Tourism - Haute-Savoie

Haute-Savoie is a department that is part of the Rhône-Alpes region. It is surrounded by the departments of Ain and Savoie as well as by the Swiss county of Genève, Vaud and Valais and the Italian region of Val d’Aoste. Leman lake is divides the borders between France and Switzerland.

Vegetation varies according the altitude: Meadows, forests then high mountain pasture and finally the nival.

The mountain animals are chamois, ibexes and predatory birds living in natural reserves, which represent an area of 180km2, which put Haute-Savoie firt on the list for creating natural reserves in France, notably with the Natural Park of Bauges.

Haute-Savoie has numerous tourists’ sites with Annecy and its old city centre et lake;Chamonix and the Mont Blanc; the Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace; The famous Mont Blanc Tower overlooking three countries, Switzerland, Italy and France, which is a very famous hiking path; The French coast of Leman Lake with towns as Évian-les-Bains and Thonon-les-Bains and the great ski resorts such as: Avoriaz, Chamonix, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Flaine, Les Houches, Megève, Morzine.

Top tourist cities in Haute-Savoie


Tourism Annecy : The Savoy venice

Annecy is also called the "Savoy Venice" because of the mixture of old buildings, canals and clrystal clear water. Annecy was built at the edge of a magnificient lake, next to snowy mountains. This magical setting has also attracted Rousseaun who worked part ...

Must : Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Eglise Saint-François de Sales d'Annecy, Château d'Annecy


Tourism Bonneville

Bonneville is a French Faucigny, located in the Haute-Savoie and Rhone-Alpes region. To visit Castle Bonneville: XIII, arranged in prison until 1934, became the cultural center of the city Cormand Castle: located in Côte-d'Hyot; XVIth century ...


Tourism Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

Saint-Julien-en-Genevois is a French commune, located in the Haute-Savoie and Rhone-Alpes region. To visit Catholic Church View Mount Salève    


Tourism Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains is a town in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. With 30 000 inhabitants the historical capital of Chablais remains commercially and touristiquement the cur ...