Visit Chambery

Chambery, a taste of Italy

"If there is a little city in the world where one can enjoy the sweetness of life in an pleasant and secure society, it is Chambery"
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Modern and active, the city of Chambery is proud of its past as the Capital of Savoy. Chambery has retained, thanks to its history, a strong connection with Italy and an intense cultural life. The town has been able to develop whilst favouring a sweet quality of life.

Feel the Italian atmosphere of the Old Town, with its maze of hidden alleyways, its pedestrian streets ideal for a leisurely stroll and its coloured Sardinian-style facades...

Do you know that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived in Chambéry many years ? Follow the path of the famous philosopher through the city, from the Castle of theDukes of Savoy to the Charmettes Museum...

Discoverthe History and the culture of Chambery and Savoy, or learn about the mountains and the Natural Parks of the region in the city’s museums: the Savoy Museum, the Cordon House, the Fine Arts Museum, the Parks and Mountain Centre, the Eureka Gallery...

Have a taste of the city gourmet specialities: Vermouth, pasta, Savoy cheeses and wines as well as chocolates, more particularly chocolate truffles, invented in Chambery in 1895, Savoy cake...

Take a breath of fresh air while enjoying the landscapes and many possibilities ofwalking and hiking around Chambery: the Bauges and Chartreuse Regional Parks,the vineyards of the Combe de Savoie, the Bourget Lake...

Enjoy also the numerous events taking place all year round in Chambery: Music Festivals, Savoy Fair, Comics Festival...

Getting here

By car:
Chambery is served by the highways A41 (Geneva - Grenoble) and A43 (Lyon - Frejus Tunnel), exits 14 to 20.
Distance from major cities:

  • Annecy: 50km
  • Grenoble: 57km
  • Geneva: 86km
  • Lyon: 109km
  • Chamonix : 141km
  • Turin: 207km
  • Marseille : 330km
  • Paris : 568km

By train:
Chambery – Challes les Eaux Railway Station (External link) , daily TGV connections with Paris (3h).

By plane:
Chambery Savoie Airport (External link) 10km away.
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (External link) 87km away.
Geneva Cointrin Airport (External link) 88km away.


Office de Tourisme de Chambéry
5 bis place du Palais de Justice - 73000 CHAMBERY
Tel : +33 (0)4 79 33 42 47 - Fax : +33 (0)4 79 85 71 39