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Albertville Albertville is a small town located in mountains in the South-East of the country. This town is widely known as a high quality ski resort and a cultural center. It was founded by Charles Albert, the king of Scandinavia, in 1836. Earlier a small medieval village was located on the territory of modern Albertville. Nowadays only several ancient buildings remind of that fact. Albertville was founded on the crossing of important trading paths that connected Italy, France, and Sweden. The town got international fame and acknowledgement after Winter Olympic Games that took place there in 1992.
After a tiresome, and at the same time exciting ski activities in one of the best winter resorts in France, spend a couple of hours in Albertville clubs and pubs. This small city offers its … Open
In order to conduct all competitions, a series of large sports objects, stadiums, and ice palaces were built in Albertville. Nowadays these facilities are one of the most important advantages for tourists. Albertville is also a wonderful destination for sportsmen as here they will find excellent conditions for ski sport; there are several snowboard routes here, and newbies can always attend one of numerous ski schools.
The banks of the Arly River are considered the most picturesque region of the town. The best and newest hotels and restaurants are built along the river. Each hotel in Albertville is equipped with a ski lift that rides tourists to the beginning of ski slopes. Depending on your skill level you can select routes for beginners or more advanced lines. When you get tired of skiing, it’s high time to visit one of numerous cafes and restaurants located in the mountains. Here you will be able to have rest and warm yourself. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Travelers won’t experience difficulties while choosing the suitable hotel for rest in Albertville. The most elegant and prestigious hotel in the city is Le Roma. It occupies a complex … Open
Albertville offers wide range of resting activities for all categories of tourists. Shopping fans must visit the center of Albertville, where the most famous shopping streets are. Zara, Boucheron, Garrard, and Binatone trading centers are usually the most popular among visitors. If you seek historical sights, take a walk in a piedmont region, where you can see old streets and find the most beautiful medieval buildings.
The European square is a great starting point for excursions, as it is located in the heart of the city. On this square is the old Town Hall building, which was done in the late 19th century. It is considered to be a vivid example of the neoclassical style. In recent years, close to the town hall were built a few original buildings in "antique" style, which now feature popular restaurants and shops. Together with the old town hall, these buildings form an incredibly spectacular architectural ensemble. 
Nearby is another interesting historical site - the Palace of Justice which resembles a real medieval castle through its shape. This beautiful palace was built entirely of stone, since the construction of its appearance has not changed at all. 
Albertville Mandatory part of the excursion program should be to visit the Saracen tower. it was built in the 12th century and was part of a fortifications complex. This tower is one of the few historical buildings available for visits in the whole city and its surroundings. At its top is equipped with a great viewing platform from which the city is perfectly seen.
In Albertville restaurants, guests are invited to enjoy the fantastic Savoyard cuisine. At the same time, fans of other gastronomic directions can easily find a suitable place to relax. … Open
Conflent village in the vicinity of Albetville is very popular among those fond of taking historic tours, which is now officially recognized as one of the areas of the city. In this village you can see a lot of unique historical monuments, including houses, which were built in the 14th century. The village also has a beautiful central square, surrounded by medieval buildings. Most of the houses that can be seen today in the city were built in the 17th - 18th century. 
Albertville, France The most noticeable building is the Château Rouge, there is an interesting museum of art and history. The museum houses more than 2000 archaeological artefacts discovered in the village and its nearby surroundings, as well as other ancient works of art. Ideal place for hiking in Albertville is a historical street Gambetta, there is a beautiful neo-Gothic church waiting at the end. It is with the construction of the street once the construction of the city here today is a favourite tourist hotel Genis, as well as popular national restaurants and souvenir shops. The city was built around this specific street, and today features Genis Hotel, favoured by the tourists. Popular national restaurants and souvenir shops are in wide presence here too.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Albertville
♥   Castle 'Château de Tournon' Savoie, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Cornillon' Savoie, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Chantemerle' Savoie, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Montcharvin' Savoie, 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaufort' Savoie, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Albertville
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 58.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 75.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Jura' , 83.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 111 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Albertville from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Flower Clock in the English Garden

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Each year, the best florists, designers, gardeners, and watchmakers in Switzerland work on building the clock. Despite the fact that the flower installation on the shore of Lake Geneva has long given its leading position on the scale, it still possesses a kind of record. This clock has the longest second hand in the world. It’s also worth noting that the clock mechanism is electronic. In the coming years, experts expect to replace it with mechanical one and make a special window through which curious visitors will be able to observe the work of clock. … Read further

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Today, Val d'Isere is one of the most chic and expensive ski resorts in France and is aimed at the general public. In addition to the professional slopes you can also find several green ski slopes for beginners. The resort even fits the recreation with the young children. Those who visit Val d'Isere in search of nerve kitzel should choose the best ski slopes in the upper part of the resort. These steep and zigzag-shaped descents are found as to test their own courage and professionalism. … Read further
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