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In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, nestled between Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the Bauges massif, Haute-Savoie is an exceptional alpine territory.
Haute-Savoie is an ideal destination for a successful holiday. Here, grandiose nature, outdoor sports, heritage and culture coexist brilliantly to offer lasting memories to visitors.
The essentials of the Haute-Savoie department
When your stay in Haute-Savoie, let yourself be carried away by vertigo at the cable car, then at the Pas dans le vide de the Aiguille du Midi. Stroll in Annecy and Chamonix. Then embark towards the Mer de Glace aboard the Montenvers train. Finally, treat yourself to unforgettable ski or snowboard descents on the slopes of the most beautiful alpine resorts.
Remarkable natural sites
Haute-Savoie has several great natural sites known throughout the world. Mont Blanc of course, but also the Mer de Glace, Lake Annecy or the Aiguille du Midi. Nicknamed the Queen of the Alps, the Rouget waterfall flows with panache just a few kilometers from the village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. The gorges of Fier or Diosaz are also wild sites to discover absolutely.
In Haute-Savoie, the summits are the playground for outdoor athletes. In winter, skiing and snowboarding are essential. In summer, it's time for mountain biking, hiking, trail running with the UTMB, or even via ferrata. The greenway of Lake Annecy is also very popular with vacationers. There are so many exceptional spots to explore. But Haute-Savoie is obviously mountaineering! The Mont Blanc Every year, in fact, attracts distinguished athletes in search of surpassing themselves.
Hautecombe Abbey, the forts of Esseillon, baroque churches and chapels or even the castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard are all architectural wonders to be discovered in Haute-Savoie.