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.

 

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.

90 campsite(s)

Camping - Caravaneige L'Oustalet

Chatel
9.58/10 (656 reviews)
L'Oustalet is situated at an altitude of 1200m. In a typical savoyard village that has been able to keep its authenticity with its old chalets and its pastoral agriculture. Between the Geneva lake, the Mont-Blanc and switzerland, the oustalet allows the discovery of picturesque tours, so different from one location to another in summer, and to discover the fabulous skiing domain of the 'Portes du ... More info
L'Oustalet is situated at an altitude of 1200m. In a typical savoyard village that has been able to keep its authenticity with its old chalets and its pastoral agriculture. Between the Geneva lake, th... More info
Indoor swimming pool Heated swimming pool Winter camping
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€ 166 € 462

Camping des Neiges

Aigueblanche
9.02/10 (49 reviews)
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 or tents. Set in an m... More info
Swimming pool Restaurant Winter camping
One week from
€ 150 € 360

Le Glacier d'Argentiere

Chamonix
the campsite is ideally situated 7 lm upstream from Chamonix Mont-Blanc,at the entrance of Argentière,the multiplehike-trails thatare startingjust beside the campsite...
the campsite is ideally situated 7 lm upstream from Chamonix Mont-Blanc,at the entrance of Argentière,the multiplehike-trails thatare startingjust beside the campsite...

Camping du Sierroz

Aix-Les-Bains
On the banks of the Lac du Bourget, in Savoie, discover the Camping du Sierroz. Bordered by the river which gives it its name, our campsite will seduce you with its peaceful environment while remaining close to the Grand Port and the town centre of Aix-les-Bains. During your stay, leave the car aside, everything is accessible by bike or on foot!
On the banks of the Lac du Bourget, in Savoie, discover the Camping du Sierroz. Bordered by the river which gives it its name, our campsite will seduce you with its peaceful environment while remainin... More info
Restaurant Wifi

Camping de l'Arbaz

novalaise

Welcome to Camping de l'Arbaz, a natural haven on the banks of Lake Aiguebelette.


Ideally located in the Savoyard front country, you can easily take advantage of numerous sporting or relaxing activities to discover it.


An atypical campsite with these two parts, one at the water's edge and the second high up facing the lake, it allows us to offer our customers t

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Welcome to Camping de l'Arbaz, a natural haven on the banks of Lake Aiguebelette.


Ideally located in the Savoyard front country, you can easily take advantage of numerous sporting

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Camping La Chapelle Saint Claude

Talloires
9.29/10 (512 reviews)

The campsite La Chapelle Saint Claude is situated right by the waterside of Lake Annecy, in an extraordinary environment between the lake and the surrounding mountains. The campsite is located on the sunny side of the lake in the charming little town of Talloires, which is only about 13km from Annecy. A very peaceful and family-oriented campsite with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The campsite La Chapelle Saint Claude is situated right by the waterside of Lake Annecy, in an extraordinary environment between the lake and the surrounding mountains. The campsite is located on

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Wifi
One week from
€ 211 € 315

Huttopia Bourg Saint-Maurice

Bourg-Saint-Maurice
On the road to the Les Arcs resort, the Huttopia Bourg-Saint-Maurice campsite is the destination for sportsmen and nature lovers. Its location close to the prestigious passes and resorts of the Haute-Tarentaise is unique. Outdoor activities and magnificent landscapes are on the agenda. At the end of the day? Enjoy the swimming pool with a view of the summits! Huttopia Bourg-Saint-Maurice campsite,... More info
On the road to the Les Arcs resort, the Huttopia Bourg-Saint-Maurice campsite is the destination for sportsmen and nature lovers. Its location close to the prestigious passes and resorts of the Haute-... More info
Swimming pool Restaurant Wifi
One week from
€ 153.30 € 504
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