Chambéry town of history
Town of Art and History in the heart of Savoy, Chambery offers to its visitors a very important conservation area vividly highlighted by the houses in the old streets and by its listed historical buildings.
Dominated by the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, the old town of Chambery is one of the most remarkable old neighbourhoods in France.A town of culture, Chambéry has prestigious buildings such as the Charles Dullin, theatre, five museums including the Sciences and Techniques Gallery, one of the biggest chimes in Europe, and in contemporary architecture the Andre Malraux cultural centre, the Jean Jacques Rousseau Médiathèque and the Manège Congress Centre.
All this heritage is enhanced by a floodlighting programme which was awarded a first national prize of the Cities of Light by the Academy of Streets Performance.
As far as nature is concerned, Chambery is located near the most important ski resorts in Europe, the largest natural lakes in France, the Bourget Lake and the Aiguebelette Lake - the jewel of the Savoyard foothills. Chambery is the gateway to the regional natural parks of Chartreuse and of the Bauges and to the Vanoise National Park.
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