The department of Haute-Savoie is considered rich and varied when it comes to nature and it's for good reason. Located between lakes and mountains, this department is the ideal place for all lovers of beautiful wide open spaces, landscapes and nature. Lakes, mountains, caves, waterfalls, beaches, parks & gardens, rivers, natural curiosities; whether you want to walk or cycle, Haute-Savoie offers you hundreds of places to discover and which you can enjoy in complete tranquility during your time there. In order to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper who will be delighted to share their accommodation offers in the department with you, as well as share their takes on what the best attractions and spots to visit are!
As part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Haute-Savoie usually resonates with everyone's ears as a privileged destination for winter holidays.
Haute Savoie can be above all described by snow in winter, and wooden chalets typical of the department! As a mountainous department with a big chunck of the Alps, the area has a multitude of renowned winter sports resorts: The Portes du Soleil with Châtel, Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, Megève, Chamonix and many more!
Chamonix is one of the most famous resorts, not only for skiing but also for mountaineering, especially because of the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, which reaches 4,808 metres, but also for its Mer de Glace, the largest and certainly the most beautiful glacier in France.
Haute Savoie also has the Aiguille du Midi. Every year, walkers, hikers and mountaineers of all kinds walk along the Aiguille du Midi, which, from the top of its 3842 metres, offers an extraordinary panoramic view of the Chamonix valley as well as a view of the Mont Blanc.
Proud of their department, the Hauts-Savoyards have a strong cultural identity. You can taste the specialities of the department at the Savoyard tables, such as crozets, raclette, tartiflette and its reblochon.
On the side of towns and villages to visit, Yvoire, a beautiful village, is the pride of the Hauts Savoyards. This village has kept its old-fashioned charm.
The city of Annecy is also to be noted in your logbook. Lac d'Annecy is one of the most beautiful lakes in France, where the blue waters blend into the mountains in the background!
Evian, its waters, its Casino, its golf course and its lake is also a very pleasant city in Haute Savoie, as is the village of Alex or that of La Clusaz.
Located just a stone's throw from Switzerland and Italy, Haute Savoie offers beautiful walks on the shores of Lake Geneva, where you will meet swans, as well as a number of hikes as soon as the snow falls!
Depending on the reason why you're going there, you'll choose different periods of the year to plan your trip. If you plan on skiing, then you should choose the months from December until February. On the other hand, if you plan on sightseeing when it's warmer, then you should definetly choose the months from June to August.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!