16 Best Chambery Tourist Spots And Things to do in Chambery (Travel Guide)

Last updated on October 30th, 2020 at 01:43 pm


Chambery tourist spots, things to do in Chambery

There are many things to do in Chambery. It will not one of the most touristic places in France like Paris and Nice. But we will write all Chambery tourist spots from beautiful churches and cathedrals in old town to day trips that you can visit around Chambery. Keep reading below our Chambery travel guide.

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CHAMBERY TRAVEL GUIDE

HOW TO GET TO CHAMBERY

There are daily buses and trains going to Chambery from Grenoble and from main of the places around. I went during my road trip from Grenoble to Chambery and it was around 1 hour driving. If you want to drive from North Spain will be around 6-7 hours driving depending where you are coming from.

BEST TIME TO VISIT CHAMBERY

Chambery is a small town that you can visit the whole year. In winter will be the best time for visiting Chambery if you are looking for Ski Resorts and similar activities.

While the weather during fall is still warm and dry, temperatures and room rates have dropped considerably compared to the peak season. So, the best time to visit this Chambery itinerary is actually from September to November.

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CHAMBERY ITINERARY DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL

There are many ways for exploring this Chambery itinerary. You can go walking around Chambery or getting public transportation for around 2€ a single bus ticket if you are visiting the lake. You can go by bicycle too and electric scooter since there are many ways for this.

There are meals in Chambery at local restaurants for as low as €10-15. Those who want to eat something a bit fancier can have a meal at a mid-range restaurant for around €20-40 or even less if you have someone to split the bill with. Dinner at a top restaurant in Chambery can go for €70-150.

There are all sorts of accommodations in Chambery. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Chambery can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Chambery. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Chambery with Agoda and Booking.

THINGS TO DO IN CHAMBERY AND CHAMBERY TOURIST SPOTS

1. Fontaine des Elephants

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Fontaine des Elephants was called before Column of Boigne. Nowdays is popular for the Elephants and is located in city center where I started to visit all the Chambery tourist spots from the most popular one in this little town.

2. Chateau des Ducs de Savoie

Chambery tourist spots, things to do in Chambery, Chateau des Ducs de Savoie

Chateau des Ducs de Savoie or castle of Chambéry is an old castle from XIth century. It was modified a few times from 1502 to 1578 and nowdays is in the heart of Chambery city center. Chateau des Ducs de Savoie entrance fee is 6€ with free entrance under 12 years old and the opening schedule starts at 10 30 am.

3. Chambéry Cathedral

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Chambéry Cathedral also called Cathédrale Saint François de Sales is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint François de Sales and is the seat of the Archbishopric of Chambéry. The Chambéry Cathedral was built in 15th century and established in 1779. It’s one of the things to do in Chambery that you can’t miss it.

4. Lake Bourget

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Chambery tourist spots, things to do in Chambery, Lake Bourget

Lake Bourget is the most beautiful place in Chambery in my opinion and my favorite one in the list of things to do in Chambery. You can go there by bicycle, car or public transportation since is a couple of kilometers outside the city.

There are a few beaches where is able to swim. You can also do kayaking if you wish or walking around the are since there are ways for this. The perfect atmosphere in Chambery.

5. Musee des Beaux Arts

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Musee des Beaux Arts is the art Museum in Chambery. There are a few collections about art or history with the French Revolution. Musee des Beaux Arts entrance fee is 6€ and the opening schedule is from 10 am to 6pm everyday except Monday that is closed.

6. La Forge Des Halles

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La Forge Des Halles is the ideal place to try local food and one of the best things to do in Chambery. It’s opening from the morning until late afternoon and it’s great for a coffee or small snacks.

7. Palais de Justice

Palais de Justice
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Palais de Justice is located Large in an open square on the edge of the old town and next to the tourist office. It’s one of the beautiful Chambery tourist spots to visit.

8. Hotel de Ville

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Hotel de Ville when walking around is a must to visit in Chambery tourist spots since the square is beautiful and the building is really nice from the outside and it’s located in city center.

9. Place Saint Léger

Chambery tourist spots, things to do in Chambery, Place Saint Léger

Place Saint Léger is a nice place to walk around and one of the best things to do in Chambery. There are bars and restaurants to have a rest having coffee or drinking wine.

10. Musee d’Histories Naturelle

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Musee d’Histories Naturelle de Chambery you will se different species and it’s an interesting plan to do especially with kids. Musee d’Histories Naturelle entrance fee is 3€ for adults and free entrance for kids under 12 years old.

11. Le Musee des Charmettes

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Le Musee des Charmettes was the house belonged to Jean-Jacques Rousseau the famous French philosopher. It’s a very beautiful historical museum and modern with beautiful gardens. Musee des Charmettes has no entrance fee.

12. Galerie Eurêka

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Galerie Eurêka is one of the best things to do in Chambery with kids. You will find exhibitions and its quite fun because of the many interactive things in the gallery. The Galerie Eurêka has no entrance fee.

MORE THINGS TO DO IN CHAMBERY AND CHAMBERY TOURIST SPOTS

Day Trips from Chambery

13. ANNECY

Annecy is one of the best road trips from Chambery. It will take 2 hours driving and the town has many things to do like enjoying bars and restaurants, cruising with a boat or relaxing around the lake. A perfect stop before going to Switzerland.

14. DOMAINE DE VIZILLE

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Domaine de Vizille is one of the most popular road trips from Chambery. The Château de Vizille is a castle near Grenoble and one of the most prestigious and important castles of the Dauphiné Region from 14th century.

15. PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DE CHARTREUSE

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Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse is one of the best road trips from Chambery if you like the mountains. Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse is part of the French Prealps.

16. Lyon

Lyon is one of the best road trips from Chambery if you like cities. Walking next to the river and old town is one of the best things to do. Apart from visiting bars and restaurants if you love gastronomy.

WHERE TO STAY IN CHAMBERY

There are all sorts of accommodations in Chambery. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Chambery can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Chambery. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Chambery with Agoda and Booking.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!