Inheritance and history tour in chambéry

TopicWalks
DepartureCHAMBERY (73)
DetailsAs the birthplace and historic capital of Savoie, Chambéry enjoys an important heritage and numerous accounts of its prestigious past.

The old town

the-old-town

Bearing witness to what life has been like in Chambéry since the 13th century, the historic city centre, now a pedestrian area, displays its mansions, its fountains, its graceful indoor staircases, its inner courts with their aristocratic turrets, its busy alleys, its trompe l'oeil art...


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

The castle of the dukes of savoie

the-castle-of-the-dukes-of-savoie

The former residence of the counts and Dukes of Savoie, it is made of a group of oustanding buildings dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. THE CHAMBERY CHIMES : Set up in the Yolande Tower of the Castle's Gothic Holly Chapel, the chimes with all their seventy bells, are in the first ranks in Europe and in the world.


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

Visit saint francis of sales cathedral

visit-saint-francis-of-sales-cathedral

When the Franciscans left in 1777, it used to be a parochial church before it became a cathedral. THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY : Baroque church, former chapel of the Jesuits (17th century). 17th century marble and gilded bronze altarpiece. 19th century organ


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

Saint pierre de lemenc

saint-pierre-de-lemenc

Roman and Gothic baptismal church with a Carolingian crypt ; 14th century "Entombment". CHARLES DULLIN THEATRE : This 19th century theatre is listed in the great historic world index of Italian style theatres. The stage curtain, painted by Louis de Vacca represents "the Descent of Orpheus into the Underworld" and is a major feature of the Charles Dullin Theatre.


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

the boigne castle and the buisson rond grounds

the-boigne-castle-and-the-buisson-rond-grounds

Castle dating from the early 19th century. Landscaped garden laid out by General de Boigne in 1810. Alpine rose garden showing 6000 rose trees representing 83 varieties.


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

The statues

the-statues

The Fountain of the Elephants The Statue of the "Sasson" The Statue of the Maistre brothers The Statue of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : dominates the garden "du clos des Savoiroux".


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

Savoisien museum

savoisien-museum

Located in the former Franciscan convent, this Museum houses many artistically and historically valuable objects. One of the places to be seen in Chambéry, it recalls the particular history of Savoie. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum, Les Charmettes : Country house where Jean-Jacques Rousseau stayed from 1736 to 1742 with Madame de Warens. A museum rich in literary associations, where the shade of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is still lingering on.


Accommodation nearby

l-actuel chambery

L'Actuel

  • Chambery
  • 04 .7 9. 44 .3 2. 75
hotel-restaurant-le-margeriaz les-deserts

Hôtel Restaurant Le Margériaz

  • Les deserts
  • 04 79 25 82 09
le-savoy-hotel le-bourget-du-lac

Le Savoy Hôtel

  • Le bourget-du-lac
  • 04 79 26 40 00
hotel-la-villa-marlioz aix-les-bains

Hôtel la Villa Marlioz

  • Aix-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49



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