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Are you planning a stay or a weekend in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and more precisely in Haute-Savoie? But you don't know in which area to go ? Between Annecy, Avoriaz, Morzine, Megève, la Roche-sur-Foron, Bonneville, Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains, the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley, Thonon-les-Bains, Passy, La Clusaz, you are spoilt for choice. This part of France is full of nuggets such as Lake Annecy, Lake Leman, ski resorts, beautiful gastronomic restaurants and especially sublime spa hotels.
So discover without further ado our selection of must-do's for lovers. Romanticism, well-being and luxury will be the key words of your escapade in Haute-Savoie.
In a postcard setting with a multitude of nautical and terrestrial pleasures, we invite you to create unforgettable memories for the whole family. An exceptional address, cherished by artists and celebrities alike for its setting and its cultural imprint.Book
In the heart of Les Gets, at the foot of the slopes, the Chalet Hotel, Tapiaz & Spa welcomes you in the same spirit of authenticity and conviviality. La Marmotte is a generous and cosy family home, which combines tradition and modern comfort to the delight of its guests.Book
Take advantage of your stay or your weekend in Haute-Savoie to organize activities near your spa hotel. By choosing a hotel accommodation with spa, you are guaranteed to spend a stay of total disconnection and to benefit from a prestigious service. We reveal a panel of offers, places to discover, walks, lakes, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants and unusual activities. Annecy, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Megève, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains...here are some ideas of towns or villages that are full of activities and spa hotels for a weekend or a stay.
For a beautiful romantic getaway in this undeniably charming area, we recommend you to sail on the most beautiful lakes such as Lake Geneva or Lake Annecy, one of the purest lakes in Europe. For another bucolic walk, go to the Lac Vert in Passy, the Lac de Montriond, the Lac aux Dames and the Lac Bleu in Morillon.
The department of Haute-Savoie has some very nice gastronomic addresses. Since 2021, no less than 11 Michelin starred restaurants are located in the four corners of Lake Annecy. You will have the choice between a meal in Talloires-Montmin, by the lake, in the fabulous Auberge du Père Bise***** of Jean Sulpice, or a candlelight dinner in the double starred restaurant Le Clos du Sens, in Annecy, unless you prefer to discover the cuisine of Yoann Conte at the Maison Bleue***** of Veyrier-du-Lac. But Annecy is not the only city to have starred restaurants. This is also the case in Megève, where you can taste the cuisine of the three Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut in his restaurant Le Flocon du Sel, and we also recommend La Table de l'Alpaga with its two stars and its breathtaking view of the Megève resort. For a drink in an exceptional setting, we recommend the magnificent bar of the Palace de Menthon. The decoration of the place combining neoclassical and art deco style will remind you of the Belle Epoque.
On sunny days, if you want to enjoy the lake and a charming hotel with a recent spa, book your stay at the Beau Site hotel in Talloires. The hotel's grounds slope gently down to the lake and the hotel has a motorboat that can take you into town or around the lake.
To get a bit of height, head for Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the town at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. There you can walk through its beautiful center, climb the Aiguille du Midi, discover the Mer de Glace, the Dard and Bérard waterfalls or walk through the Gorges de la Diosaz. If you are looking for an activity that will give you timeless memories, we recommend you to take a helicopter flight over the Mont-Blanc. A breathtaking view of the Alps and the Chamonix valley awaits you.
Escape to the department of Haute-Savoie and a luxury spa hotel to experience unforgettable stays. Mountain villages, medieval cities, lakes and castles, starred gastronomic restaurants...you get the picture, you have a lot of choices. It's time to live magnificent moments by opting for the activities that we are now revealing to you.
The department of Haute-Savoie is conducive to wellness thanks to its many lakes, ski resorts and especially its magnificent spa hotels in the mountain chalet style.
The spa hotels in Annecy such as the Impérial Palace or the Rivage Hôtel & Spa offer you unique wellness temples in a majestic setting. Indeed, depending on the establishment you choose, you will find an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna or Scandinavian sauna, sensory shower and treatment rooms.
Other spa hotels in La Clusaz such as Au coeur du Village, the St-alban hotel & spa, the Excelsior Chamonix Hotel & Spa, the Granges d'en Haut in Chamonix les Houches, the Black Bass Hotel provide you with outstanding relaxation areas. Treatments, massages, jacuzzi, fitness room, hammam...you will find what you like.
If you are in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, try QC Terme Chamonix. This spa located in the heart of nature offers you a breathtaking view of the Alps. You will enjoy a relaxing jewel of no less than 3000 m² with an infinity pool, thermal relaxation rooms and much more.
This department with its many riches is full of activities. Whether you're a couple or not, with friends or family, you're bound to find what you like, not far from your spa hotel.
This department is full of treasures and heritage wonders.
