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Summer in Savoy, French Alps

The Savoy department is a land of magnificent mountains, flower-filled meadows, crystal clear lakes and lush green forests. Peppered with tiny hamlets and beautiful towns, it’s the perfect post-lockdown holiday destination. Uncrowded, wide open spaces, unpolluted and beautiful…

Why we love summer in the French Alps

Sunshine. The average temperature in July and August in Savoy is 26˚C, perfect for a sunny vacation.

Mountains: Mont Blanc, need we say more. The sight of this striking mountain is enough to make your soul soar. The Savoy Alps range is vast with the highest peak being Pointe de la Grande Casse, part of the Vanoise National Park.

Activities galore from horse riding to hiking, hang-gliding (those views!) swimming in the clear lakes, canoeing, mountain biking, roller-skiing and cycling on roads used in the Tour de France. And a whole lot more. Or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of this region.

Great gastronomy

Savoy is famous for its cheese and dairy products produced in lush pastures. Fresh fish from the lakes and mountain streams, game from the forests and mushrooms from the woods. Orchards are planted with cherry, apple, pear and walnut trees, strawberries and raspberries grow abundantly in the glades. And there’s wine too! The wines of the Savoy have a long history, predominantly white wine but you’ll also find some local reds and even a delicious crémant de Savoie.

Towns and villages

Historic cities and resorts: Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Cambery and Albertville are just a few of the beautiful towns you’ll find in Savoy. The ski resorts turn into a summer playground, and at the resort of Courchevel there’s heaps to do with festivals throughout the summer.

Villages that are so pretty you need to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. Faverges with its wonderful Wednesday street market. Thones, where you can visit a Reblochon cheese farm and taste the delicious fromage at source. Talloires on Lake Annecy with its picturesque town. The choice is huge. Le Grand Bornand with its gorgeous chocolate box pretty chalets and views over the surrounding countryside. And lovely La Clusaz. There are just so many lovely villages that you’ll always want to return to this area to discover more.

Outstanding natural beauty, friendly folk and a wealth of activities make Savoy an idea sunshine, summer destination.

Check out our holiday home listings in Savoy here. Gorgeous chalets and gites. From a luxury stay with a pool, to a cosy just for 2 chalet. It’s the perfect location for a wonderful holiday and the summer break you crave…