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Haut-Savoie

Travel Guide Europe France Rhône-Alpes Haut-Savoie

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Introduction

For anybody looking for high mountains and their scenery the Haut-Savoie, part of Rhône-Alpes, must be one of the best areas, not just of France but of Europe.

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Towns and villages

  • Annecy - capital - situated on a lake and hence good for water as well as mountain activities.
  • Chamonix - perhaps Europe's principal mountain resort. VERY busy at most times - exellent attractions.
  • Évians-les-Bains
  • La Clusaz
  • Samoens
  • Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval - small village with an excellent camp site and good walks and climbs with less mountain fervency than Annecy or Chamonix.

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Sights and Activities

  • Aiguille du Midi - cable-car - possible to continue into Italy - glorious views of Mont Blanc.
  • Mer de Glasse - mountain train from Chamonix with great glacier scenery.
  • Mont Blanc - one of the most famous mountains in the world, ascent or traverse (climbers only).

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