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Chambery, experience the unforgettable in the french Alps Mountains

Chambery, in the Rhone-Alpes region in the southeast of France, is home to the impressive Castle of the Dukes of Savoy, founded in the 11th Century. Stroll through the pretty cobbled streets in the fresh Alpine air, soak up the atmosphere at the lively Place St-Leger and don’t miss the quirky Elephant Fountain.

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Enjoy wandering in the charming old town of the historic capital of Savoie. You will be intrigued by many splendid old mansions that belonged to the nobility of Savoie. Here and there, admire some magnificent indoor staircases and picturesque statues from the 19th century.

You can also visit the Saint François de Sales Cathedral which houses the widest trompe-l’oeil painted surface in Europe. If you wish to learn more about the history of Savoie, discover the Savoisien Museum located in the former Franciscan convent. The abundant gastronomy of Savoie offers among others the famous cheese fondue.

Above all, Chambery is one of the best ways for reaching the Alps mountains by train.

Chambéry station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Chambéry.

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    Not bad trip |
    "The train is simple but did what i wanted and took me to my destination "

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    Nice trip |
    "It was nice, the train was clean and comfortable also the stuff at the rail station were helpful. "

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    Easy and Comfortable |
    "Train was on time, not too crowded and quick. "

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    Smooth trip |
    "This was our first experience of European rail and was very positive. Fast, efficient and relaxing. No problems "

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    Evertything worked |
    "I think it was a good idea to book the tickets in advance - the system at the train stations can be confusing. We had the print at the station option, and managed to make it work. "

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    uneventful |
    "The train ran on time and without issues. I was running late so didn't have time to get to first class cabin on the outside, and I wasn't about to lug my ski gear through the train (and wasn't sure which cabin it was on since seats were unallocated for some reason). Second class was absolutely fine though and even managed to find a power socket at one of the tables. "

  • Vey efficient way to travel |
    "We arrived at Chambery Airport got a taxi to Chambery train station for our onwards journey to Moutier then onto Courchevel. The outward train was cancelled due to a French train strike. However we managed to get another train to Moutier. On arrival at Moutier we go a bus up the mountain to Courchevel. All went well "

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    Nice ride |
    "The connecting train was not crowded so we enjoyed the ride. "

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    Un sueño hecho realidad,  |
    "Muchas gracias, todo fue tal como lo soñé. Muy lindo. Puntuales. Buena atención. Excelente travesía . Felicidades. "

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    Good service with snacks |
    "Good service with snacks and drinks. "

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