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Nowadays Chambery is a small town, which houses a battalion of French Alpine shooters. Sewing factories have become the basis of the local industry long ago. The trip from Paris takes less than 3 hours on a beautiful scenic area.
Elephants in the famous fountain located in this town are the main attraction of this place. Narrow medieval streets of the old town will delight the soul of tourists who adore European architecture. Chambery prefecture is located in the ducal palace of the XIV century. Pavement made of cobbles and lanterns perfectly complement the architecture of buildings. The Holy Chapel, which is built in the gothic style, is the location of a carillon, which is considered the largest one in the Old World (70 bells). Hundreds of tourists come here every Saturday just to hear their lovely chime.
Just like any city in France, Chambery has the usual "set" of museums. Here you will find a house-museum of famous Rousseau, as well as such museums as Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts) and Musee Savoisien (Museum of Savoy).The latter offers the exposition devoted to household objects and primitive paintings that are typical for the medieval Savoy. Tourists may also find much interesting in visiting Church of Notre-Dame built in 1636 and made in the Doric style, Nivola Cross and Arcade de Boigne. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Most of the unique attractions of Chambery are located on the territory of the Old Town. Here, you can see the magnificent Church of Sant Francesc de Sales. The history of its founding is very interesting. The church was built on the difficult marshlands. The solid foundation was constructed for the building not to be destroyed. Most of the funds collected for the church construction were allocated exactly to the foundation. The main value of the old church is the organ that was installed here right after the opening. It is considered one of the best in the region.
Chambery  ( Savoia ) , cancellata dellhotel Chateauneuf de Castagnery , nella Vecchia Chambery  - on Explore 21 dicembre 2013  #83 The main attribute of the excursion is the visiting of the old Dukes of Savoy Castle built in the 13th century. Today, the entire territory of the castle is open for tourists. Its guests have an opportunity to visit the nooks of the castle. This has become world-famous thanks to the fact that once it housed the legendary shroud of Jesus Christ that then was transferred to Turin.
Another interesting monument is Saint-Pierre-de-Lemenc Church that is considered as the oldest building in Chambery. The history of the church began in the 6th century. For hundreds of years, it had been repeatedly destroyed and then restored again and again. The historical building suffered the latest widespread destruction in the period of the Second World War. It is a miracle that the church has preserved its invaluable artifacts after hundreds of years of its history. Today, its visitors can admire old stained glass windows and unique medieval frescoes. Near the church, there is the old cemetery. At one time, the most senior city residents were buried here.
In the warm season, one of the most popular places chosen by local people and tourists for recreation is the Verne Park. The place where it is located has a rich and interesting history. Once, there was only the boulevard buried in trees. In the Middle Ages, knight tournaments were held in this small boulevard. During the ruling of Napoleon III, the fascinating park was set up here. Like many other districts of Chambery, this one was significantly damaged in the period of the Second World War. Fortunately, in the post-war period, the park was fully remade.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Chambery
♥   Castle 'Château de ducs de Savoie' Savoie, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Bâtie-Seyssel' Savoie, 4.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Comtes de Luxembourg' Moselle, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Les Marches' Savoie, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Thomas II' Savoie, 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Chambery
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vercors' , 86.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Jura' , 89.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 115.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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

La Grave Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The entertainment infrastructure of the resort is not so well developed. In La Grave, there are no nightclubs or restaurants open until the late night. The local conditions for the sports entertainment are simply excellent. La Grave will please the mountaineers and even the divers who can enjoy the ice diving on Lake Besson. The health resort is also interesting from a historical point of view. Some of its alleyways have retained the unchanging appearance for several years. … Read further

L'Alpe d'Huez

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Although the health resort is incredibly required by the professional athletes, it also suits the beginners. In addition, the health resort has the excellent conditions and for the disabled skiers. In the health resort there are 85 ski lifts, two beautiful snow parks and a lot of entertainment facilities, so you can organize an exciting holiday to any taste. You can also visit the spa in summer. At this time of year, he attracts many cyclists. … Read further
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