Admire sumptuous castles like the Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, the Château de Ripaille in Thonon-les-Bains or the Château de Montrottier.
Continue your escapade in the most beautiful villages of Haute-Savoie. The medieval village of Alby-Chéran, the village of Samoëns, Megève, Ivoires, Abondance and Cordon will plunge you into a chic and magical atmosphere.
Finally, if you are a skier, take a trip down the slopes of the famous ski resorts of Avoriaz and Morzine, which are part of the Portes du Soleil ski area. You will discover real little corners of paradise with beautiful chalets.
For a stay or a weekend in Savoie, not far from the Rhône department and Geneva, we advise you to go to the city of Annecy and its surroundings. For your accommodation, we can propose you to spend one night or more in one of the rooms or suites of the Impérial Palace, a 4 star spa hotel. By opting for this establishment, you are guaranteed to live an enchanted interlude in a natural environment. Indeed, this spa hotel located at the foot of the Alps will offer you an unobstructed view of Lake Annecy and high quality services. Find in their space Le Cristal Spa of 600m², hammam, sauna, shower experience and treatment rooms. Also, according to the opinion of our community and the average score obtained by Tripadvisor customers, this spa hotel is ideal.
Discover the treasures of the city of the Venice of the Alps. In the morning, wander through the cobbled streets of the old town, past the colorful buildings, along the lakes and don't forget to stop at the famous Pont des Amours. If you are curious and want to learn more about the history of this area, go to the Musée-Château d'Annecy, a former fortified castle. The lunch break is coming. We suggest you book a table at the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant La Rotonde des Trésoms. You will discover a menu elaborated with care by the chef Eric PROWALSKI. But above all, you will taste exceptional dishes, from the dining room overlooking the city and the lake. After your invigorating break, take a boat trip or a bike ride around the lake to discover the magnificent towns bordering the lake such as Talloires, Veyrier-du-Lac, Duingt, Menthon-Saint-Bernard. Otherwise, for more sportive activities and offering breathtaking views on Annecy, we recommend you to take a paragliding flight over the lake from the Col de la Forclaz or to do the Mont-Veyrier hike. Finally, after this beautiful and busy day, allow yourself a relaxing break in the wellness center of your spa. You will end your afternoon by lounging in a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna or by letting yourself be tempted by a treatment or a massage.
For your second day in Haute-Savoie, we propose you to discover the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley. Once there, stroll through the center of this small flowery town surrounded by snow-capped mountains. At noon, immerse yourself in the Savoyard atmosphere by having lunch at La Calèche, a restaurant with an authentic decor. You will taste typical Savoyard dishes such as raclette or fondue. In the afternoon, take the Aiguille du Midi cable car and enjoy the beauty of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Don't miss the Pas dans le vide experience. If you are looking for a relaxing activity, we recommend you to go to QC terme Chamonix. This spa is nestled in the middle of nature facing the magnificent mountains and the Mont Blanc massif. More than 30 wellness activities such as a sensory course, massages and treatments, an infinity pool, thermal relaxation rooms and much more await you in this 3000m² jewel. Another favorite of our editors is the spa at the fabulous Mont Blanc Chamonix hotel *****. The treatment menu is signed by Clarins. Right in the center of the resort, this hotel with its undeniable charm is a gentle and romantic interlude from which it is difficult to leave.
Haute-Savoie is a department that lends itself par excellence to a stay of well-being, romance and luxury because of its mountains, the presence of the Alps, its pretty chalets, its lakes, its ski resorts and its magnificent cities such as Annecy, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Evian-les-Bains or Thonon-les-Bains. Nevertheless, this Savoyard department is so rich that we cannot be exhaustive on the numerous outdoor activities and the magnificent places to discover. Because yes, there are plenty of them. This will be the occasion to come back to this beautiful department of France and book a night or more in a room or suite of other spa hotels like the Black Bass Hotel, the St-alban hotel & spa, the Granges d'en Haut in Chamonix les Houches.
Many spa hotels in Haute-Savoie can welcome families. We think in particular of the Royal Evian Hotel and Les Granges d’en Haut for an original proposal. Also, the city of Annecy hosts every year the animation festival, the opportunity to stay with your family at the Impérial Palace or the Rivage Hôtel & Spa!
Since you are looking for the most beautiful stars in Haute-Savoie, you should know that "La Table d’Armante", a three-starred gastronomic restaurant in the Armancette spa hotel, is a must in the region. Also in the mountains, the Royal Evian Hotel offers 3 different cuisines, one of which is starred.
As the largest mountain region in Europe, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is full of spa hotels close to a ski resort. In Haute-Savoie, the spa hotel La Marmotte is located at the foot of the slopes. Just like the spa hotel Au Cœur du Village which benefits from a privileged location in the center of one of the best ski resorts in France!
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