Chambery, a small town lying at the foot of the French Alps, which is blessed with stunning scenery and a rich historical heritage. It has plenty to offer visitors looking for a tourist destination off the beaten track.
The town of Chambery is surrounded on every side by towering mountains and the beautiful Lac du Bourget lies just to the north. But whilst the stunning alpine scenery is a major draw for visitors to the area, the town itself is full of charm. The unusual Elephants Fountain in the centre is worthy of a few photographs, as is the Chateau de Chambery, a brooding 13th century castle that was once the palatial residence of the Ducs de Savoie. And once you have had your fill of historical buildings, pencil in a visit to one of the local vineyards and sample some of the area's world-class wines.
After a few peaceful days in Chambery, no doubt you will want to explore the wider region and perhaps travel deeper into the Alps. Italy lies to the east and Switzerland to the north, so both are within easy reach via the local motorway network if you take advantage of cheap car hire in Chambery.
Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Chambery is a relaxing French town with plenty of charm that is great for activity lovers. Go hiking, skiing and mountain biking in the Alps, before gorging on local cuisine in an authentic bistro.More about Chambery Airport
With so much to see and do in Chambery and the surrounding area, visitors will want to think about hiring a car to make the most of their time in the area. Thrifty is a well established international car hire firm with a great reputation. Thrifty vehicles are available for collection from all major transport hubs, which makes a Thrifty a convenient choice when travelling to Chambery via air or rail.
Car hire in Chambery is also an economic option. With a Thrifty car rental agreement you only pay for the services you need, so the money you save on your hire car can be spent on making the most of your time in France, such as booking a guided tour around one of the local vineyards.
The great thing about a trip to Chambery and the surrounding region is that the area is always quiet and peaceful, whether you go there in the height of the summer or during the skiing season. Even the food is memorable. The famous Savoy cheeses are to die for, so don't forget to sample some before you leave.
Chambery is the perfect destination for a romantic mini-break or a family holiday. Either way you will not be short of things to do. Just remember to pack your camera so you can take some stunning shots of the 360 degree view of the Alps from Chambery.
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