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Find your perfect car hire at Chambéry Aix Airport
Chambéry is one of the best towns from which to explore the French Alps. Situated in the middle of mountain ranges, you can hike and explore wineries during the warm season or head up to the nearby Trois Vallées, which are home to France’s best ski slopes, during the colder months. This is all easily accessible with your Avis rental from Chambéry Aix Airport.
Plan your journey from Chambéry Aix Airport
Just a 15-minute drive from the airport, Chambéry was the historic capital of the Savoie region in medieval times. Situated at a crossroads, today it’s a popular base from which to explore the French Alps from.
Food lovers will appreciate the distinct cuisine of the Savoie region, especially the mountain cheeses made here. Regional recipes like tartiflette and raclette, popular around France, originated here. You’ll be able to sample these melted cheesy dishes all year long in Chambéry. Explore nearby wineries, where the region’s famous white wine is produced.
The town itself has several attractions. Be sure to visit the House of Savoy’s castle, the Château of Chambéry, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The most famous landmark is the Elephant Fountain, built in the 19th century. Take a walk through the medieval part of town to be transported back in time.
You can also take a dip in the nearby Lake Bourget in warmer months, or go boating and water skiing for the more adventurous.
With your Avis rental, the rest of the Alps will be easily accessible.
Beyond Chambéry Aix Airport
Chambéry is situated between many quaint towns and vibrant cities, including Lyon and Geneva. It’s also conveniently located close to the French Alps for ski and mountain sport enthusiasts, as well as many other scenic destinations.
About 80 minutes’ drive west into the mountainous landscape surrounding Chambéry, the town of Méribel awaits. A major ski station of the Trois Vallées, it offers some of France’s best slopes in the winter. In the summer it’s quieter, but there are numerous trails ideal for hikers looking to get off the beaten path and enjoy the great outdoors.
Take the 90-minute scenic route via D912 to the town of Annecy. Located on one of Europe’s most pristine lakes, which the town is named after, it offers many opportunities for water activities, hang-gliding, and hiking. Stroll the town’s intimate winding streets and canals while shopping and tasting Savoie specialities.
Less than an hour south of Chambéry, the city of Grenoble is nestled at the base of picturesque mountains. This student town has plenty of history to explore, and the hilltop Fort de la Bastille, accessible by gondolas, is it’s top attraction.
Explore the mountain sights of the French Alps with your Avis rental car from Chambéry.