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Are you planning a stay or a weekend in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and more precisely in Savoie? But you don't know in which area to go ? Between Aix-les-Bains, Albertville, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Chambéry, Courchevel, Samoëns...you have a lot of choices. This part of France is full of nuggets such as the Bourget lake, the Aiguebelette lake, the San Bernado pass, famous 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 Savoie.
Because you will enjoy a wide access to exclusive services of excellence, you will experience pure moments of relaxation with incomparable softness. Courchevel is a place that generates intense emotions, where you will forge unforgettable memories with the accents of snowy peaks.Book
Extend your stay or your weekend in Savoie by discovering the activities available near your spa hotel. By choosing a hotel accommodation with spa, you are guaranteed to spend restful and soothing nights. We reveal a panel of offers, places to discover, walks, lakes, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants and unusual activities. Aix-les-Bains, Albertville, Chambéry, Le Bourget-du-Lac...here are some ideas of cities full of activities and spa hotels for a weekend or a stay.
For a nice romantic getaway, we recommend you to sail for an afternoon on the lake of Bourget or to let yourself be seduced by a paddle session on the lake of Aiguebelette. Otherwise, take a little more height and leave for a magnificent trip in the air in a paraglider from the Col du Revard and let yourself be amazed by the beauty of the landscape. You will fly over Aix-les-Bains and the Bourget lake and you will have a breathtaking view of the Mont-Blanc and Chartreuse mountains.
The department of Savoie has some very nice gastronomic addresses. We advise you to schedule a candlelight lunch or dinner in Michelin starred restaurants. The Lamartine* restaurant or the Atmosphère in Bourget-du-Lac*, the 1947 in Cheval Blanc*** in Courchevel or the Atelier d'Edmond** in Val-d'Isère promise you exceptional cuisine. To guarantee a place in these establishments, don't forget to make a reservation a few weeks before your trip.
Weather permitting, hit the slopes of major ski resorts such as Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens or Les Ménuires.
Escape to the department of Savoie and to a luxury spa hotel for an unforgettable stay. Villages, cities of character, lakes, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants, ski resorts... you will find what you like. It's time to live wonderful moments by choosing the activities that we are now revealing to you.
The department of Savoie is ideal for wellness thanks to its lakes, its thermal baths and its magnificent spa hotels in the style of mountain chalets. The spa hotels in Aix-les-Bains such as the Golden Tulip Aix les Bains Hotel & Spa, the Adelphia Hotel or the Les Suites du Lac Hotel offer you comfortable rooms facing the Bourget Lake. You will also find in these establishments, remarkable spa areas with fitness rooms, saunas, hammams, swimming pools and treatment rooms.
Other spa hotels in Savoie such as I.LY. Hotels in La Rosière, the 4 star luxury hotel Alparena in La Rosière, the Ecrin Blanc Resort in Courchevel, the Neige et Roc hotel in Samoëns or the Mercure Brides-les-Bains Grand Hôtel Des Thermes offer you unique temples of well-being. On the program you will find numerous facilities such as whirlpools, swimming pools, saunas, hammams, treatment rooms and massage areas.
Otherwise, other than spa hotels, we suggest you continue your relaxation break in the thermal baths of Savoie. Among them, we advise you to go to the thermal baths of Bride-les-Bains, Challes-les-eaux, Léchère-les-Bains or the thermal baths of Marlioz in Aix-les-Bains. You will benefit from numerous treatments such as whirlpool baths, massages, wraps and will enjoy all the therapeutic virtues of water.
This department with its many riches is full of activities. Whether you are a couple or not, with friends or family, you are bound to find what you like, not far from your spa hotel.
The department of Savoie with its rich and precious history is full of heritage wonders.
Discover Savoie in a different way by going on a tour of its various castles. We suggest you to visit the fortresses anchored in the history of Savoy like the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, the castle of Miolans or the castle of Thomas II.
Let's continue this beautiful luxurious escapade in sumptuous communes of Savoy. We strongly advise you to go to Bonneval-sur-Arc, the only village in Savoie holding the title of the most beautiful villages of France. Perched at the end of the Maurienne valley, it is an authentic Savoyard village, where time seems to have stopped. But others are also worth a visit. Stroll in Hauteluce, Beaufort, in the village of Chanaz on the Savières canal, in Conflans or in the medieval village of Albertville.
Finally, don't miss the largest ski area in Savoie, the famous 3 valleys area. Although it has 600 kilometers of slopes, it promises to immerse you in a luxurious and magical interlude. Mountain chalets, luxury hotels and wellness activities will be available in all the resorts that make up this immense area.
For a stay or a weekend in Savoie, not far from the department of Lyon, we advise you to go to the city of Aix-les-Bains and its surroundings. For your accommodation, book a night or more at the Golden Tulip d'Aix-les-Bains, a 4 star spa hotel. By opting for this establishment, you will benefit from a spa area of no less than 1000 m² with indoor pool, steam rooms, sauna, Swedish shower, Jacuzzis, treatment rooms and much more. Also, according to the opinion of our community and the average score obtained by Tripadvisor customers, this spa hotel is a must for its quality / price ratio and its positioning.
After your arrival in Aix-les-Bains, we advise you to discover the treasures of the Alpine Riviera. In the morning, go for a walk along the Lac du Bourget, visit the Faure Museum or go up to the Belvédère du Mont Revard to enjoy a breathtaking 360° view on the Mont-Blanc and the Alps. At noon, have lunch at the Estrade restaurant or at the 59 Restaurant. Then go sailing on the Lac du Bourget which is the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France. From your boat, you will discover the Hautecombe abbey, the wild banks, the breathtaking landscapes and huge mountains. After a busy day, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa area of your hotel. Relax in a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna or indulge in a treatment or massage. Finally, to end your day, go to the Casino Grand Cercle in the heart of Aix-les-Bains.
For your second day in Savoie, we suggest you drive a few kilometers to discover small villages like Chanaz, nicknamed the Savoyard Venice. For a day, go through this city of character with authentic charm and stroll along the canal, visit the Gallo-Roman Museum with its unique pottery or the walnut oil mill and the burnery. If you like good coffee, you can taste an exceptional coffee at the roaster's.
Savoie is the ideal department for a wellness, romantic and luxurious stay because of its mountains, the presence of the Alps, its beautiful chalets, its lakes, its ski resorts and its beautiful cities like Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry and Albertville. Nevertheless, this Savoyard department is so rich that we can't be exhaustive on the numerous outdoor activities and beautiful 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. However, if you are looking for a department nestled in the Alps, we recommend the Haute-Savoie, the sublime resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or the sumptuous lake of Annecy. But one thing is sure, you will discover magnificent spa hotels with the look of a mountain chalet.
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