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Albertville is a French mountain town located in the Savoie department. It is famous for having held the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Albertville is located near 4 International airports:

  • Aix les Bains Airport/ Chambéry [16] (50 km / 0:40)
  • Geneva Cointrin Airport [17] (90 km / 1:30)
  • Lyon Saint Exupéry [18] (139 km / 1:25)
  • Grenoble-Isère [19] (135 km / 1:24)

By train[edit]

The railway station is in the city center. In Winter there are direct trains from London, Paris, Lyon Also it is 40 minutes away from the railway station of Annecy, in the direction from Mont-Blanc and Geneva.

By Bus[edit]

Regular bus service to :

Get around[edit]

  • Mercury, Savoie small Savoy village close to Albertville
  • The Tamié Abbey [21], in the road Mercury, Savoie - Faverge, is one of the attractions of the region.
  • Have a walk in the Regional Parck of Bauges Mountains [22]

See[edit][add listing]


  • Museum of the Winter Olympic Games, in the city center of Albertville
  • Art and History Museum in Conflans, 10 min from the city center

Medieval City[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]


  • Grand Bivouac, (city center), 0033 4 79 32 48 64 (), [2]. The Grand Bivouac is the discovery and travel festival. From 2002, this is in Albertville each year, end of October.  edit
  • Festival International de Musiques Militaires, [3]. Concerts, processions, dawn serenades and more. Top bands appearing exclusively at Albertville.  edit


  • Indoor Climbing, in the Olympic hall, [4]. One of Europe's biggest artificial structures : 561 m², height 17m, 25 ways from 3 to 8b+. Closed in June 2013 will be re-open in 2015.  edit
  • Tamier Climbing (natural rock face, well bolted), (Col de Tamier - 8Km), +33 (0)4 79 32 10 49 (), [5].  edit
  • Bloc Rhone Forest, (Moutier - Road RN90 - exit 32), [6]. free.  edit

Ice skating[edit]

  • Olympic ice rink, Halle olympique - 15 avenue de Winnenden ALBERTVILLE (Bus line A), +33 (0)4 79 32 84 84 (), [7]. Come and skate over the tracks of the champions in the same Olympic ice rink that hosted the 1992 Winter Olympic Games  edit


  • Le Dôme Gambetta, 12, rue Gambetta 73200 Albertville. 7.60euro.  edit
  • Le Dôme Cinéma, 135 Place de l'Europe 73200 Albertville. 7.60euro.  edit
  • Cinéma Chantecler, 45 place Montmaine 73400 Ugine. at Ugine 10km from Albertville 7.60euro.  edit


  • Le Dôme Théâtre, 135 Place Europe 73200 Albertville, 0033 4 79 10 44 88, [8].  edit
  • Theatre du Sycomore, [9]. give regularly some representation in Albertville and the region. Have a lot to the website to find the next date.  edit


  • THE DOME Multi media facility, 135 Place de l'Europe - Albertville (city center), +33 (0)4 79 10 44 70 (), [10].  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]


  • Each Thurday in the Place Borrel and Place du Pénitencier
  • Each Saturday in the Place Grenette (only food)

Cheese Shop[edit]

  • Abbaye Notre-Dame de Tamié, Col de Tamier, Road (Faverge), 00334 79 31 15 52 (), [11].  edit
  • Cooperative laitiere, 38 Quai des Allobroges, 73200 Albertville (Town Center), [12]. Mainly you can find Beaufort Cheese and other Savoy products (like Opinel-knife)[13].  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Local Savoys dishes :

  • Tartiflette
  • Farcement
  • Raclette
  • Fondu Savoyard (with Savoi cheese : beaufort, le gruyère de savoie or l'emmental de savoie)

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Le P`tit Bar, (City center in the direction of Ugine, near Roma Hotel), 00334 79 32 49 02, [14].  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]


Out in the open[edit]

Officially it`s forbidden, as in all the French city with city-camping. But it`s possible to find a spot in the Vineyard near Conflant or near Gilly-sur-Isere in the direction of Chambery by the small road. Other spots can be the Malus Cultival (Apple tree) on the road of Col de Tamier near Mercury.

Get out[edit]


Hitchhiking can be the solution to go out of the town,

  • in direction of Annecy via Ugine and Faverge No problem, easy to get picked up
  • in direction of Beaufort Also no problem, easy to be picked up
  • in direction of Tarentaise, Moutier A bit difficult. Need to go on the motorway.

Anyway, in all the cases, find details Tips for hitchhiking.

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