Evian-Les-Bains The best things to do


Haute-Savoie, Upper Savoy, is a very picturesque department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France, bordering Italy and Switzerland, with Annecy as its capital. It extends from Lake Geneva in the north to Mont Blanc in the south, and can boast the widest range of elevations of all French departments – the lowest point is at 221m, and the highest is at Mont Blanc summit, at 4810m. Besides stunning landscapes at every step and charming Alpine towns, Haute-Savoie is well known for being a dream destination for winter sports lovers, as well as climbers, and hikers, world’s renowned ski and spa resorts, and delicious Savoie foods like fondue, raclette, or tartiflette. Grab your hiking boots or skis and explore all that this beautiful and captivating French region has to offer.

Best time to visit

Haute-Savoie has a Continental climate with warm/hot summers with temperatures around 20-25°C. Winters are usually cold, with temperatures between 0-8°C, with occasional or strong snow (depending on the region). If you’re looking for winter wonderland and ski fun – visit Haute-Savoie during winter. If you want to visit towns or hit a trail in warmer and non-snowy conditions – choose spring, summer, or autumn.

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