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    Chambéry (UK: / ˈ ʃ ɒ̃ b ə r i /, US: / ˌ ʃ ɒ̃ b eɪ ˈ r iː /, French: [ʃɑ̃beʁi]; Arpitan: Chambèri) is the prefecture and largest city of the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France.

    • Old Town. A functioning university town and not just an outdoor museum, the compact core of Chambéry is most people’s idea of the perfect old town. It’s not very large, but you could wander for hours without feeling like you’ve quite seen it all.
    • Place Saint-Léger. Despite its name, Place Saint-Léger is more of a long street than a city square, and is Chambéry’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. Along its length the street opens out to large areas with restaurant and cafe seating, then tapering to just a few metres across, and is paved all along with pink granite.
    • Fontaine des Éléphants. On many postcards and possibly Chambéry’s main identifier, the Fontaine des Éléphants dates to 1838 and is listed as a French historical monument.
    • Chambéry Cathedral. Although quite small the city’s cathedral still has much to recommend it. Most noticeable is the interior which has some 6,000 square metres of extravagant Italian trompe l’oeil painting, the largest ensemble in Europe and composed in stages in the 1800s.
  2. Visit Chambery (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France) Photo Gallery Book hotels, flights, car hire. Chambery is an attractive and lively town in the Savoie department of the Rhone Alps, about 50 kilometres north of Grenoble. The city has a long history linked with that of nearby Italy, and the Dukes of Savoy and Chambery only became a permanent part ...

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    • Ville Ancienne. Chambéry's medieval Old Town reveals its beauty gradually. Rush through its lanes and you risk missing hidden courtyards, murals and well-preserved 14th-…
    • Cathédrale St-François de Sales. All is not as it seems inside Chambéry's 15th-century Franciscan cathedral, decorated with 6000 sq metres of trompe l’œil painting.
    • Château des Ducs de Savoie. Medieval walls, Gothic tracery, trompe l'oeil detailing…Chambéry's château has acquired a wealth of styles since its founding in the 11th century.
    • Fontaine des Éléphants. With its four carved elephants, this 17.6m-high fountain looks like the model for an old Indian postage stamp. It was sculpted in 1838 in honour of…
  3. Chambéry, town, capital of Savoie département, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région, southeastern France. It lies in the Leysse Valley between the massifs of Beauges and La Grande Chartreuse, northeast of Grenoble. The Roman station of Lemincum gave its name to the Rock of Lémenc, which overlooks the town on the north.

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  4. Oct 21, 2019 · Things to Do in Chambery, France: See Tripadvisor's 32,670 traveler reviews and photos of Chambery tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Chambery. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  5. Chambéry. An exceptional setting: Ideally placed, is Chambéry city gate 3 parks: Vanoise National Park and Regional Parks Bauges and Chartreuse. The city inaugurated in 2006 a House of Parks and Mountain. The Chambéry environment also offers many possibilities with water lakes Bourget Aiguebelette...

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