1000 years of history to discover ! In the 11th C the House of Savoie founded an independent state fostered by European cultures. Chambéry, its capital, is proud of such a rich past and confirm its state for an harmony between culture, development and excellence. In the midst of nature, Chambéry brings about a landscape at very step ! In the centre : laid out parks, a rose garden… Around the city, between lakes and mountains, all sorts of outdoor sports ate awaiting you…summer and winter alike ! In the old town along its mediaeval streets surrounded by Turin style floors, you can discover the history of Chambéry, the castle of Dukes of Savoie and its chapel where was exposed the « Saint Shroud », the cathedral into its painted in eye-wash fact (6000m²), don’t forget to look at the « elephant fountain” in remembrance of General De Boigne generous donor for the town. Chambéry inspired a lot of artistes, one of them is the writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau and you may meet his spirit in the Charmettes Museum.