Famed for it’s prestigious ski resorts and stunning snow-capped mountains, Savoie is a ‘département’ of France in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. One of the most famous ski resorts in the area is the Tignes/Val d’Isère resort boasting 300km of slopes to delight skiers and snowboarders alike.
While it’s the perfect spot for Winter sports enthusiasts, the region has plenty more to offer with activities such as hiking and rafting and a wealth of wildlife, stunning scenery, history and culture.
Meander through medieval towns and visit castles, museums and beautiful baroque churches. In terms of gastronomy, Savoie is especially famous for it’s cheese, in particular the famous Beaufort cheese, produced with milk from cows fed on lush alpine pastures.
A number of wine grapes, as well as other fruits, are also grown in the region and you will be spoilt for choice by the wide range of restaurants available to tempt you.
Where To Stay in Savoy
Centrally located in the world-class resort of Val d’Isère, the luxurious 4-star hotel Le Tsanteleina offers tourists a refined and relaxing stay close to all the action. Combining chalet-style decor with touches of luxury, the hotel prides itself on offering value for money with a range of room types and excellent facilities.
If you’ve worked up an appetite on the slopes or after a day of sightseeing, the hotel restaurant ‘La Table des Neiges’ offers sophisticated dining with menus to suit all tastes. A set menu, à la carte and tasting menu are all available and, during the Winter season, the hotel restaurant hosts seafood and dessert buffets on specific nights of the week.
For a little après-ski indulgence, Le Tsanteleina’s cosy ‘M’ Bar brings you a warm welcome and a range of delicious drinks including beer, cocktails, wine and liqueurs. In addition, the hotel’s Pure Spa offers skiers and tourists a welcome respite from the cold.
After a day’s skiing or exploring the region, you can relax and warm up in the hotel’s heated pool, sauna, hamman and jacuzzi. Alternatively, tone up at the fitness suite or pamper yourself with the many beauty treatments available.