is also the gateway to the magnificent natural parks of the Bauges and Vanoise. It is a city with a rich and varied historical heritage. The banks of the river Arly are in fact the most picturesque part of the city. You will also find the best restaurants there. In the centre of Albertville you can go shopping. The Place de l'Europe with the old town hall is the heart of the town. Like the other old buildings in this area, it is a wonderful place for architecture lovers. Of course, there are also many cosy terraces. The historic courthouse, which looks like a medieval castle, is also worth a visit. Also visit the Saracen tower and enjoy the magnificent views of the city and the mountains.
It is the most characteristic town on the north shore of Lake Annecy which bears the same name. The town centre with its old town centre and the small canals that run through the town to the lake create a unique atmosphere. The famous Palais de l'Isle is the symbol of the city and dates back to the 12th century. The castle and the impressive cathedral are also real attractions. Perhaps the most beautiful street in the city is the rue Sainte-Claire with its romantic 17th century arcades. Rue Royale is the beating heart of the city. There are many shops, gardens and the Saint Jean fountain. If you follow the canal to the lake, you will reach the Pont des Amours. You can pass over it, but also underneath it with small motorboats that you can rent without a licence. The water of the lake is strikingly blue and it is a wonderful place to swim. Of course, it is also possible to go around the lake on foot or by bicycle.
For many people, this city is just a name they encounter on their way south and it's a pity because Grenoble is really worth a visit. This city is also called the capital of the Alps. There are many points of interest. The old town is nice to walk through, but it is also a great place to go shopping. Visit the fortress and the Dauphiné Parliament Palace or the city museum with paintings by famous artists such as Gauguin and Rubens.
Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc
The beautiful town of Chamonix lies in the middle of the French Alps and is surrounded by the peaks of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi. It is a picturesque town with many good restaurants, shops selling local products and a warm atmosphere. The beautiful centre is full of half-timbered wooden houses. There are not many monuments in the city, although the Mont Blanc, which is also called the roof of Europe, is of course an impressive sight. Take for example the Montenvers train which will take you to one of the largest glaciers in France, La Mer de Glace. This is a five kilometre train ride that offers magnificent views. Around the glacier you can visit several attractions, such as the Grotte de Glace with its various ice sculptures. The history of the glacier is also illustrated here in the Glaciorium. For those who are not afraid of heights, the Aiguille du Midi cable car is also recommended. At 3842 metres, there is a magnificent panorama of Mont Blanc and the Swiss, French and Italian Alps.
There is something magical about the Massif de la Chartreuse. The regional nature park, which has existed since 1995, has more than 2000 different plant species. The place is rich in mammals and birds and nature lovers will love it. The massif is 25% in Savoie and is really worth a visit. You can hike here, but the landscape of mountainous reliefs, forests, limestone cliffs and gorges are also excellent for other activities. Think for example of canyoning, mountain biking, sailing or sport climbing. Some places offer beautiful, breathtaking panoramas.
Allevard Les Bains and the spa.
Allevard Les Bains is known for its parks and thermal baths. But it also has a lot to offer. For example, visit the Grande Chartreuse monastery. Sulphur thermal baths, massages, special treatments for fibromyalgia, anti-smoking or simply to relax completely are also possible here. It is also possible to take beautiful walks in the Gleyzin valley with its glacier, at the Chalet du Bout or at the Bout du Monde.
This is just a selection of the many possibilities for excursions around the campsite. This versatile region has a lot to offer the holidaymaker. Thanks to the ideal location of the campsite it is possible to do something new every day. You will find many more possibilities on the following pages.