The mention of Savoie usually brings us back to images of skiing and snow. The department has indeed some of the most beautiful and largest ski areas in the world with Les 3 Vallées! It includes the prestigious resorts of Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. Depending on your various requirements and your needs, HomeCamper has various hosts in store for you that are going to be able to make you enjoy your stay like never before. Lovers of vanlife, roadtrips, and outdoor camping will be delighted!
"Les 3 vallées" are the largest ski area in the world. For adults and children, the 3 Valleys are resorts such as Courchevel, Val Thorens or Méribel.
Savoie also has many lakes, including the largest freshwater lake in France: Lac du Bourget. Lac de Rosenlend or Lac d'Aiguebelette are also beautiful sightings!
The Vanoise National Park is the largest protected area in Europe and promises a preserved fauna and flora. The Bauges Regional Nature Park offers unique landscapes with its high peaks reaching 2217 metres.
Chambéry is the capital of Savoie. Its historic centre and old cobblestones or its elephant square make Chambéry a city with undeniable charm.
Aix les Bains is the 3rd largest spa in France. Located on the shores of Lake Le Bourget, Aix les Bains welcomes nearly 30,000 people every year. Its town hall square contains historical treasures such as the Arc de Campanus or the Temple of Diana.
Courchevel has 5 essential ski resorts. Méribel or Tignes are also popular destinations for winter sports.
While in Savoie, we also recommend that you visit the ice cave at the station des Arcs!
As for gastronomy, the fondue is a must, just like the Savoie cake!
Depending on the reason why you're going to the Savoie area, 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. Keep in mind that you should check how much snow there is during any given month so as to get there at the best moment! 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!