Chambery, the administrative capital of the Savoie region is nestled between the mountain ranges « Les Chartreuses » and « Les Bauges ». It is a historical and artistic city. « La Place des Eléphants » is both a tribute and a symbol of the glory and the fortunes amassed in the Indies. The historical center with its buildings and boutique hotels with their distinct narrow features in the heart of the city span the roads that mimic corridors for interesting walks.
The « trompe l’œil » and the wrought iron work that you’ll see peeking out of alleyways, adorning the hotels, gates and balconies of the facades including the « Maison des Associations », the « Maison Dénarié » the ceiling of the « Sainte Chapelle » the vault of Saint François de Sales Cathedral with the largest example of « trompe l’œil » Art in Europe. The castle of the Dukes of Savoy will tickle your curiosity and encourage you to visit. For water sports enthusiasts, Chambery is close to two natural lakes, « Le Bourget » and the emerald green « Aiguebelette » Lake