Savoy, a star destination

Gastronomy and terroir in the Deux Savoies

The delicious cheeses of Savoie

Savoie is a mountainous pastoral region where cows graze in lush pastures. Idyllic campsites are beautifully located here and the landscape is sprinkled with two main cattle breeds, Abondance and Tarine, originating from the Vallee de l’Abondance in Haute-Savoie and the Tarentaise Valley in Savoie. The Montbéliarde, from the Jura, can also be found, producing high quality milk which is used for the region’s speciality cheeses. Indeed, 8 AOPs (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) and IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) are found here: Abondance, Beaufort, Emmental de Savoie, Reblochon, Tome des Bauges, Tomme de Savoie and the rare goat cheese from Savoie - Chevrotin. The fascinating Savoie cheese route leads you past 72 sites: farmers, cheese makers, refiners, etc. where professionals are happy to share their passion with you. You will of course find these cheeses on the menu of restaurants, featuring in some of the most famous gastronomic specialities of Savoie: tartiflette, fondue, raclette and more.

 

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Wines of Savoy

To accompany these delicious cheeses nothing beats a Savoie wine. The Savoie vineyards spread over four departments (Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Ain and Isère) and is divided into 3 AOCs (Savoy, Roussette de Savoie, Seyssel) and 20 geographical denominations: Ayse, Crépy, Marignan, Ripaille, Marin, Frangy, Seyssel, Chautagne, Marestel, Jongieux, Monthoux, Monterminod, Saint Jeoire du Prieuré, Apremont, Les Abymes, Chignin, Chignin Bergeron, Montmelian, Arbin, Cruet and Saint Jean de la Porte. White wines are the most prevalent among these appellations (70%), with reds acounting for 20% of production and rosé the rest. The sparkling wines of the Deux Savoie were officially recognised as the crémant appellation in 2014 and are a perfect match for a raclette or a fondue. These wines can easily compete with the finest wines of France – just follow the route des vignobles in Savoie Mont Blanc to see for yourself! Three itineraries take you from cellar to cellar, with tastings along the way and the chance to meet and share the enthusiasm of the local winemakers. Be sure to visit the campsite bar and enjoy a glass of something very refreshing and very local!

 

Fish from the lakes and rivers of Savoie

The Savoie is a mountain region where water is an integral part of the landscape. With shimmering lakes and cascading rivers, there are many fishing opportunities. A glance at local menus shows that fish and shellfish feature prominently in the Savoyard gastronomy. Perch, trout, pike, monkfish and crayfish are some of the freshwater species that are caught in Savoie and are often on offer in restaurants, not to mention the féra, a close relative of the trout and speciality of Lake Geneva.

 

Savoy, a star destination

With Marc Veyrat, the famous chef with 3 stars in the Michelin guide, the gastronomy of the Savoie has reached a new high. He is not alone as a celebrated chef of the Savoie Mont Blanc region. It has 30 starred chefs, including four with 3 Michelin stars. Among the new generation, Jean Sulpice, not yet 40 years old, has given back his two stars at the Auberge du Père Bise on the shores of Lake Annecy. Eating well in Savoie is easy! As well as the prestigious restaurants, there are countless traditional eateries to welcome you in an authentic setting. The menus may be less elaborate but there are traditional recipes all featuring local products. Above all, wherever you stay, be sure to sample the fare at the campsite restaurant – the delicious menus, and value for money, are generally excellent and showcase the finest Savoyard specialities.

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Aigueblanche

The Camping des Neiges offers a selection of caravan-style holiday homes, chalets and self-contained holiday flats for hire, as well as touring pitches for caravans, mobile homes or tents. Set in an magnificent tree-shaded park (400m / 1,312 ft altitude) and dominated by Savoie's majestic mountains, the Camping des Neiges provides extensive facilities to make your stay unforgettable.

The Camping des Neiges offers a selection of caravan-style holiday homes, chalets and self-contained holiday flats for hire, as well as touring pitches for caravans, mobile homes o... More info

Excenevex

Camping résidentiel, très fleuri, emplacements délimités par des haies et engazonnés. Drapeaux correspondant à l'origine du client. (3000 plants de fleurs).

Camping résidentiel, très fleuri, emplacements délimités par des haies et engazonnés. Drapeaux correspondant à l'origine du client. (3000 plants de fleurs).

Lac d'Annecy

Situé à 400 m de la rive du lac d’Annecy, le Camping Europa (194 emplacements) vous accueille au cœur d'un décor à couper le souffle. Sur place, de belles perspectives de détente s’offrent à vous avec notre magnifique espace aquatique et l’accès direct à la piste cyclable. De quoi garantir des instants de découvertes et d'amusements inoubliables ! Tout aussi proche, la plage aménagée, à 900 ... More info

Situé à 400 m de la rive du lac d’Annecy, le Camping Europa (194 emplacements) vous accueille au cœur d'un décor à couper le souffle. Sur place, de belles perspectives de détent... More info

Sciez sur Léman

Zwischen dem See und den Bergen in der Gemeinde Sciez sur Léman gelegen, empfangen wir Sie in einer ruhigen und grünen Umgebung. Unser Campingplatz bietet Ihnen geräumige, ebene, mit Gras bewachsene und schattige Stellplätze. Zudem vermieten wir sechs Mobilheime.

Zwischen dem See und den Bergen in der Gemeinde Sciez sur Léman gelegen, empfangen wir Sie in einer ruhigen und grünen Umgebung. Unser Campingplatz bietet Ihnen geräumige, ebene, m... More info

MASSONGY

Vous recherchez un endroit reposant calme et agréable en pleine nature ? Venez passer vos vacances à Massongy en Haute-Savoie. Le camping le _Nant des Mules_ vous accueillera dans son petit village de campagne, au bord du Lac Léman et au cœur des montagnes.

Vous recherchez un endroit reposant calme et agréable en pleine nature ? Venez passer vos vacances à Massongy en Haute-Savoie. Le camping le _Nant des Mules_ vous accueillera dans ... More info

Termignon la Vanoise

Camping situé à au coeur du village de Termignon qui est la plus grande commune du Parc National de la Vanoise et faisant partie de la vallée de la haute Maurienne. Le village de Termignon a su préserver ses coutumes et traditions agricoles (fabrication du bleu de Termignon).

Camping situé à au coeur du village de Termignon qui est la plus grande commune du Parc National de la Vanoise et faisant partie de la vallée de la haute Maurienne. Le village de T... More info

SAMOENS

Open year-round, located on the edge of the Giffre and the Lakes Dames, 700 metres from the village and its shops, leisure, basic heart our campsite has 196 flat and overhung, onsite 6.9 hectares.

Open year-round, located on the edge of the Giffre and the Lakes Dames, 700 metres from the village and its shops, leisure, basic heart our campsite has 196 flat and overhung, onsi... More info

Talloires

Charming camping with a surface of 1 hectare with 70 locations, closed to Talloires, along Annecy lake. There is so many activities inside the camp : take 100 % profit from the lake : swimming, farniente, pétanque...

Charming camping with a surface of 1 hectare with 70 locations, closed to Talloires, along Annecy lake. There is so many activities inside the camp : take 100 % profit from the lak... More info

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