How do I find a campsite near Chambéry?
Historical capital of Savoie, Chambéry is a city of Art and History that unveils many assets. The old town, beautifully restored, invites visitors to discover its mysterious alleys with multiple covered passages, its private mansions, its trompe-l'oeil facades, its charming interior courtyards and others. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Chambéry?
The city of Chambéry has a little over 58,000 inhabitants, and its population is young and rather cosmopolitan. Well placed in relation to European capitals, it has been called the "the gateway to the Alps", and is easily accessible by motorway from Paris, Marseille, Geneva or Turin.
You can enjoy a pleasant and bright city center, with its alleys hidden behind the houses, typical of the city, which form an astonishing maze, and sometimes lead to private mansions or beautiful bourgeois houses.t The former castle of the Dukes of Savoy, of the 13th century, now headquarters of the prefecture and the general council; the 70 bell carillon, which is the largest in Europe, installed in the castle gardens; the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which has the second largest collection of paintings in France, with works by Baroque artists, or from Florentine, Sienese, Bolognese or Neapolitan schools; the trompe-l'oeil decorations of Saint-François de Sales Cathedral; the superb and imposing Elephant Fountain; the Charmette Garden, sunny and full of fragrances; are all the different sightings you shouldn't miss during your passage in the city!
The proximity of the ski slopes also allows a winter stay in this charming city, which will allow athletes to enjoy beautiful après-ski evenings.
When to go to the city of Chambéry?
With a temperate climate influenced by mountains, the town of Chambéry is a good starting point to visit the surrounding natural parks. Just be aware that winters can be cold, unlike the summer seasons when there is plenty of sunshine and heat. Nevertheless, the climate of Chambéry is particularly well adapted to outdoor activities, from April to October.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!