With the summer in full swing, one way to beat the heat is to take a trip to the picturesque French department of Savoie. Famed for its landscape, cuisine, and Les Arcs ski holidays, Savoie is the place to be for both thrill-seekers or for those just looking to unwind. Here are some things you can do in this winter wonderland:
Fun things to do
Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Savoie is easily accessible via trains or shuttles. Being at the heart of the French Alps means this department is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. Savoie is also famous for cycling. Plenty of cyclists come through this region as part of the annual Tour de France.
For food lovers, Savoie has a lot to offer. The department is famous for their many varieties of high-quality cheese. Food lovers are in for a heady experience trying out the abondance, chevrotin, Emmental de Savoie, Raclette de Savoie, Tamié, Tome des Bauges, the Beaufort, Reblochon and much more. You can also try some of these famous Savoie dishes:
Diots – a sausage spiced with nutmeg.
Tartiflette – gratin with potatoes and their famous Reblochon cheese.
Raclette – melted cheese with potatoes, delicatessen meat and cornichons. A famous Savoie speciality.
Cheese Fondue – made with Beaufort and Emmental de Savoie cheese.
Savoy Cake – a light dessert made from eggs, sugar, lemon zest, flour and potato flour.
Savoie is the perfect place to be to beat the summer heat. Whether you’re after the adrenaline rush from winter sports or a one of a kind food trip, Savoie is the place for you.