DescriptionANNECY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Visit Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps". How did people live there in the Middle Ages? What about water, sewerage, salubrity? Discover medieval life, looking for signs of the past. To borrow hidden and discreet passages... ...Or why not look at Annecy through the eyes of Jean Jacques Rousseau, or follow in the footsteps of Saint François de Sales by exploring the important places of the Counter-Reformation?
Visit Annecy castle and the old prisons: Two historical monuments, testimonies of a city and court life, looking for their secrets. But also discover a rich museum, housed in the castle: collection of furniture, statues, mountain paintings...
Lake Annecy and neighbouring castles : Stroll around the lake, discover viewpoints, hamlets, chapels and picturesque castles. But also admire this lake with its changing atmosphere and many colours, known as the purest lake in Europe.
THE MOUNTAIN PASTURES OF THE ARAVIS AND ITS FLOWERY VILLAGES The Aravis: Take the time to linger at the foot of the Aravis' wild combes, in beautiful alpine villages such as Le Grand Bornand or La Clusaz. Discover the Chartreuse du Reposoir at the bottom of its valley. Meet, in a mountain pasture chalet, a farmer willing to reveal to us the making of reblochon, an ancestral form of cheese, and learn with him about the life of a farmer in the 21st century. Stop at the museum of Morette to understand the dramatic moments of the resistance during the last war. And go to the church of Thônes to admire one of the most beautiful baroque altarpieces in Haute Savoie.
GIFFRE VALLEY Samoens: Authentic village with a strong history and a tradition of stone carving unique in this mountainous region. The pleasure is in discovering a village and a valley with a rich and varied rural and religious heritage. Sixt : A village lost in a wild valley. Amazing appearance that this village classified among the most beautiful in France, whose heart is made up of an abbey complex dating back to the Middle Ages. Fer à Cheval : Admire the breathtaking cirque of the Fer à Cheval: an immense rocky amphitheatre 4 to 5 km wide. The largest alpine mountain cirque.
CHABLAIS AND THE BANKS OF THE LEMAN Yvoire - the shores of Lake Geneva Yvoire where an explosion of flowers blends into the heart of a remarkably well-preserved architectural heritage. A small port which fishermen and farmers have made a place out of time. Village also classified among the most beautiful in France
Tuna - Evian: Two spas on the shores of the largest Alpine lake, Lake Geneva. Two twin towns with different atmospheres. One has a rich history, the other a splendour of the Belle Epoque.
The upper Chablais, valley of Abondance: A remote country with a strong character, known for its admirable large and beautiful traditional farms but also for its abbey with a thousand-year-old history. The place where Abondance cheese is made.Chalet vallee d' Abondance - Book M-Thérèse Hermann -
THE NEARBY SAVOY Savoy of the mountains : the Beaufortain : Here they make the "prince of cheese", the Beaufort. But if the Beaufortain is a region of magnificent mountain pastures with its villages clinging to the mountainsides, its baroque churches and chapels make it a movie set!
Savoy of cities and lakes : Chambéry: A castle, a city at its feet, beautiful courtyards, medieval alleys, all testify to the life of the ancient capital of Savoy and its thousand-year-old history. Aix : The oldest spa resort in Savoy and the most visited during the belle époque. The opportunity to admire some of the most beautiful art nouveau and art deco palaces in the Alps. Hautecombe Abbey : Abbey located on the wild lake of Le Bourget, is a magical place and visiting its church allows us to better understand the long history of the Savoy family.
RATES : Visit 2h : (maximum 30 persons) Languages : 145 €. 1/2 day visit (4 hours maximum): Languages : 210 €. Day visit : ( maximum 8h) Languages : 310 €. Full day visit beyond 8am Languages : 330 €. Languages: English (English) - Italian (italiano)
- Duration: Depends on itinerary
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- Language: English