Savoie is a department in southeastern France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region filled with ski resorts, national parks, mountain views, arts, culture and history adventures for the whole family. Fans of skiing will enjoy world-famous resorts like La Plagne, Les 3 Vallées, Les Menuires, Tignes Station de Ski and Peisey-Vallandry. Arts and cultural attractions in this area include the Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales with its unusual paintings, Château des Ducs de Savoie with its guided tours and historic displays, the Abbaye d’Hautecombe old royal burial site and Gothic church, and Fort Victor-Emmanuel with its stunning architecture.

Museums abound here as well. At the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chambéry, you’ll see fine arts in a variety of media from throughout history. At the Faure Museum, a regal setting showcases a wealth of 19th-century art. Local history displays can be seen at the Société d’Histoire Naturelle de Savoie. Kid-friendly nature attractions can be found at Vanoise National Park and the quaint mountain villages in the Chartreuse Mountains.

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