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Colors of Albertville - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Albertville, France Albertville is a popular winter resort in France. It lies in the northern part of the Savoy department, at the confluence of the rivers Izer and Shez. In 1992, Albertville was the major sports center and hosted the Winter Olympic Games, as well as the most convenient transport hub for trips to the resorts located at the foot of Mont Blanc massif. Albertville is a famous local ski resort but is little known beyond French borders. Since the mountains here are relatively low, it doesn't stop the French themselves coming here to live in quite familiar "flat" conditions and ride on the best slopes of Megeve and Paradiski.
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
Albertville resort is also a well-known cultural center. Local people respect and observe numerous interesting traditions and customs, as far as consider their culture very attractive and original. And that is true! Despite the fact that the national cuisine is not distinguished by the abundance of complex dishes, the art of cooking is treated with great attention here. The most important meal for residents is lunch. By tradition, you need to start it with a meat platter. The house owners, when inviting guests to dinner, serve the festive table with a large dish filled with lard, jerked beef, and slices of black bread.
No less popular dish, which is now known far beyond Albertville, is the fondue. Even if the original fondue recipe is quite complicated, you can try its simplest version in one of the local restaurants. Local people of Albertville are the real gourmets of traditional French wine. That's why, after a great ski pastime, they prefer to warm themselves with a delicious mulled wine, which is also a popular national drink. Residents call it "warm wine". In each restaurant and cafe, you will certainly be offered a mug of mulled wine, as far as there is simply no other way to keep warm after skiing. Copyright
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
Many tourists aim to organize their trip to Albertville on Christmas Eve. The fact is that the New Year holidays are always celebrated very magnificently here. For several weeks, the streets of the city are decorated with bright illuminations, lights, and festive decorations. Local people love to project and arrange solemn processions for the holiday. For example, in the evening you will be impressed by bright traditional pyrotechnic shows. In the afternoon, go to the main square and enjoy fairs and musical performances. The most anticipated festive event is the orchestra marches held along the streets of the city. On New Year's Eve, everyone is looking forward to the appearance of Santa Claus on the main city square. This is the best part of the holiday for children, as far as he presents nice gifts and sweets to them. In turn, children show him handmade ice figures and snowy cities.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Albertville
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Visitation, Annecy, 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Annecy, 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Joseph des Fins, Annecy, 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales, Chambéry, 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Belley, 54.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, Genève, 60.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Château de Charbonnières' Savoie, 17 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Miolans' Savoie, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Albertville and around

Flower Clock in the English Garden

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
You can admire the flower clock in the English Garden in summer. Florists use more than 6 500 flowers to create a dial. Every month, new flowers are planted, so the clock looks special during each of the summer months. At the time of opening, the flower clock in Geneva was the largest in the world. Over the time, it lost its leading position, but the clock mechanism is still considered one of the superb. For local residents, this structure is a matter of national pride, as the author of the project was the world-renowned scientist Carl Linnaeus. … Read further

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
A pleasant surprise will wait for visitors at the top; there you will see a multi-level observation deck with comfortable seating areas and cozy cafes. The open wooden platform acts as a viewing point; it features interconnected tunnels and passages carved directly into the rock. The uppermost area is at an altitude of 3842 meters; it is about 70 meters above the floor. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Albertville

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Albertville. Learn the best periods to visit Albertville to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Albertville. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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