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Mercury, Savoie

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Mercury in Europe

Mercury is a beautiful village in Savoie department of France. Mercury is at the border Haute-Savoie departement.

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By plane[edit]

Mercury is located near 2 International airports:

  • Geneva Cointrin Airport [1] (90 km / 1:30)
  • Lyon Saint Exupéry [2] (139 km / 1:25)

And 2 Europeans airports :

  • Aix les Bains Airport/ Chambéry [3] (50 km / 0:40)
  • Grenoble-Isère [4] (135 km / 1:24)

By train[edit]

Mercury is 15 minutes away from the railway station of Albertville, Also at 40 minutes away from the railway station of Annecy in direction from Mont-Blanc and Geneva.

Direct train from Grenoble, Lyon, Paris,...

By Road[edit]

Mercury have a direct access to the Motoway. From the A430 - take the N90 in direction of Albertville, Take out at the exit 26, follow the D64 in direction of Gilly-sur-Isere, then Mercury.

Get around[edit]

  • The Tamié Abbey [5], in the road to Faverge, is on of the attraction around Mercury.
  • Annecy lac

See[edit][add listing]

From the Village Center and the Church place, we have a beautifull view on Mont-Blanc (the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe).

The main Mercury sightseeing are :

  • The Castle build in 1335 by the Seigneur of Chevron-Villette, Humbert V. Pope Nicolas II was born in the castle.
  • Tamié Fort buid between 1872 and 1878 by around 600 worker, (22 hectares)
  • Mercury Church
  • Chapels

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In the winter[edit]

Alpine skiing / skiing / snowshoe / toboggan / ski-touring / Snowboard ...

Mercury is an Ideal base camp for a ski getaway in one of the nearby ski resorts:

  • Les Saisies [6] (25 min)
  • La Sambuy, Seytnex [7] (15 min)
  • Les 3 Vallées [8] (45min)

In the summer[edit]

Walk, Hiking, Cycling, Photo, Climbing...

Walk[edit]

Don't hesitate to walk in the Village, around the cemetery, the lac, and the forest up to the village in direction of Tamier col.

Hiking[edit]

Regional Parck of Bauges Mountains

Choose your hike: All the information from [9]

  • TOUR DE LA SAMBUY
  • TOUR DU PLATEAU DE LA LEYSSE
  • TOUR DU SEMNOZ
  • TRAVERSEE AIX LES BAINS - ALBERTVILLE
  • TOUR DU GRAND PLATEAU NORDIQUE
  • TOUR DES BAUGES
  • TOUR DE L'ARCALOD
  • TOUR DU JULIOZ
  • TOUR DU COLOMBIER / MARGERIAZ
  • TOUR DU VELAN
  • TOUR DU VALLON DE SAINT RUPH
  • BOUCLE DE LA FOUGERE
  • TOUR DU GRAND ROC
  • BOUCLE DU VALLON DE BELLEVAUX
  • TOUR DU TRELOD
  • TOUR DES ALPAGES DE L'ARCLUSAZ
  • BOUCLE DE L'EAU FROIDE
  • BOUCLE DE L'ARMENE
  • BOUCLE DE LANCHE CLOSE
  • TRAVERSEE ANNECY - CHAMBERY
  • TRAVERSEE DE LA MONTAGNE DU CHARBON
  • TRAVERSEE DU GRAND PLATEAU NORDIQUE
  • TRAVERSEE DES DEUX LACS
  • TRAVERSEE DES HAUTES BAUGES

Cycling[edit]

The Col de Tamier is one of the famouse Tour de France Col. It's at the boarder of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

Climbing[edit]

At the Col de Tamier, two or three climbing spot. Other possibility go to Albertville for indoor. [10]

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Cheese from the Mercury Montain :

  • " Petit Tamié" - Soft cheese (550 g to 600 g) [11]

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • La ferme de Noemie - the farm of Noemie (Holiday cottage), 1375 Route de Pontfet, Mercury, 0033 6 80 00 02 40 (), [12].  edit

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